Botswana

Traveling with Children to Africa

With the midyear break looming many people have their vacations planned and will soon be gathering the family together for the annual summer break.  The other day I found an app that you download that helps you pack for your vacation!  I thought to myself “wow, we really don’t have to think about much these …

The Hatted Hippo

Photo of the Week – an old favorite!

I was reminded of this special photo today as it popped into my inbox.  I didn’t actually know the origin of the photo until I read the newsletter (thanks to The Safari Book).  Here is a quick summary of where it came from: This fabulous image has been around since 1979 and was taken by Paul Dutton.  …

ASC Pic of the Week – Baby Cheetah

Keeping with the current theme of adorable pictures of the week, this week we’re bringing you one of the cutest shots of a ferocious predator that I’ve ever seen.  This week’s photo, taken by former African Safaris Consultant client John Pickford, shows a young cheetah growling in the grass near Chief’s Island in the Okavango …

Safari Cap Rounds the World

We hear from our clients all the time just how much they enjoyed their safari trips; for some, the magic that they experienced changed their lives.  Bobbi, a former client from California, had exactly that experience.  Bobbi’s daughter Stefanie had been to Africa twice, and loved it both times.  She had a dream of going …

The Last Lions Premier

A new National Geographic documentary, “The Last Lions,” is set for release at theaters across the United States this weekend.  Jeff and I were lucky enough to snag a set of tickets for the opening premier in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow evening, courtesy of the wonderful gang at Wilderness Safaris.  We’re very excited …

Lionesses Attack a Crocodile in Duba Plains

Don’t mess with lions because it will come back to bite you.  Literally.  An incredible scene unfolded in Botswana’s Duba Plains when a group of three lionesses pounced on a crocodile after the croc attacked one of the pride’s cubs.  Instantly, the protective lionesses sprang into action to deter the angry reptile.  During the brawl, …

Condé Nast Loves Botswana

Botswana once again secured it’s place as Africa’s hidden gem, landing nine properties on Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted Gold List.  While Botswana might not be the first country that most think of when the start the safari-planning process, the Gold List’s choice solidified Botswana as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.  The Gold List includes …

Meet the ASC Team – Jeff

Jeff is a twenty-year veteran of the travel industry. He began his travel career at the age of 8, memorizing seating configurations on the newly launched 747′s and creating a fantasy airline (NorthWard Air), complete with schedules, route maps and fleet plans. He went on to book all of his family’s holidays, college friends’ years abroad, …

Meet the ASC Team – Liesl

Before discovering the wonderful world of travel, Liesl worked extensively in the event planning industry where she learned how to get things done in a pressure-filled environment.  Seeing the pivotal role  and bright future that tourism had in South Africa, Liesl decided to launch her own travel company.  It grew, merged, and is now a thriving …