ASC Pic of the Week – Stephen Raffay Photos

This might be the best “Pic of the Week” we’ve had yet!  This week, we have photos from renowned professional wildlife photographer Stephen Raffay.  Stephen is a former (and current) ASC client, using our services to plan his yearly trips to Africa where he captures the beautiful images that you see below.  His portfolio is …

Lionesses Attack a Crocodile in Duba Plains

Don’t mess with lions because it will come back to bite you.  Literally.  An incredible scene unfolded in Botswana’s Duba Plains when a group of three lionesses pounced on a crocodile after the croc attacked one of the pride’s cubs.  Instantly, the protective lionesses sprang into action to deter the angry reptile.  During the brawl, …

The Cape Voted 2nd Best Food/Wine Destination

Tripadvisor recently launched the top food and wine destinations in the world and competition was fierce!  The Cape claimed 2nd place, and topped the likes of Florence, Chicago, San Francisco, Siena and Melbourne. Tripadvisor stated: “South Africa’s most popular tourist destination offers the urban thrills of Cape Town, its adjacent wine country and an aura of the rich …

Americans Plan to Travel in 2011

According to a survey by Trip Advisor, Americans are resolving to travel more this year than last.  The survey stated that travelers were planning to visit long haul destinations, and were prepared to spend more on a vacation trip compared to 2010. This is good news for the tourism industry, but potential travelers will need to secure reservations at …

Meet the ASC Team – Edward

Edward fell in love with Africa from a very young age.  In fact, from birth.  Born and raised in Cape Town, he moved to Virginia during elementary school.  With a Swedish father, American mother, and family spread across the globe, travel was an integral part of Edward’s life from a young age, and he grew …

Condé Nast Loves Botswana

Botswana once again secured it’s place as Africa’s hidden gem, landing nine properties on Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted Gold List.  While Botswana might not be the first country that most think of when the start the safari-planning process, the Gold List’s choice solidified Botswana as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.  The Gold List includes …