News and Blogs

News and Blogs

Mary explores the Western Cape – May 2016

   For most people, when they are thinking about a first trip to South Africa there is almost a wish list of places to visit and things to see to do; take in the views from the of Table Mountain,... Read More

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Rob travels through the Kgalagadi and Namib deserts – November 2015

  The Kalahari and Namib Deserts are fascinating areas which between them cover a huge swathe of south-west Africa. My trip was beginning in Upington in the northern Cape of South Africa, and would... Read More

Michele travels to Malawi – November, 2015

  I decided to combine some of my annual leave with a work trip and, joined by my husband Garry, spent just under two weeks exploring some of Malawi’s highlights. Our work trips are often rather... Read More

Michele returns to Zimbabwe – September, 2015

  You can imagine my elation when it was decided that it was time for me to do an educational to Zimbabwe – my beloved home! Having worked at Safari Consultants for over thirteen years, I longed... Read More

Mary travels through northern South Africa and into Mashatu – October, 2015

  For me, self-driving in South Africa is a joy; courteous drivers, well sign posted routes and long empty stretches of road through breathtaking scenery. It allows you to combine contrasting areas... Read More

"Tigers" return to the Great Karoo courtesy of Samara

  ‘Have you heard about the fight with the “tiger” at Apies Kloof?’ was the question repeatedly asked at the Stock Fair this morning. And indeed the story is one of the most sensational which... Read More

Rob visits Victoria Falls, Zambezi and Hwange national parks – June, 2015

  In the late 1990’s Zimbabwe was booming as a tourist destination and Victoria Falls and Hwange were key components in almost any safari itinerary. In late 2013 I visited Mana Pools and Matusadona,... Read More

Rob getting up close and personal with Africa's wildlife

  Can you get too close to Africa’s dangerous wildlife? On a recent trip to Botswana I enjoyed two wonderful wildlife encounters that had me almost within touching distance of two of Africa’s... Read More

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Rob into the wilderness of Botswana – April 2015

  As I set off once again into the wilds of Botswana, I pondered on why I am still so enthusiastic to explore this patch of wild Africa. I quickly realised the answer was simple. Botswana offers what... Read More

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Volcanoes Safaris – Working with Local Communities in Uganda and Rwanda

  The idyllic Virunga Lodge in Rwanda is situated high on a ridge with stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and the twin lakes Bulera and Ruhondo. It is a popular destination for tourists... Read More

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