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.
Founder & Director
t: +44 (0) 1823 451959 e: dd.Kingscote@outposts.co.uk
Tena Tena is a wonderful twelve bedded tented camp overlooking the Luangwa River in the game rich Nsefu Sector in Zambia. Run by Robin Pope Safaris, Tena Tena was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years. We have had a lovely update from our friends at Robin Pope Safaris and thought we’d share the latest news from Tena Tena with you.
Published: August 01 2019
One thing the owners of some of our favourite lodges In Africa all have in common (other than beautiful sunsets and being surrounded by magnificent wilderness areas) is the challenge of being heard above the white noise of the bigger, louder, more corporately owned lodges. So, here are some of the benefits that you find at these wonderful lodges.
Published: July 11 2019
Effective 1st June 2019, all passengers, including tourists, arriving into any Tanzanian airport can possibly face very heavy fines for using plastic bags in any way, shape or form.
Published: May 15 2019
Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top resorts and safari camps in Africa. We are delighted that Richard's River Camp in Kenya has secured a place in the Top 20 Resorts in Africa as well as the Top 50 Best Resorts in the World.
Published: May 07 2019
The spectacular, yet less visited landscape of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is the home to a unique 'micro' festival – The Natron 100. This two-night festival is a celebration of music, arts, culture and food with performances from famous African artists including The Big Sky, Sauti Sol and Maia amongst others. Natron 100 isn’t your 'ordinary' festival - instead, the experiences offered to make it a cultural experience as much as a music festival. And with tickets limited to just 100 its an exclusive affair, which helps ensure that the festival remains boutique and has a low environmental impact.
Published: May 03 2019
Travel Africa Magazine's Ann and Steve Toon reveal the top spots to see suricates in southern Africa. Whether you’re eight or you’re 80 on holiday in southern Africa nothing quite compares to the experience of going nose to snout with a beady-eyed meerkat for the first time. Up there with some of the most compelling and characterful creatures on the African continent it’s impossible not to be charmed and amused in equal measure by this species.
Published: April 30 2019
Ololo Lodge is a wonderful place to stay if you require an overnight at the start or end of your trip to Kenya. ‘Ololo’ is an Australian family owned safari lodge, which combines the atmosphere and style of bush living while offering all the convenience and amenities of a city hotel.
Published: April 25 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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