African Safari Consultants

Africa’s Finest: Kenya’s Top 4 Eco-Retreats

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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

Our Top Five 2017 Serengeti Camps

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The Serengeti National Park of Tanzania in East Africa is one of the most written-about regions on the continent. Many have praised its rolling hills, vast grasslands and perennial movement of animals known as the Great Migration. There are numerous places from which to experience the greatness of this largely untouched region, but trying to choose 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

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

A story about the Cheetah – a Safari highlight

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The beautiful Cheetah A newsletter popped into my inbox yesterday from a lodge in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa.  At the bottom they added some really interesting facts about Cheetahs which I didn’t know.  So I thought I would do a little research and see what else I could learn for myself. Here Read More