mobile safari camp, aerial view

Affordable Botswana

Affordable Botswana? Absolutely! Botswana’s reputation as one of the very best places in Africa to see wildlife in unspoiled habitats goes hand in hand with the common perception that it is also one of the more expensive destinations to go on safari. Whilst it is certainly true that there are a few lodges with nightly rates that will make you[…]

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Elephant in camp, Delta Camp, Okavango Delta

Delta Delight

Looking down as I flew over the Okavango Delta from Khwai Community Concession (just  outside Moremi Game Reserve) to Oddballs on Chief’s Island brought home to me just how dry the Delta can be. The Okavango is the jewel in Botswana’s tourism crown, offering a wildlife experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Seasonal variations Most of us have a[…]

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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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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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