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.

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Plan A Safari

We’re on the ground in South Africa. We’re weathering the Covid storm. We’re busy!  You have our undivided attention. We’re here to answer all your questions and concerns. And with less people travelling right here right now, we have TIME TO CHAT! We’re keeping track of which African countries are open for international travellers and when flights Read More

South Africa WILL open for tourism this year

There has been a flurry of media reports saying that South Africa is only opening up to International travel in February 2021.  Please, dear past and future clients… this is not true!  Instead it is such irresponsible journalism (similar to much of the fake news lately) and as such is potentially so devastatingly damaging to Read More

These NGOs are close to our hearts and need your help

Africa is feeling vulnerable right now We are acutely aware that it’s the less fortunate in Africa’s informal settlements who can’t self isolate effectively who will suffer the most. Life is tough in most parts of Africa, and now more than ever, your help is needed. Past clients who’ve travelled to Africa with us would Read More

While we wait for the world to reopen

Slowly, our world will reconnect… In the meantime we’ve been forced to pause to consider many aspects of our lifestyles, relationships, values and wishes for a post Covid world. As travel planners who are passionate about making dream trips to Africa come true, we’re determined to remain positive, to be responsible, to work together with Read More

Madala Bags: The Ultimate Safari Bag

Now that we’ve got your safari planning under control, you may be wondering what kind of bag you should buy…   Just like you, we’ve all had our first safari – or perhaps your first safari was a packing disaster, with a bag that was too heavy, made rummaging amongst your clothes for your binoculars Read More

Update on water levels in the Okavango Delta

This summer, Botswana was hot and dry. The 2019 summer rains were not as plentiful as previous years, and unfortunately the rainfall in the Angolan highlands was below average too.  As a result the annual flow of water into the Okavango Delta has been late. Word on the ground  in Botswana is that the famous flood water Read More

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