John the shy 5 year old

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 …

A story about the Cheetah – a Safari highlight

The beautiful Cheetah A newsletter popped into my inbox yesterday from a lodge in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa.  At the bottom they added some really interesting facts about Cheetahs which I didn’t know.  So I thought I would do a little research and see what else I could learn for myself. Here …

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 …

Your private piece of river front on the Zambezi River

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 …

Client Feedback: July, 2011

Safari Feedback We’ve had some travellers recently – clients who underwent intense pressure just to get to African shores due to the disruption from the volcanic ash – so thought we would share some of their feedback with you: Dear Liesl and Jeff: Since Saturday we are back in Lima, but, though we are very happy to …

The famine in Somalia – an African crisis

Somalian Crisis We sometimes forget how lucky we are.  How much we have and how much we actually should be grateful for.  There are people in the world that have so much less, and we just don’t give back often enough.  The famine crisis that has been top of the news for the last couple …

The action of the migration

Photo of the Week: Wildebeest Migration First Hand

A reminder that the migration is in full swing at the moment in East Africa.  We received an update this week from one of our partners Asilia who operate luxury camps in the area.  Have a read as to what they are currently seeing: “This week has been fantastic as we had a chance to …

This is usually what you are looking for

One of Africa’s deadliest mammals – the hippo!

Learn about this African safari icon There was a bit of focus on the Hippo last week – with Lise’s visit to Hippo Hollow and then also finding out about the almost human hippo, Jessica.  I thought it might be worthwhile to delve a bit into these huge animals and see what interesting things I …

Can't believe I am kissing a Hippo!

Photo of the Week: Tame Hippos on Safari

A must before your Safari If you haven’t yet heard the remarkable story of Jessica the Hippo – then you are missing out!  A visit to her sanctuary is a must if you find yourself with some time before your Kruger Safari begins and you are staying in the Hoedspruit area.  Have a look at …