big 5

A story about the Cheetah – a Safari highlight

The beautiful Cheetah A newsletter popped into my inbox yesterday from a lodge in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa.  At the bottom they added some really interesting facts about Cheetahs which I didn’t know.  So I thought I would do a little research and see what else I could learn for myself. Here …

One of the Big 5 - The King of the Savanna

How to choose that African Safari

Tips for choosing the right Safari Vacation We are often asked in this business where the best place to go on safari is.  People ask this without realizing the choice that is out there and without really thinking about what it is they want to get out of the experience.  Everyone is different, and we …

Client Feedback: July, 2011

Safari Feedback We’ve had some travellers recently – clients who underwent intense pressure just to get to African shores due to the disruption from the volcanic ash – so thought we would share some of their feedback with you: Dear Liesl and Jeff: Since Saturday we are back in Lima, but, though we are very happy to …

The action of the migration

Photo of the Week: Wildebeest Migration First Hand

A reminder that the migration is in full swing at the moment in East Africa.  We received an update this week from one of our partners Asilia who operate luxury camps in the area.  Have a read as to what they are currently seeing: “This week has been fantastic as we had a chance to …

View looking out over the gardens and river

On your way to the Kruger Park?

Stop over at Hippo Hollow before your Safari One of the best things about work in the tourism industry in Africa is that we have the opportunity to see many, if not most, of the places we recommend daily for clients.  This gives us a huge advantage as we are able to create perfect vacations for our clients. …

We need to protect and preserve!

Can we do more for our wildlife?

Wildlife news and conservation stories are hot in the press at the moment.  With the recent  exposure of a Rhino poaching syndicate; the talk of Elephant hunting in East Africa; the sad poisoning of the Hoaruseb pride of Lions in Namibia; the burning of illegal Ivory by Kenya’s President with a street value of $100 …

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Photo of the Week – Elephants in Amboseli

This series of photos was taken in Amboseli Reserve by Liesl who has recently been on a safari trip to Kenya.  Such fabulous shots of the herd going by and the huge male following in the distance – one of the greatest of the Big 5! Did you know that like humans are typically right or left handed, …

Sunset on Safari

Photo of the Week: Sunset on Safari

  I am so thrilled – I am up in the highveld again and about to head off on Safari.  It has been a while since I have been and it always evokes a sense of excitement.  No safari is ever the same, you never know what you are going to come across in the …

Lion Cubs Drinking

Photo of the Week: Lion Cubs

There has been a fair focus on Lions this week with the release of “The Last Lions” movie trailor featuring Ma di Tau. They are also one of the huge reasons people travel to Africa, to see these amazing creatures in their wild, natural habitat.  Part of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino) group …

Feedback from Clients

We have received some great feedback from a few clients that have recently traveled with us.  It’s often something that is quite hard to get as clients are so busy catching up with life once they return from their vacations that they don’t have a chance to send through their thoughts.  So, when we do …