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Omo Valley to Pool Valley: Lale visits Brighton

Friday, 17th May, 2019

Last week I had the great fortune of spending time with one of the most unlikely people imaginable: Lale Biwa of the Kara Tribe, whose population is roughly 5,000. The Omo Valley, which is where Lale’s community lives, is often considered one of the wildest and least spoilt places on the planet. The quick way…

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Chris’s bush tips: what to pack for a trip in the bush

Friday, 10th May, 2019

Sabi Sands Chris Tinkler

As mentioned in a previous blog, Chris and Sam Tinkler, our resident married couple and ex-safari guide and lodge manager respectively, have gone home to South Africa for a safari. Despite it being a holiday, Chris – top bloke that he is – took the time to make a video on what to take on…

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Managing lodges and chasing butterflies: 30 seconds with Sam Tinkler

Friday, 19th April, 2019

African Monarch Butterfly

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Sam Tinkler. Now sitting on the sales support desk, she has had much experience on the ground managing camps. Having lived in Ruaha for three years, running Jongomero, she fell in love with the butterflies there, which she documented and made a book of.  How did you…

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The good news of Nomad Tanzania Trust

Friday, 12th April, 2019

Beds for Meds

I’ve been thinking about how much good news there is recently, but how rarely we hear it. Bad news sells so much better. The result can be a spiral into hopelessness about the world and the people in it. But I am here to assure you that there is much, much more to feel hopeful for. Part of…

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Lotte Davis & International Women’s Day 2019: Bettering the balance, bettering the world and bettering every other day

Friday, 8th March, 2019

Founder (Lotte) + Students2

Today marks International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD2019). 110 years ago, what could be considered as the first ever National Women’s Day took place in New York. It is overwhelming and incredible to think how far we’ve progressed in these 110 years. However, despite the advancement in women’s rights, there is still room for improvement and…

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Incentivising peace in areas of conflict, part 1: Director of Programmes at Concordis International Peter Marsden shares his story

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

Peter-Marden-in-Patoucone

Please note this blog is split into two parts. As well as sharing how Peter Marsden became an international peacemaker, it covers his work in South Sudan, Iraq and the Central African Republic. It’s not often you get the opportunity to speak with someone who has been to the Central African Republic, or even heard…

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The Nest @ Sossus: Swen Bachran’s ambitious new camp in the Namibian desert

Tuesday, 25th December, 2018

The Nest @ Sossus Swen Bachran

Due to open officially in February 2019, The Nest @ Sossus in Namibia is the brainchild of entrepreneur turned conservationist Swen Bachran. The award-winning design of The Nest @ Sossus is inspired by the nests of the social weaver bird and based on the concept of biomimicry. The lodge is one of very few completely private…

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A beginner’s guide to capturing your safari for prosperity – and Instagram (!)

Friday, 30th November, 2018

In the second of a series of bush tips, Chris Tinkler gives us the lowdown on a couple of essential safari items: the camera and a pair of binos. There are three vitally important items of equipment that everyone should have on safari: a pair of binoculars, an extra pair of shorts, and a camera….

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Born Free’s Hitesh Patel: conservation and the importance of corporate partnerships

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

I had the good fortune last week to catch up with Hitesh Patel, the Corporate Partnerships Manager at Born Free. You may remember the time I met Dr. Liz Greengrass, Born Free’s Conservation Director, her work with Jane Goodall and living on the lake shores of Tanganyika near a population of un-habituated chimpanzees; and with…

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A beginner’s guide to safari

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018

Examining a weavers nest

In the first of a light-hearted series of bush tips, Chris Tinkler takes us on a beginner’s guide to safari, delving into the history and meaning of the word itself; championing what it means to be there, in the flesh; and sharing anecdotes that demonstrate beautifully why going on safari is not about ticking off…

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