King of Another Kind – The NEW Mara Plains Camp

The Masai Mara is well known for its astounding wildlife numbers and one of the highest densities of predators in the world. But as of July this year, it is also home to the new Mara Plains Camp, Great Plains Conservation’s latest in bespoke safari experiences.  Emulating the style and community of its Botswana camp, …

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UNESCO Designates Lewa Wildlife Conservancy a World Heritage Site

Lovers of African safari tours will be happy to hear that the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the adjacent Ngare Ndare Forest have recently been designated as an extension of the Mount Kenya World Heritage Site – an ecologically important and beautifully preserved site. “UNESCO’s decision recognises Lewa’s and Ngare Ndare’s steadfast commitment to conservation and …

Official Yellow Fever Card Update

A message to those planning a Kenya Safari, from the Kenya Ministry of Health: After a confusing statement about Yellow Fever regulations in Kenya was issued by ATTA on 16th July followed by many worried emails, we feel it is important to share with you the latest official statement from the Kenya Ministry of Health: Only passengers …

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Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela

The City of Cape Town has recently installed a popup tribute to the iconic Mr Nelson Mandela – South Africa’s first democratically elected President – honouring the former statesman and his longtime affiliation with the city. Situated in Cape Town’s Civic Centre, the exhibition is hugely informative whilst still being visually appealing and inspirational. Containing …

African Safari Consultants Presents: The Serengeti

For those interested in an East African Safari, the Serengeti is one of the most iconic destinations in the region. Its endless plains provide an excellent landscape for year-round game viewing, and also sets the stage for one of the natural wonders of the world – the famous wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebra …

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The Migration has Arrived at Singita Lamai!

The progress of this year’s wildebeest migration in Tanzania has been closely tracked by the staff at Singita. Moving through much of the Serengeti just last month, the herds have been surrounding many of their lodges and camps lately, and have now reached Lamai. photo credit: Singita As you can see from this amazing photograph, there …

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Nick Brandt: Africa’s Black and White Photography Master

  The beautiful continent of Africa has been in our hearts since day one. With an unmatched passion and enthusiasm for her wildlife and natural environment, Africa became our primary focus and we set about on our path to promote the continent to all those we encountered. Nick Brandt, a London based wildlife photographer, shares …

Leopard Feeds on Impala in Crocodile’s Mouth

Leopards are not usually the pushy types – leaving that sort of things to the more brutish lions – but this young male spotted in Zambia recently seems to have a little more nerve than most. Filmed by lucky safari goers at Mfuwe Lodge in the South Luangwa, this leopard begins feeding on an impala …

The Great Masai Mara Migration Has Begun!

It is now peak African Safari season – the annual Wildebeest Migration at the Masai Mara is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa. Each July, around 1.3 million Wildebeest gather in the Serengeti to calve. They slowly mass into a huge single herd, until the dry season withers their …

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Elephant Calf ‘Charges’ Car

There are few things cuter in this world than an elephant calf. With their oversized ears, clumsy demeanour and awkward trunk movements, they’ve yet to come to grips with just how to use their powerfully built frame. Usually never more than a few metres from their mother or siblings, they live a sheltered life until …