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 Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed.
Nicole confided in the Cheetah Plains team that her mom had decided to buy her a ‘safari clothing’ kit to combat all the bugs found in Africa.
A few of the fun and exciting activities that await your kids at Ant’s. So, parents, let’s make 2017 the year of adventures! Get in touch with us to start planning your family safari.
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.
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.
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.
It was decided to start via South Africa with a rental car and travel along the N14 motorway towards a small town called Upington
So exalted David Livingstone, having climbed up what is likely the Muchinga Escarpment of the Luangwa Valley of Zambia in 1866 and seeing the magnificence of the miombo woodland stretched out before his eyes.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thousands of people have climbed Kilimanjaro safely and successfully, but even the mildest route is fraught with difficulty.
A new year has arrived and we’re sure you’ll all agree that in anticipation of the trials and tribulations that 2017 could bring, our thoughts are already turning to that holiday reprieve.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
5 things that made a stay at Le Prince Maurice truly memorable and will definitely see this blogger returning again and again.
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!
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.
A comprehensive guide to packing your bags for a family safari holiday.
Single, married, widowed, young, old, mothers, professionals; more and more women are choosing to ditch the dudes and embrace the sisterhood that comes with travelling in women-only groups.
Experience Africa through your own eyes and create your own memories that will guarantee your return to take on perhaps that legendary David Livingston route through Southern Africa.
Home to some of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas in the world, Botswana is a self-drivers haven.
Packing for any vacation is a challenge, but it’s even tougher when you’re off on a camping safari to the Serengeti. So here’s a list of must-packs so that you know what you can ditch.
The name Zanzibar evokes images of mysterious alleyways, fragrant spices and bui bui clad women with beautifully hennaed hands and feet
One of the important things any responsible traveler should know before going on safari is to understand where their money goes and whether it will reach the local communities!
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?
Travelling alone can be a slightly daunting prospect, knowing that you are going all the way to a remote location on your own, with little knowledge of the people or country itself.
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.
November 2016 saw Botswana Trade & Tourism Expo celebrate its 4th year. Year on year the show has grown in popularity and success, this year welcoming over 130 international tour operators to Kasane with increased support from a staggering amount of sponsors.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the ‘Rooftop of Africa’ at 5895 m, is arguably one of the biggest attractions in Africa, in which there is always a special recognition for those who take the liberty and risk to experience it in their lifetime.
Self-drive tours are becoming very popular in Uganda, and car rental companies are mushrooming in Kampala and other towns like Entebbe, Mbarara, Kabale and Jinja among others.
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.
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.
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.
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
A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.
Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle
Car hire fees vary from country to country. There are so many car rental agencies in Uganda on the internet that offer good services at different prices depending on the type of car, model, Purpose and duration of your trip.
Planning your upcoming wedding celebrations? Don’t settle for a hotel or marquee close to home – we think a much better (and more romantic) idea is to join us here in the African bush and get married in the awe-inspiring Masai Ma
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.
Reminiscing about my family vacation in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe this past summer and all the wonderful adventures had.