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Red Hartebeest collides with mountain biker

A jaw dropping YouTube clip was recently circulated like wild fire on all the major news networks and social media platforms. You must have seen it by now – the guy on a mountain bike who gets slammed into by a flying antelope. Click to view clip :  Red Hartebeest collides with biker If we sold mountain …

African Jacana - his long toes allow him to 'walk on water'

Birders vs non-birders on safari

Non-birders on safari Now here is a dilemma. We recently had a couple who all in all had a fantastic safari in Botswana and Kruger except for one recurring problem….They proclaimed to not be very interested in birds, but just as luck would have it, they found themselves on game drives with keen birders, or …

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We’ve been nominated for Travel & Leisure magazine’s A-List Travel Agent awards!

“As long time T&L (Travel & Leisure Magazine) readers and subscribers, we want to tell you about our recent trip to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Namibia, and to nominate our Tour Operator, African Safari Consultants, for your 2012 A-List. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary, and wanted to plan a “trip of a lifetime.”  …

Trip feedback: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Botswana, Vic Falls

Hi Liesl and Jeff, We’re back home reflecting on our trip as John goes through his hundreds of photographs.  We just want to let you know how fantastic our trip was!  From beginning to end all worked out to be all we wanted and more. Our time in Cape Town was excellent — including being …

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Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big …

jackal & vulture 'tidying up' in the Serengeti

The great migration – the gory aftermath

Being in East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks during the annual migration is high up on every animal lover’s wish list. The awesomeness is in the sheer numbers and the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles.  Not everybody is lucky enough to be at the right place at the right …

Family of White Rhinos

World Rhino Day – 22 September 2011

One of the Big 5 – Rhinos on Safari I have done a blog post before on Rhino poaching when it was all looking like it was getting out of control a couple of months ago.  There was a huge outcry and then things looked like they calmed down a bit and some progress was …

My Favorite African Places

That ultimate African destination With Irene causing havoc along the coast of the USA it is a good time to remind you of why you should visit our beautiful continent Africa!  I have also covered some good tips on how to choose your Safari in previous blog posts (so go back and have a look) which just …

How to choose your Safari – Part 2

Choosing the right safari Last week I promised a few more tips on how to choose the right safari.  Last week I covered: 1.  When do you want to go? 2. Winter vs Summer? 3. Malaria Free Safaris? 4. Your budget? With these 4 questions covered we can look at getting a little more specific about your experience. …