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Robertson – a Place of Wine, Mountains and Endless Vistas

Mention the words “wine route” and “the Cape” and immediately the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl come to mind, together with the big vineyards such as Boschendal, Nederburg and Neethlingshof. Which is all well and good if mainstream tourist attractions are what appeal to you. But if you love wine, scenery, great restaurants, quaint […]

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How to Survive in the African Savannah

Many people visit the African continent: while some enjoy holidays to Egypt others look to explore the wide-open plains of the Savannah. Holidays to the region can include fun filled safaris and wildlife spotting activities, but on no account should you explore the region on your own without a guide. There are over 3000 species […]

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When a Safari is More Than a Journey…

I’ve just returned from a two week break in the Zambian bush. I spent the entire time helping out in a friend’s lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, greeting guests, hosting meals, running housekeeping and generally “playing” safari camp (which is actually one of my favorite pastimes!) Yes, I took some time to enjoy […]

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Community Challenges

Hello everyone! I have a little more to share from Graham at Shamwari. All the latest news from him and his students at the reserve, and it seems they’ve been busier than ever getting out into the community and doing what they can. Visiting one of the local preschools, the group was welcomed by singing […]

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Monkey Attack

Lake Nakuru, picnic time…or should I rather say; “fighting the monkeys” time? Vervet monkeys may not be the largest of the monkey family, but boy can they be quick and agile…especially when there’s food lying around. Luckily for me, I only ended up with a couple of scratches here and there…on my boot! Joking aside, […]

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Tales from the Mantis Academy

The Mantis Academy is a two month training program that has been devised specifically to train up those who want a career working as a field guide in Africa, while the Gap Year Program provides the opportunity for people to experience conservation efforts near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. If you’d like to know more, […]

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Madikwe – An African Success Story

As I sit and watch the kingfishers hunting at the edge of the Marico river, it’s hard to remind myself that four short hours ago I was in the heart of the urban jungle, full of stress after a long week at work. It’s amazing what a few hours of driving can do, transporting me […]

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Where, oh Where, is W 12?

We’ve just been sent another update from Konrad at the Shamwari Game Reserve. They received a new intake of volunteers and set them straight to helping out. The first task for the volunteers was to help out with looking for a white rhino cow, known as W12, which had been missing for a couple of […]

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Busanga Plains… A Whole Lot of Wilderness

The 22,500 square kilometre Kafue National park is both the Zambia’s largest, and one of the largest on the continent. Its northern section, specifically the Busanga Plains area, where Wilderness Safaris have their beautiful Kapinga camp, is remote, wild and extremely diverse. Covering 750 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, the Busanga is home to 158 […]

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The Land of Modjadji, the Rain Queen

Limpopo, South Africa’s most northern province, is a place of mystery where visitors can unlock the key to ancient tribal cultures while sampling breathtaking natural beauty. This is prime African bushveld – wide open expanses of beautiful flat scrub, dotted with small acacia thorn trees and marked by curious granite outcrops and inselbergs. Towards the […]

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Safaris are Becoming More Accessible

Royal Air Maroc is the flag carrying airline of Morocco and was founded in 1953. It was then in 1960 when they introduced their first own jets. These were Sub Aviation SE-210 Caravelles and took passengers to places such as Paris and Rome. These were later replaced by Boeing 727s. Royal Air Maroc has recently […]

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