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.

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

#VicFallsIsNotDryingUp

Is Victoria Falls really drying up? Having just been at beautiful Vic Falls in December, we were appalled as our news feeds – like yours no doubt – began to flood with alarming ‘reports’ and photographic ‘evidence’ that this spectacular World Heritage Site is ‘drying up because of climate change.’ The good news? It’s just fake Read More

The 5 Rivers Special – How it works

This Botswana safari offer takes advantage of the Green Season’s low rates and the clever collaboration of a range of Botswana safari camps and lodge owners. Going on safari in Botswana is becoming more and more expensive and so, the 5 Rivers Special has become more popular amongst our travel consultants and returning clients. The Green Season Read More

&Beyond’s Breathtaking Relaunch of Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia

One of our all-time favorite Namibian lodges has had the most magnificent revamp – and we can’t wait to head over to the spectacular desert region of Sossusvlei to experience it for ourselves. Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, &Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve is a world of vast spaces, endless Read More

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

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