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Kwando, Kwando, Kwando!

As our team of travel consultants bustled into Monday morning with their trademark hustle, and my PC flickered to life, I wondered how my client, Jim and his wife, had settled back into ‘civilization’ after the Botswana safari we designed for them, incorporating a very special request: a return to Kwando Lagoon… Dear Lise, As I mentioned in an earlier Read More

Santorini, Mozambique: Almost Shirley Valentine

When I was called upon to have a little toddle off to Santorini for a bit of a look-see, I couldn’t help but subconsciously get my Shirley Valentine on. Granted, I’d like to think I’m not quite old enough to pull off a bored Liverpudlian housewife stuck in a matrimonial rut, espeically seeing as I’m rather happily Read More

A (Zen)zibar Miracle

The Adventurous Art of Parenting As a parent whose job is to intimately know Africa like the back of my hand, I travel throughout the continent, exploring each of our destinations by experiencing the wildlife, communities, reserves and lodges with a keen and experienced eye for the details that matter – like a passionately ruthless Read More

On safari in Botswana with Desert & Delta

We were recently invited by Desert & Delta to join a small group of Africa travel agents on a ‘Fam Trip’ to Botswana. Here are our impressions. Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park Chobe Game Lodge was our first camp. We were surprised and delighted to be met by a female guide driving an open Read More

Hwange National Park – Why go

Finally, Zimbabwe’s time as a premier Southern African safari destination has arrived. Having emerged from decades of political turmoil, Zimbabwe is coming into its own and  now is the time to book a luxury safari to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and experience privacy, great hospitality and outstanding game viewing opportunities. Located in the heart Read More

Namibia’s best honeymoon lodges

Namibia is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples wanting to get away from it all, relax in pristine wilderness and be blown away by fabulous accommodation and superb hospitality. The desert landscapes, the unusual flora and fauna, the humbling 360’ views, never ending sand dunes, no other people for miles and starry starry skies are Read More

5 Things You Need to Know about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

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Mountain gorilla numbers are up but they remain one of the rarest species on earth, with under 1 000 animals in existence today. We are fortunate to offer our clients the privilege of embarking on gorilla trekking adventures in both Rwanda and Uganda. The chance to witness these great apes in their natural surroundings is a Read More

Zeitz MOCAA: Africa’s First Major Museum Of African Art

Cape Town consistently rates amongst one of the world’s most breathtaking cities, and now there’s another reason to visit the vibrant ‘Mother City’ – the opening of the internationally acclaimed Zeitz MOCAA Museum of African Contemporary Art. Housed in the architectural masterpiece that was once a grain silo in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district, this Read More

Africa’s Top 10 Romantic Star Bed Experiences

Africa’s abundant wildlife and her natural beauty are something to behold anyway…but nothing is quite as thrilling or romantic as spending the night under a canopy of twinkling stars with just the vast African wilderness and the sounds of the bush at night (owls, bushbabies, nightjars and even the far-off roar of lions) for company. Read More