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Laura Miles

Laura’s love of travel has taken her to Asia, South and Central America and Africa, but the latter is where she could return to, time and time again. From Tiger fishing on the banks of the Selous, Chimpanzee Trekking in the Mahale Mountains, to drinking wine in the South African vineyards, every new experience has instilled a bigger desire to return and see more.


What is your favourite place in Africa?

Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains in Tanzania are like nowhere else I have experienced. Simply breathtakingly wild and remote, this is a true hidden gem - the time taken to get there is well worth it when arriving by boat to a magical dwelling.


What is your most memorable experience in Africa?

Waking very early to write some postcards on my final morning in Tanzania, as I was sitting at my desk looking out through the Mosquito netted walls, as the dawn broke, a Leopard walked through the grass just below. With the sensational sunrise to follow, this may be my most sentimental memory of Africa.


My first Leopard sighting in South Africa’s Timbavati Private Game Reserve, having tracked them for a full morning, we finally found a mother and her two older cubs on a fresh Impala kill. We sat in silence as a Hyena approached and watched a tense moment as neither wanted to back down. Eventually, the Leopard’s retreated to a nearby bush and watched inconspicuously until the Hyena moved on, where they waited until they could retrieve what was theirs again.


Where would you like to visit next and why?

Zimbabwe and Zambia, particularly Mana Pools in the former and South Luangwa in the latter. I would like to do big game walking here, said to be better nowhere else. To see the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Namibia’s rugged scenery are very high up on the list as well.


What's your best advice for someone travelling to Africa?

Try to enjoy the sounds, the smells, the scenery and the smaller things, as well as searching for the Big 5 - it will make for an incredibly rewarding experience as every moment in the wild can be so impressive and exciting.

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Waking very early to write some postcards on my final morning in Tanzania, as I was sitting at my desk looking out through the Mosquito netted walls, as the dawn broke, a Leopard walked through the grass just below. With the sensational sunrise to follow, this may be my most sentimental memory of Africa.

South Africa Discover

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Selous & Ruaha Discover

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Kenyan Luxury Discover

The Alternative Cape Discover

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My Blogs

Travel

Top Things To Do In Cape Town During Winter

Laura Miles

Our travel experts have drawn up a list of the top seven things to do if you travel to Cape Town during the winter months.

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Unique Experiences In Africa

Laura Miles

Our team of Africa experts have selected their top five unique experiences to provide inspiration for your next African adventure.

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Cultural Sites Of South Africa

Laura Miles

South Africa is rich in cultural sites and heritage, here are a few of the best ones to visit.

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12 Months Of Honeymoons

Laura Miles

We've compiled this handy list of where to go when so you can ensure you get the best travel time for the African country you wish to visit on your honeymoon.

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Whether you seek a spectacular safari holiday, a blissful beach break, a cultural escapade, or something else entirely, there is no one better equipped to deal with your requests than Africa Travel.

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