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.

South Africa Trip Report – Cape Town & Sabi Sands

Hildy Rubin, who is based in our New York office, is a passionate wildlife lover who has spent many hours on safari in East Africa.  She recently went on safari in South Africa to see experience the different properties and to compare a South Africa safari with an East Africa safari. Here is her trip report: Read More

Botswana: 8 Reasons You Should Go

The Southern African country of Botswana is currently enjoying a golden period of tourism and is probably the African safari destination of the moment. With a friendly population, good infrastructure, unbelievable wildlife and a wide range of accommodation options, it has become the darling of the African continent. But just what makes Botswana so special? We look Read More

Dilaal Goes To The Land Of The Baobabs

In February Dilaal was invited by the Extraordinary Collection (who represent a collection of luxury lodges  in Southern Africa) to travel to Botswana and experience Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge and Ngoma Safari Lodge.  Here are her comments and observations. Ghoha Hills Ghoha Hills is located in the Savuti area of the Chobe National Park and is Read More

Africa’s Finest: Kenya’s Top 4 Eco-Retreats

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In keeping with our commitment to supporting eco-friendly camps and sustainable tourism, we once again revisit the wonderful new safari book, Africa’s Finest. This full colour volume, authored by Colin Bell (well-known for his extensive work on rhino conservation), details the top safari outfits in Africa in an ‘industry-wide’ audit that assessed most camps according Read More

My stay at the Islands of Siankaba at Victoria Falls

After having my arm twisted to leave my computer and my family behind…I accepted the invitation to visit the Islands of Siankaba, a lovely lodge set on a sand island in the Zambezi River just upstream from the Victoria Falls in Zambia. Here are my travel notes and impressions. I flew directly from breezy Cape Read More