My Favourite Safari Lodges

My Favourite Safari Lodges

Alan shares some of his favourite places to relax, bed down, eat and partake in a sometimes insane degree of luxury in the bush. Other times it’s a tent but each one is memorable and a complement to some of the greatest wildlife-watching on the continent.
A Day in the Life of a Guidebook Writer on Safari

A Day in the Life of a Guidebook Writer on Safari

A travel writer, travelling and writing...sound pretty good? I thought so when I snuck my way into the guidebook author ranks at Lonely Planet. Travel the world, get paid for it, get published, cruise around like a global nomad. Surely it doesn’t get better than that?
Malawi: Safari Secrets Part 3

Malawi: Safari Secrets Part 3

In a three part blog series, Alan will look at obscure, off-the-beaten-track safari destinations. Places often overlooked by the crowds that are better off for their anonymity. In this, his second, he looks at safari possibilities in Malawi.
Rhino Poaching: The Facts & The Crime

Rhino Poaching: The Facts & The Crime

Alan looks at one of the most heinous of all wildlife crimes – poaching. Once thought under control there has in recent times been a terrifying spike. Particularly in Kruger National Park.
Transfrontier Parks in Southern Africa

Transfrontier Parks in Southern Africa

This week Alan explores the Transfrontier Parks of the region. These parks herald a new era in cooperation between countries in Southern Africa. And new opportunity for wildlife as traditional migration routes reopen.
Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

This week Alan gets you out of your safari vehicle and takes you on a walk across the African savannah. Ever get sick of sitting in your vehicle looking out at the wildlife. I’m guessing they get pretty sick of looking at us too.
Safari Possibilities in Namibia, Secrets Part 2

Safari Possibilities in Namibia, Secrets Part 2

In a three part blog series, Alan is highlighting obscure, off-the-beaten-track safari destinations. Places often overlooked by the crowds that are better off for their anonymity. In this, his second, he looks at safari possibilities in Namibia.
Innovation & Change in Southern Africa’s Safari Industry

Innovation & Change in Southern Africa’s Safari Industry

Has the safari industry woken up to the state of the planet in 2014? This week Alan looks at innovations and changes in the safari industry. Do you really know how to pick out a responsible safari lodge? And what are your expectations on safari?
Safari Secrets Part 1: Swaziland

Safari Secrets Part 1: Swaziland

In a three part blog series, Alan will look at obscure, off-the-beaten-track safari destinations. Places often overlooked by the crowds that are better off for their anonymity. In this, his first, he looks at safari possibilities in Swaziland.
The Water-Based Safari

The Water-Based Safari

Safari vehicles are the traditional way to explore the African savannah but is it the best way? Alan explores the possibility of safari by water, a magical way to sneak up on wildlife. Done an overland safari? Saw lots of animals? Great...

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