Favourite Camps – Bomani Tented Lodge

The fourth camp to feature in our list of places that always deliver is Bomani Tented Lodge in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.Bomani is one of 6 properties operated by Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe.All the Imvelo properties offer amazing value for money and are operated in close partnership with local communities. Where is it? This luxurious tented lodge is situated[…]

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More good news from Zimbabwe

It’s always a pleasure to share good news and even more so when it’s about one of our favourite destinations. After the tumultuous events of recent weeks, Zimbabwe has moved to the top of many peoples wish lists for 2018, so we thought that this would be a good time to draw your attention to the great work being done[…]

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Visit Zimbabwe in 2018

If you’re planning a visit to Africa in 2018 then make sure that Zimbabwe is on your shortlist. In recent years, although safari connoisseurs have consistently rated Zimbabwe as offering some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa, the country’s political situation made many travellers reluctant to take the chance. Well, as of 21 November 2017 that situation has changed.[…]

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A lion hunt, but not the kind you expect

It’s late May in Botswana’s Linyanti Marsh, the bush is thick and green. The waterholes created by last season’s rains are dwindling, but the currents in the swamps are flowing strongly as water flows in from the north west. We’ve spent hours following tracks, hoping to catch sight of the lions that made them. Another vehicle from the camp is[…]

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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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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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winnowing

Sustainable Africa?

Today’s a day that many of us will remember for a long time. Today is the day that Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States. His election has caused a lot of people, me included, to feel rather gloomy about what lies in store for us over the coming years. Certainly the values he[…]

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