An unprovoked attack by an Elephant

Not so long ago I wrote about an incident where a Lion attacked a guest on a Walk in Victoria Falls.  My main concern was that these are wild animals, we are in their territory and are WE not putting ourselves at risk, despite all the safety precautions, if something does go wrong?  It is our …

Photo of the Week – Lion Kill

With the beginnings of the annual migration in East Africa taking shape this week I thought I would include an image of a lion with a kill.  This photo was taken recently by one of my colleagues, Liesl in the Masai Mara.  The migration has a massive predator following – there is no shortage of food for these big …

Anyone for the Sardine run?

South Africa is one of those amazing destinations when it doesn’t matter what time of the year you are visiting, there is always something to see!  The various climatic zones between all the provinces means you have a wide choice of destinations, whenever you wish to travel. Although June is winter in the southern hemisphere (hence the 1st of June …

Neil’s close Encounter with Gorillas

One of my colleagues Neil recently attended a friend’s wedding in Rwanda (how is that for something different!).  So while he was there, trekking with the endangered mountain Gorillas was a highlight that he could’t miss.  I sat down with him once he was back and asked him a few questions that I thought would …

Why visit the Mountain Gorilla?

With Gorilla permits in Uganda being reduced for the low season (October, November, March & April) to $350 per permit rather than the usual $500 per permit, l thought I would tell you a bit about these wonderful animals and what it is actually like to see them, in the wild within touching distance!  One …

Staff Review: Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa

I have just travelled to Mozambique on the back of a trip to South Africa to check out some lodges and resorts. All in all it was a fab time, learning lots about Rani Resorts as well as looking at current travel logistics in Mozambique and how best to include the country into our itineraries.  …

Forward thinking in Rwanda

Rwanda has been in the news for various reasons over the past couple of decades – most famously for the mid 1990’s genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, where it is estimated that 1,000,000 people lost their lives.  For such a tiny land locked country in the middle of Africa, with such an emotional …

Photo of the Week – The Mighty Drakensberg Mountains

Having just traveled through Kwa-Zulu Natal I thought it appropriate to share a little information about one of the amazing sights in this green province of South Africa.   The Drakensberg Mountains stretch for 1,000km across South Africa and also border Lesotho.    South Africa’s highest mountain is also found in this range at 3,482 meters high …

Kwa-Zulu Natal Road Trip – Part 2

I decided on the scenic Midlands Meander instead of the national motorway when making my way towards the Southern Drakensberg.  The R103 is just that – a meander.  I started in Hilton which is just a slipway off the national motorway.  Hilton is a gorgeous town that is well known in South Africa for its …