Africa

Staff Review: Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa

I have just travelled to Mozambique on the back of a trip to South Africa to check out some lodges and resorts. All in all it was a fab time, learning lots about Rani Resorts as well as looking at current travel logistics in Mozambique and how best to include the country into our itineraries.  …

Forward thinking in Rwanda

Rwanda has been in the news for various reasons over the past couple of decades – most famously for the mid 1990’s genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, where it is estimated that 1,000,000 people lost their lives.  For such a tiny land locked country in the middle of Africa, with such an emotional …

Photo of the Week – The Mighty Drakensberg Mountains

Having just traveled through Kwa-Zulu Natal I thought it appropriate to share a little information about one of the amazing sights in this green province of South Africa.   The Drakensberg Mountains stretch for 1,000km across South Africa and also border Lesotho.    South Africa’s highest mountain is also found in this range at 3,482 meters high …

Kwa-Zulu Natal Road Trip – Part 2

I decided on the scenic Midlands Meander instead of the national motorway when making my way towards the Southern Drakensberg.  The R103 is just that – a meander.  I started in Hilton which is just a slipway off the national motorway.  Hilton is a gorgeous town that is well known in South Africa for its …

Photographic Safaris at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, owned by Richard Branson, is a dream safari destination. Now amateur photographers can book a special photographic safari at Ulusaba which will be led by professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. Learn how to interpret animal behavior so you can capture some outstanding pictures you’ll treasure forever. A major advantage of this special offer …

Should We Be Walking With Lions?

Very recently, I read an article about a lady who was attacked by a lion cub while on a guided lion walk in Zimbabwe.  It seems to be a completely unprovoked attack; there were other people in the group and all guests were accompanied by professional rangers who interact regularly with these huge cats. The …

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 …