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.

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

big 5, East africa, masai mara

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