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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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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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Bat migration, Kasanka NP

10 Million Bats

Watch 10 Million Bats descend into Kasanka With over 10 million straw coloured fruit Bats descending into Kasanka, this is the largest mammal migration on Earth! The Bat Migration is one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles of nature and an absolute must to experience! While the sheer volume of bats is special, it is the atmosphere surrounding this phenomenon that[…]

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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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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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Univisa – Combining Zambia and Zimbabwe just got easier

The introduction of a new ‘univisa‘ – one visa for both Zambia and Zimbabwe – has made safaris combining these 2 countries much less hassle. Arriving at Livingstone airport gave me my first opportunity to take advantage of the new univisa – a joint visa for Zambia and Zimbabwe. The arrivals hall at Livingstone is brand spanking new and a pleasure[…]

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kafuenationalpark.info – an invaluable resource for safari goers

The Kafue National Park, known locally as KNP, is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. A giant untramelled wilderness with an outstanding variety of wildlife; it embraces a rich blend of woodlands, grasslands and aquatic environments in a complexity of shapes, colours, adaptations and interrelationships. Larger than the well-known Kruger National Park in South Africa, Kafue covers 22,480 km2 (8,650[…]

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