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Africa – where can I go on safari?

It’s been several months since we were able to travel freely and, like me, you are probably itching to get back out on safari. But which countries can you visit? The short answer is ‘not many’. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all international travel, apart from designated safe corridors. There are no African countries that[…]

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elephants on chobe river side, viewed from boat

Back on the Chobe river

It’s been tough not being able to get out on the Chobe river for the past 3 months as 2020 has seen some of the highest water levels in Botswana for many years.So it is not surprising that there’s been great excitement for our friends at Pangolin Photo Safaris as the lockdown starts to ease for local travellers in Botswana[…]

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porini camps, sundowner

Kenya takes positive action

Like make other African countries that depend on revenue from tourism, Kenya has been hit very hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many lodges and camps lying empty in what should be their peak season. Aware that travellers will be looking for both reassurances and incentives to start travelling again, and that they will be competing with other safari destinations,[…]

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Muchenje Safari Lodge, Chobe

Muchenje Safari Lodge are putting new protocols in place as Botswana Government slowly relax the rules and they get ready to welcome guests back . Great news on rate for 2021 as well! The lockdown in Botswana is slowly being relaxed.  Both the Government and Muchenje are being extremely cautious as the safety of guests and staff is paramount. All the[…]

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male lion grimacing

Safari Safety with J&M Safaris

Health and Safety Procedures in relation to COVID-19 at J&M Safaris As we all wait for the time when it is safe for us to start travelling again, Covid-19 has added an extra dimension to our planning. With this in mind all our partners in Africa; lodge and transport operators, are taking steps to ensure that when you do go on[…]

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Viewing elephnat on foot, Hwange NP

The Hwange Specialists

Zimbabwe is one of our best loved destinations and for several years Imvelo Safari Lodges have been one of our most reliable partners there. They are specialists in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest, and their 4 lodges there offer great safari experiences and amazing value for money. Imvelo are committed to sustaining the community and wildlife through this extraordinary season[…]

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Safari Planning .. book now for great deals in 2021

With international travel all but at a standstill and no clear end to the restrictions in sight, most of us have had to rethink the safari travel plans we had booked for 2020.Some of you may have decided that there is no point making plans for your travel until the pandemic has passed and countries have opened up again but[…]

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Sani Pass

Sani Pass .. see it now

Sani Pass The Sani Pass is one of those iconic South African locations that sits on so many people’s wish list but so often remains a wish unfulfilled.It provides the only road link between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, and is the only road crossing the summit of the high Drakensberg.Originally a mule track, it is still a tortuous, hair-raising road today.[…]

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Dining under the baobabs at Tuli

Tuli Game Reserve

Botswana has a well deserved reputation as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, yet there are places that rarely get included in regular safari itineraries and some of them are real gems.One of these hidden gems is Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The Tuli Block is a narrow fringe of land at Botswana’s eastern border wedged between Zimbabwe in the north[…]

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Drive yourself WILD

Drive yourself WILD! Botswana is firmly established as one of Africa’s leading safari destinations but some people are deterred from visiting by the fact that a safari in Botswana can be quite pricey.It doesn’t have to be. In previous posts we’ve looked at ways that you can visit this stunning destination without bankrupting yourself, so now let’s look at what[…]

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Niall McCann in Chizarira NP, Zimbabwe

National Park Rescue. Pt. 4

Interview with Dr Niall McCann, concluding partPart 1 was posted here on 22 October 2019, Part 2 was posted here on 23 October 2019, Part 3 was posted here on 30 October 2019. TMD – We’ve touched on this already, but I’m keen to delve a little deeper. You’re working on the front line of conservation, very much so. In[…]

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Rhino river camp _ Meru NP

Rhino River Camp, Meru NP joins Porini Camp Group

Exciting news! Rhino River Camp (Meru) is now part of the Porini & Gamewatchers Safaris portfolio.Located adjacent to the Rhino Sanctuary of Meru National Park and protecting over 60 acres of indigenous forest it offers a great base from where to explore the wilderness of Meru National Park. Meru National Park Meru National Park, situated in northern Kenya, covers an[…]

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How many elephants RGS - the band

National Park Rescue 2

Interview with Dr Niall McCann .. Part 2 This follows on from our post of 22 October https://www.wildlifephotographyafrica.com/national-park-rescue/ TMD – You’re obviously not going as far north as Tanzania or Selous.NM – No, because they’ve lost 70% of their elephants, they’ve been smashed.We had decided to focus on the KAZA because it’s got half of the remaining elephants in Africa;[…]

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Dr Niall McCann

National Park Rescue

Interview with Dr Niall McCann .. Part 1 A short while ago I was asked to take some photographs at an event organised by How Many Elephants at the RGS to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s elephants and raise funds for anti-poaching efforts. The speakers were Holly Budge from How Many Elephants, Beks Ndlovu from African Bush Camps[…]

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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

#OneZimbabwe

Gonarezhou NP is one of our absolute favourite places to visit; now Gonarezhou’s best lodge, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, has joined forces with industry partners throughout Zimbabwe in a new movement,  #OneZimbabwe, which aims to create positive perception and momentum by highlighting this beautiful country, its amazing people and stunning wilderness areas. Why not join us on safari in Zimbabwe[…]

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