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Best places to explore on an African Safari this season

Game-hunting safaris are a thing of the past. Nowadays, adventure travelers want to explore Africa for its sheer beauty, abundant wildlife, and intriguing culture. Tanzania and Kenya remain extremely popular [...]

Nerves of steel (or how to keep your composure in the African bush)

“This tracker did exactly the right thing by remaining calm while an elephant properly sniffed him out. Chances are it would have ended very differently had he panicked.”

Why playful cubs ruin mom’s plans to hunt Pumba

Mangosteen trees were silhouetted against a red sunrise and spurfowl were calling outside our tent in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. We’d heard lions roaring overnight and would soon be setting out [...]

6 reasons why private safari villas make the perfect family getaway

Relaxing on the drive back to Singita Castleton, your private villa and home-away-from-home, everyone is reveling in the magic of having had an epic game drive. The kids are in [...]

The challenges of selling Africa (and why it should top your bucket list)

Promoting, and selling Africa hasn’t been easy, and it still isn’t. Over the years, I have given many seminars, presentations and discussions about the benefits and joys of travel to [...]

Safari 101: Local is “lekker” – Part Two

Looking for Part 1? — Safari 101: Local is “lekker” (continued)… 6. Making the most of your time After settling into the camp and unloading all items from the car, [...]

How Tanzania chose me as an ambassador

Many ask me how, as a travel agent, I chose to specialize in Africa. My first trip was in late 2005. Since then I have opened my own agency and specialize [...]

Some 30 hours in a Tanzanian park encapsulated in a single image

American photographer Stephen Wilkes spent over 27 hours in the Serengeti national park to create the perfect composite image. Patience is a virtue, and the following provides evidence of this. [...]

Africa tops 2016 travel polls

Africa has been making its mark in the 2016 travel polls; Lonely Planet naming Botswana as the best country to visit, Nat Geo placing Uganda in their top ten places [...]

10 reasons to go on safari before 2015 runs out

As summer peaks and fall approaches most international travellers are already looking towards booking trips for 2016. With regards to Africa, almost all safari travel is planned and booked 6 [...]

8 African wildlife pics that will knock your socks off

One thing I love about African safaris is that you never know what’s around the corner. All you can do is sit back, relax… and “expect the unexpected”! This is [...]

25+ famous quotes that will inspire you to travel to Africa

Looking for a new and exciting adventure? These 25+ famous quotes and safari sayings will literally make you fall in love with Africa! 😉 “If I have ever seen magic, [...]

The seven styles of safari sleeping

When organising your safari holiday you’ll have to decide what kind of accommodation you require. Different trips will offer different facilities, here we give you a run down on the [...]