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.

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

Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Cape Town is experiencing severe water restrictions Severe drought and insufficient winter rains mean that the situation has reached a critical stage.  Click for UPDATE ON CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS  • Water is limited to 50 litres (about 13 gallons) per person per day How this will affect your stay Some swimming pools will not in 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

Family Safaris in Botswana – Desert & Delta lead the way

Discovering Africa is a very personal and reflective experience. Whilst for many travellers bounteous Botswana has long been the decisive African safari destination of choice, for families traveling with children, the experience has now further been enriched (and streamlined), with the launch of Desert & Delta’s ‘Ultimate Family Safari Packages’ offering incredible family safaris in Botswana. Unique Read More

East Africa Travel – Do We Fly or Self Drive?

In many ways East Africa is ‘the’ real Africa.  No matter how many wildlife documentaries you’ve watched or glossy images you’ve seen, nothing prepares you for the real thing. There is so much on offer to absorb and experience, iconic landscapes, bewitching beasts and birds… thoughts drift to boundless savannahs dotted with hordes of grazing Read More