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

We’re so inspired by Colin Bell’s commendable book Africa’s Finest, which has given the safari industry a close audit on sustainability, that we’ve decided to profile four eco-friendly resorts in Botswana that are championing environmental sustainability and ecotourism. Along with David Bristow, with whom he founded Wilderness Safaris, Bell assembled a team of conservation judges […]

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Zarafa bath

Our Best Bush Baths on an African Wilderness Safari

There’s nothing more luxurious than taking a relaxing bath. After a long day on your feet or in an open Landrover on an African safari, dusted in Kalahari grit, the thought of melting into a pile of suds beats any five star spa pampering. “But spas have baths with lovely garden settings” you might argue. […]

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humpback off hermanus

The Whale Migration: 5 Best Whale Watching Sites in Southern Africa

When booking a holiday to Southern Africa, most visitors come to see the wildlife and glimpse at least one of the Big Five. Elephant, lion, rhino and hippo, may be impressive in size, but there’s a far larger mammal that migrates back and forth along the Southern African coast that is equally awe-inspiring to see […]

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Africa's Finest

Africa’s Finest: Highlighting Africa’s Best Sustainable Tourism Operators

In the world of conservation you get the doers and the talkers. While many camps or operations are quick to slap ‘green’ all over their products and tours, one group have actually taken the initiative to give the industry a serious audit. This is Africa’s Finest. The project was founded in 2010 by Colin Bell, […]

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Bartholomeus Klip

Bartholomeus Klip: The Perfect Romantic Getaway?

Whilst sipping on my filter coffee, overlooking the expansive gardens with beautifully manicured grass and grappling with the fact that I had just turned forty, the thought occurred to me that this was the epitome of feeling happy and content. My husband had just booked a night away for us at Bartholomeus Klip, a luxury […]

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Seeing elephants at Abu Camp

Top 5 Places In Africa To Interact With Elephants

Of all the wild animals you might see on safari, few are more majestic and extraordinary than the elephant. These gentle giants of the savannah and the world’s largest mammal are distinct from their Asian cousins (being larger and seldom domesticated) and your chances of seeing them on an African safari are excellent. Interacting with […]

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east africa safari

Marty & Patti’s Epic 47 Day Journey Through East Africa

When Marty and Patti asked us to put a holiday through East Africa together for them, we were immediately filled with excitement. It’s not every day that we get the chance to plan a 47 day itinerary through some of East Africa’s most celebrated landscapes! Most visitors only have limited time to travel, but these […]

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Kingston Treehouse at Lion Sands

Will You Marry Me? Our 5 Best Places To Propose In Africa

Proposing to your loved one is one of those key moments in life that neither one of you is likely to forget. It’s crucial to get it just right. Choosing an unforgettable setting is vital and few places evoke a more romantic association than Africa. From a private dinner laid out on a remote beach […]

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Video thumbnail for youtube video There’s A Cheetah On The Bonnet Of My Vehicle!

There’s A Cheetah On The Bonnet Of My Vehicle!

Recently one of our guests was treated to an experience that few are lucky enough to witness. Whilst on safari in the Serengeti they were fortunate enough to capture an incredible clip of a cheetah casually making it’s way onto their safari vehicle (check out the video at the end of the post)… Imagine a […]

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Leaopard spotted on Lion Sands 1933 tour

The Top 5 Sabi Sands Safari Lodges

The Sabi Sands Reserve holds a special place in the world of safari. The Big Five are very much on display here, along with some rare species, and it is famous for its unbelievable game viewing and luxury accommodation. This private reserve, abutting the famed Kruger Park in South Africa, is one Africa’s oldest – […]

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