Strike out on foot with five fantastic walking safaris, off the beaten track in Africa.

In The Wild has always been about getting you out of the 4x4 vehicle and away from the radio guiding. To create an adventure with impact we need to immerse ourselves in an ecosystem, to put ourselves back at the ground level and to engage all of our senses while stepping through our journey.

Eden From Above

The waters of the Okavango River begin their story in great, thundering clouds above the Angola Highlands in January. The waters of the Okavango River begin their story in great, thundering clouds above the Angola Highlands in January. One month and one thousand kilometres later they form the border between Angola and Namibia, then rapidly descend some four meters, through the Popa Falls and enter the parched, Kalahari Savannah of Botswana. Everything ….. slows ….. down.

On Planning Family Safaris

We have just returned home from a fabulous safari through Kenya with two beautiful families. It was a tremendous adventure, we created so many remarkable memories together and we feel deeply privileged to have planned and guided this trip.

Four Unbelievable Private Houses In The African Wilderness

For a family travelling together or a larger group of friends, we love delving into the possibilities of exclusive houses and camps in some of our favourite wilderness destinations. Here is why:

Secluded Serengeti

In the far North of Tanzania and stretching a good way into Kenya, the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem spans a vast thirty thousand square kilometres. A thriving wilderness, pristine and teeming with wildlife, this jewel adorning Mama Africa between the arms of her Great Rift Valley is truly an icon to behold and revere.

Zambezi Daydreams

In early May of this year Jana and I had the immense good fortune to undertake a little exploration in Zambia. It was a fact finding mission visiting three national parks over fourteen nights and unwittingly, during the adventure, we fell head over heels in love with the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Lords of the Wilderness

I have just returned from a magnificent fifteen nights guiding a wonderful family from California through my very favorite parts of Kenya and Tanzania. The expedition was extremely varied in landscapes and experiences and incredibly joyful throughout. For me, our grand finale in the Mahale Mountains National Park was the highlight of all.

Wordless in the Serengeti

Nyuki grew up near the Kakesio village, south of the Serengeti National Park and north of lake Eyasi which is exactly where we travelled to hang out with him in January. He speaks no English and very little Kiswahili, not that the latter would have helped us much as my own Swahili has tarnished beyond recognition during a recent absence from Tanzania.

There are many strings to the Hadza bow.

I’m a child of the eighties born into the western developed world and named after a ridiculous pop star with a regrettable haircut. This means that in my lifetime I will eat about two and a half tonnes of chicken, perhaps the same amount of beef (though hopefully less). I’ll drink around 15 thousand beers (that’s probably too modest, I’m British). I’ll brush my teeth with one hundred and fifty toothbrushes and I’ll sing horribly in about thirty thousand showers sending 2.6 million litres of water down a drain. Njile, Gongo and Tabo are Hadzabe. This means they won’t.

Perhaps there has never been a better time to straddle a camel and mosey off into the African wilderness in search of adventure.

A bright soul with a sharp mind once told me: “one should never give unsolicited advice dear boy, for the intelligent don’t need it and the foolish won’t take it!” A glaring contradiction in its delivery, granted, yet it struck me that this was guidance worth taking and I’ve tried my best to follow it since. I will however go against this better judgement today to impart towards you few enlightened, faithful folk, a nugget of knowledge so great in its consequence to your own potential wellbeing that it would be irresponsible, nigh churlish, of me not to share it. Prick up those ears my precious darlings, this is the earth shatteringly vital bit you have to absorb (you can skim past the rest if you must).