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Q&A With Sir David Attenborough for BBC Africa

On Wednesday this week, the legendary British broadcaster and conservationist Sir David Attenborough hosted a brief question and answer round on BBC Africa’s Twitter and Facebook platforms in promotion of his new series entitled ‘Africa’. The series, Attenborough’s last of such magnitude, examines six distinct ecological zones on the continent:  The Kalahari; The Savannah; The Congo; The …

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ASC Scholarship Follow Up: Mandi Tembo

Around this time last year, ASC offered $500.00 in financial assistance to an American student studying abroad in Africa as part of our continued commitment to CSI (see here). Applicants had to be involved in either an environmental conservation or community upliftment program in order to qualify, and submitted their CVs along with their letters of motivation for consideration …

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African Safari Consultants Team Profile: Liesl Mathews

In the second part of our exclusive Q&A series with the team behind African Safari Consultants, we speak to Cape Town based partner Liesl Mathews about eggs benedict, where to go with your kids, the perfect holiday snap and much (more) more… For part one of our series, where we speak to Jeff Ward, click …

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ASC at The New York Times Travel Show [free passes up for grabs]

This weekend, the 18th-20th of January, African Safari Consultants will be based at the Botswana Tourism stand for the duration of The New York Times Travel Show. Represented by our Safari Guru Jeff, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about a future trip to Africa, to offer travel expert travel advice, or just to …

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African Safari Consultants Team Profile: Jeff Ward

With this, the first in a new series of posts, we’ll be chatting to the faces behind African Safari Consultants and asking them about their favorite destinations, how they got into the industry and much (much) more. First up we speak to Mr Jeff Ward, managing partner of the New York office. 1) Where are you from? …

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ASC Plants Trees with Greenpop

At African Safari Consultants, we all have a major passion for nature and the environment. We believe that our beautiful surroundings should be preserved for future generations to enjoy, so we often join forces with like-minded individuals or organisations with this common purpose. Greenpop is just such an organisation… Founded in 2010, Greenpop has now successfully planted over 17000 …

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Scientific Stories from Sabi Sands

Most of African Safari Consultant’s clients get to see and experience the Sabi Sands Wildtuin (Sabi Sand Game Reserve) as one of the most amazing natural wonders they have ever perceived. With its lush, bushy vegetation, the incredible amount of wildlife, and the probability of actually running into these animals within their natural habitat, the …

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What To Expect on a Sundowner Drive

So you and your loved one have signed up for the Sundowner game drive, a well-loved African safari experience that all your friends back home have called an absolute ‘must-do’. You’ve packed your warm jacket and beanie, the camera has fresh batteries and your ears and eyes are keenly tuned… After setting off on the …

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Mums the Word: Matriarchs in African Animal Society

History is dotted throughout by the influence of powerful women. Women who left an indelible mark on the world in their respective field – be it science, religion, humanitarianism or sport – and bettered the lives of those around them. But it’s not just the human species who have bared witness to the strength of …

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Cape Town Weekend Getaway Sweepstakes

African Safari Consultants is proud to present another fantastic sweepstakes  - the Cape Town Weekend Getaway!  After hosting such a hugely successful first sweepstakes, we thought that we’d show our appreciation by putting together a little something special as a way of thanking our loyal fans (both new and existing) and clients alike. To do …