wild dogs, okavango delta

5 Rivers – Explore Botswana in Summer

5 Rivers If, like us, you keep your eyes open for the very best deals on African Safaris then this is one you should not miss. The summer rains are a time of plenty in Africa; mammals are fat and healthy and for many species, it is a time to bring their young into the world. The bush is an[…]

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view over the Ngorongoro crater from Kirurumu camp

Ngorongoro Crater, is it really a ‘must see’?

Said to hold the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1979) and forms a key component of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. History The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959 to try and resolve the problems with Maasai and other tribes caused by the National Park Ordinance of 1948,[…]

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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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Chilojo Cliffs, Gonarezhou NP

The Ultimate Zimbabwe Safari Experience

Untamed Wilderness meets rugged adventure African Bush Camps and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge – two of Zimbabwe’s finest safari operators – join forces for a very special itinerary to two of Zimbabwe’s most spectacular National Parks at a very special price. Starting in either Harare or Victoria Falls, fly to Mana Pools and spend 6 nights in Mana Pools NP,[…]

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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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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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