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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.  …

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 …

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 …

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 …