Safari Etiquette – The Complete Guide to What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

June 26, 2018

If you’re a safari veteran like those of us on the Hills of Africa team, then you know how to conduct yourself in the African bush — the manners expected by your guides and appreciated by your fellow travelers, and also the sort of behavior that will ensure closer encounters of the animal kind. But […]

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A Favorite – Cape Town By Foot, Experiencing Culture, Food and History

June 12, 2018

One of the best tours offered in Cape Town is the “Cape Town Eats Walking Tour”. This tour explores Cape Town from all sides.   It aims to climb under the skin of the city so that by the end of the day you understand the pulse of the city.  You will explore it from […]

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Murchison Falls: Uganda’s Jewel of the Nile

May 29, 2018

No other destination illustrates Uganda’s renaissance as a safari destination and wildlife sanctuary better than Murchison Falls National Park. Sprawling across both sides of the River Nile, MFNP is Uganda’s largest and oldest national park — and a remarkable testament to how both the country and its creatures have bounced back since the dark days […]

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Lemala Ewanjan in Central Serengeti National Park

December 5, 2017

Lemala Ewanjan is a beautiful tented camp set in the Seronera of Central Serengeti, about a 30 minute drive from the Seronera airstrip.  If you’re thinking of going on an African safari vacation, you might want to look at this camp in Tanzania‘s Serengeti National Park. Lemala Ewanjan is a beautiful tented camp, very comfortable […]

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A day in Central Serengeti National Park

December 5, 2017

Serengeti National Park is Africa’s most famous area for an African Safari vacation.  It is renowned for its large concentrations of big cats/predators – lion, leopard and cheetah and also the laughing hyena.  It’s also on the Great Migration route, which does a circle through Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania‘s Serengeti National Park.  The great […]

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Through a Lens – Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest, Uganda

November 29, 2017

Our wonderful clients, Rich and Mary, recently traveled to Kibale Forest in Uganda on their #thisisfifty birthday celebration trip. To give you a glimpse into what a Chimpanzee safari is like, we’re going to share their photo journal with you.  (Thanks Mary!!) Today, we went Chimp trekking in the Kibale National Forest. Our guide, Africano […]

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Why We Love Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

November 21, 2017

Probably the best thing about Lemala Ngorongoro — if you don’t count the rustic luxury, the incredible food or the amazing staff — is the quick and easy access that guests have to Ngorongoro Crater. You’re often at the bottom a full hour before the safari trucks descending from lodges and camps on the west […]

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Primate Lodge – A Rare Find in the Middle of a Jungle, Kibale Forest

November 14, 2017

It’s rare to come across a place to stay with such an overwhelming sense of place. But the first thing that strikes you about Primate Lodge is the fact that it’s literally in the middle of the jungle. Or to put it more precisely, amid the thick rainforest of Kibale National Park in eastern Uganda. […]

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Kibale Forest – What to Expect and How to Prepare to See The Chimps

November 7, 2017

Amy Green, our Client Experience Director, recently visited Kibale Forest in Uganda for an African Safari tour.  We hope you get inspired to dream big with Amy’s account of the day. I woke up, eager to go on my first animal ‘tracking’ experience.  But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I was also a […]

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The game rich Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

October 31, 2017

If you’re visiting Tanzania on an African safari, you must include a day down inside the Ngorongoro Crater. You may be staying a few days in the Ngorongoro Highlands or one of the properties on the Crater Rim, either way we encourage you to get up early so that you don’t have to wait in […]

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