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We’ve been nominated for Travel & Leisure magazine’s A-List Travel Agent awards!

“As long time T&L (Travel & Leisure Magazine) readers and subscribers, we want to tell you about our recent trip to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Namibia, and to nominate our Tour Operator, African Safari Consultants, for your 2012 A-List. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary, and wanted to plan a “trip of a lifetime.”  …

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Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big …

Client Feedback: An Awesome African Safari

African Adventure - South Africa, Zambia & Botswana Some great in depth feedback from clients who have recently traveled with us.  Open, honest & some super footage at the end too.  Enjoy the read and if you need any advice or thoughts on the properties or itinerary they mention please get in touch with us and we …

Sunrise over the Busanga Plains from your luxury safari tent

View of the Week – Sunrise in Busanga Plains

Wilderness Safaris Shumba Camp – Zambia We were chatting in the office this week about Zambia and what a fantasic safari destination it is.  That of course reminded me of my Friday photo of the week and more importantly this week – the View of the Week! My colleague Lise was recounting her time on …

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John & the good work by Project Luangwa – Zambia

Project Luangwa – Mfuwe, Zambia I am often humbled by the newsletters that pop into my inbox as the weeks fly by.  There are many many people doing amazing good out there.  Through these newsletters we are reminded of how easy it is to actually contribute to someone else’s life who’s so less fortunate.  We …

One of the Big 5 - The King of the Savanna

How to choose that African Safari

Tips for choosing the right Safari Vacation We are often asked in this business where the best place to go on safari is.  People ask this without realizing the choice that is out there and without really thinking about what it is they want to get out of the experience.  Everyone is different, and we …

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View of the Week: Islands of Siankaba

I thought I would have a change from the usual Picture of the Week and rotate it with my favorite View of the Week.  I am such a view fanatic!  And for me it is one of the most important things when I look at my accommodation options.  So with very happy clients this week raving about …

Lion Cubs Drinking

Photo of the Week: Lion Cubs

There has been a fair focus on Lions this week with the release of “The Last Lions” movie trailor featuring Ma di Tau. They are also one of the huge reasons people travel to Africa, to see these amazing creatures in their wild, natural habitat.  Part of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino) group …

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.  …