So you’ve got 4,000 dollars

What kind of safari can you get for US$4,000? A short while ago we were contacted by some professional photographers from the USA. They wanted to go on safari in Africa, in particular they wanted to witness the great wildebeest migration, but their budget was tight; the cost must not exceed US$4,000 per person. Now, I can hear some of[…]

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Great Places to stay in Africa

Camps & Lodges with the WOW! factor Someone just asked me “What is your favourite camp in Africa?” How do I pick just one? I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in so many amazing places. Faced with this challenge and a few idle hours over the festive season I thought I’d try and at least narrow it down to a short-list.[…]

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Bush Rover suite

Bush Rover: Great Idea, Great Price!

Each year, attending World Travel Market in London becomes less of a pleasure and more of a chore. I spent ages prowling the aisles in search of something original and inspirational only to be disappointed.   Rising costs and diminishing returns have driven away most of the small (for small read, ‘interesting and original’) tour operators and the show is[…]

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Make 2017 the year you visit Zimbabwe

Make 2017 the year you visit Zimbabwe For each of the past three years, one of the absolute highlights of my year has been the time spent in Zimbabwe. Despite the politics – and let’s face it the politics suck – Zimbabwe is the place to go for an authentic African safari. It’s got the wildlife, it’s got the scenery,[…]

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Hwange interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges

Hwange – An African Park in Crisis? Interview with Mark Butcher, Imvelo Safari Lodges Hardly a day goes by without another depressing story about the plight of Africa’s elephants. Elephant numbers across Africa are declining at an alarming rate under the onslaught of ivory poachers yet one National Park, Zimbabwe’s Hwange NP, faces an entirely different problem; its elephant population[…]

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Family Safaris in Africa

Family Safaris in Africa It’s 2016 and January is already half gone. Can’t decide where to go for this year’s annual family holiday? Have you thought about taking them on safari in Africa? If you’re looking for a holiday that is active and interactive, where every day brings with something new to keep both adults and children happy then a safari[…]

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Kaingu Safari Lodge – A Jewel on the Kafue River

Kaingu Safari Lodge My last visit to Zambia was some years ago, when I spent a fabulous week canoeing down the Zambezi river; Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park on one shore and Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National park on the other. Much of our time was spent dodging the hippos that are so prevalent in that area. I remember well the[…]

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