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A private paradise in the heart of Kenya

When you go off the beaten track in East Africa, you don’t just discover new places – you also glimpse alternative facets to this diverse region. Away from the major parks there’s a world of surprises, unique wildlife encounters and stunning luxury camps to be discovered.

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The camp with its sights set high

Views don’t come much more dramatic than the towering form of Mount Kilimanjaro – and there are few lodges better placed to capture this drama than Tawi Lodge…

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The secrets of East Africa’s ‘low’ season

A glance at the climate graphs for East Africa is enough to persuade most people that this time of the year is a no-no for safaris. From now until early June, the rains are in full flow, making this the low season for tourism. But some of us living here in the region have a different view of this these early months…

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Star quality

A day spent in East Africa is always a treat for the eyes. Vast sweeping landscapes, an abundance of animal life and vividly colourful cultures make this a land of visual delights. But when the sun sets after a day out on safari, it doesn’t mean the spectacle is over…

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Nature meets nostalgia at Sand River

When we heard last year that a new tented camp was opening in the Masai Mara, we were curious as to what it would be like. When we found out it was a luxury 1920s-inspired camp on the stunning Sand River built by boutique accommodation experts The Elewana Collection, we had to go and see it for ourselves…

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Solio so good

At its finer end, East African tourism has developed a tendency over recent years to deliver something extraordinary – which is to combine world-class accommodation and magnificent settings with a genuine ethical purpose. One leading in this new class of tourist destination is Solio, a lodge and conservancy in Kenya which we were thrilled to visit for ourselves a few weeks ago…

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Travel fee changes

Travel to Tanzania is now subject to an 18% tax on a range of tourism services, including park entry, accommodation, guiding fees and transport…

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Delighting in the detail

Treading over the simple wooden approach bridge and gleaning an initial look around the camp, we realised that we’d made a mistake – a single night was not going to be enough…

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TRAVEL FEE NEWS

Important travel fee changes for people visiting Tanzania or Uganda

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