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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Why You Should Safari at Chiawa Camp on the Lower Zambezi in Zambia

October 17, 2017

If you’re looking to go on an African safari vacation, and you want a safari that is not overcrowded with people and vehicles, plus you want an abundance of adventure and amazing game viewing, Chiawa Camp on the Zambezi River in Zambia must be on your bucket list. My dad and I had the pleasure […]

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Lairds Lodge and the Garden Route should be on your bucket list….

October 10, 2017

If you are a foodie, Lairds Lodge should be on your bucket list. Every client we’ve had the privilege of working with on their African Safari tour and we have recommended Lairds Lodge, has told us they should have stay longer.  We normally book our clients a 3 night stay – they often wish they […]

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area: wildlife, warriors and early man

October 3, 2017

The wildlife authorities, government leaders and tribal chiefs who helped establish Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 1959 surely had no idea that they were creating a template for similar projects in much of Africa and the rest of the world. They were just trying to keep the peace — between the local and global environmentalists trying […]

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Sun, sea and sand along the Kenya Coast

September 26, 2017

Kenya is already celebrated as one of the best places see African animals in the wild. But it’s also an awesome destination for sun, sea and sand. With 333 miles of coastline on the Indian Ocean, there’s plenty of shore to choose from, a mix of beaches and bays, exotic islands and offshore coral reefs. […]

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Kenya Says Goodbye to the Plastic Bag

September 19, 2017

In order to reduce litter and their long-term impact on the environment, Kenya recently joined 40 other countries around the globe that ban the use of plastic bags. The ban includes plastic bags of any kind (including Ziploc) brought into the East African nation by tourists. In other words: all plastic bags are now illegal […]

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Pedestrian Paradise: Five Amazing South African Trails

September 12, 2017

One doesn’t automatically think of Africa as the perfect place to walk. And other than trekking to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, there really aren’t any world famous hiking routes. That’s because most of the planet has yet to discover the fact that South Africa is a hiking haven like no other. South Africa’s trails […]

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What’s the big deal about Zanzibar?

September 5, 2017

Just about anyone who travels has heard of Zanzibar. But what exactly is that far off, exotic-sounding place? Geographically speaking, it’s a large island off the coast of East Africa. The place that puts the “zan” in Tanzania. Nowadays its a huge holiday destination, a tropical beach vacation that’s easily combined with a safari in […]

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Sun, sea, sand . . . and Selous

August 31, 2017

Kenya and South Africa have been combining sea and safari for some time. But now there’s a new player the beach and big game vacation stakes — a combination of Mozambique and Tanzania. Azura, the boutique resort group, makes it easy to combine a beach holiday at its chic retreats along the Mozambique coast with […]

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Where the Wild Things Are: Madagascar’s Best Animal Encounters

August 17, 2017

The amazing IMAX movie Island of Lemurs highlights the incredible variety of wildlife on Madagascar, the giant island off the east coast of Africa. And also their plight — how habitat destruction, forest fires and other factors are making the island’s unusual animals increasingly rare and endangered in the wild. Filmed on location in Madagascar, […]

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