Wildlife Versus Humans

Two recent tragic incidents of human/wildlife conflict have served to bring into sharp focus the issues that face wildlife and an expanding human population living close to protected and remote wilderness areas.

The victims in both cases were lions, famous as the stars of recent wildlife documentaries.

First came the tragic news that three members of the Marsh Pride stars of the BBC documentaries “Big Cat Diary”  had died after feeding on the poisoned carcass of a cow.

Whilst the perpetrators of this act are unknown, the poisoning of carcasses is not unknown in the Maasai Mara.  The local Maasai people have given up some of their traditional grazing rights in return for a not inconsiderable stipend from the local authorities and conservancies. The Maasai use that money to buy more cows, a traditional measure of wealth in Maasai society, but they have less land for those cows to graze on. The resulting …

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POSTED BY: on 09/12/2016

New photo gallery feature added to our website

We have been collecting together lots of photographs that have been provided either by some of our clients on safari or by ourselves on our familiarisation trips.

For example Martin Taylor and family did a self-drive holiday in the Western Cape on a trip to South Africa, staying in Knysna, buy aciclovir uk Hermanus, Franschhoek and Cape Town. They then flew to Timbavati Reserve (Kruger area) and stayed at Hamiltons and Chitwa Chitwa Camps.

Links to our photo galleries will appear on the destination pages to which they apply but all the galleries currently available can also be seen here:

All Photo Galleries

POSTED BY: on 26/10/2016

Safari packing advice: What to bring with you

There are various things that you could be eager to take with you on a safari. However, in the event, you might have to leave many of them at home, while packing other items that you hadn’t previously considered. You need to think very carefully about what to pack, not least because of weight restrictions that aircraft place on luggage, plus other implications that would not apply when preparing for a typical overseas stay. Below are some items that you should prioritise packing.


The right clothes… but not too many of them


In Africa, laundry service is available at many lodges and luxury mobile fly camps, which can helpfully relieve you of the need to pack lots of clothes. Nonetheless, you should meticulously select which clothes you do bring. By way of example, Susan Hack, a writer for Condé Nast Traveller, has revealed that, for a ten-day safari, she will …

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POSTED BY: on 03/08/2016

5 of the Most Stunning National Parks in Africa

At Safari Club, we regularly send consultants to Africa to seek even further beautiful rural areas for our customers to check out. It’s a seemingly never-ending job, as Africa is probably the best continent in which to uncover ever-greater numbers of visually awe-inspiring animals. Whether you go north, south, east or west, there is natural beauty in abundance. However, we know that you have limited time and money to spend exploring Africa, so we’ve decided to single out 5 of the continent’s most visually pleasing national parks.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Though Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, is technically just within Tanzania, you can enjoy the most awesome views of its peak from Amboseli National Park, which is in Kenya. Once you’ve took plenty of pictures of that glorious mountain, you might as well stay in the park to check out the flat topped acacia trees and big herds of elephants, for …

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POSTED BY: on 10/06/2016

6 Honeymoon Locations to consider in 2016

If you’re planning to get wed, there are many boxes that you will be eager to tick with your honeymoon. You’ll want something that affords both privacy – for those quiet, romantic moments – and more social occasions for letting your hair down. You can enjoy all of this with (an African safari and beach honeymoon) adventure that, at Safari Club, we can prearrange design for you. Below are some examples, view our full range of exotic locations that we can help you to enjoy with your partner here.

Maasai Mara, Kenya

On our flying safari “A Week on the Wild side”, the two of you can see an amazing variety of wildlife at the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya. It is particularly advised that you book your stay between late July and October, when the migration crosses the Mara River into Kenya. Elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, crocodiles, and big …

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POSTED BY: on 29/04/2016

Abundant Kenya

Always delivers effortlessly in every aspect. Friendly people and abundant wildlife at any time of year making it a perfect destination for first timers and experienced safari goers alike. A variety of different wildlife areas cater to all tastes and standards of guiding and accommodation are superb. Culture, wildlife, scenery and picture postcard beaches – Kenya has it all.

Bound for my return trip to Kenya after five years apart, I was excited as ever for what adventures awaited me as I was set to explore the plains in more depth.  With a full and extensive itinerary, my agenda was clear, cover as much ground as possible to review the camps and lodges, both established and new!

I was rightfully re-assured as all our guests are to be greeted at the airport on arrival by our representative with a warm and welcoming smile.  My guide and driver was to accompany me over …

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POSTED BY: on 08/04/2016

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