Africa

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Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela

The City of Cape Town has recently installed a popup tribute to the iconic Mr Nelson Mandela – South Africa’s first democratically elected President – honouring the former statesman and his longtime affiliation with the city. Situated in Cape Town’s Civic Centre, the exhibition is hugely informative whilst still being visually appealing and inspirational. Containing …

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Nick Brandt: Africa’s Black and White Photography Master

  The beautiful continent of Africa has been in our hearts since day one. With an unmatched passion and enthusiasm for her wildlife and natural environment, Africa became our primary focus and we set about on our path to promote the continent to all those we encountered. Nick Brandt, a London based wildlife photographer, shares …

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Gorongosa National Park: The Return to Glory

The Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique is a remarkable success story for African wildlife conservation. Lying at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley – an active continental rift zone – the park covers some 1500 square miles of grasslands, savannahs and dry forests. The Gorongosa National Park once supported one of …

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Top 5 Lodges for a South African Wine Safari

Renowned global wine authority, Wine Spectator, features South Africa in their July 2013 issue and we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve long said that South African wines are amongst the very best in the world, with the country producing wines of equal or greater quality as established producers such as the United States, Australia and …

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Rand hits new low against the Dollar: 5 Great South African Safari Specials to Take Advantage

With the South African Rand currently at a four year low against the US Dollar, there has never been a better time for Americans to visit the beautiful country of South Africa. With some of the best game viewing in the world and some of the finest, most luxurious safari lodges and camps, the Rainbow …

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The Landmark Foundation

A week or so ago, we at African Safari Consultants (ASC) were fortunate enough to chat with Dr Bool Smuts of the Landmark Foundation – a South African NGO dedicated to building South Africa’s conservation economy so that it’s natural landscapes can be more effectively conserved.  The paragraphs that follow are from notes made during …

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Tinga Tinyeleti Tree House Lodge

The new Tinga Tinyeleti Tree House lodge offers the chance to rekindle our ancient love affair with trees, in an ultra luxurious setting overlooking the pristine wilderness of the Tinga private concession. Ever since childhood days of tree houses and tire swings, trees have always held a special place in our hearts – many an …

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Safari Icons: Dereck and Beverly Joubert

In this instalment of our Safari Icons series, we take a look at the world-renowned Husband and Wife conservationist/photographic team – Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Veterans of the industry, with over 25 years experience, the Jouberts were recently honoured with their appointment as National Geographic Society’s “Explorers in Residence”. Having worked in some of Africa’s most remote …