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Simply Splendid Tanzania

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

It always takes me a week or so to reflect on a safari in Tanzania before I can really wrap my head around what I've just seen.  So much happens in a day on safari there that it's hard to pick out just a few highlights. 

Tanzania

2019-09-12 01:43:35
 

Amazing Green Season Tanzania Safari

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

Always wanted to go to the Serengeti but just can't afford peak season prices?  Well here's an offer you don't want to miss! 

Safari Tanzania Green season Big cats Cheetahs

2019-05-14 01:55:21
 

The Ultimate African Reading List

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

Decades ago when I was dreaming of a future life in Africa after my first safari in Zimbabwe, books about Africa were my saving grace.  Classics like Jane Goodall's "In the Shadow of Man" and Dian Fossey's "Gorillas in the Mist", Iain Douglas-Hamilton's "Among the Elephants" and Mark and Delia Owens' "Cry of the Kalahari" all made what seemed like an impossible dream within my reach - and I have these authors to thank for helping on the path to becoming a zoologist working in Africa and a published author of my own books on Africa (signed copies of 'Dry Water', 'Elephant Dance' and 'Planet Elephant' are all available on my website).  Their stories made me see what was possible and swept me away into the magic and raw beauty of Africa's wild landscapes.

Books African Safari Tony Park

2019-03-27 01:08:54
 

What's the best place to go on safari in Africa?

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

Every first-time traveller to Africa asks the same question:  Which country offers the best African safari?

Namibia Tanzania Kenya Botswana African safari

2019-03-13 00:57:13
 

Botswana in 2020!

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

It's that time of year again; time to announce my 2020 safaris!  Yes, I know we've only just started 2019, but the best accommodation in the best safari destinations books out over a year in advance, and we don't want to risk missing out!  So if you're thinking of going on the journey of a lifetime next year, now's the time to book.

Botswana Africa elephants Natural Selection ze

2019-01-08 05:13:54
 

Rwanda: Gorillas, Elephants & More!

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

If you're looking for something completely different for your holiday next year, my late 2019 Rwandan safari options might be just what you're after.  They're the perfect combination of breathtaking landscapes, incredible wildlife, history and culture, and really something special for the discerning and ethically-minded traveller.  I'll be there with you all the way along, sharing all those incredible African moments!

gorillas Rwanda elephants Akagera

2018-10-09 23:49:34
 

Tammie's 2019 Safaris

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Categories: Africa , Safari

As the end of the year approaches, it's a good time to reflect on where we've come at Matson & Ridley Safaris and what you can expect from us in the years to come.

Tanzania Serengeti Namibia Natural Selection

2017-11-08 01:07:32
 

Rwanda's Special Secret: Akagera

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

I've long admired the work of conservation organisation, African Parks, because what they do works.  They're not all talk when it comes to real wildlife conservation.  Where they take over the management of parks, like Zakouma National Park, Chad, we've seen real conservation outcomes, meaning the poaching virtually disappears and wildlife numbers swiftly pick up. They also focus on local communities bordering these parks, looking for ways to help them benefit from the wildlife, but the big impact they make is they create jobs.  In the Central African Republic, where African Parks manages Chinko National Park, home to the rare central African lion, they are the biggest employer of local people outside the capital, and the largest tax payer in the country!  Jobs means local benefits from the wildlife and especially in countries that few tourists visit, this is vital for conservation.

Rwanda Big 5 Akagera elephants

2017-10-25 00:20:59
 

Revelling in Rwanda

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

In the last month I've been fortunate to lead two groups of intrepid travellers to experience up close the majesty of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.  Words do a pretty poor job of explaining how it feels when you're just metres away from one of our closest relatives in the wild green heart of Africa, but I'm going to give it a go in this blog. There's a reason why this experience is so high on many peoples' wildlife bucket lists.  It's very, very special.  And I can't tell you how impressed I am with the country of Rwanda.  I can't believe it's taken me this long to visit!  

Rwanda Gorillas Sabyinyo Volcanoes Virungas

2017-09-11 03:20:07
 

Discounted Place Available on Rwanda-Tanzania Safari in August!

Matson & Ridley Safaris
Category: Safari

Due to a last minute cancellation I have a place available on my epic Rwanda-Tanzania safari this August for a single lady sharing.  This is the trip of a lifetime and only available at this price due to the cancellation.  If you have always dreamed of seeing the Serengeti's Great Migration and/or trekking with the mountain gorillas, this is an unbelievable opportunity to join me and a lovely small group of 8 people in this truly spectacular wilderness, but only available for the next week!  

Tanzania Rwanda Gorillas Migration

2017-05-03 23:52:36
 

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