Botswana's Big Five And Where to Spot Them

Black Tomato | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

The infamous Big Five - the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo - are all incredibly special creatures to see in the wild. Thanks to a rich water supply from the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta, Botswana is one landlocked African gem that can almost guarantee a glimpse of some, if not all, of these legendary animals. You just need to know where to look...

The Five Emerging Backpacker Hotspots for 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

New year, new adventures. If you're looking for somewhere exciting and different to go in 2016, take a look at 5 of the emerging backpacking hotspots for the year ahead. These are 5 utterly unique destinations not to be missed if you're in search of a travel experience like no other...

The Top Group Trips for Singles in 2016

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.

Naughty Elephant Is Caught On Camera Stealing Toilet Water

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Wild elephants like toilet water so much they have begun stealing it from a Botswana campsite. One of the animals can be craftily seen with its tru...

The 5 Best Places to See Leopards on Safari in Africa

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Leopards are beautiful, elegant creatures. One of the "big five" in the feline family, leopards survive in the wild through their ability to camouflage and blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. Unlike its sisters, the white lion and the cheetah, the leopard is very hard to find on safari despite being abundant in numbers.

Africa's Top Five Lodges

Marc Harris | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Which lodge is "best" is a near-impossible to question to answer. Different areas come into season at different times of year and factors like a change of manager can make all the difference, both positive and negative.

Ten Unmissable Aspects of Africa

Amanda Marks | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

The wildlife of the African savannah is what comes most readily to mind for most people thinking of Africa. Heading off on safari to spot lions, elephants, zebras, antelope and other plains game is an exhilarating experience.

Botswana's Unsung Safari Heroes

Amanda Marks | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

But what of all the other people who do so much to make such safaris happen? The pilot of the light plane that brings you to the remote camp. The cook who rustles up such amazing meals on a campfire. The man who brings you the hot water for your bush shower.

The End Of AIDS? Virus Could Become 'Almost Harmless'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

AIDS could become a thing of the past as the virus that causes the fatal disease is becoming less contagious and deadly, according to a new study. ...

What Do Trafficking Survivors Need to Rebuild Their Lives?

Katie Nguyen | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Nguyen

abuse and suffering. For most survivors, it is just the start of a long, difficult road to clear the hurdles that stop them rebuilding their lives, a women's rights conference heard on Tuesday.

Botswana: A Luxury Destination for Less

Amanda Marks | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Marks

It is for wildlife experiences such as this that Botswana is rightly known as one of the best African safari destinations. However visiting highlights such as the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans or the Kalahari Desert comes at a price.

A Letter to Ian Khama, President, Republic of Botswana

Noam Schimmel | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Dear President Khama, In keeping with Botswana's commitment to democracy and human rights and respect for all its citizens predicated on equality be...

Elephant Crisis - What Poaching Does to Animals, Environments and People

Dr Kate Evans | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK
Dr Kate Evans

I am shocked, but not surprised, to find ourselves in the middle of another poaching crisis, one that is having massive impact throughout the African continent. A small trinket or a large extravagant ornament made of ivory will have had a bloody start as most ivory these days is illegal; hacked from the face of a dead or dying elephant.

Every Photographer's Dream: 10 Places to Capture Through the Lens | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The world is full of spectacular destinations that have been captured through the lense by those lucky enough to travel to these incredible places, from the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower to the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Colosseum.

Lord Lucan Mystery: 38th Anniversary Of Disappearance Of Fugitive Peer

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

On November 7, 38 years ago, a bloodied, hysterical woman rushed into a Belgravia pub pleading for help. The woman was Lady Lucan and she told sho...

'Lies About Daddy's Escape To Africa Made My Life Spiral Out Of Control'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The son of fugitive peer and murder suspect Lord Lucan has revealed how gossip and rumours about his father’s whereabouts almost drove him to a nerv...

Justice for Botswana's Bushmen

Noam Schimmel | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

For over a decade the Bushmen of Botswana have been struggling to have their human rights respected by the government of Botswana.

The Ultimate Family Holiday: Five Ways

Black Tomato | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Going away with your family needn't mean gluing yourselves to a beach for a week or returning to that same tried and tested villa for another year.

Leadership, Not Aid, is the Key to Development

Ashish Prashar | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

Just under a year ago I volunteered for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in Sierra Leone, this experience taught the value of leadership and how it is so integral to the success of development in Africa.

Looking For Lucan?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Rumours that fugitive peer Lord Lucan fled to Africa after the murder of his nanny have gained momentum after reports of his son’s four-month holida...

Lord Lucan 'Spotted Drinking In A Botswana Bar'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

The Lord Lucan mystery rumbles on with reports of an apparent sighting of the fugitive peer in a Botswana bar – 12 YEARS AGO. Speaking exclusive...

Lord Lucan 'Spotted Drinking In A Botswana Bar'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

The Lord Lucan mystery rumbles on with reports of an apparent sighting of the fugitive peer in a Botswana bar - 12 YEARS AGO. Speaking exclusively...

Two Britons Die In Botswana Plane Crash

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Two Britons were among eight people killed in a plane crash in Botswana, the Foreign Office has confirmed. A British pilot died in the accident, ac...

Britons Killed In Botswana Plane Crash

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Two Britons have been killed in a charter plane crash in Botswana, the Foreign Office confirmed. The plane crashed after take-off near an airstrip ...