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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

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

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

One of Africa’s deadliest mammals – the hippo!

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Learn about this African safari icon There was a bit of focus on the Hippo last week – with Lise’s visit to Hippo Hollow and then also finding out about the almost human hippo, Jessica.  I thought it might be worthwhile to delve a bit into these huge animals and see what interesting things I Read More

Can we do more for our wildlife?

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Wildlife news and conservation stories are hot in the press at the moment.  With the recent  exposure of a Rhino poaching syndicate; the talk of Elephant hunting in East Africa; the sad poisoning of the Hoaruseb pride of Lions in Namibia; the burning of illegal Ivory by Kenya’s President with a street value of $100 Read More