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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

Update on water levels in the Okavango Delta

This summer, Botswana was hot and dry. The 2019 summer rains were not as plentiful as previous years, and unfortunately the rainfall in the Angolan highlands was below average too.  As a result the annual flow of water into the Okavango Delta has been late. Word on the ground  in Botswana is that the famous flood water Read More

What I love about andBeyond in Botswana

The answer to that isn’t ‘yes’ or ‘no’ — it’s always ‘when?’ My most recent to sojourn to Botswana with &Beyond was, as photography buffs would say, ‘picture perfect’! (You’ll have to read on to find out why!) AndBeyond Chobe Under Canvas This is the ultimate camp for die-hard safari purists who would rather forego little Read More

2019’s Brand New & Renovated Lodges & Camps

With another adventure of a year ahead of us, we’re excited to announce our very own selection of brand new camps and stunning lodge renovations! NEW: &BEYOND TENGILE RIVER CAMP South Africa: Opened December 2018 LOCATION: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlapping onto the Kruger National Park with an unfenced border ‘Tengile’ means ‘tranquil’ in the Read More

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, especially 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