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Video: Dare-devil twins take on Devil’s Pool

The Devils Pool at Victoria Fall should be the new idiom for the saying “Between a rock and a hard place” because that, in a very literal and figurative sense, my twin sister and I discovered, is how it is.

The highest density of lions in Africa?

Latest research just published shows that 2 of the places with the highest density of lions in Africa are Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Maasai Mara eco-system in Kenya.

How to find the best car rental company

Planning for a vacation or business trip, car renting is one of the thing one has to make a keen eye on. One has to make the best choice of a car rental company to make his/her voyage a convenient and comfortable one.

An unconventional Valentine’s for the traveller

For those who love travel and love a traveller, Valentine’s day may be your lucky charm. It’s a chance to go somewhere unconventional, yet blissfully romantic, while ticking off the holiday of your dreams.

A day at the Office at Jacis Lodge in Madikwe

Four o’clock and the alarms sets off… it is still pitch dark and in the distance I can hear the two male lions we saw last night roaring. As I go to pick up my rifle from the safe at the Rangers’ Room, I bump into the only other creatures that are awake, my colleagues.

A night safari in a private Conservancy at Mara Bushtops

The rich wildlife of the Maasi Mara has always enchanted visitors. During the day gazelles, ostriches, zebras, buffalos, giraffes and elephants are the stars of the show. But after dark, the fauna changes completely. It is the time of hunting lions, leopards and hyenas

48 hours in Arusha

Arusha is a city of surprises. A melting-pot for people of different heritages, this city of nearly half a million people is more laid back than busy Dar es Salaam but much more sparky than chilled-out Moshi.

What to expect on a mobile safari in Botswana

From your tent listen to the heart stopping roar of lions in the distance, the splashing and trudging of a hippo on the waters edge or the humorous whooping of hyenas late in to the night, and you will feel a closeness to nature like never before.

The Beat of the African Drum

Life in the African bush follows the rising and setting sun; the flora and fauna change with from winter to summer, whilst the warm welcome by the Shenton Safaris Family in our camps always remains as steady as the beat of the African drum

White river rafting down the rapids of the Zambezi

I’d heard a lot about white water rafting before my stay in Zambia, everyone I talked to raved about it and the one thing they were always sure to mention was how terrifying it was – awesome, but scary!

What to look forward to on safari in 2017

After 2016 is done and dusted, where will you travel to? What wonderful memories will you create, together with friends & family? 2017 promises to be a great year, both for the wildlife enthusiast as well the beach bum, and for you, we have put together our top picks for 2017.

From time beyond, the Baobabs on Chole

Baobabs stand tall and unchallenged on the East coast islands in the Indian Ocean, thriving singly and in groves. All ages, shapes and sizes of this magnificent tree flourish. There are more than 100 trees on 2.2 sq. km island of Chole, only 2m above sea level.

Let’s explore Zambia

In recent years Zambia has gained a reputation as one of Africa’s most exciting and inspiring tourist destinations. It is a country that is blessed with wide open spaces, dramatic vistas, spectacular waterways, abundant wildlife, and stylish accommodations.

The perfect bush and beach break

Fly with Airlink to Nelspruit or to Skukuza, in the heart of Kruger National Park. Then connect onwards to magical Mozambique – creating the perfect Bush and Beach break!

Wildlife welcome the rains in Majete

At this time of year in Africa, season greetings do not come dressed in cold weather and snowfall like we see on the scenes of Christmas cards. Rather the season greets us with hot summer days and the welcome onset of rain.

96 hours in Zanzibar

The name Zanzibar evokes images of mysterious alleyways, fragrant spices and bui bui clad women with beautifully hennaed hands and feet

What can guests expect from a safari visit to Cheetah Plains?

What do folks actually pay for when they come to Cheetah Plains?

Is it just the soft down-feather duvets; a steaming mug of fabulous filter coffee; a zesty gin and tonic on safari; a lion’s portion of deliciously prepared dinner and a tick-off on the Big Five checklist?

Dining under the stars at Cheetah Plains Camp

Scorpius has disappeared over the Western horizon and the awe inspiring ‘hunter of the sky’, Orion, has taken over. Orion brings with him both his dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor.

Why gorilla trekking permits are expensive

Currently, Rwanda gorilla permit is sold at US$750, Uganda at US$600 and in Democratic Republic of Congo at US$ 400 each. Some scholars ask why that is too much spending on gorilla trekking.

Eco-friendly safaris in Kenya: 5 must-haves for the 50+ traveller

If you could go on just one more trip in your lifetime, what would you do? Trek the Himalayas? Dive the Great Barrier Reef? Walk the Great Wall of China? You might be surprised to learn that African safaris are rapidly becoming the ultimate bucket-list adventure for the 50+ crowd.

Home of the great fish eagle, “Nkwazi”

Nestled in the remote parts of Mozambique on lake Niassa shores is Nkwichi lodge, and home of the great Nkwazi, Fish eagle. Having a chalet named of the great majestic bird is not only Nkwichi lodge’s passing mention of the existence of the fish eagle but an appreciation of the great bird and its very welcome presence in the area.

Highlights of a safari experience in Uganda

Crowned the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill in 1907, Uganda is renown for its beautiful landscapes, abundant flora and fauna, the 1057 bird species that make up 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the World`s bird species and a diversity of over 56 tribal cultures that combine to make Uganda a unique and bucket list destination

The Rain has arrived in South Luangwa

With the year fast drawing to a close, comes the onset of the summer rains in Zambia. The migrant birds return, and bush begins to sprout with new life and bursts into vivid green. This heralds the start of the Emerald Season.