Namibia: Red Savannah's 2015 Travel Hotspot

With Namibia making it onto Red Savannah’s 2015 Travel Hotspot list & Ethiopia one to watch, 2015 is starting out with a bang on the safari front. The luxury experiential company further predicts celebratory occasions, notably 40th and 50th birthdays, increasingly dictating travel as well as second honeymoons and pure adventure, all of which Africa serves up in astonishing doses. “Fifty is … Read More

Elephants & Wild Mangoes at Mfuwe Lodge

It’s that time of year again when Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia’s South Luangwa, welcomes back a few old elephant friends and allows them to dine for free on their favourite diet of wild mangoes. From late October onwards, as the Cordyla africana (wild mango) tree in the lodge’s courtyard starts to bear fruit, the elephants visit regularly to feast and … Read More

Nkwichi's 2015 New Year's Resolution Campaign & Special Offers

Nkwichi Lodge, on the Mozambican shores of Lake Malawi, has been sending out a New Years Resolution campaign, informing guests how their stay will add some depth and perception to 2015 resolutions. With a fully booked lodge this year, the new year’s eve party will happen under a 2000 year old baobab tree, and will include a scrumptious feast (with all … Read More

KAZA UNIVISA: One Visa For Zambia & Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

One visa, two African safari countries, the KAZA UNIVISA has lift off!   Zimbabwe and Zambia launched their new KAZA (Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area) tourist UNIVISA, on 28 November 2014, allowing entry to both countries for a single payment of US$50. What is the KAZA UNIVISA? It is a common tourist visa for the SADC region, currently being piloted … Read More

Safari Awards: 2014 Winners Make Way For Their 2015 Counterparts

Safari Awards

The Annual Safari Awards uncover the very best safari experiences, safari properties and safari operators in Africa. During the strict Safari Awards annual voting process, the nominees that create an inimitable safari experience for their guests start to emerge. By the end of the voting process, a well-supported ‘who’s who’ of the safari industry emerges. The final stage harnesses the … Read More

Santa on Safari in the South Luangwa

Santa has made the annual long journey from the North Pole to South Luangwa, Zambia, and, although feeling rather hot and tired, is busy delivering presents to all the animals and staff at The Bushcamp Company’s Mfuwe Lodge who have excelled this year. Watch him hard at work navigating the South Luangwa on his trusted red bicycle… The Bushcamp Company … Read More

A New Addition To The African Bush Camps Portfolio

African Bush Camps, the 2015 Safari Awards Best Mobile Safari in Zimbabwe, are excited to announce the expansion of their operations to include Thorn Tree River Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. Located within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls, the new addition to their portfolio includes prime river frontage and views of the … Read More

Chem Chem Safaris Launch LiveWildlife

Fabia Bausch and Nicolas Negre, owners of Chem Chem Safaris, have always had a passion for Tanzania and its incredible natural heritage.  This, coupled with their innate understanding of the area’s need for economic and social development has led them to create LIVEWILDLIFE, a non-profit organisation that focuses on wildlife conservation, education and the local community. Mission: To promote and facilitate the protection of … Read More

Rhinos Are Hanging By A Thread

Africa’s rhino poaching crises keeps spreading like wild fire, current stats stand at one slaughtered for its horn every seven hours in South Africa alone, and rising exponentially.  On Monday Sky reported the tragic loss of one of the last remaining northern white rhinoceros, one of now only five left in the world.  The rhino, named Angalifu, a resident at San Diego … Read More

Introducing the Bumi Hills Supermodels

After the first welcome rains a couple of days ago, the shoreline is full of delicate, spindly, beautiful supermodels – their doe eyes and never ending legs adding a touch of glamour to the bush. Wild Zambezi enjoyed this delightful photograph of new-born impala lambs posted recently by Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. It is heartening to hear that … Read More

A Gastronomy Safari in South Africa

Cuisine at Jamala Madikwe Safari Lodge

Why Settle for Wildlife? These days, going on safari is about much more than wildlife; luxurious lodges across Africa have perfected the art of pampering, and top-quality food and wine come as standard. Nowhere is this truer than in South Africa – the foodie haven where a combination of exacting standards and quality produce result in some of the world’s … Read More

A World First to Save the World’s Last Northern White Rhino

(Nanyuki – Kenya) – Artificial techniques of reproduction could provide the last chance of survival for the world’s most endangered mammal – the northern white rhino. This conclusion from veterinary experts comes as a much-needed ray of hope to those involved in the conservation of the animals, both in Europe, the United States, and in Kenya – where three of … Read More

Vundu Camp: Accolades for Africa

Vundu Camp (Bushlife Safaris) in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe ended its safari season on a high this year, with a string of accolades in the 2015 Safari Awards. Voted as follows in the Zimbabwe results:- Best Value Safari Property, Zimbabwe – Winner Best Safari Guiding Team, Zimbabwe – Winner Best Walking Safari, Zimbabwe – Third Place Best Mobile Safari, Zimbabwe – … Read More

Rising With Africa At Dawn: Aleema's Balloon Safari

‘Have you ever wondered what the wild looks like from up above? What about how an eagle finds its prey before its stealthy dive to catch it?  If you were given the opportunity to glide and watch the world below pass you by, would you take it?’ Aleema, Marketing Executive at Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, did and it was one … Read More

A Survivor: Nthombi The Rhino Orphan

Jamie Joseph, a writer and environmental activist from, experiences the heartbreak & joy that go hand in hand at The Rhino Orphanage in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.  She witnesses the unconditional love of  caregiver Simone & the profound part she played in saving Nthombi, the resilient rhino orphan. ‘While you were sleeping, somewhere in Africa another rhino was brutally slaughtered, … Read More

An Untouched Wilderness: Liuwa Plain 2015 Safaris

Norman Carr Safaris are very excited to announce that as of May 2015 they will be operating safaris in Liuwa Plain National Park. The Norman Carr Safaris team were in the Plain this past week with their partner for this new venture, African Parks Zambia, both 2015 Safari Awards winners, and have fallen in love….as Dave said “Liuwa is food for the … Read More

African Parks Take On 2015 Le Treg Ultra-Marathon

Two teams, one comprising nine African Parks managers, and the other, a dedicated team of six runners from Zakouma National Park in Chad, are to participate in the punishing 2015 Le Treg Ultra-Marathon. The marathon is run in the beautiful, but unforgiving terrain of the Ennedi Plateau located in north-east Chad, in the middle of the Sahara Desert. The aim … Read More

Fundu Lagoon Special Festive Offer

Spend Christmas Robinson Crusoe style on Pemba Island, Tanzania, at Fundu Lagoon, the 2015 Safari Awards Best Marine Safari Experience.  The holiday season is enjoyed a little differently at Fundu, relax with a cocktail in your private plunge pool, and gaze out over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Tinsel and baubles will be a distant memory, although guests … Read More

Rhinos Without Borders Wins PURE Award

Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond’s Rhinos Without Borders project has been announced as the winner in the Conservation and Sustainability category of the PURE Awards. Rhinos Without Borders was setup to help protect Africa’s rhino from extinction due to the growing threat of poaching.  The awards are designed to reward and honour inspirational initiatives in the travel industry, as well … Read More

Boschendal's New Luxury Farm Stay

Boschendal, already internationally renowned for its fine wines and a rich history dating back over 300 years to Hugenot origins, is officially launching a new luxury farm stay experience to South Africa’s Winelands region this December, just in time for the festive season. In line with its vision to restore, share and safeguard its legacy, elegantly renovated Cape Dutch labourer cottages invite … Read More

Nomad Tanzania's Fabulous Flash Specials

Nomad Tanzania have added two more limited edition specials to their many other fantastic 2015 specials: NEW 4 for 3 with FREE upgrade to private guide & vehicle for a combination of Nduara Loliondo and Serengeti Safari Camp. Valid for all new bookings for travel until 25th April 2015. DON’T FORGET their 4 for 3 at Greystoke Mahale PLUS now with … Read More

Richard's River Camp: Best Value Safari Property in Kenya

Richard’s Camp are proud to have done so well at the 2015 Safari Awards.  Richard’s River Camp brought home a gold, Best Value Property, and two silvers, Best New Safari Property & Best Safari Cuisine, for Kenya. Richard’s River Camp is looking better than ever with exceptional game in the area. Sightings have included an extraordinary python encounter, frequent cheetah interaction around their … Read More

Mara Plains Camp Becomes Relais & Châteaux Member

It was announced at the International Congress of Relais & Châteaux in Paris, celebrating the association’s 60th year, that Mara Plains Camp, Kenya, has been accepted on all standards as a member camp based on its experience, fine cuisine, hosting and accommodation. “This is our third camp to become a Relais & Châteaux member, an honour and responsibility we don’t … Read More

The Northern White Rhino: On the Brink of Extinction

Did you know there are only 7 northern white rhino’s left in the world? Four of them were brought to Kenya in 2009 and found a home at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Unfortunately, one male named Suni Passed away a few weeks ago. The cause of the male northern white rhino’s death is still being investigated, although poaching has been … Read More

Angama Safari Lodge: Where You Ought To Be in June 2015

Opening 1 June 2015. Angama, named after the Swahili word ‘to be suspended mid-air’, is literally perched on the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment and sees each tented suite and guest area seemingly hanging on the edge with views that quite simply take your breath away. End-to-end glass fronts, sweeping canvas, polished parquet floors, just the right amount of … Read More

Hooray for Norman Carr Safaris & Heroic Hercules

Norman Carr Safari guests were treated to the best Africa has to offer as they watched Hercules a young elephant fend off 14 relentless lioness.       Somehow Hercules was separated from his herd when a 14 member pride of female lions descended on the helpless animal near Norman Carr Safaris’ Chinzombo Camp in Zambia. Clearly outnumbered, the elephant managed … Read More

Extreme Leobo Adds Another Adrenalin Activity

As if you’re not already spoilt for choice when it comes to all the amazing activities Leobo offers, another not-to-be-missed, crazy adrenalin inducing activity has just been added.                           The Paraglider buggy is an incredible mini-aircraft, although at the bottom of the aviation food chain, should definitely not be under-estimated in terms … Read More

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Reopens

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape province, reopened following a full refurbishment of its 6 stand-alone suites and main guest areas. The lodge’s new décor takes its influence from, and celebrates, the vibrant colours of the African people. The well-proportioned rooms each feature a different base colour with patterns and colours layered over … Read More

Good Safari Guide 2015 (Digital) Published

The safari genre has evolved as safari operators have developed the experience to provide world-class comforts that could be expected at five star hotels. From bucket-shower-&-tented-camp safaris to spectacularly designed contemporary safari houses, innovation has transformed what was a rustic wildlife experience, in spite of, or perhaps because of, tough economic times. The safari lodges, camps and operators who have … Read More

Molori Safari & IFF: An Anti Rhino Poaching A-Team

IFF & Molori Safari together are proving to be a formidable force against rhino poaching in South Africa’s magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve. Molori Safari is committed to rhino conservation and, through the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, works closely with Madikwe Game Reserve as well as SANPARKS, covering the greater Kruger National Park. The Foundation provides both parks with specialised equipment and … Read More

Red Savannah's Pick of Solo-Friendly Safari Camps

Often the most enjoyable holidays when travelling solo are the more active ones, and an African safari holiday is no exception. By day, you get to join like-minded individuals from around the globe, maybe in hot pursuit of the ‘Big Five’ or encountering local tribespeople. By night, you can pull up a chair to a communal dining table for a … Read More

Meet Peter: Horse Guide Extraordinaire at Ant's Hill

“Safari guides make a good safari great and a great safari extraordinary.” The Ant Collection, in South Africa’s malaria free Waterberg region, hear this from their guests time and time again. What a compliment for the lodge and heart-warming feedback for the bush guide community. Through interviewing their team members we have come to realize that this job, that’s envied with … Read More

Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming

Don’t miss this Animal Planet exclusive airing this month: ‘Former NBA basketball star Yao Ming is on a mission to change a 1,000-year-old Chinese tradition and end trade of illegal ivory and rhino horn in his home country.  Animal Planet will air a one-hour special, narrated by actor Edward Norton, following Yao Ming, who is a cultural icon in both … Read More

Nairobi: An African City With A Difference

Nairobi is an exciting city for business travellers and holiday-makers alike. Once seen as a rest-day between safaris or an overnight stop-off, Nairobi is now firmly established as a holiday destination in its own right. Africa’s cultural hub Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and the centre of government and commerce. This vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers visitors a choice of world-class … Read More

Alex Walker's Serian Pyramid of Life Safari

It’s that time of year for the Alex Walker’s Serian award-winning guide team to brush up their skills under the expert tutelage of Chris  Stamper – and this time, you’re invited.  Join them on a 3-week odyssey from 1st – 22nd March 2015, designed to  showcase a progression through 3 different components  of the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem: 7 days in the Masai Mara, … Read More

2015 Safari Awards Winners Announced

London, 2nd November 2014 –  Norman Carr Walking Safaris in Zambia was last night named The 2015 Safari Awards Best Safari Experience in Africa.  A further 14 safari lodges, houses and mobile operators were honoured for their achievements in areas such as contribution to local communities, ecological sensitivity, safari guiding and cuisine, along with 3 individuals for their achievements in … Read More

A Safari Oasis at the Ant Collection

Hillary was lucky enough to go on a 3 day safari at the Ant Collection in South Africa’s scenic, game rich Waterberg.  From incredible game encounters on horseback (the best way to see game) to a spectacular rhino show, Hillary returned with a renewed passion for the bush. Her Ant safari story will leave you spellbound and longing for your next safari… … Read More

Nkwichi's New Niassa Suite

Experience Nkwichi’s all new refurbished Niassa Suite, here are just a few of its sumptuous features to entice you: light & spacious with direct access to the main beach private dining under a majestic baobab tree and the belle of the ball, a romantic outdoor ensuite bathroom With Nkwichi’s 4 nights for the price of 3 special offer still running, … Read More

Brave Warriors Fight Poachers in Kruger National Park

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced the arrests of 14 suspected rhino poachers, thanks to three highly successful operations that began last Friday morning.  This brings the total tally of poaching suspects arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) this year to 113. What went down? In a joint operation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) on the morning of … Read More

Wildlife Wednesdays: Puku Calves

Did you know…Puku (Kobus Vardonii) calves can be born at any time of year, though many are born in the late green season when grass is more abundant. Puku females do not have a strong bond with their young, they rarely defend them or answer their high-pitched bleating calls for help. Puku calves are often left alone, hidden away by their … Read More

Innovative Eco-friendly Tourism at The Ant Collection

At The Ant Collection we are constantly looking for new ways to improve. We have recently taken steps to improve our eco-friendly tourism thanks to Jonathan Haw and his team at EcoSolutions. We understand that rodents are always going to be around, and they play a role in the circle of life, but if their numbers are not controlled, their population … Read More

Seven Reasons to Visit Botswana in the Green Season

Selinda Camp

Botswana’s summer “Green Season”, November through March, is an exceptional time to visit Botswana. When the rain arrives, typically as short bursts of magnificent afternoon thunderstorms, Botswana’s arid landscapes transform into diverse, verdant green wonderlands. Photographers treasure the Green Season for the best light of the year. Here are 7 reasons to love Botswana’s “Green Season”: Plenty of wildlife action to capture, … Read More

Kenya's Beautiful People

There are around 70 distinct ethnic groups in Kenya, ranging in size from about seven million Kikuyu to about 500 El Molo who live on the shores of Lake Turkana. No ethnic group constitutes a majority of Kenya’s citizens. It is this magical blend of modern life coupled with deep-rooted traditions and diverse cultures that makes Kenya such a fascinating … Read More

The Best of The Lake of Stars

One lake.  Two names, Lake Malawi & Lake Niassa.  Kaya Mawa & Nkwichi, two of the most exquisite luxury lodges on arguably the most magical lake in the world, showcase the best of both. Nkwichi A halcyon paradise, hidden in the ancient mountains of Lake Niassa, lies a place so secret, it’s been forgotten in the mists of time! Nkwichi … Read More

Angelina Jolie To Tackle An Anti-poaching Film About Richard Leakey

Heralded to direct Africa, a film about celebrated conservationist Richard Leakey’s battles with ivory poachers in Kenya, Angelina Jolie will attract some much needed popularity to Africa’s current poaching crises. Who better to write such a poignant screenplay than the very man who won an Oscar for Forrest Gump, Eric Roth. According to BBC News, the project is a very personal … Read More

Christmas Comes Early at Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp

Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free at Karen Blixen Camp (Note: Mara North Conservancy fees payable for the free night). Valid from 1st November 2014 – 15th December 2014 Complimentary sundowner Exclusive use of vehicle for groups of 4 – 6 pax traveling together Terms and conditions apply. For that ‘yesteryear’ authenticity it’s got to be Karen … Read More

Barkie: One Lucky Little Aardvark

A baby aardvark, now fondly known as Barkie, was lucky enough to find sanctuary at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Foundation in Namibia.  Brought to N/a’an ku sê after his mother was tragically shot by a farmer this little guy has been nothing but doted on and lovingly nurtured by the N/a’an ku sê team. Barkie has become so famous he even has his … Read More

Goliath Safaris: Supermoons and Baby Baboons

Stretch Ferreira leads the Goliath Safaris’ guiding team and is renowned for his unique guiding style and close interaction with the animals of Mana Pools. He has conducted walking safaris and canoe trails in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe for over thirty years. Goliath Safaris is an owner-operated tented camp catering for a maximum of 14 guests. Safaris are personalized with no … Read More

Meet Vito: Save the Waterberg Rhino's Latest Sniffer Dog

Save the Waterberg Rhino are counting down the days until they welcome their first sniffer dog sponsored by EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) to work in the Waterberg as part of their extraordinary anti-poaching initiative. How did it all begin? As part of Save the Waterberg Rhino’s security initiatives, they conduct regular roadblocks and on hearing of the effectiveness of sniffer dogs realised … Read More

Red Savannah's Guide to Luxury Mobile Camping

Camping in the African bush – whether a one night fly-camping adventure or a longer mobile camping safari – is the perfect antidote to urban living. Appreciating the sight, sound and smell of the wilderness with just canvas or a mosquito net to separate you from unfettered nature is one of life’s richest experiences. If you’ve been camping before you’ll … Read More

Elephant Schools Provide Brighter Future For All

Zakouma National Park in Chad has launched an ambitious community programme to help Government boost education levels in the elephant range around the park. Eight Elephant Schools will be built around the park over five years, with a primary and secondary school already up and running in Goz Djarat outside the park entrance. Education and literacy levels in southern Chad … Read More

andBeyond In The Safari Spotlight

Sandibe Lodge - Okavango Botswana

Leading luxury experiential travel company andBeyond received top honours in four categories at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean gala ceremony and they’ve reopened their spectacular safari camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Sandibe Lodge, after an extensive rebuild. The company was named Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand and a number of its lodges and camps were honoured for their commitment … Read More

Sharing Rhino Selfies From Around The World

Philanthropists can now take to social media to help spread the word about the rhino poaching crisis and raise money for andBeyond’s Rhinos Without Borders project. A crowd-fundraising campaign has been launched through Trevolta where one can donate just $1 and receive a printable template for an origami rhino (along with a link to an instructions video). andBeyond has been … Read More

Retail for Rhinos: T-shirts & Bushstraps

Spend your money with care this Rhino Friday and buy these products to show you support these courageous, more than worthy causes to save Africa’s rhinos from extinction. Bushstraps Funky and durable Save the Waterberg Rhino Bushstraps in association with  Two phenomenal organisations doing everything in their might to fight the rhino poaching crises in the Waterberg, one of South … Read More

The Ant Collection Supports World Rhino Day

With World Rhino Day, September 22nd, around the corner  The Ant Collection is emphasising rhino conservation efforts more than ever.  The rhinos hold a very special place in the lodge’s hearts and are the focus of their continued conservation drive to protect them from poaching. Ant’s has dealt with two rhino poaching incidents on the reserve since 2011 and quickly became … Read More

Gorongosa National Park and Maputo’s Museum of Natural History Team Up

Press Release September 11, 2014:  Gorongosa National Park Mozambique, Africa – Gorongosa National Park Administrator Mateus Mutemba recently visited Maputo’s Museum of Natural History on a very special mission. He presented four wooden boxes to the Director of the Museum, Dr. Lucilia Chuquela.  Each box contained a colorful array of insects collected in remote areas of Gorongosa National Park: huge … Read More

Sold Into Extinction: Global March for Elephants & Rhinos

Press Release September 1, 2014:  Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – October 4,2014 It’s a trans-national business that funds terrorist organisations, fuels conflict in Africa, and poses environmental, development and security challenges. The illegal wildlife trade is also a lucrative business, generating an estimated USD$20 billion per year. At the launch of the United for Wildlife “#WhoseSideAreYou” campaign, in … Read More

Lion Around at Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge is a great place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush. Their latest group of unexpected guests, no less than a pride of inquisitive lions, certainly made themselves at home and made the best of Mfuwe’s outstanding hospitality for two days. The Bushcamp Company In Zambia’s iconic South Luangwa National Park The Bushcamp Company, a finalist … Read More

Ibo Island Lodge: An African Icon

It has been a busy and thrilling month at Ibo Island Lodge.  Not only were they chosen as an African Icon, but they also hosted world champion kite surfers, their wonderfully romantic guests got engaged, they qualified some open water divers and still found time to meet with WWF to work towards protecting the Lighthouse reef. Over to African Icons… ‘ “Don’t … Read More

Get Your Safari Awards Votes In & Win!

Fancy, being in the midst of the greatest wildlife show on earth at Tanzania’s Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp, exploring the Waterberg bush in South Africa by helicopter at Leobo or escaping to the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa, Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Park of northern Mozambique? You could be the lucky winner of the safari of … Read More

Watch All the Wildlife Action at Onguma's New Hide

“The Fort is unlike any other, the only one of its kind in Namibia. It is built in exactly the right spot to give guests probably one of the best sunset views in the whole of Namibia – overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha Pans, decorated only with its wild animals and hundreds of Camel Thorn trees.” It is … Read More

Mont Rochelle: Sir Richard Branson's South African Vineyard

Mont Rochelle are cracking open the Cap Classique as they welcome their first guests.  A delightful addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection. This stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa. After months of refurbishment Mont Rochelle is looking dazzling and they can’t wait to show it off.  To celebrate they’re offering a free night when … Read More

Win a luxury safari!

We are giving you the chance to win a luxury safari for two. The prize includes nights at the following lodges featured in the Safari Awards: Hatari Lodge Hatari Lodge is surrounded by Oscar nominated scenery and Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain. This luxurious boutique hotel is the former residence of German actor Hardy Krueger and is less than … Read More

Global March for Elephants & Rhinos

White Rhino and Calf

A rhino is killed every 9 – 11 hours, every 15 minutes an elephant is killed, the countdown to their extinction has begun. Take action and do your bit to prevent this tragedy.  Don your walking shoes and join fellow marchers in the Global March for elephants and rhinos in cities across the world on 4 October to call for an end to … Read More

Kenya's Best Riding Safari: Offbeat Riding Safaris

The thrill of riding in Kenya, legendary lion sightings from horseback and the ultimate experiential safari are all why Offbeat Riding Safaris were voted Kenya’s Best Riding Safari Operator in the 2014 Safari Awards. Charlotte and the rest of the Offbeat Riding Safaris’ team were absolutely thrilled to win the award, ‘after 25 years of operating it is great to know that we have … Read More

Lemala's Super Low 2015 Special Offer

Breaking news, Lemala will remain open in its low season, offering unprecedented low rates in April & May 2015. Lemala’s intimate, exclusive safari camps in Tanzania’s best wildlife locations are considered the finest experiences in Africa.  Exquisite luxury in equally matched settings ensure their guests are in the thick of the wildlife action never compromising on comfort. Two of their outstanding camps are Safari Awards … Read More

Wildlife Wednesdays: The Carmine Bee Eaters Are Back

Did you know…this is the time of year when the first migrant Southern Carmine Bee Eaters start to arrive in the Luangwa Valley? Carmine Bee Eaters are spectacular birds that arrive in their thousands and nest in the sandy riverbanks in large colonies, digging metre long tunnels which end in nesting chambers. As the Carmine Bee Eater chicks hatch and grow … Read More

5 Reasons to Safari in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal

KwaZulu Natal may be South Africa’s third smallest province but this doesn’t stop it packing a punch as far as experiences are concerned with two World Heritage sites, fabulous beaches, the Big Five, historic battlefields and a colourful Zulu culture. Tailor-made safari specialist Real Africa based in Norfolk recently released its KwaZulu Natal in Luxury itinerary, bringing together the very best … Read More

South Africa's Best Walking Safari: Chitwa Chitwa

The guides at Chitwa Chitwa, an exclusive private game reserve in South Africa’s prestigious Sabi Sands, are beating their chests with pride at the announcement of winning the 2014 Safari Awards Best Walking Safari in South Africa.  Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge was transformed by Charl Brink in 1991 into an oasis of conservation harmony with the aim of handing an uncontaminated African paradise to future … Read More

A Sight to Behold on Safari in Zambia's South Luangwa

I’d like you to imagine you are sitting in a Land Rover in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.  You’re out on a safari drive in an open vehicle many kilometers from your ‘home base’, Norman Carr Safaris’ Mchenja Bushcamp. You’ve just watched a spectacular sunset whilst sipping your G&T and snacking on some home-made bush snacks. You’ve had a … Read More

Zimbabwe's Big 3: Mana Pools, Matopos & Vic Falls

Exsus describes the surreal experience of 3 of Zimbabwe’s top natural attractions. Serene encounters at Mana Pools Being on the Zambezi river in Mana Pools at sunset is possibly one of the most serene experiences you could ever encounter.  You find yourself immersed in a painting of soft warm colours glowing and reflecting off the mirror like surface of the … Read More

Leobo's Special Offer: New Unlimited Daily Rate

If you’re looking for your very own safari playground where non-stop fun in the African bush is on the daily itinerary, set  in South Africa’s remote and exquisite Waterberg mountain range, Leobo’s new Unlimited Daily Rate is just what you’ve been waiting for.  Guests get exclusive use of the entire 8000 ha reserve, accommodation at the 3 bedroomed Observatory Villa and the 8 bedroomed … Read More

Sausage Tree Camp Winner of Two Zambia 2014 Safari Awards

‘Sausage Tree Camp is extremely honoured and proud of their team achievement’, a blushing Phoebe O’Hanlon, Sausage Tree’s Marketing Manager, comments on receiving the Best Romantic / Honeymoon Room / Tent and Best Safari Cuisine 2014 Safari Awards for Zambia. Here’s the full Q&A with Phoebe and Sausage Tree’s Director, Jason Mott, on the Camp’s exciting wins: What do you believe is Sausage … Read More

Special Offer: Botswana Photo Safari with Exsus

Want top wildlife photography tips without spending a fortune on a privately guided photo safari? Exsus can offer a 3 hour tour into Chobe National Park, Botswana with photography pros, Pangolin Photo Safaris. A company set up by photographers for photographers, Pangolin has custom built boats and vehicles with eight photographic seats on each. Pangolin Photo Safaris was born out of … Read More

Wildlife Wednesdays: Lemala's Migration Update

The world’s largest migration of mammals in the world, The Great Migration, is a spectacle not to be missed.  Every year millions of zebra, wildebeest (gnu) and other antelope move between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya.  Lemala Kuria Hills lies within the main corridor of this world-famous migration, backed up against the Wogakurya Hills, among large boulders and … Read More

New 'Triangle' Flight Links Zimbabwe's Top Attractions

Victoria Falls

Experience Africa, an established Zimbabwean Safari operator, was privileged to be invited on Air Zimbabwe’s inaugural “triangle” flight service linking Kariba with Victoria Falls and Harare.  On Friday 1st August Wild Zambezi joined VIPs, dignitaries and the media for an exciting and festive day of air travel, in celebration of this long-awaited moment. Approaching Kariba approximately 45 minutes out of Harare, flight … Read More

Best Bush Baths on Safari

An indulgent bath can be a precious, almost meditative experience, all the more enjoyable when appreciated from a stunning vantage point. Red Savannah’s safari specialist, Albee Yeend, picks some of the best bathing experiences in Africa, where guests can watch the sun set over magnificent panoramas and often wildlife enjoying their own waterhole experiences. Private Granite Suites, Londolozi, Sabi Sand … Read More

Kenya's Best Mobile & Walking Safari: Karisia

And the Best Mobile Safari Operator & Walking Safari awards in Kenya go to (drum roll please)…Karisia Walking Safaris. Karisia was born out of husband and wife team, James Christian and Kerry Glen’s  love of wildlife, animals and the safari experience.  Their greatest endeavour it to share their passion with all their guests and give them the kind of ‘real’ experience that … Read More

Rhinos Without Borders Team Up With Trevolta

Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have partnered up with Trevolta, a crowd-funding site that helps raise funds for travellers, and now rhinos. Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation, explains how the genius idea to team up with Trevolta came about: “An important and exciting day for rhinos today. As you know we are moving 100 rhinos to secure locations … Read More

Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp Now a Global Ecosphere Retreat

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp are delighted to be awarded Global Ecosphere Retreats® (GER) status, joining a unique group of only 10 properties in the world to achieve this status. The GER accreditation process, initiated by the Zeitz Long Run Initiative 5 years ago, assesses the ‘4Cs’ (Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce) of a company through a process of pre-qualification followed by three days of intense … Read More

Editor's Pick: SITA World Tours

SITA World Tours has a reputation spanning more than 81 years of excellence in luxury travel for exotic destinations in Africa & Middle East, Asia, Europe, South Pacific and South & Central America. SITA’s competitive rates, scheduled and independent programs and customized tours allow clients to select the best way of traveling for their specific needs. Their various African tours … Read More

Wish Upon a Shooting Star on Safari

Did you know the African Dung Beetle uses the stars to navigate – something which we humans have also been doing for hundreds of years? Although maps, sat navs and geo-apps have long since replaced the stars for explorers and travellers, our fascination with the night sky remains. Few places offer such clear, vast skies as Southern Africa for budding … Read More

Rhinos Without Borders: A Vital Conservation Project

Rhino conservation today is a story of despair as our rhinos are being killed at a rate of one every 9 hours.  Last year over 1,000 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. We have reached the tipping point, the rate of rhino poaching exceeds the present populations birth rate. We have gone into deficit. Whether it’s 10 years down the line, or slightly longer, the end is … Read More

Tanzania's Best Marine Safari Property: Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon’s exceptional location and staff together with their awe-inspiring whale and dolphin safaris proved to be their winning formula as the 2014 Safari Awards Best Marine Safari Property in Tanzania.  Accessible only by boat or plane, this small privately owned boutique hotel in Pemba, Tanzania, offers some of the best diving in the world and is the epitome of barefoot … Read More

Wildlife Wednesdays: Meg's Special Cheetah Cubs Born

HESC cheetah cubs

Cheetah mother Meg, gave birth to four cheetah cubs at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) in South Africa, late last week, in an attempt to keep the rare king cheetah gene alive for future generations. At HESC, which focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals, cheetah conservation is one of their core disciplines. Cheetahs are a threatened … Read More

Malawi's Lake of Stars Festival Special Offer

Just when you thought Malawi’s sparkling lake couldn’t get any more appealing, for a limited time only every year it dances too, to the rhythm of the Lake of Stars Festival.  This September it’s set to lure even more visitors to its shores. Music and culture fans travelling to the Warm Heart of Africa are excitedly anticipating attending the Lake of Stars Festival, … Read More

Safari the Okavango Delta Differently with Real Africa

Safaris with a difference – climb into the saddle, or pick up a paddle and see the Okavango Delta from Real Africa’s perspective. Botswana’s Okavango Delta was recently inscribed the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage site. Tailor-made safari specialist Real Africa suggests there are many different ways to experience the watery wilderness of the Delta. Botswana’s Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem. … Read More

Kenya's Best Community Focused Safari Camp: Sarara

Sarara’s community commitment shines brightest in the 2014 Safari Awards as the humble winner of the Best Community Focused Safari in Kenya.  Sarara has the uncanny ability to make one of the most challenging aspects of conservation, the complexities of community partnership, seem easy. Katie Rowe, Sarara’s camp and conservation manager and tourism partner to the local namumyak community, shares their joy in winning the … Read More

Cox & Kings Ultimate Travelling Camp in India

Cox & Kings have released their 2015 brochure featuring two new stops on their Ultimate Travelling Camp route: Kotwara and Dudhwa National Park, India.  This luxury mobile safari began operation in August 2013 and allows guests to immerse themselves in India’s top wildlife areas and experience some of the country’s colourful culture. The Kotwara Terai Camp, Kotwara (open 16 November 2014 – 31 March … Read More

Is It Time To Reconsider Zimbabwe?

As Zimbabwe continues its resurgence as a top African safari destination, Exsus takes a look at some of the things which make it so great for a luxury safari. From unparalleled wildlife viewing to otherworldly landscapes and majestic natural wonders, this is a country with something to offer everyone: here’s why you should reconsider Zimbabwe. Feeling inspired? Read on… The Path … Read More

Following Botswana's Giants with SGS

Elephants are amazing creatures with social structures and complex family interaction that we are yet to really begin to understand. Watching these giants making their lazy way through the bush, with SGS’s expert guides, is a sight to behold and nowhere has better wild elephant viewing than Botswana. The current estimate is that over 100,000 elephants traverse the country and … Read More

The Grandest of Them All: Zarafa's New Dhow Suites

“Zarafa is the true story of the first giraffe to leave Africa from Egypt, given as a gift to King Charles X of France. It was found in Nubia, sailed down the Nile in a dhow, to Alexandria, to Marseilles and walked to Paris in 1826. Along the way, the name developed, ‘Zarafa’ means ‘Beloved One’ and evolved into ‘Giraffe’. When … Read More

Best Romantic Honeymoon Room/Tent: Greystoke Mahale

Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke Mahale were uber excited to scoop the award for Tanzania’s Best Romantic Honeymoon Room/Tent in this year’s Safari Awards. We spoke to Amanda Corse, Nomad Tanzania’s Marketing Manager… How does it feel to have won the award? It is always such an honour to be acknowledged by visitors to Tanzania and other people in the safari industry. We … Read More

Meet Riding South Africa’s Cowboy

Not everyone is lucky enough to get to enjoy the safari / cowboy life on a South African game reserve every day.  General Manager of Ant’s Hill, Chase Jordaan, lives that life and we all look at him through safari-envy tinted glasses.  Call it an “occupational perk” for him if you will.  It’s not all about holiday and play in … Read More

Lemala Releases 2015 Special Offers

Lemala’s phenomenal camps are spread throughout the Great Migration route in the Serengeti, Tanzania. To follow the herds along this ancient passage don’t miss out on Lemala’s 2015 Special Offers, just released.  They have some spectacular Circuit Rate saving offers that include a STAY 7 PAY 5! A bit about some of their camps which have featured prominently in the … Read More

Best Value Safari Property in Tanzania: The Retreat

The Retreat in the north of Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is bursting with pride and gratitude over their performance in this year’s Safari Awards. ‘We are very proud that we been rewarded in four different categories! Winner “Best Value Safari Property” and 2nd place for “Best Safari Cuisine”! We also gained the 3rd place (highly commended) for … Read More

Airborne Safari Experiences in South Africa

A game drive encounter with a lion, rhino or leopard gets the adrenalin pumping and makes a safari one of life’s most exhilarating experiences. Others seek adventure beyond the 4×4. Taking to the air is one of the best ways to quench this thirst for action and South Africa is foremost for adventure holidays. Our Africa Specialist and frequent visitor … Read More