Friday, November 4, 2011

Need A Few Packing Tips? Check Out Our First Friday Wild Post From Married With Luggage...

Our next First Friday Wild Posters are Warren and Betsy Talbot of Married With Luggage fame! They ditched their careers, sold everything they own, and left to live their dream of traveling the world in October 2010. While they haven't made it to Africa just yet, they are looking forward to realising a life-long dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on their next round the world jaunt. It's sure to be awesome adventure (and we'll keep you posted=)), but until then feast your eyes on the pair's backpack tips, as this couple have fine tuned the art of travelling light!

Friday, September 9, 2011

From Kenya To The UK - Catch Up With Crazy About Kenya Artist, Shake Makelele...

Determining The Future (c) Shake Maklele
This week we're coming at ya all the way from the wildlife capital! Artist Shake Makelele is one of our Crazy About Kenya partners and he's about to leave his home in Taita Taveta county to exhibit in the UK.  A Royal Overseas League scholarship award winner, Shake has been invited to share his artworks at London's OXO Tower from 06-23 October (details below).  Entry to the exhibition is free, but if you can't wait until then, here's a taster of his talent on the blog!

Friday, September 2, 2011

First Friday Wild Post Round Up!

To date, we’ve featured heaps of awesome First Friday Wild Posts, so we thought it was about time for a round up!  Get ready to feast your eyes on everything from grasshoppers to Africa's game, and watch out for next Friday’s blog post, as we’ll be chatting with Crazy about Kenya artist Shake Makelele, an award winner who is due to exhibit in London this coming October.

A Big Five thanks to all the First Friday Wild Post pundits who’ve come on board, and if you’re up for a shot at commentating and would like to put your travel bug in the spotlight, email us at Feeling inspired?  Check out our new look website and get yourself in the mood for Africa!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Friday Wild Post - Getting Along For the Long Haul by Andrea Spirov of

Our next First Friday wild Post comes courtesy of Andrea Spirov – one half of the duo behind - a blog brought to you by a couple of  thirtysomething wanderers currently travelling the world full-time.  These guys continually take their inner nomad to the max, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America featuring on their list of destinations. One day we’re sure we can tempt them to visit Africa (you bet!!!), but in the meantime (and the picture says it all really), we couldn’t think of a better couple to quiz on getting along for the long haul… 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Final Call For “Show Us Your Africa” Photo entries!!!

It’s the last day of our Big Five countdown so if you’ve recently been getting snap happy in Africa now’s your chance to send your ultimate image down the line. Email your entry to (see the full list of Terms & Conditions) and you could see your photo on 100,000 copies of our next brochure in 20 countries worldwide! And yes, you can bag an overland tour too =)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Only 48-Hours To Go!!!

image (c) Cathy May
We're not quite sure what you've been up to this weekend - but these overlanders have certainly been having fun!!!=) Anyhow, now it’s Sunday - time to take it easy and tune into our penultimate Big Five “Show Us Your Africa” competition countdown!  Yep adventurers, that’s just 48-hours to go until the deadline.  If you’d like to enter, email your photo to (see the full list of Terms & Conditions) and you could see your photo on 100,000 copies of our next brochure in 20 countries across the globe!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Africa-licious Deals & Your Chance To Win An Overland Tour!

Bom Dia from Mozambique!  Yes, only three more days 'til our "Show Us Your Africa" competition comes to an end! The bragging rights are uber cool and the prize is just “having it” for any Africa fan. So get ready for a few more awesome shots from the continent (our faves!) and Africa-liscious deals. Email your entries to (see the full list of Terms & Conditions

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Big Five Countdown Continues – Show Us Your Africa & Land A Place On Our 6-day African Insight Tour...

Moni Adventurers & hello from Malawi! Yes, we’re back with the BIG FIVE "Show Us Your Africa" countdown - the final call for entries - and the last chance to get YOUR photo on 100,000 copies of our next brochure in 20 countries across the globe! Get ready for a few more awesome Africa shots (our faves!) and amazing deals. And if you’d still like to win the bragging rights plus a 6-day African Insight (excludes local payment & return flights) email your entry to (see the full list of Terms & Conditions

Last Call For "Show Us Your Africa" Entries, Our Big Five Countdown & Deals...

Jambo Adventurers!  Yes, welcome to the BIG FIVE "Show Us Your Africa" countdown - the final call for entries, and your chance to get YOUR photo on 100,000 copies of our next brochure in 20 countries across the globe! From today, and for the next five days, we’ll be showcasing some awesome Africa shots (our faves!) and amazing deals to get you in the mood for Africa, but if you’d still like to win the bragging rights and a 6-day African Insight (excludes local payment & return flights) the clock is ticking folks! Entries should be emailed to (see the full list of Terms & Conditions)

Friday, July 1, 2011

First Friday Wild Post - Singing Zebras & Running Down A Sand Dune Naked by Tom Harvey

(c) Tom Harvey

Listen up adventurers as our next First Friday Wild Post author is none other than Tom Harvey, a skate, snow and wake boarder who loves art, (street art more specifically), photography, and of course, Africa. Not wanting to disappoint you, but Going Naked in Namibia (& how I came face-to-face with a Rhino) are just some of the upcoming posts to be featured on Tom's blog, The Bloggiest Bloggy Blog. Intrigued? Well, with titles like that who wouldn't be, so if you don't want to miss out, we suggest you get subscribing sharpish...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Show Us Your Africa! We're Offering Our Front Cover Brochure Slot To One Lucky Adventurer

Africa is a photographer’s paradise, and now you can put your camera skills to good use, as we're offering one lucky snap happy adventurer the chance to feature their ultimate shot on the front cover of our forthcoming 2012 brochure.

Friday, June 3, 2011

First Friday Wild Post - Are you an Adventure Philanthropist? Erin of "Go Erin" shows you how...

Erin of fame is a woman on a mission when it comes to travelling with a conscience.  All the more reason we said, to ask her for a First Friday Wild Post!  Having recently visited Uganda Erin has an awesome experience to share, plus a few handy tips on volunteering. If that’s what really floats your boat you can always check out our voluntours, or head off on one of our overland expeditions as we’ve got heaps of ways that will help you to give a little of yourself back to Africa. But for now, over to you Erin, and a Big Five thanks =)

Friday, May 6, 2011

First Friday Wild Blogger - Stay Adventurous & Head To Zim With Craig Zabransky

Craig Zabransky is our next First Friday Wild Blogger, and yet another adventurer inspired by Zimbabwe.  Having recently travelled to Southern Africa you’ll be able to delve into this region of the continent on his website, Stay Adventurous – Craig completing his marathon “All Africa, All April” series just last week!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our Earth Day Top 30 - How To Stay Green Out On The Road...

Yes, it’s Earth Day adventurers, so we thought we’d run off a brief top 30 list as a guide to staying green out on the road. Featuring everything from what to take to how to travel this is a pretty comprehensive starter for ten, but if you’ve got an innovative idea you'd like to throw into the mix, come join us on the blog, Facebook or Twitter!

Friday, April 1, 2011

First Friday Wild Post - family safari inspiration from y Travel Blog Editor, Caz Makepeace

 Caz & Craig in Namibia (c) y Travel Blog

Easter's just around the corner so we thought it was time for a "family" First Friday Wild Post.  Yes, Caz and Craig Makepeace, the wanderlust duo who founded the y travel blog, are sure fire proof that even when you have kids in tow, you should go with the flow and let your inner nomad take control!  

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fall 4 AFRICA Friday is HERE! - the first free-born cubs, deals, tweet ups & MORE...

image (c) Rae Kokes

We’ve been roaring to go this March! We made it to the TNT Travel show last week (great to meet everyone!), David Lee of gave us his take on South Africa and AfricaFreak tweeted up about his 58-day Ultimate African Overlander. We also announced the birth of the first free-born cubs in Zim.  Check out the latest pix on Facebook® and Twitter® as you can meet the five furry bundles of joy online!  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Join us at tomorrow's TNT Travel Show & tweet with AfricaFreak!

TNT Travel Show sponsored by

Listen up adventurers, as tomorrow is the TNT Travel Show - woohooo!  Yes, join us at stand no. F23, beacuse this is your chance to nab a 50% discount on selected overland tours. We'll also be punting our prize draw, one lucky entrant walking away with a 6-day African Insight expedition! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

First Friday Wild Post From Go + photography from South Africa that will blow you away!

Visiting a cheetah conservatory was one of my favorite animal experiences in South Africa (c)

We’ve had some amazing First Friday Wild Posts, but when David Lee, Editor of, showed us these shots of South Africa, we were literally blown away! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Fall 4 AFRICA Friday - NEW tour leader blog - hook up on Facebook - WIN at the TNT Travel Show!

image (c) AfricaFreak

This month we saw plenty of adventurers hoping to hook up on out on tour so sign up to our Facebook page, and watch out for your trip dates! We were also inundated with advice from travellers on Frugal February – a Big Five thanks guys. Catch up with the Don’t Ever Look Back blogging duo, Amy and Kieron, to find out more! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Africa's not just for Valentines ♥...

We were inspired by Mike Cook's Zebra kiss , and as it's almost the 14th we couldn't resist leaving you with a loved up look at Africa's animal kingdom. Don't worry if you couldn't make it to the continent this Valentines, as you can date these guys all year round...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Real Wanderers! Go overland on our 28-day Game Parks & Gorillas overland tour…

Was this the first time you have taken an overland trip?

This tour was my second overland trip. Top 3 reasons for booking - Africa is awesome, it's a chance to travel with a group of like minded people and also see the amazing wildlife and scenery en-route. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

FALL 4 AFRICA Fridays are back - insider travel chit chat & a chance to WIN!

It’s back, yes we’re here with another "FALL 4 AFRICA" Friday, complete with all the insider travel chit-chat from our adventurers.  This week's list includes, ballooning over the Serengeti, an opportunity to get involved in Frugal February, a mix of top African countries from the Zip Set Go Team, the ultimate Africa bucket list, and the chance to win an African Insight overland tour for two at Destinations London!  Go wild for the continent and come join us on stand number AA28 from 03-06 February...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Love Africa? Pucker up to the Egyptian pyramids & MORE with Essie Pederson...

Essie Pederson’s ‘Grin & Share Itblog recounts almost everything Egypt from her 10-Day Nubians & The Nile adventure. Essie's anecdotal wanderings, colourful characterisations and tireless sense of humour bring this treasure trove of Northern Africa to life; and while it’s easy to lose your sense of time on a felucca, this is one blogger who never loses her sense of place. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

The top 10 Africa bucket list for 2011!

Those New Year celebrations might seem like they happened eons ago, but forget the almost always impossible resolutions, as January is the best time to dust off that ultimate wanderlust bucket list.  If you've been following us on Twitter you'll know that we've been pinning down the ultimate "lust after" locations in Africa, so here's the top ten from the tweeps! 

Friday, January 7, 2011

First Friday Wild Post - The best of Africa from ZipSetGo!

If you’re a travel planner or just a full-blown adventure addict, ZipSetGo should be on your list of favourite tweeps. Destination guides, money saving tips and the regular Travelers Night In Twitter meet ups make for up to the minute advice and insight, so it’s no surprise that we added the April Mescher, one of the teams GoGirls to our First Friday Wild Post list.  And, as we’ve just kicked off 2011, here’s April’s top three options for adventurers looking to mix it up in Africa, plus some choice itineraries from our tour leaders! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Those First Friday Wild Posts are back: Mix it up in Africa with ZipSetGo!

Hello 2011!  Yes adventurers, we’re back with those First Friday Wild Posts, and this week we’ll be featuring none other than April Mescher. A member of the ZipSetGo team, April will be giving us her pick of the best if you're looking to mix it up in Africa. If you have the T.I.A. itch or want to crash on the continent as a first time traveller, catch up with us on the blog this Friday...