Africa

Romantic Africa, made popular by stories such as Out of Africa, requires little introduction.  The open landscapes, wildlife camouflaged by waving savannah grasses and always warm sun - Africa is the continent when romantic vacations are on the...

Weak South African Rand

The Rand (South African Currency) has been in free-fall recently and there are sectors of the economy such as our exporters who are delighted with increased revenues (as they are able to sell their good for a higher...
Buying carved African wood souvenirs on safari One of the nicest souvenirs one can bring home from an African safari is something is that locally made and locally sourced. Your business helps support local communities and it pays to...
Qatar Airlines, a major international airline, is planning on increasing its number of flights to Nairobi, Kenya.  According to Qatar Airlines, the demand for transport to Nairobi has increased dramatically.  This is excellent news for one of the world’s...

safari photography

What distinguishes a great photograph from a vacation snap shot? It’s tough to explain but relatively easy to see. Many people go on an African safari hoping to capture amazing wildlife photos to document their trip, wow their...

Hwange: More than just Cecil

Hwange National Park: Cecil the lion and other press Hwange National Park has been a relatively well kept secret of Southern Africa—at least it was, until recently. You likely remember reading about Cecil the lion and his unfortunate death...
Just a few years ago, heading to the bush for safari often meant packing an entire trunk full of reference books and field guides. Now that many of these books have been converted to apps for smart phones...
Snapping great photos, both for personal memories and for sharing with friends and family, is a top priority for many safari goers. Unfortunately, good wildlife photography requires specialized equipment and a little more knowhow than the average selfie. While...
It is said that the concept of a safari, a journey aimed at discovery with amiable companions, was introduced in the early 1800s. It is thought that traveler, hunter and explorer William Cornwallis Harris first introduced what became...
The King of Africa’s animal kingdom is in danger.  Throughout Africa but particularly in East Africa, lion populations are declining fast.  Recent habitat studies along with specific research done by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of...