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Why I love Kruger

Janine Mare explains why Kruger National Park holds a special place in her heart.

The sounds of the bush

There is something special about the sound of the bush and while utterly indescribable, Janine tries her best to put it into words.

All about AfrikaBurn

Read all about AfrikaBurn – a burgeoning arts festival in the Tankwa Karoo, on the border of the Northern and Western Capes.

Art on safari

A touching moment between a rhino calf and a young giraffe is captured in a painting – reflecting the mood and this moment in Africa.

Water lilies of the Delta

During a walking safari in the Delta we stop to appreciate the magnificent water lilies that litter the Okavango’s waterways.

Respecting the mosquito

The mosquito demands respect when travelling in Africa. Learn more about the deadly mosquito and malaria in this blog.

Mana Pools: Africa’s forgotten paradise

Far removed from any urban landscape, Mana Pools is a creation of nature still pure and splendid, untouched and wild. Mana Pools allows one the rare privilege to travel back in time to an Africa we all wish we knew, an Africa free of human encroachment, an Africa of our dreams.

Make the most of a winter safari

Winters in the African bush are a truly special time. Yes it may be a little chilly during winter, but the incredible game viewing is absolutely worth it and all you need is a warm jacket and a hot beverage to keep you cozy and warm.

A crossing of giants

This blogger recounts a magical experience with elephants in Amboseli National Park.

Makgadikgadi: Fences and wildlife

The plains adjacent to the Boteti River, which flows into the Makgadikgadi salt pans, in Botswana, are home to some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa and conservation tourism is helping to preserve this wild area and its animals.

When water rules the wilderness

The emerald season is the time of year when the Luangwa River rules the wilderness in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. The river swells up with the rains between November and May, and the surrounding area turns into a lively green landscape.

A walk on the wildside

There’s an added dimension of excitement and anticipation when walking through the bush as opposed to embarking on the typical game drive.

My life with leopards safari

Join Fransje van Riel and Graham Cooke on a special safari as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of two leopard cubs in Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley.

People and primates – beyond the bucket list

When Paul Baldwin started planning a safari for him and his wife Sarah to visit Uganda and Rwanda, it was as important to him to spend time visiting local communities as it was to incorporate encounters with the critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The many dunes of Namibia

After five days in the Namib desert of Namibia, a dune is a dune is just another dune – but its really not.

How do South African's like to travel?

An independent survey of 1 000 South Africans was conducted by Avios Group Limited, uncovering some interesting stats into the travel habits of South Africans.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

There is one place that is close to this bloggers heart – the minuscule town of Hluhluwe, tucked away in the heart of Zululand, Kwazulu Natal. Find out four things that you can do in the Hluhluwe area….

10 great things to do and see on the West Coast

Right now is one of the best times of the year to explore South Africa’s West Coast. Reason? Spring in this part of the world comes in dramatic and very colourful fashion with the annual explosion of wildflowers that carpet the landscape in orange, yellow, pink, blue and white. I wrote about my travels in […]

Cruising through colourful Katutura

Day one of Go Big Namibia took us on an exciting whizz-about tour through Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, a vibrant place that is a blend of old and new – long-standing colonial churches built by early German settlers stand amongst bustling modern-day infrastructure. The city is safe to explore on foot, and, if you know […]

5 reasons chicks dig Rhino River Lodge

The alarm goes off. It’s dark. Its 5am. We don’t kick, scream and curse it. Not this time, because that alarm is waking us up to head out on our early game drive. Now that’s a reason worth waking up for on a Saturday morning says Kelly Kidson. The giddy weekend my mom and I […]

10 of the most addictive things about a photo safari

It’s official, I’m completely addicted to photographic safaris!  Why? I recently visited Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve with Nikon Africa Travel and had an incredible experience, certainly the most enjoyable and insightful photographic experience I have yet had in the bush. Here are 10 examples of what makes a photo safari so addictive and why […]