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Hot Air Balloon Okavango Delta

Drift Over The Okavango Delta In A Balloon

Ever gone on a hot air balloon safari? If you have had the opportunity to drift soundlessly over incredible African landscapes and see the wildlife from the air, it’s something you are sure to remember forever. Until now, hot air ballooning has been primarily available in Namibia’s Sossusvlei, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. But […]

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Watershed at the Waterfront

What To Do On Rainy Days In Cape Town

While Capetonian winters can be really stormy and rainy (it’s not called the Cape of Storms for nothing!) this city is often blessed with the most glorious, sunny spells. But what do you do when you’re in the Mother City and your day is set to be a total washout? We’ve put together a few […]

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Important information for minors travelling to Southern Africa

If you are planning to travel to Southern Africa with children under 18 or you are sending children under 18 on a trip with grand parents, a school group or your ex-husband/wife, please be read the following carefully.  IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA Where both parents are travelling with […]

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Tree climbing Lions Lake Manyara Nat Park

Why Do Some Lions Climb Trees? A closer look at tree climbing lions

If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing a lion close-up in the African bush, you will know just how incredibly regal and majestic these animals really are. But seeing a whole pride suspended high in the branches of a tree? Now that’s an entirely different story, and one you would not readily expect to […]

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masai warrior tour

Ancient African Tribes in Modern Times

We live in a time where ancient cultures are fast disappearing and are a true privilege to encounter. Very rarely can one experience an authentic tribe, and it is this that sets the safari experience in Kenya apart from the rest of Africa. Even more fascinating than encountering the ancient customs of two of  the […]

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Amazing Tanzania – vast herds, a crater and hot air balloons

From Lake Manyara Tree Camp, our safari then ventured into the open spaces and to two of my most eagerly awaited destinations, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The crater at Ngorongoro is the largest inactive and intact caldera in the world, formed when a massive volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself causing this massive […]

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Bootlegger Coffee Shop

5 Of The Best Coffee Shops In Cape Town For Freelancers

With the emerging trend for workplace flexibility, Cape Town’s trendy coffee shops and cafés have been transforming into ‘coffices’ to offer freelancers, remote flexi-workers and entrepreneurs an office-away-from-the-office complete with free WiFi, the best brews in town, and tasty treats to nibble on as you type or Skype. We have rounded up the best picks […]

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out-of-africa

Musings of my Tanzania trip

As a Danish person living in Africa it was probably impossible for the iconic film Out of Africa to fail having an impression on me. Although I was just a wee little thing when the movie was released in the mid 80’s, the scenes of Meryl Streep’s Karen Blixen and her doomed lover Denys Finch Hatton (a […]

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