Important Johannesburg Airport Luggage Requirements

May 1, 2019

Almost all travelers going to South Africa will either arrive in Johannesburg or make a connecting flight in Johannesburg. There has been a recent press release indicating a change in luggage that will be acceptable to check going into or out of Johannesburg Airport (JNB) in South Africa. Round/irregularly shaped bags (not having a flat […]

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The Serengeti – North or South?

April 9, 2019

The Serengeti National Park is 12,000 square miles in northern Tanzania and extends to southwestern Kenya. Its name, which is derived from the Maasai language means “endless plains.” Most famous for it’s wildebeest and zebra migrations, here is an explanation of which area to go to and when and what else you will see. Southern […]

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Wildebeest Migration – a Must See

March 19, 2019

Our clients are always interested in “where do I go next” after they have visited Africa for the first time.   The must do’s on your first trip are of course a game safari along with 2 of my personal favorites — Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.  Our next recommendation would be to East Africa, […]

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Our Favorite Victoria Falls Restaurant Picks for 2019

March 5, 2019

Zimbabwean food is all about flavor and local produce. In Victoria Falls you are in Ndebele world, so expect lots of beef, chicken, fish, vegetables and stews. As Victoria Falls is one of the top visitor destinations, you will find excellent quality restaurants serving food from around the world to eating at a local Ndebele […]

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A Typical Day on Safari

February 19, 2019

We get a lot of questions about what happens on safari and the answer is always “it depends”. It depends on the time of year, where you are going in Africa, what time of day, etc. But the good news is that there is typically a schedule that each of the safari camps try to […]

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Dream Safari to Kenya

February 5, 2019

12 magical days in Kenya is what awaits you on this dream African safari. Upon arriving at the Nairobi Airport, you will be met by your private driver and whisked away to famous Giraffe Manor. I wrote an entire blog about my recent experience there about how adults can play like children there. Giraffe Manor […]

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Our Favorite Cape Town Restaurant Picks for 2019

January 22, 2019

Dining in Cape Town can be a memorable experience, with the freshest ingredients, beautiful interiors, breathtaking views and world class wines. Exceptional chefs across the city experiment with a range of flavors to create world class international fusion menus, but with the best local produce on hand, traditional taste experiences from the region can also […]

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South Africa and Zimbabwe – Beyond What They Expected!

January 8, 2019

It is always a grateful moment when we receive a testimonial from a client that includes “beyond what was expected” in their note. VIP clients of Sandy Lipkowitz with We Make Travel Easy just returned from a 10 day trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe and this is what they had to say: “The trip […]

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Honeymoon in Africa? Why Yes!

December 18, 2018

We love when our clients choose Africa for their honeymoon.  We have a delightful couple that just returned and we thought it would be great to share their experience through “their eyes”. We try to make each trip a true experience for them… “And thank you for lunch in Cape Town and the wonderful treats […]

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I Have a Dream – Travel to Africa

December 4, 2018

Our goal at Hills of Africa is to make sure you are getting the EXACT African Safari experience you WANT and just last week we had a “I Dream of Africa” party! We understand that it is hard for you to choose where to go. Just because you see a compelling picture of an adorable […]

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