Sani Pass

Sani Pass .. see it now

Sani Pass The Sani Pass is one of those iconic South African locations that sits on so many people’s wish list but so often remains a wish unfulfilled.It provides the only road link between KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, and is the only road crossing the summit of the high Drakensberg.Originally a mule track, it is still a tortuous, hair-raising road today.[…]

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Dining under the baobabs at Tuli

Tuli Game Reserve

Botswana has a well deserved reputation as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations, yet there are places that rarely get included in regular safari itineraries and some of them are real gems.One of these hidden gems is Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The Tuli Block is a narrow fringe of land at Botswana’s eastern border wedged between Zimbabwe in the north[…]

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Rhino river camp _ Meru NP

Rhino River Camp, Meru NP joins Porini Camp Group

Exciting news! Rhino River Camp (Meru) is now part of the Porini & Gamewatchers Safaris portfolio.Located adjacent to the Rhino Sanctuary of Meru National Park and protecting over 60 acres of indigenous forest it offers a great base from where to explore the wilderness of Meru National Park. Meru National Park Meru National Park, situated in northern Kenya, covers an[…]

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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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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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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Running photographic safaris throws up all sorts of challenges but one of the toughest to deal with is client expectations. With so much top quality wildlife photography on view in TV documentaries, online and in glossy magazines, a lot of people arrive for the start of their safari expecting that they will come away with equally spectacular photographs.[…]

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Choosing the right lenses for your safari

Probably one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “What lenses should I take on safari?” This question is not limited to first timers either; because the equipment you need to take depends very much on where you are going and what the conditions will be like. Photographing lions on the plains of Masai Mara requires[…]

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