Sharing Uthando's Love

Uthando, meaning love in Zulu, is a tourism charity based in Cape Town South Africa which focuses on raising funds & other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa. Our web designer, Iain & his wife Fi were lucky enough to go on their first safari last year, visiting Cape Town in South Africa before going on safari … Read More

Rhinos Without Borders Welcomes Birth Of Rhino Calf

Very exciting news!  Rhinos Without Borders is celebrating the arrival of a calf born to one of the rhinos that the project has translocated to a safe haven.  According to the team at &Beyond the calf was spotted toward the end of last week. “We can confirm that the calf is from the batch of rhino that was translocated this past … Read More

Tongole Foresees Strong Partnership With African Parks

Tangle Safari Lodge Community

African Parks, a renowned non-profit conservation NGO, recently took over the management of Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park in Malawi. Tongole Wilderness Lodge, a luxury eco-lodge nestled deep amongst the breath-taking Miombo woodlands of the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, look forward to working with African Parks towards the common goal of ensuring the best management of the wildlife & communities in … Read More

The Luxury Safari Company Launches Donate To Wildlife Conservation

Africa continues to offer the most life changing and experiential safaris – it just keeps giving, however parts of the world are only taking from this great continent. Areas of Africa which are not protected by safari operations are being heavily persecuted by poachers and the wildlife within these areas brutally decimated to the point of extinction. The luxury safari industry have decided … Read More

Carbon Neutral Trail Blazers: Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro

Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro can’t contain their pride and excitement to announce their admirable achievement: Zambia’s first “carbon neutral” safari camps.  They have purchased carbon credits from the Lower Zambezi REDD+ project, using internationally accepted values for fossil fuel use, to offset the carbon emissions Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro create. ‘Although we do our best, and that we fully understand … Read More

Anabezi Camp To Open New Camp Amanzi In September 2015

Bookings are now being taken for Anabezi Camp’s new sister camp Amanzi set to open in less than a month’s time! Still a fledgling itself at just over a year old, Anabezi opened its doors in April 2014 overlooking the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain in Zambia. Amanzi is for travellers who prefer a more rustic feel, situated directly on the banks … Read More

The Safari Company's Migration Special Offers 2015

Could 2015 be the best year yet to see the migration in Kenya? With Kenya’s Masai Mara voted Africa’s leading national park in this year’s World Tourism Awards many of our safari experts would argue in favour of this, especially since there have never been special offers in high season but here they are so snap ’em up quick! Here are … Read More

Brave Participants Take On The Gruelling Lewa Marathon

The Lewa Marathon, the brainchild of Will Craig who owns the original homestead on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy called Lewa Wilderness, takes place every year on the last weekend in June. Dubbed one of the hardest and most exciting marathons in the world, runners battle heat, altitude and of course close encounters with Africa’s fine animal species! It all began … Read More

Leobo: A James Bond Safari

‘Built on a 20,000 acre completely private conservancy with mountains, rivers, open plains, 250 kilometres of sandy tracks, lakes and waterfall and dubbed James Bond in the bush, Leobo Private Reserve has of all the toys for every generation to enjoy. From two resident helicopters, a fleet of quad bikes (including high speed racers for the more adrenaline thirsty to … Read More

Safari with a Purpose: Ant Collection’s Annual Game Census Safari

“Live with a purpose”, we often hear people say. For those who live at and run safaris at the Ant Collection in South Africa’s Waterberg region, “safari with purpose” is a better use of the phrase. Every year between May and June, the Ant Collection hosts an extra special safari week that drives visitors from all over the world. Guests’ … Read More

Borana Battles The War On Poaching

Rhino are a “flagship” species, which is battling to survive. If Borana do not do all they can to protect them, but roll over and let them disappear, then they send the worst of signals about the state of, and Borana’s attitude towards, conservation in Laikipia, and indeed Kenya. In the 1970’s there were 70,000 black rhino in Africa. Today they number 3,000. This extraordinary … Read More

A Child-Friendly Safari With Horizon Horseback Adventures

Have you asked yourself “should I take my children to Horizon, is it the right holiday for my family?” Kate Coleridge from Handpicked Africa tells us her view… “I can still remember my first days in Africa. Driving north out of the city watching the suburbs thin out and the buildings give way to flat topped trees and bush, endless … Read More

Angama Mara: A Ground Breaking Safari Lodge Launches In Kenya

Angama Mara has opened! This much anticipated newcomer to Kenya’s bespoke safari scene has taken just 11 months to build since the first peg was planted – a ground breaking achievement in itself. There is little that is conventional about the creation of Angama Mara: translated from Swahili to be suspended in mid-air, it is the only luxury lodge to … Read More

Aleema's Starry Nights Safari at Loisaba Conservancy

It was that time to go out again…on a safari. Being Kenyan, I felt lucky to have been to so many places already, and yet never running out of places to visit in my country. The next stop in my adventure series was Loisaba. I’d heard about these so called star beds at Loisaba. I had seen photographs but the concept … Read More

Boschendal Wine Estate Launches New Activities & Restaurant

As part of Boschendal’s revitalisation programme, and in an effort to restore and rejuvenate its historic farm,  focus has been on becoming a standout food and wine destination of its own accord. With farming at its core and already renowned for its award-winning wines, a series of carefully curated food, wine and activity options have been introduced for the enjoyment of both … Read More

For the Love of Horses and Bush Cuisine at The Ant Collection

What’s better than a horseback ride in pursuit of catching the last rays of the afternoon sun and an ice cold G&T after? For many of The Ant Collection’s guests it’s also about the ride back to the lodge knowing a homemade bush dinner waits.“Giddy up” is the most often heard phrase during the trail ride back. The table is … Read More

Joanne's Winning East African Safari: Kicheche Mara Camp

‘In the beginning I thought it was a joke..I had been having major treatment for Breast Cancer and having come through it this was a real boost…still can’t quite believe it, we called the number on the email as we thought it was a scam!’ – how Joanne, an audiologist from London, felt on hearing that she held the lucky … Read More

A Safari in a Kenyan Conservancy

Does a safari viewing wildlife in pristine wilderness without masses of other tourists present & which benefits the community who share the land with the wildlife tick a lot of your safari wishlist boxes?  Jake Grieves-Cook, Managing Director of conservation & safari experts Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, tells us why a safari on conservancy land provides the most rewarding wildlife experience.  Be prepared to make … Read More

The Spirit of Bravehearts: Little G & Matimba

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa March 16, 2015 – A young orphaned rhino whose mother was killed by poachers is playing big brother to a baby rhino that has just endured the same tragic loss.Orphaned baby rhino Gertjie, affectionately known as “Little G” was rescued in May, 2014 after his mother was poached for her horn. He was left alone and defenceless … Read More

Zimbabwe's Timeless Beauty

Zimbabwe’s reputation has long been beset by its politics; yet beneath the headlines lies a richly rewarding travel destination, where coveted wildlife sightings are frequent, the landscape is dotted with some of Africa’s most important historic sites, and the people are renowned for their hospitality. Red Savannah’s Albee Yeend explains why Zimbabwe should be firmly on the travel agenda. Over … Read More

Blood River: Migration Madness

The wildebeest migration has made headlines because it’s three months early. Sure, very unusual, but here’s what it means for travellers… April may hold the most bitter-sweet, predator vs prey action the Grumeti River will see in ten years. What HerdTracker has managed to thread together is, the recent drought has forced herds to move north, three months ahead of schedule which means … Read More

Kwandwe's New Safari: Campfire Cooking

Few countries are as renowned for their barbeques as South Africa. A well-established social custom and a traditional way of outdoor cooking in South Africa, a braai involves barbequing meat over an open fire. To share this tradition with guests Kwandwe Private Game Reserve has added Campfire Cooking to its menu of engaging safaris. Over three days, guests will learn … Read More

5 Reasons To Visit The Ant Collection In 2015

While one-third of 2015 has come and gone and our New Year’s resolutions subtly slip to a remote place in the back of our minds, we tend to need some motivation to keep the “New Year” spark alive. If an African safari was on that 2015 list, then send some love to Mother Nature, as she has blessed us with … Read More

Imvelo Safari Lodges Welcome Nehimba Lodge To The Family

We are very excited to announce the arrival of Nehimba Lodge, the latest member to join the expanding Imvelo Safari Lodges family in Zimbabwe. Remotely nestled away on a huge private concession in the Northern part of Hwange National Park, Nehimba Lodge combines luxury living, ultimate elegance and African charm to provide guests with an exceptional safari experience. The seven spacious thatched … Read More

Jamie Takes on the Pangolin Poaching Crises

Jamie Joseph reports from the front lines of the African poaching crisis. In 2014 6.7 tons of African pangolin scales were confiscated in Asia. ‘After seven weeks of assignments, I flew out of Zimbabwe on January 4 and landed in South Africa’s Limpopo wilderness. I’ve been spending about six hours a day in the bush, and I’ve asked several rangers … Read More

Ant's Snaps: Magical Safari Life at The Ant Collection

The Ant Collection, Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill, are lodges to some, but a home to many. This is not only due to the wildlife encounters that keep the pulse of Africa close to the guests’ hearts, but because of the people that make the difference when on safari at the South Africa based, luxury lodge. One person in particular … Read More

The Plight of the Pangolin

World Pangolin Day has been celebrated globally since 2011. In this time the pangolin has been decimated to the extent that it is now ‘the most poached mammal on the planet’. Out of the eight species of pangolin the four Asian species are near extinction, resulting in the remaining four African species becoming the focus of demand. Africa has become … Read More

A Gamewatcher's Gorilla Safari

As I lay in my bed at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, looking through the black of the night sky, I could see red explosions of color illuminating the horizon. The Virunga volcano was spewing fiery lava into the dark sky, it back-lit the clouds with a kaleidoscope-type light show of red splashes of light. Imagine falling asleep to that! In … Read More

Vanishing Kings: Namibia's Desert Lions

In a merciless desolate furnace – an unexpected predator survives. With exceptional surviving skills lions roam the Namib Desert! On the brink of extinction, their future is at risk, and now a brotherhood of five young lions holds the key to the future of their kind. Two years ago an old queen and her two daughters gave birth to a … Read More

Own A Unique Part of Africa

How would you spend your days if you owned a unique Part of Africa?  Imagine the freedom and the luxury of waking up in your own part of Africa; experiencing the breathtaking scenery of your private game reserve; exploring its unique biodiversity and capturing the daily life of predators and prey, while taking part in the conservation of the reserve … Read More

Red Savannah Recommends: Family Safaris For Easter

Are your family keen adventure seekers? A safari holiday delivers unique thrills and the wonder of seeing an elephant in the wild for the very first time is truly magical for both parent and child. The prospect of a safari can ring alarm bells for some parents, however – long journeys, dust and dirt, different food, wild animals, mosquitoes and … Read More

Safari Stories From The Ant Collection

We could ramble and rave for days about why we love The Ant Collection located in South Africa’s unspoilt Waterberg region.  Old-school family charm, horseback riding safaris, passionate guides, fine dining, and practically guaranteed rhino viewing are a few of our favourites. But when the Ant Collection reached out to their Facebook community via a post asking previous guests to … Read More

Howard G. Buffett Foundation's Grant Bolsters African Parks’ Anti-Poaching Initiatives

African Parks’ efforts to resolve the poaching crisis in Garamba National Park have been bolstered by a$2 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF), a private foundation in the United States. The funding was used to purchase a Eurocopter (Airbus) AS 350 B3 model helicopter, designed to accommodate a pilot plus five rangers with sufficient weapons and equipment for … Read More

Rhino Conservation Botswana: First Black Rhino Born

Rhino Conservation Botswana are over the moon to announce the recently relocated black rhino population’s first birth in the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana.  Since the start of its Botswana Wild Rhino Project in 2001, there has been a small but extremely dedicated group of people involved in monitoring the rhino populations of northern Botswana. Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Botswana Department … Read More

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