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Drop Everything!

For anyone interested in booking a last-minute African safari – you’re in luck! Andy and Claudia Stewart from Bushtops Camps are reporting an extraordinary event in the Masai Mara and Serengeti Migration – “If you can, stop what you are doing and make a last minute booking to come to the Masai Mara or Serengeti. Why? …

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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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Seven Reasons to visit Tanzania

Beautiful Tanzania is rapidly gaining admirers. Recently featured as one of the top destinations of 2012 by The New York Times, the country is enjoying it’s growing reputation as a country that caters to many different tastes – with a smile. The people are amongst the continent’s friendliest and the fauna and flora amongst it’s most diverse and …

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Tanzania Tour Diary

Our Safari Honcho, Jeff Ward, recently spent a week exploring the beautiful country of Tanzania. The below are excerpts of his trip as he recounts his amazing experiences… Day 1:   I arrive at the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha after a long spell of travelling. It’s the perfect spot for a one night pre …

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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 …

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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 …

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We love our client feedback!

We have stressed this before but it is super when we get feedback from our clients.  It really helps us to know that the trips we put together have been properly tailored to their best interests.  Have a read below for some feedback on our services and also some great feedback on particular camps too. …

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 …