Posts Tagged ‘Malawi’

9 of the Most Unusual African Safari Experiences

An African safari is on most people’s bucket list – who doesn’t want to see the great migration of wildebeest in Tanzania or Kenya, come face-to-face with a gigantic mountain gorilla, or traverse the inland wetlands of the Okavango Delta? These are tantalisingly evocative experiences that live with you forever. However, for the safari lodges and camps competition is healthily competitive and keeping guests engaged outside of the typical daily 4×4 game drives and game walks is currently the focus for many safaris operators; appealing to the niche traveller in ever-more detail is the name of the game. Here are some of the more unusual activities you can enjoy alongside traditional safari activities.

Walking Safaris in Africa

Taking a walk on the wild side has never been a more apt expression for the growing popularity of walking safaris in Africa, with increasing numbers of intrepid adventurers seeking to ditch the comfort of the once-essential 4×4 and experience the expansive majesty of the African bush literally underfoot. From Malawi to Mozambique, we’ve highlighted just a few of our favourite walking safari destinations.

Dr David Livingstone 〜 The Bicentenary

2013 – 19 March 2013 to be precise – marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dr David Livingstone, the medical missionary-explorer whose fascination with the African continent and devotion to the anti-slavery message earned him the title of “Africa’s first freedom fighter”. Travelling over 46,000km – predominantly on foot – during Livingstone’s 30-year period in Central and Southern Africa, it would be no understatement to suggest that this bewitching and fascinating continent left an indelible mark on this remarkable man’s soul.