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Travel Blogs Across Africa and India

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Driving the Skeleton Coast to Shipwreck Lodge

My memorable Namibia drive takes in the north section of the Skeleton coast, from Torra Bay to Shipwreck Lodge. It’s a fascinating place to visit.

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giraffe in Eswatini

Affordable Safaris in Africa

Looking for an affordable safari on a limited budget? You just have to know which countries to visit, how to travel and where to stay.

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The Benefits of a Self-Drive Holiday

When planning a trip, the transport can be overwhelming. A self-drive holiday offers a different perspective, there’s nothing quite like it!

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Why Should You Solo Travel?

You don’t need a partner or a group of friends to explore the world. Here are some reasons why you should consider solo travel.

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Ethical Travel

At Sense Earth, we want to leave the communities we visit better off in some way. For us, ethical travel is an integral part of your trip.

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Plan Your Finances for a Holiday

Saving for that dream trip can be challenging. Here are some things you can do to plan your finances for a holiday. Get the trip you deserve.

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Elephants in Botswana

Do Elephants Grieve?

Elephants are incredibly intelligent animals that are highly social and comparable to humans in many ways. But do elephants grieve?

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Mhlumeni students

Mhlumeni High School – a project in Eswatini

Being part of a long-term project at Mhlumeni High School is a privilege. Sense Earth is committed to completing this worthwhile project.

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African authors

5 African Authors to Add to Your Reading List

Whether you’ve got your African holiday booked or not, the literary canon of African literature is vast and well worth reading into.

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Exploring the Power of a Wellness Safari

Discover the power of wellness on safari: Experience rejuvenating spa retreats while connecting to nature at these wellness safari lodges.

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Finding Flamingos in Kenya

Discover the beauty of flamingos in Kenya. Learn when & where to see these vibrant birds as well as the best lakes and lodges to visit.

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Solitary Lion in Namibia

Big 5, little 5, ugly 5, shy 5 and impossible 5

Not just the Big 5, did you know that there is a Little 5, Ugly 5, Shy 5 and Impossible 5? Find out where you have the best chance to see them.

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suggested reading


Ladies Detection Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
When the Lion Feeds by Wilbur Smith
Book about African Wildlife
House of Stone by Christina Lamb
Sense Africa Five Ways by Jenny Bowen


Kim by Budyard Kipling
A Passage to India Book
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
India's Unending Journey by Mark Tully

recommended travel guides

The Wildlife of Southern Africa by Vincent Carruthers - Travel Blogs

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My first trip to Africa has been a truly wonderful experience, thanks for your amazing local knowledge.

Suzie Delaney

The meticulous planning and organisation gently guided us to places well worth visiting. It ultimately fulfilled our wish for a great relaxing holiday.

Brian O’Boyle

During our journeys your infectious enthusiasm, and specialist knowledge illustrated Sense Africa is pertinently named as our senses are still buzzing from our experiences.

Dave Thomas