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Tracking the rare mountain gorilla: Uganda or Rwanda?

Luxury Gorilla Trekking Tracked lions in Tanzania? Witnessed the migration in the Mara? Walked with wildlife in Zambia? Now it’s time for one of the most unique and utterly breathtaking wildlife experiences possible: Tracking rare Mountain Gorillas courtesy of luxury holidays provider Without a doubt one of the most moving wildlife experiences on earth, […]

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Pepe Haze & the Paramedikz enjoying the vibe at Nairobi's monthly WAPI events (courtesy of Pepe Haze)

Go crazy about Kenya – An interview with Pepe Haze

Crazy About Kenya is a website featuring a group of talented musicians and artists from Africa’s wildlife capital. Earlier this year, the grassroots URL was nominated for a Travolution award under the category of Best Travel Information Website and Acacia Africa, the tour operator behind the project, regularly publicizes Nairobi based art exhibitions, poetry nights […]

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Lake Malawi splendour: Kande Beach

Lake Malawi is a paradise for swimmers, divers and  water sports enthusiasts. Kande Beach, in particular, is a local favorite for campers and overlanders. You’ll be enthralled by the warm atmosphere and vibrant night life this wonderful resort has to offer. Here’s a sneak peak of my recent stay there. Enjoy! 😉 Lake Malawi in […]

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Kalahari dreaming at Tswalu

The Korannaberg are pretty impressive, as mountains go. And flying over them on the approach to a much anticipated exploration of the southern-most reaches of the Kalahari is quite simply breathtaking. As much as the landing on the tarred strip at Tswalu Kalahari reserve is welcome. The 90-minute flight from OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg […]

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Casa do Sol's two pools are perfect for family fun.

A touch of Mpumalanga magic

It’s 6am and I’m sitting in a small queue of assorted cars and bakkies at the Phabeni gate of the Kruger National Park waiting for South Africa’s flagship national park to open for business. In the back of my bakkie are two excited children, in the passenger seat an excited grandmother, binoculars at the ready […]

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Karin Saks and Margrit Harris

By some she is known only as “baboon woman”

Probably Africa’s primates favorite wildlife conservationist for baboons and vervet monkeys. Karin Karin, also known across South Africa as “Baboon Woman” is a quiet, soft spoken, slightly built woman. Yet once she speaks about her beloved primates she stands twice as tall as her passion, knowledge and amazing understanding of these animals rocks you back […]

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Tanzania safari highlights

A Tanzania safari offers an opportunity to experience an authentic and exclusive East African safari. The country conjures up images of endless plains dotted with flat topped acacia trees and thousands of wildebeest and zebra – silhouetted by stunning mountain ranges like Kilimanjaro and clear blue skies. Tanzania also offers the greatest variety of scenery […]

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Sugar cane juice press

How to make sugarcane juice – Zanzibar special

Zanzibar is not only known for its pristine beaches and renowned spice tour, it also has a few delicacies worth trying out. Ever heard of the famous “Zanzibar pizza” for instance (dough filled with meat, vegetables, eggs or sweet ingredients)? It’s yummy delicious! Today’s post isn’t about “pizza” though, but it is also a specialty […]

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Ballooning over the Pilanesberg.

A South African safari secret revealed

Tucked away behind a veil of dramatically beautiful mountains a mere two hours by road from South Africa’s bustling commercial capital of Johannesburg lies one of the Rainbow Nation’s best-kept safari secrets and one of my personal favourite game reserves – the Pilanesberg. Spawned by an ancient volcano which still sleeps beneath it some 1300 […]

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Do’s and don’ts in a national park

Do’s – Bring comfortable clothing and gear up for your outing in the bush. Don’t forget your insect repellent, a good torch, sunblock and a hat, a pair of binoculars, and your latest camera model! 😉 – Pay your entrance fee and keep your permit with you at all times. – Take as many pictures […]

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