African Safari Consultants

Our African travel blog features a smorgasbord collection of articles ranging from updates from the bush, safari stories, travel tips and advice, conservation matters, industry gossip and insightful news and reviews about travel in Southern and East Africa. With contributions by travel experts with a passion for Africa, you will be inspired, informed and prepared for your next African adventure.

My Elewana Sky Safari in Kenya

In June 2019 I went to Kenya on an Elewana Sky Safari. It was my first ever trip to Kenya so I was extremely excited. In Kiswahili ‘Elewana’ means ‘harmony’. Combining Southern and East Africa has been quite tricky in the past but with the recent Kenya Airways flight via Victoria Falls to Nairobi and 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

The Lion King Strikes Back

Since ‘The Lion King’ first enchanted families around the world 25 years ago, Africa’s pride has suffered a critical blow: the lion population is only half what it was in 1994. But in 25 years, the eco-tourism industry has doubled in might, allowing us now to meet audacious conservation goals with equally ambitious strategies — 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

What I love about andBeyond in Botswana

The answer to that isn’t ‘yes’ or ‘no’ — it’s always ‘when?’ My most recent to sojourn to Botswana with &Beyond was, as photography buffs would say, ‘picture perfect’! (You’ll have to read on to find out why!) AndBeyond Chobe Under Canvas This is the ultimate camp for die-hard safari purists who would rather forego little Read More

2019’s Brand New & Renovated Lodges & Camps

With another adventure of a year ahead of us, we’re excited to announce our very own selection of brand new camps and stunning lodge renovations! NEW: &BEYOND TENGILE RIVER CAMP South Africa: Opened December 2018 LOCATION: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlapping onto the Kruger National Park with an unfenced border ‘Tengile’ means ‘tranquil’ in the Read More

Kwando, Kwando, Kwando!

As our team of travel consultants bustled into Monday morning with their trademark hustle, and my PC flickered to life, I wondered how my client, Jim and his wife, had settled back into ‘civilization’ after the Botswana safari we designed for them, incorporating a very special request: a return to Kwando Lagoon… Dear Lise, As I mentioned in an earlier Read More

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