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Are you breaking the bank for an African safari?

Travelling to Africa? Be ready to cough up hard earned savings, work over time or admit to the possibility that you may have to sell a kidney to pay for the vacation. In reality, it can actually be done quite cost effectively, on a low budget that still provides all the magical memories that Africa has to offer.

Travel from USA to Tanzania with ease

Travelink will now operate an International Air Desk focused on supporting clients of Zara Tours from the United States and Canada booking flights to and from Tanzania, Africa.

Masking up for gorillas

Jacada Travel is raising awareness about wearing face masks when visiting the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda.

Why low season is the best time to visit East Africa

The Travel Industry can be a cruel beast. One month you’re booked solid and can’t find a leopard up a tree without being swarmed by other safari vehicles and the next you’re practically alone in the wide expanse of the Serengeti.

Botswana’s unique approach to tourism

Botswana gained independence in 1966 and the discovery of diamonds came shortly after. However, while diamonds were to be an industry to nurture, the Botswana government looked long term and decided to focus attention on its wildlife and places of natural beauty as well.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The smoke that thunders at the mighty Victoria falls

The mighty Victoria Falls is situated between two countries namely Zimbabwe and Zambia. The local indigenous who speak Tonga, refer to the falls as the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which means; the smoke that thunders.

5 proven ways to do a gorilla safari cheaply

Going on a gorilla safari in Rwanda or Uganda has been proved expensive by travellers, from flights and accommodation to permits and catering, we’re here to help make it a little less expensive for you.

A walking safari in the Kruger with Senalala camp

To truly experience the safari experience it is worthwhile to venture one step further and participate in a walking safari ( defined as an activity where you would have the opportunity to approach dangerous game on foot).

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Covering an area of 28,000 acres Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a private game sanctuary situated just across the road from the vast Tsavo west.

Bushman art in the Drakensberg

The Drakensberg paintings are a special sight to witness. The Cave is Sandstone, a rock custom-built for the purpose. It erodes in a way that produces weatherproof overhangs.