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To Be Wild, or not to Be Wild...

To Be Wild, or not to Be Wild…

What’s your threshold? It may seem like an unusual question, but when it comes to heading out into the wilds of Africa, it’s actually quite an important one. Because what you can handle – or perhaps more crucially, what you can’t handle – can be pivotal in making your safari ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

March 28, 2011

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Elephant Encounters...Good or Bad?

Elephant Encounters…Good or Bad?

I love African elephants. They are absolutely the ultimate icon – large, impressive, magnificent and supremely intelligent. And very much “like us” in their behavior and range of emotional responses. Indeed, when you get up close and personal with an elephant, you find out very quickly that there’s an awful ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

March 23, 2011

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Take a Gambling Break from Your South African Safari

Take a Gambling Break from Your South African Safari

South Africa draws plenty of tourists looking to take part in the safari experience, with guided safari tours of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, and the Timbavati Reserve among the most popular. A variety of tours and packages are available, from very pampered, luxurious experiences in private lodges and retreats ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 22, 2011

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Cute Baby Zebra's First Steps into Life

Cute Baby Zebra’s First Steps into Life

One of the highlights of my recent overland trip has to be an incredible baby zebra scene we experienced right beneath our eyes whilst in the Ngorongoro Crater. The footage was captured only a few minutes after mother zebra had given birth, and it shows all the stages baby zebra ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 17, 2011

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A Look at Some of SA’s Top Responsible Lodges

A Look at Some of SA’s Top Responsible Lodges

Last week I highlighted the great work being done by Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) in setting the benchmark for sustainable and responsible tourism in South Africa’s safari industry. So this week and next I thought I’d take a look at a few of the outstanding FTTSA certified ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

March 14, 2011

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Going on Safari? Guide to the Basics in Local African Languages

Going on Safari? Guide to the Basics in Local African Languages

If you are planning a safari and you’re interested in learning some African languages, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ve already made a start, as the word ‘safari’ is Swahili for ‘journey’! And what a journey it will be. Africa is a diverse continent of arid deserts, lush ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 11, 2011

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Intriguing Animal Species Africa Has to Offer

Intriguing Animal Species Africa Has to Offer

Guest post by Lisa Shoreland. Only in Africa The wildlife found in Africa is rich and varied – and much of it is only found there. From the better-known wildebeest and chimpanzee to exotic species of snakes and birds, these creatures can only be found naturally on the continent. Here’s ...

 

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Author: Guest Posts

March 10, 2011

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Going on Safari can be Great for your Conscience

Going on Safari can be Great for your Conscience

It would be easy to assume that because safaris rely 100% on Africa’s precious natural resources – its fragile wild places and the plants and animals which inhabit them – that safari operators are more sensitive to the environment. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily true. With “eco-tourism,” “enviro-tourism” and “responsible ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

March 9, 2011

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking Briefing - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Mountain Gorilla Trekking Briefing – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Here’s a recap of some of the important things that were mentioned in the video: Part of the money one pays for the gorilla permit goes back to the local communities around the area. It is used, for instance, to build schools, for community health centres, and also to support ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 4, 2011

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TNT Publishing Presents the TNT Travel Show 2011

TNT Publishing Presents the TNT Travel Show 2011

The 7th annual TNT Travel Show, sponsored by taxback.com, will be held for the first time at Earls Court 2 on Saturday 19 March and is London’s biggest FREE travel exhibition. The event offers inspirational ideas for anyone interested in travel. Plus travel-hungry visitors can benefit from exclusive deals only ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

March 2, 2011

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