African Safari Consultants
Passionate about travel in Africa, Vanessa spends her days brainstorming safari itineraries, checking out fabulous African destinations, connecting with travellers (past and present) and trawling the internet for travel news and views. She can’t wait for her baby daughter to be old enough to go on safari… and learn to love Africa, her wild places and wildlife.

On safari in Botswana with Desert & Delta

We were recently invited by Desert & Delta to join a small group of Africa travel agents on a ‘Fam Trip’ to Botswana. Here are our impressions. Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park Chobe Game Lodge was our first camp. We were surprised and delighted to be met by a female guide driving an open Read More

Hwange National Park – Why go

Finally, Zimbabwe’s time as a premier Southern African safari destination has arrived. Having emerged from decades of political turmoil, Zimbabwe is coming into its own and  now is the time to book a luxury safari to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and experience privacy, great hospitality and outstanding game viewing opportunities. Located in the heart Read More

Namibia’s best honeymoon lodges

Namibia is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples wanting to get away from it all, relax in pristine wilderness and be blown away by fabulous accommodation and superb hospitality. The desert landscapes, the unusual flora and fauna, the humbling 360’ views, never ending sand dunes, no other people for miles and starry starry skies are Read More

5 Things You Need to Know about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

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Mountain gorilla numbers are up but they remain one of the rarest species on earth, with under 1 000 animals in existence today. We are fortunate to offer our clients the privilege of embarking on gorilla trekking adventures in both Rwanda and Uganda. The chance to witness these great apes in their natural surroundings is a Read More

UPDATE on Cape Town’s Water Crisis

IT’S BEEN RAINING! We are please to report that due to sustained and heavy rains over the last few months, Cape Town’s dams have collectively increased by over 20 percentage points. ​ With several months left in the winter rainfall calendar, it is now clear that Cape Town will continue to have enough water for its Read More

Tanzania & Zanzibar Honeymoons: Why You Should Go

As honeymoon fantasies go, an authentic safari resplendent with gorgeous African sunsets, is very definitely near the top of the wish list for many soon-to-be-married couples. Another hope high on the honeymoon hit list quite often tends toward tropical beaches, with tepid azure waters lapping onto powdery white shores. The solution, a combined bush and Read More

Plan Your Great Migration Safari: Where to Stay in Kenya

The magic of seeing The Great Migration unfold in Kenya is an experience that never ceases to amaze. This is one of mother earth’s once-in-a-lifetime natural spectacles that will live with you forever. Known for its dazzling light, never-ending horizons and animals as far as the eye can see, the Masai Mara is not only Read More

Liesl in Kenya

Part of Liesl’s job is to travel to remote wilderness destinations in Africa to suss out new safari lodges on, what we in the travel industry call a ‘Fam Trip’  –  tough job but someone has to do it!  Recently she was invited to Kenya and was asked to bring a travelling companion. Instead of Read More