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.

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

Cape Town Hotels With The Best Mountain Views

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To those that live here, it was no surprise that Cape Town was voted as the number one city to visit in 2014 by the New York Times. With the royal blue Atlantic Ocean lapping at the feet of one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the world, it’s hard to imagine otherwise. Trying Read More

Where To See Leopards in South Africa

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One of the largest draw cards for many visitors to South Africa is the opportunity to have a close encounter with animals in the wild. The country is home to a large variety of creatures, great and small, but has grown particularly popular for its abundance of big cats in the wild – lion, cheetah, Read More

Our Top 7 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Africa

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What is more romantic than a stroll down a perfectly white beach with not a soul in sight and the waves crashing at your feet? Africans have a deep affinity for a love story. At many places in Africa (from restaurants to safari lodges) when the staff get wind of a honeymoon couple or a 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

Our Top 5 Most Romantic Safari Camps in Botswana

The floodplains of the Okavango Delta in Botswana have all the ingredients for one of the most romantic getaways in Africa: serenity, incredible sunsets and starry African nights, relaxation, the sound of nature and pampering spa sessions for you and your lover all in the lap of luxury and in utter privacy. Not surprisingly, honeymoon Read More

Hyenas: One of Africa’s Most Thrilling Predators

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For most people, hyenas conjure up images of an intimidating troupe of mischievous, cackling, cowardly and pretty ugly creatures from the animated movie The Lion King. But did you know that these fascinating and intelligent animals have a remarkable social hierarchy and that they are at the top of the predator pecking order, outranked only Read More

Our Top Five 2017 Serengeti Camps

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The Serengeti National Park of Tanzania in East Africa is one of the most written-about regions on the continent. Many have praised its rolling hills, vast grasslands and perennial movement of animals known as the Great Migration. There are numerous places from which to experience the greatness of this largely untouched region, but trying to choose Read More