African Safari Consultants

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

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

My Favorite African Places

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That ultimate African destination With Irene causing havoc along the coast of the USA it is a good time to remind you of why you should visit our beautiful continent Africa!  I have also covered some good tips on how to choose your Safari in previous blog posts (so go back and have a look) which just Read More

How to choose your Safari – Part 2

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Choosing the right safari Last week I promised a few more tips on how to choose the right safari.  Last week I covered: 1.  When do you want to go? 2. Winter vs Summer? 3. Malaria Free Safaris? 4. Your budget? With these 4 questions covered we can look at getting a little more specific about your experience. Read More

How to choose that African Safari

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Tips for choosing the right Safari Vacation We are often asked in this business where the best place to go on safari is.  People ask this without realizing the choice that is out there and without really thinking about what it is they want to get out of the experience.  Everyone is different, and we Read More

Client Feedback: July, 2011

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Safari Feedback We’ve had some travellers recently – clients who underwent intense pressure just to get to African shores due to the disruption from the volcanic ash – so thought we would share some of their feedback with you: Dear Liesl and Jeff: Since Saturday we are back in Lima, but, though we are very happy to Read More

Photo of the Week: Lion Cubs

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There has been a fair focus on Lions this week with the release of “The Last Lions” movie trailor featuring Ma di Tau. They are also one of the huge reasons people travel to Africa, to see these amazing creatures in their wild, natural habitat.  Part of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino) group Read More

Traveling with Children to Africa

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With the midyear break looming many people have their vacations planned and will soon be gathering the family together for the annual summer break.  The other day I found an app that you download that helps you pack for your vacation!  I thought to myself “wow, we really don’t have to think about much these Read More