Property Spotlight – Azura Selous in Tanzania

October 24, 2016

Amy Green, our fabulous Client Experience Director, visited Tanzania to see how the beautiful Azura Selous experience is able to make our clients dreams come true. The Selous Game Reserve is located in the south of Tanzania, covering a total area of 21,100 square miles.  There are no permanent human residents or structures permitted.  The […]

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Bush Breakfast…four legged guests allowed (& encouraged)

October 24, 2016

By Amy Green, our fabulous Client Experience Director Every trip I take to Africa brings different experiences, each whetting my appetite to return again and again.  (Appetite being the key word as the food in Africa is amazing!)  While on safari, going out on daily game drives is the focus of the day, searching for […]

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Leave the headache behind and don’t change a thing

October 10, 2016

Sandy, Amy and all Hills of Africa Travel, we had the absolute BEST time on this African Safari Vacation.  It is, without a doubt, the most perfect experience we have had on any of our international travels.  All the planning and attention to detail more than paid off for the headaches in doing so.  As […]

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Not Enough Adjectives and Superlatives by Costanza

September 12, 2016

Wow! We ran out of adjectives and superlatives after the first four or five days of our trip. Phil and I cannot thank you enough for planning this absolutely perfect trip of a lifetime. We thought, as many people apparently do, that we would travel to Africa only once. However, we were figuring out when to […]

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How do I handle luggage on a small aircraft charter flight in Africa?

August 31, 2016

I always get the question, ‘How can I possibly pack everything I need for my trip to Africa when there are such tight luggage restrictions?’. Well I’m going to show you how. I recently guided a trip to Tanzania with friends and we had to take light aircraft transfers between all the different safari camps. […]

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Best of South Africa According to Jen M. of Dallas Texas

August 30, 2016

We absolutely loved every minute and cannot wait to go back with Cailin.  So many of our jeep mates were on their 6th or 7th trip to Africa and we met a tour operator from Melbourne who was on his 60th visit.  You’ll have to give us some ideas for say 3 years from now, […]

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Experience the Chocolate Box

August 16, 2016

The warmest welcome in Gordon’s Bay… Enjoy sundowners on the Pool Deck while admiring awesome sunsets across False Bay. Our luxurious suites offer stunning sea and mountain views across False Bay to Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. Olaf Dambrowski provokes the senses in detailed attention to hospitality. This is evident in a plunge pool surrounded […]

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Which Power Adapter Do You Choose?

August 2, 2016

So, you’ve booked your trip to Africa, now all you need to do is pack! One of the most common questions we get asked by travelers going on an African safari vacation is “what adapter do I need for Africa?” If you plan on bringing your cell phone, iPad, camera, hair dryer, or any other […]

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Tanzania Value Added Tax and Park Fees Increase

July 11, 2016
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As you are undoubtedly aware, there has been a great amount of confusion and uncertainty regarding the recent Tanzanian VAT (Value Added Tax) increases, which are applicable at 18% to tourist guiding, game driving, water safaris, animal or bird watching, park fees and ground transport services, effective 1 July 2016.  These services were previously exempt […]

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Are you ready to slow down the pace and relax?

June 21, 2016

Are you feeling rushed? Busy? Are you ready to slow down the pace and relax? This is what “slow travel” does well  – it helps us to take our generally fast-paced lives and slow them down to a relaxing, thoughtful speed. With travel, this could mean staying in one place for your entire trip, enjoying […]

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