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Wildlife Experiences in Africa

Wildlife Experiences in Africa

When I went on safari in 2007 one of the highlights was walking with lions in Zimbabwe.  It was such a privilege to see these amazing creatures on foot, and learn about the conservation efforts that the project was carrying out. Whilst working for Sanctuary Retreats I have found out more about various conservation projects … Continue reading

Walking in a Lion’s footsteps in Zambia

Walking in a Lion’s footsteps in Zambia

Before starting at Sanctuary Retreats I always thought that a safari was in a 4×4 or mini-van – indeed – the way I went on my safari back in 2007!  However, coming to work for a luxury safari operator changed that. Not only do they offer incredible safari lodges and ‘glamping‘, but, as of 2011, … Continue reading

Glamping in Africa – one day….

Glamping in Africa – one day….

Like many Australians, growing up camping is the norm. However, none of it was ever particularly luxurious.  It is funny working in luxury travel, the new buzz terms that get picked up, and ‘glamping’ is one that is now mainstream – glamorous camping.  Luxury safaris do this well, and Sanctuary Retreats has some of the … Continue reading

Baby Meerkats

Baby Meerkats

I have always loved watching baby animals – Sunday evening wildlife documentaries especially in the cold winter months in London have been a favourite for my flatmate and I.  We have acquired an imaginary menagerie full of baby animals for our balcony : ) So when I get to watch baby animals on camera for … Continue reading

Stargazing in the Serengeti

Stargazing in the Serengeti

One of the great things about having worked in travel is finding out about the unexpected activities that you can do during your trip. I always imagined safaris in Tanzania to be about the wildlife, and it certainly is. But one of the unexpected activities I found out about when joining Sanctuary Retreats was stargazing … Continue reading

The Gorillas of Bwindi

The Gorillas of Bwindi

Curiosity about the gorillas in Uganda heightened upon joining Sanctuary Retreats and writing this article about the gorillas who visit Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in Bwindi National Park only makes me put this experience higher on my travel agenda in the coming years.  To read more about the gorillas, the post was originally published on … Continue reading