Female Elephants Rescue A Drowning Calf

We came across this Youtube clip the other day and had to share it –  it really demonstrates just how tight knit a community an elephant herd is. While going for a refreshing drink with her family, a calf loses her footing on the muddy banks and falls in the dam. Quick to react, her …

Adrenaline Activities in Victoria Falls

Aside from being the perfect destination for a family safari or a honeymoon safari, Victoria Falls also offers plenty to the adrenaline junkie keen on some adventure. Whether you’re frothing for some foam in the white water rapids of the mighty Zambezi, or fancy a helicopter flip above the falls, Victoria Falls and Livingstone have …

Devils Pool

The famous Devils Pool is a natural rock pool that lies right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls. The pool is accessible only during the dry season (usually September to January) and offers visitors a unique, thrilling opportunity to swim in the mighty Zambezi river just metres from the 100m/300ft drop! Accessible from …

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The Breathtaking Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls – or ‘Vic Falls’ as they’re affectionately known – are one of the most instantly recognisable landmarks in Africa. Named Mosi-oa-Tunya (‘The Smoke that Thunders’) by locals from the area, the falls first came into Western prominence when discovered by Sir David Livingstone in November 1855 – who named them after the British Monarch …

The Desert Elephants of Namibia

In Namibia there live elephants who have uniquely adapted to the harsh terrain –  desert elephants of Damaraland. Though not technically a subspecies of elephant – although debate continues in the Scientific community – the desert dwelling herds have adapted remarkably well to their environment. Living along the annually flooding rivers in north-west Namibia, the …

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The Landmark Foundation

A week or so ago, we at African Safari Consultants (ASC) were fortunate enough to chat with Dr Bool Smuts of the Landmark Foundation – a South African NGO dedicated to building South Africa’s conservation economy so that it’s natural landscapes can be more effectively conserved.  The paragraphs that follow are from notes made during …

The Top 6 Destinations to see Elephants in Africa

Whether you’re on a family holiday, honeymoon, photographic safari or just travelling solo, an elephant safari is always a worthwhile experience. The gentle giants of Africa enhance every trip to the continent and are always highly enjoyed sightings amongst both locals and tourists alike. But where are the best places to see elephants in Africa …

Elephant Safaris encapsulate the spirit of Africa

Few animals encapsulate the spirit of Africa quite like the African Elephant, so an elephant safari is a truly unforgettable experience.  The largest land mammal in the world, an elephant herd consists of the female members of a family line and their young.  Lead by the eldest of the bunch – the matriarch - the males of …

How to Dress on Safari

For the safari you definitely need a warm jacket, scarf and knitted hat. The wind factor on the morning drive must be taken in to account. You will be given blankets as well by the lodge, but dress warmly in layers so you can take clothes off as it gets warmer. A jacket with some …