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Photo of the Week – Wild Dogs in Madikwe

We are privileged to have this image from Stephen Raffay along with the beautiful Zebra images that we posted earlier this week on our Facebook page.  Stephen is an avid wildlife photographer and has captured some awesome wildlife moments. This particular pack of Wild Dogs were tracked from just outside Tau Camp in the Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve …

A Winter Highlight – Whale Watching in South Africa

I continue with the theme of winter wildlife viewing off South Africa’s shores.  So I have to mention one of the biggest seasons that we have in the Cape – the Whale Watching season.  Whale watching has been so well promoted over the last few years in South Africa, that we actually have visitors coming …

An unprovoked attack by an Elephant

Not so long ago I wrote about an incident where a Lion attacked a guest on a Walk in Victoria Falls.  My main concern was that these are wild animals, we are in their territory and are WE not putting ourselves at risk, despite all the safety precautions, if something does go wrong?  It is our …

Why visit the Mountain Gorilla?

With Gorilla permits in Uganda being reduced for the low season (October, November, March & April) to $350 per permit rather than the usual $500 per permit, l thought I would tell you a bit about these wonderful animals and what it is actually like to see them, in the wild within touching distance!  One …

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.  …

ASC Pic of the Week – Baby Safari

Another adorable African Safari Consultants photo of the week, this time coming from Aquila Private Game Reserve.  The photo, taken by Sheena Findlay, is of the cutest little safari hunter we’ve seen in a while!  Annabelle, our adorable young safari model, looks back at the camera calmly while a couple of elephants amble by in …

Walking Safari Special at New Zambian Luxury Walking Safari Camp

Sanctuary Zebra Plains Camp is opening June 1st, 2011! Book now for this ultimate walking safari experience in Zambia’s remote South Luangwa National Park.  This is the ultimate exclusive bush adventure by foot, without forsaking personalized service or comfort.  Here is a chance to be guided by one of the most respected and long serving guides …

Zambia’s Chichele Presidential Lodge Reopening Special

The newly rennovated Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge is opening again on February 1st. In celebration, they have put together a special opening offer that combines a stay in a historic safari lodge with the epic game viewing that the South Luangwa in Zambia is so known for.  The old roof structure was replaced, but the original …

Tanda Tula’s Overnight Walking Safari

Tanda Tula Safari Camp is the first in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to offer overnight walking safaris, an incredibly unique experience. Itineraries are individually tailored to suit guests’ requirements.  A 4 night package is generally recommended, with 2 nights at the base Tanda Tula Safari Camp and 2 nights in the bush at the remote Machaton Hide.  All the …