Take a walk on the wild side!

Are you looking for an amazing adventure holiday which is perfect for all the family? Do you want to enjoy the wildlife of Africa and see nature as a Samburu warrior would?  Then have a look at the Karisia Walking Safaris in Laikipia, Kenya and take your loved ones on an adventure of a lifetime.

In the days of glitzy luxury lodges, and air-conditioned safari tents, it’s easy to lose touch with the things that originally lured visitors from across the world to the African bush. Karisia’s walking safaris mark a return to this, with days spent exploring the bush and walking from camp to camp as Samburu warriors lead you through their own land. Specialised in walking safaris, Karisia offers clients a unique opportunity to discover the most pristine regions of Kenya by foot, to explore Kenya’s magnificent wildlife up close and to get to know the rich culture of the Samburu in an intimate and authentic environment.

Escaping the constraints of a vehicle means that you can walk where no car will go. Every safari is tailor made to suit you and your family and every day is unique. You will track animals on foot, learn about the insects, flowers and trees, you can swim and fish in the river, climb kopjes and hills and even do some rock climbing. You can also visit local schools and markets.

The team and camels travel ahead with your mobile camp and have everything set up for your arrival, so you have time to relax, dine under the stars and find the perfect spot for a sundowner or two. There are different levels of camping from simple dome tents to proper safari tents so there is something for everyone. What is the same for everyone though is delicious food, comfortable camping and a team of Samburu looking after your every need.

The ever-changing scenery, wealth of game and the opportunity to see the smaller animals, insects, flora and fauna often missed on other safaris really sets this adventure holiday apart but we’ll let our clients tell you:

“Simply fantastic. All aspects of the safari were excellent and Gabriel (our guide) was a fountain of knowledge – even having the English premier league results to hand! Meals were outstanding given what facilities the team had to cook.” Wright family

“A memorable experience, we had to push the girls a little but it was very good for them and of course they could have a rest from walking on the camels” Grant family

“What a fantastic experience, the guides were amazing and we couldn’t believe how delicious the food was. Such a great time we all loved it. Our best family holiday” Morse family

This magical African bush adventure can be arranged as a stand-alone trip or built in to a bespoke holiday including additional safari camps then some relaxation on the coast.  To find out more – call Vicky on 0131 3152464.



Looking for the perfect honeymoon in South Africa?

Thornybush luxury Lodge Collection is offering honeymooners 50% OFF NIGHTLY RATE for the bride on selected dates in 2020.

Valid for minimum 2 night stay available on all of their stunning  lodges in South Africa’s Kruger National Park area.

Offer available during the following dates:

05 February 2020 – 02 April 2020

20 April 2020 – 31 July 2020

01 September 2020 – 30 September 2020

01 November 2020 – 18 December 2020

For more information call Vicky on 0131 3152464.

FREE NIGHT South African safari special offer

Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 or stay 4 and pay for only 3 with the Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection!

Offer available at all Thornybush lodges for stays during the following selected dates in 2020:

05 February 2020 – 02 April 2020

20 April 2020 – 31 July 2020

01 September 2020 – 30 September 2020

01 November 2020 – 18 December 2020

This amazing special offer is subject to availability so call Vicky today on 0131 315 2464 for details.

Exceptional last minute Kenyan beach offer

PAY FOR 3 NIGHTS AND STAY FOR 5 at Msambweni Beach House!   Relax and enjoy your stay at this stunning beach house with infinity pool, private beach, and picture perfect views of the Indian Ocean.

Offer valid on stays from now until 15th March 2020 to coincide with whale shark season.  Witness these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they visit the beautiful Kenyan coast.

For more information call Vicky on 0131 315 2464.


Kenyan luxury beach getaway offer: Stay for 4 nights and pay for 3! 

Escape to Manda Bay on Kenya’s stunning coast. This is the perfect place to get away from it all.  This small boutique lodge sits on the tip of an idyllic island.  Kick off your shoes and relax with a sundowner after spending the day enjoying walks, swims, deep-sea fishing and kite surfing or simply listening to the waves lap the shore.

Valid on new bookings for 2020 (excluding Christmas & New Year).  For more information call Vicky on 0131 3152464.

Meet the misunderstood, super speedy, dazzling zebra!

Think you know zebras?  Did you know a group of zebras is called a dazzle?

Although familiar to many, they are often misunderstood.   Zebras are widespread across vast areas of southern and eastern Africa and best known for their annual 1,800-mile migration, where millions of zebra, blue wildebeest and antelope travel between the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya’s Masai Mara in a constant search of food and water.

They may look like big softies but as well as being hardy enough to keep up with the migration, Zebras can be very aggressive and dangerous. They have been known to kick each other causing injury or death and even to attack and kill lions to defend themselves.  Zebras are also very fast reaching speeds of up to 65kph if needed to escape a predator or catch up with the herd.   Foals can even run with the herd within a few hours of birth!

There are three species of zebra: Grevy’s, mountain and plains. The Grevy’s zebra (or Imperial as it is also known) is the largest and rarest zebra and classed as endangered.  Mountain zebra have subspecies including the Hartmann’s and Cape Zebra.  The plains zebra is also split into subspecies which include Burchell’s, Grant’s, Chapmans, Selous’,  Crawshay’s and the Maneless .

A zebra’s famous stripy coat may all look the same but is as unique to each animal as fingerprint and thought to disperse more than 70 per cent of incoming heat, preventing them from getting too hot. This is because air moves at different speeds over the light-absorbing black stripes and light-reflecting white stripes creating its own kind of air conditioning!  In addition it makes great camouflage in long grass, especially as lions are colour blind.

Luxury family safari offer in South Africa

Take the family on a safari of a lifetime and 1 CHILD STAYS FOR FREE! Enjoy the luxury of Sir Richard Branson’s stunning Rock Lodge in his private game reserve Ulusaba in Sabi Sands, South Africa!

Book from now – 21st December 2020 and one child aged up to 11 years (travelling with one or more adults) stays at no extra charge!  Offer includes all meals and drinks including tailor-made child-friendly menus, twice daily game drives and a daily walking safari.  The lodge also has a dedicated Cub’s Club to keep your little ones fully entertained during your stay. Offer is subject to terms and availability. Children need to be aged 6 years or older to join their parents on daily safaris.  For more information call Vicky on 0131 315 2464 for details.

Great all-inclusive family deals to Mauritius!

Book your family a holiday to remember at the beautiful Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa.

Based on 2 Adults and 1 child under the age of 12 flying on 15th June 2020. Staying 12 Nights in a Superior Garden Facing Room. ALL INCLUSIVE with choice of FREE Land & Water Sports and airport transfers in Mauritius.  Prices start from £4,037 per family depending on departure airport. Don’t miss out! Must book by 31st January 2020.  Offer subject to availability. For more information contact Vicky on 0131 315 2464.