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It was on my list of places to visit one day. Somehow I always put it off. If only I’d known. Between my first glimpse of the little town ablaze with Flamboyant trees in their red summer dresses, to sighting a pod of lazy Zambezi hippos, I’m smitten. Sadly, I don’t swan in via flying […]

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A boa vida (the good life) in a dreamy holiday house gazing over the Indian Ocean is a melding of whitewashed seaside interiors and delectable Mozambique flavour. It’s always summer here. In fact, it was mid-winter when I visited. But one of the many advantages of Mozambique’s subtropical climate is winter weather made for shorts […]

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A most modern house sits in juxtaposition beside a river bordering a protected African wilderness. Somehow it works. Kingfisher River House conveys the ideals of a bush retreat through lean contemporary design but the showstopper is its setting on the Crocodile River. The owner worked closely with Nelspruit architect Tom Hattingh and a local building […]

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A book about the famous Italian architect Marco Zanuso's work in Africa aims to keep his architectural legacy alive and inspire a new generation of designers. Zanuso worked on only two projects in South Africa but he left a monumental legacy. He designed a homestead and corporate head office for the late business magnate, Sydney Press. […]

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Marula trees grow in just one part of the planet: hot, frost-free subequatorial Africa. The fruit is wild-harvested to make  Amarula Cream Liqueur. In my book, that makes it pretty special. I went to take a look at the harvest. to the back of beyond At first it’s just me, a vulture and a rocky […]

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Safari Girl


I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to wildlife reserves and other interesting places in the trusty family Land Rover, which was loaded with everything we might need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to explore, away from home', which prompted the name of this blog. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions.

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