Safari Blog

Stay up-to-date with professional safari guide Craig Doria as he blogs about wildlife and wild safari adventures in Tanzania and East Africa...

THE CAPE IS NOT THAT FAR!

Finishing touches to High Tea at the one and only Mount Nelson

About a week ago, I found myself with a ten-day break in safaris and a small amount of work to be done in Cape Town, South Africa. It doesn’t take much persuading to get anyone down to Cape Town which always seems to have been Africa’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan city; so the ticket was […]

Romance, Jungles & Adventure on the Malagarasi River

Recently we received this awesome blog from PAUL OLIVIER who is having a great time on the Malagarisi River… One of the best perks of being a guide is the ability to get out into the wilderness and scout for unique and exciting safari locations – I have been extremely fortunate to spend the last […]

THE LION HYSTERIA

Sometimes we struggle to keep things in perspective. The only reason I am posting anything on this topic is because people are asking. Usually I find it best to avoid social media hysteria. If the people who killed a lion called Cecil are found by the legal system to have broken the law, then they should […]

8 Night “Classic Zambia – the Home of Leopards” – Lusaka to Lusaka

We have just been given a great special offer for Zambia for late bookings between now and 31 October this year! See below. So, if anyone is feeling restless and in need of a last-minute safari, just send an email. Prices will be quoted on request. 8 nights at two of Zambia’s most well-known safari companies at […]

Safari Season Update

A quick word before the season kicks off.  It seems that the worry from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now over and people have started planning and booking safaris again. As a result, the first part of this year is well booked up. I still, however, have space in October, November and the […]

Hirola and the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy

Hirola Bull

This is a ‘ guest’ blog by good friend, safari connoisseur, and conservationist Ken Coe… What’s a hirola?  Even amongst seasoned guides and safaristas, the name does not ring many bells.  Pity, because hirola is an attractive, mid-sized antelope on the verge of extinction, occupying a fragile, sometimes politically unstable landscape in eastern Kenya close […]

A Maswa Walk

This is the kind of safari I would like to recreate! But at least the luggage can go in vehicles.

Recently I was contacted by a friend and long time safari companion. He was asking where we could do a good long walk in proper big game country; somewhere that we could see buffalo regularly. A real traditional safari like in days gone by. I wrote a few emails to various colleagues and friends in […]

Safari Reading…Books on Africa

African safari tent

A few months ago, we published our safari reading list and said that it is a work in progress. Well, here it is again with a few added by a friend. There are so many wonderful books on Africa and it is always such a wonderful part of safari campfire conversation. Yet we never write […]

The Mish Mash Migration Year

A sunset horizon full of Wildebeest.

This short rains followed by long rains thing confuses me in East Africa. For years we’ve had bad rains in November / December and all the old timers shake their heads and mumble “mmmm another year of bad short rains.” But this year, for a change, it rained well and hard through into the early […]

Mkomazi – Another Gem off the Beaten Track

Northern Carmine Bee Eater

It might have been the ‘perfect storm’ in terms of weather, rainfall, grazing and the like, but my first visit to the relatively newly created Mkomazi National Park was wonderful. The scenery was dramatic and spectacular and the wildlife seems, from reports, to be on the increase. We saw two lionesses with three cubs which […]