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.

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

Spotlight on Mozambique

The name itself conjures up azure crystal-clear warm waters, miles of untouched white sand and some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling that Africa has to offer. Add to that the famous coral islands of the archipelagos, and you have a winning recipe! It’s no wonder that Mozambique is one of the top honeymoon Read More

The Seasonal Camps of Zambia

Just like a winter season ski resort in Switzerland, the Zambian Safari operators in the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Park regions have a clear on and off season. Both the South Luangwa River and the Lower Zambezi River swell dramatically during the summer rains and so most of the camps on the Read More