When Things Go Awry in Joburg

May 23, 2017

Travel is often fraught with unexpected or inconvenient events like lost luggage, delayed flights and long layovers. If one of these things happens to befall you while passing through Johannesburg — while staying at the Athol Place, The Peech Boutique Hotel or The Saxon — don’t fret. Because we’ve got all kinds of ideas of […]

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Cordon Bush — Herman Breedt’s Botswana Gourmet

May 3, 2017

Bream ceviche with smoked eggplant puree . . . garden pea and thyme soup with cauliflower tempura . . .  exotic mushroom and spiralized zucchini noodle stir fry with baby bok choi. Definitely not the kind of dishes you expect to come across in the African bush. Yet Duba Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta of […]

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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun: Uganda and Rwanda

April 28, 2017

The work of celebrated conservationist Dian Fossey put Rwanda on the map as the place to see mountains gorillas in the wild. But there are actually two great primate destinations in East Africa — Rwanda and the neighboring country of Uganda. It’s funny how movies paint our perceptions of far-away places. Gorillas in the Mist […]

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Africa in Motion — The Great Migration

April 27, 2017

There’s nothing else like it anywhere on the planet — the Great Migration that takes place in East Africa, each year, the movement of millions of large creatures across the Serengeti Plains . . . and the daily drama that plays out between predator and prey all along their route. The numbers are truly astounding: […]

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If You Give a Kid a Chance . . .

April 13, 2017

Much like Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, rainbows are a symbol of hope and progress in various parts of the world. Nowhere is that more true than Mozambique, where the Rainbow Fund supports a wide range of environmental and social projects. The first registered charity of its kind in Mozambique, the Rainbow Fund […]

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Victoria Falls – Do I REALLY need to visit? What’s all the Hype?

April 10, 2017

  We, at Hills of Africa Travel, always get asked “is it really worth visiting Victoria Falls?” and “why should I visit Victoria Falls?”. Well, we’re going to share with you why we think you should DEFINITELY include Victoria Falls in your travel plans if you are visiting Southern Africa. The Victoria Falls itself – […]

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Traveling from Africa to USA – what electronics am I allowed to take as carry on?

March 30, 2017

Revised as of 30th March 2017:  We know you’re so excited about going on an African Safari Vacation.  You’ve got your bags packed, you have your passport in hand and then all of a sudden you hear about new restrictions.  To help you plan and to take the stress away from you, here’s the latest […]

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Magical Selinda Camp in Botswana, a special place in our hearts

December 5, 2016

Selinda Camp, nestled deep in  Okavango Delta’s Selinda Reserve in Botswana, is a very special safari camp for us and is a fantastic option for the traveler looking to celebrate a birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, graduation, or  general safari travel in five-star luxury.  Combining top of the line accommodation with amazing game viewing and opportunities for […]

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Drifting away…A mokoro ride in Botswana

December 5, 2016

This past September I had the privilege of visiting the Okavango Delta region of Botswana.  This amazing area is widely known as being quite a different safari destination, offering boating and fishing activities not found in many other areas of the bush.  Since the Delta easily offers water based activities, we decided to forgo the […]

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It’s time to celebrate …. YOU …. our African Safari Partners

November 22, 2016

It’s always at this time of year that I get a little emotional and we at Hills of Africa Travel would like to thank our partners in Africa, all the amazing safari lodges, boutique hotels and their staff; our fantastic guides who always go above and beyond to make our clients feel so special; to […]

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