Posts Tagged ‘safari’
The History of the South African Safari
In recent years, safari holidays have become extremely popular, contributing to a surge in South Africa’s tourism industry. With many animal species entering the endangered list or becoming completely extinct, more and more people want to witness these rare and beautiful animals in their natural habitat – and safari holidays ...
My Masai Mara Safari Highlights
A virtual tour around the Masai Mara (Kenya) in +/- 20 minutes. As you’re about to find out, the park is very rich in wildlife and the setting is just pure beauty! Totally recommended if you get a chance! Enjoy!
Best Safari Honeymoon Destinations in Africa
When considering honeymoon destinations in Africa, there are really only two places worth your time. One: Namibia, is a starkly beautiful wilderness of bleached grasses and blazing sunsets. The other, Tanzania, is a richly diverse landscape with everything from cool, airy mountains to hot desert plateaus. But where among these ...
Top 3 Activities on a Botswana Safari
Botswana is one of the most unique destinations in Africa to take a safari. Its appeal lies within the fact that you can enjoy an authentic wilderness experience whilst staying in luxurious accommodation. The quality of guiding in Botswana is excellent and the activities available rival any country in Africa. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
City Style – On Safari in SA’s Urban Jungle
When you plan your safari, you invariably find yourself having to spend one or two nights in South Africa on either end of it. Instead of spending those nights wishing time would go faster in a vacuum-packed-style airport hotel (spotlessly clean but largely characterless), why not add to the time ...
Sediba – a Place of Smiles
Caroline Phaho’s smile is infectious. “Welcome to Sediba Lodge!” she beams as she opens the Land Rover’s door. I smile back in thanks, grateful for the fragrant, cooling face-cloth offered on a silver platter. It helped to wipe away the dust from the 25-minute drive from the Western Gate of ...
A Flight of Fancy in a Hot Air Balloon
It’s the oldest form of flight. And perhaps its most graceful incarnation. Indeed, hot air ballooning could be described as the pinnacle of mankind’s sortie into the skies – the honest-to-goodness grandfather of modern flying. One thing is for certain, it’s exhilarating, awe-inspiring and, curiously, amazingly tranquil. Floating gently a ...