Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Harriet Nimmo, September 18, 2018 Categories: South Africa, Travel Tips
South Africa is blessed with a wonderful variety of game reserves, wildlife, spectacular scenery and lodge options from five-star luxury to rustic simplicity. This list of the best safari lodges in South Africa features a selection of my favourite lodges in diverse locations and with a variety of styles...
Best Places for Golden Monkey Tracking

Best Places for Golden Monkey Tracking

After a couple of hours of relentless marching up and down slippery, muddy jungle slopes during our golden monkey trekking, we finally got our first glimpse of the creature we’d been zig-zagging through the forest in search of. At first it was just a red-gold blur of movement through the trees, but as the monkeys grew...
Top 10 Best Things to See and Do in Botswana

Top 10 Best Things to See and Do in Botswana

Heather Richardson, August 21, 2018 Categories: Botswana, Travel Tips
One of the most popular safari destinations in Africa, Botswana is an enormous, sparsely populated country with vast areas of protected wilderness, a rich variety of wildlife, and an ancient history and culture. There are numerous things to see and do in Botswana, from the classic safari experience to...
African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants, one of only a handful of keystone species (animals who have a substantial and unique influence over their ecosystem and are considered vital to its health), are remarkable creatures with the innate ability to alter their surrounding environment. They play a unique role in the way an ecosystem...
The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

A wistful smile erupted across the face of Veronica Vecellio, “When I watch them move about the forest, just living their life and performing their natural behaviour, it still gives me goose bumps. Even after all the years I’ve been working with them...
10 Okavango Delta Facts You Didn't Know About

10 Okavango Delta Facts You Didn't Know About

Heather Richardson, July 31, 2018 Categories: Botswana, Travel Tips
Where to See Elephants in Africa - The Top 5 Best Safari Destinations to See Elephants

Where to See Elephants in Africa - The Top 5 Best Safari Destinations to See Elephants

Elephants are perhaps the most fascinating African mammals to watch on safari. They are so intelligent, sociable, dextrous and communicative – you can watch them all day, and never get bored. In general the best time to travel to Africa to see elephants...
10 Interesting Kalahari Desert Facts

10 Interesting Kalahari Desert Facts

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa. One of the most interesting Kalahari Desert facts is that it is not a desert in the strictest sense of the word, as it receives too much...
Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Johannesburg

Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Johannesburg

Heather Richardson, July 10, 2018 Categories: Family Safari, South Africa, Travel Tips
From Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, you don’t need to go far to get out into the bush. There are plenty of safari parks and game reserves near Johannesburg, all within a four-hour drive of the city. Day trippers can head to reserves just an hour’s drive away, whilst those looking to spend a few days on safari...
15 African Safari Photography Tips

15 African Safari Photography Tips

For most people, photography is an integral part of an African safari. The wealth of great photographic opportunities is inspiring, but for beginners, it is important to have realistic expectations. The media is saturated with beautiful wildlife images...