Our Blog features a smorgasbord collection of articles ranging from updates from the bush, safari stories, conservation matters, industry gossip and insightful news and reviews about travel in Southern and East Africa.

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

African Pangolin Facts And Why They’re So Hard To Spot

You would be forgiven (if like me) you had never heard of an pangolin before. These prehistoric looking creatures with their armored shell and strange walk look like scaly anteaters and were first thought to be related to these, armadillos and sloths, but are in fact most closely related to Carnivores which include hyenas and Read More

Hiking Namibia’s Fish River Canyon

The idea of traipsing around the Fish River canyon in the heat and the dust did not seem appealing to our good friend Simon. But now, upon reflection, he looks back and smacks himself for even thinking of passing up the opportunity to see one of the great wonders of the African continent. He writes: Read More

Multigenerational Travel: Top Places To Stay At Victoria Falls

For the past few years, Multigenerational Travel has been at the top of most travel trend lists. These days families often live in different countries or are too busy to find time to connect properly.  And so annual multigenerational holidays (typically made out of at least three generations) have become the best way to spend Read More

8 Unusual Dining Experiences in Africa

Ever wanted to dine in a one-of-a-kind setting that offers something different from your usual run-of-the-mill dining experience? We’ve rounded up some of the most unusual, utterly unforgettable and unique restaurants in Africa. From dining out on a big rock in turquoise waters off the coast of Zanzibar, to toasting your loved one in an 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

Franschhoek’s Fabulous Wine & Food Festivals

Franschhoek is known as a most spectacular wine producing valley, but did you know that this little Cape Winelands gem also annually hosts a string of foodie festivals? Located a mere 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, this is South Africa’s food and wine heartland, set amongst towering mountains and magnificent vineyard scenery. Franschhoek is Read More

Who Are Hoops 4 Hope?

Life is a journey – and research has shown time and time again that what ultimately brings us the most happiness are the experiences that we had, the places that we visited, and the people that touched our lives rather than the material things that we owned. If you have ever wondered what it would Read More

Digital memories of my Serengeti Safari

In March this year I fulfilled a lifelong ambition – to visit the great plains of Tanzania, the Serengeti. Stunning camps, professional guides and breathtaking vistas created a lasting memory which has been hard to shake. If I could have one wish it would be for everyone who loves the bush to experience these last 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