Author Archive | Stef Black

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African Photographic Safaris – Where To Go

For a keen photographer, being able to go on a photographic safari is surely top of the bucket-list. And Africa, with her range of light… from the soft light hues at dawn to the golden explosions of colour at sunset (never mind the incredible variety of fauna and flora), is truly a photographer’s paradise! In recent years we […]

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View over Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater: Our Top Tour And Activity Guide

Looking for an African adventure that is not your run-of-the-mill, with varied activity options and tours to make even the seasoned safari-visitor sit up and take note? Tanzania’s largely untouched wilderness is such a place, and the beauty and magic of one of its famous landmarks, the ethereal green Ngorongoro Crater, will simply take your […]

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Kenya in Masai Mara

Best Time To Visit Kenya: Advice From the Safari Experts

Synonymous with the Hemingway-style safari and home to some of this continent’s greatest wildlife viewing, most iconic African landscapes and best-known reserves, Kenya is the Africa most people dream about. But when is the best time to go to Kenya? We thought we would break this article down into when to go to Kenya, the […]

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Top 5 Travel Trends For 2017

In today’s fast-paced world time is the most precious commodity and time spent with loved ones and extended family (in particular multi-generational travel) continues to rate as one of the top trend in general for the coming year. 2017 is also tipped to grow the sustainable travel trend with adventure, authentic and customised experiences in […]

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Kenya, Masai Mara, Narok County, Masai Mara National Reserve, Hot air balloons floating over landscape Wildebeest migration

Top Tourist Attractions In Africa

Have you ever yearned to climb Table Mountain and marvel at one of the most beautiful cities in the world sprawled out beneath, or wanted to experience the excitement of the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, or dreamt of gliding along the many waterways of the Okavango Delta, or even imagined yourself floating […]

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Our Top 5 Romantic Winter Getaways

Let’s face it, winter in the Southern Hemisphere is often pretty peachy, with glorious summer days that can easily reach mid twenty temperatures interspersed with some colder days. It’s a great time of the year to reflect and show the one you love how much they mean to you. And what could be better than […]

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African Wild Dogs

Fascinating African Wild Dog Facts And Where To See Them

The African Wild Dog is one of Africa’s lesser known predators, but also one of its most fascinating and most proficient hunters. With a hunting success rate of around 80%, these dogs are pure poetry in motion when on a hunt, easily beating the 30% success rate of lions. But how do they do it […]

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Young Masai Giraffe

All Things Giraffe

Known for their long elegant necks and beautiful leopard-like spotted coats, the giraffe is one of the most recognizable and loved mammals in the animal kingdom. From being depicted in children’s books, to being seen in zoo’s across the world and consistent sightings on safari, this fascinating animal has mesmerized man for centuries. But did […]

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Manyangana High School

Family Donates Soccer Kit To Thornybush School – Smiles All Round!

Once in a while, we come across a feel-good story, that warms our hearts, and this is certainly one of those! While planning the safari adventure that consultant Ilze Fox put together for them, the King family from Cincinnati decided that they wanted to donate useful and practical items to a local community initiative in Africa. They […]

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