African Safari Consultants

Africa is a truly beautiful continent, with many a site to behold.

Safari Adventures: Our Top 10 African Thrills

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Adrenaline-pumping adventure activities are not everyone’s cup of tea. But surveys show that travelers to Africa often find themselves tempted to indulge in some sort of heart stopping African adventure, be it something mellow like canoeing past a pod of hippo in the Lower Zambezi on safari, to something more extreme like abseiling off the Read More

Birders vs non-birders on safari

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Non-birders on safari Now here is a dilemma. We recently had a couple who all in all had a fantastic safari in Botswana and Kruger except for one recurring problem….They proclaimed to not be very interested in birds, but just as luck would have it, they found themselves on game drives with keen birders, or Read More

Pic of the week : Hippo by Stephen Raffay

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Hippopotamus amphibius  – “river horse” This great shot of a hippo showing off his incisors was taken by Stephen Raffay, a professional photographer who is currently on safari in the Kruger National Park area care of africansafaris.com.   Contrary to popular belief, this old guy is not yawning or opening up wide for the dentist…! This Read More

We’ve been nominated for Travel & Leisure magazine’s A-List Travel Agent awards!

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“As long time T&L (Travel & Leisure Magazine) readers and subscribers, we want to tell you about our recent trip to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Namibia, and to nominate our Tour Operator, African Safari Consultants, for your 2012 A-List. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary, and wanted to plan a “trip of a lifetime.”  Read More

Obituary : Africa’s Tree lady

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This week, Kenyans and environmentalists are mourning the death of their Tree Lady. Wangari Maathai was a most remarkable woman who dedicated her life to sustainable development, democracy and peace. She was 71. This charismatic Kenyan woman was known around the world as well as in the hallowed halls of international governments as the Tree Read More

Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

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The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big Read More

The great migration – the gory aftermath

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Being in East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks during the annual migration is high up on every animal lover’s wish list. The awesomeness is in the sheer numbers and the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles.  Not everybody is lucky enough to be at the right place at the right Read More

World Rhino Day – 22 September 2011

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One of the Big 5 – Rhinos on Safari I have done a blog post before on Rhino poaching when it was all looking like it was getting out of control a couple of months ago.  There was a huge outcry and then things looked like they calmed down a bit and some progress was Read More

Vultures & their International Day of awareness

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Vultures in Africa’s food chain I learnt this week that International Vulture Day occurs on the first Saturday in September each year.  So this year falls on 3rd of September which amazingly (the year is flying by) is this coming weekend.  The event was started by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme and Read More