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How to see the animals from 'The Lion King' for real in Africa

6 min readPublished Jul 3, 2019

From Banzai, Simba and Shenzi to Pumbaa, Timon and Zazu, the characters of The Lion King have captivated millions, both young and old, since the original…

Under a blue sky a large female lion walks up a large boulder outcrop in the Serengeti
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Botswana: the joys of a mobile safari

7 min readPublished Aug 22, 2018

Sleeping in the wild on a mobile safari, with nothing but a piece of canvas between you and Africa's wildlife, may not be for everyone, but it makes for a…

A wodden dining table, covered with a white table cloth and laid with place mats, plates, candles and cutlery, stands next to a stream of water in an open savannah winderness. To the left is a mobile tent beneath a towering tree © James Gifford / Lonely Planet
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Mokoro and more: a safari like no other in the Okavango Delta

7 min readPublished May 1, 2018

Botswana’s mighty Okavango Delta, which expands annually up to a size of almost 20,000 sq km, is one of Africa’s greatest and most pristine wildernesses…

A poler stands at the back of a mokoro (dugout canoe) with his pole raised vertically to the sky. His outline is crisp against a pinkish blue sky at sunset. To his left are a bed of reeds at the edge of the channel. Everything is reflected in the still water of the delta © Matt Phillips / Lonely Planet
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From delta to desert, with a river in between: a tale of three safaris in Botswana

6 min readPublished Jun 20, 2016

The thrill of watching Africa’s epic wildlife on Botswana safaris is made all the more special by experiencing the wondrous environments that nurture it…

From delta to desert, with a river in between: a tale of three safaris in Botswana
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The ultimate playground: plan a Botswana safari for kids

6 min readPublished Oct 2, 2015

While animals are an endless source of fascination for children, organising a family safari in a logistically challenging destination like Botswana can be…

The ultimate playground: plan a Botswana safari for kids