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DD Kingscote, Founder & Director of Outposts Travel Africa, was born and raised in her beloved Kenya.

She has travelled extensively throughout Africa most of her life and returns as often as possible to continue her search for unusual and special places, accommodation and activities to recommend to her Travel Africa clients.

Browse the blog below to see what we've been doing, and the adventures our clients have been having.

DD Kingscote
Founder & Director

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Douglas Rattray Talk - London 26 June 2019

We are very excited to announce that Douglas Rattray, son of the late David Rattray, will be giving a talk on the battle of Isandlwana in London in June this year.

Published: April 08 2019

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Ben Fogle's 'Survival of the Species' New TV Series

Adventurer and presenter Ben Fogle, is currently filming a new 10-part TV series, 'Survival of the Species' for the Discovery Channel. His team is travelling the length and breadth of Africa and has just finished filming in Uganda.

Published: February 19 2019

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News from Borana Conservancy, Kenya

Kenya's Borana Conservancy provides a sustainable ecosystem in partnership with their neighbours and community for critically endangered species. There's been lots happening there over the past few months and we thought we'd update you with some of the highlights.

Published: February 18 2019

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Ben Parker | Tongabezi Lodge - Victoria Falls

If you're planning to visit The Victoria Falls, we would highly recommend a stay at Tongabezi Lodge - an award winning luxury safari lodge located near Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia. Sadly, we have just heard of the loss of Tongabezi Chairman and Co-Founder Ben Parker and would like to share his story with you.

Published: February 05 2019

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Machaba Safaris Launches 3 New Safari Camps in Botswana & Zimbabwe

Over the past few years Machaba Safaris has been expanding slowly, identifying conservation areas which fit their unique brand and philosophy. They have secured two incredible areas in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one in Mana Pools National Park, and created a private section at Gomoti Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Published: January 25 2019

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Take a walk on the wild side, The Emakoko Kenya

The Emakoko is a boutique, owner run lodge in Nairobi, Kenya. Hosts Emma and Anton Childs live on site with their children and entertain their guests giving a uniquely personal welcome to guests arriving in Kenya. This year, the Emakoko has launched its Private House which is ideal for groups of 4 travelling together.

Published: January 24 2019

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Uganda International Marathon 2019

The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund has some places left for the Uganda Marathon on Saturday 1st June 2019. Encounter hills, heat, rough terrain, beautiful African landscape and dazzling views. It is a CHALLENGE! "A race like no other". If you are interested in running for HvSMF to help them change the lives of thousands of African children, please Read More.

Published: January 08 2019

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Wishing you a magical festive season

Christmas is upon us AGAIN! Where has this busy year gone? First and foremost we would like to wish you all, new friends and old, the happiest Christmas and a very fun and adventurous New Year.

Published: December 19 2018

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Malawi's New & Improved Accommodation

Malawi is fast becoming the most complete destination in Africa. After being awarded No.3 on Rough Guides ’Top Places to Visit in 2018', there’s no wonder the country’s accommodation is undergoing huge changes too.

Published: December 10 2018

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New walking safari in Northern Tanzania

An unforgettable walk between Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp. Why drive, when you can walk off the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and onto the vast Southern Serengeti plains?

Published: November 12 2018

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The Best Time to Experience Kenya's Double Migration

Kenya is undoubtedly home to some of the best safari opportunities that Africa has to offer. The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry Season from late June to October. During this time, you can experience two dramatic wildlife experiences in Kenya viewing both the wildebeest crossings in the Masai Mara and humpback whale migration on the coast all in one trip!

Published: November 09 2018

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Zulucow - Sustainably Sourced 'Out of Africa' products

Outposts Travel Africa is a big fan of Zulucow, a socially conscious company that provides unique, high quality, natural and sustainable cowhide products and accessories 'Out of Africa'. Founder Lucy is native to Zimbabwe and set up Zulucow to create sustainable employment opportunities and to help develop skills of those living in rural communities in South Africa.

Published: November 02 2018

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Safari with a purpose in Kenya

If you are looking for a holiday in Africa with a difference we have just the thing. Unlike other safari experiences in Kenya, we want to offer an opportunity for you that is deeply meaningful, that positively impacts the local Maasai community, the surrounding wildlife and the critical ecosystem they all call home - a safari with a purpose.

Published: September 24 2018

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Explore Northern Namibia

Northern Namibia is a place like no other. It is wild and remote and home to the newly built Serra Cafema luxury safari camp. Located in the vast Hartmann Valley on the banks of the scenic Kunene River the camp is surrounded by the Namib Desert, one of the driest deserts in the world.

Published: September 21 2018

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