Africa

Gabon Africa’s nature gem

On August 17, 2013, Gabon celebrated its 53rd year of independence.  For the locals, this meant celebrations.  As a potential visitor to Gabon, are you wondering what recent developments happened in Gabon, is Gabon still known for its...
Kenya Airways is bringing the gateway to East African safaris just a bit closer to those living in North America. Presently, the only direct flight between the United States and a top African safari destination, South Africa, is...
Cape Town's romantic side Cape Town’s romantic side is second to none. Discover a different element of the African continent, all with a good dose of local delight and within the confines of one of the world’s most beloved cities, and...
Tanzania Tourism Development Levy (TDL) In a bid to acquire more revenue from the tourism industry, Tanzanian members of parliament have passed several new tax hikes and a Tourism Development Levy (TDL), during this year's annual financial budget meeting...

Safari safety guidelines

It’s easy to get drawn into the safari scene—the mixture of wild and open spaces, excitement and the element of danger when viewing wildlife in their natural safari environment. But, when we go on safari, we must shape...
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...
Home to southern Africa’s grasslands, the swift, small and lightweight Oribi antelope is southern Africa’s most endangered antelope species.  The Oribi can be seen in South Africa’s provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.  Habitat loss and...
The debate on whether trophy hunting can positively contribute to conservation efforts is a long and unresolved one.  Both sides of the argument have firm followers.  Ever since Botswana’s president announced that trophy hunting will be proclaimed illegal...
The South African story, the country’s breathtaking beauty, friendly people and impressive wildlife continue to charm people around the globe.  The popular media network Where Are You Now (WAYN) recently hosted a contest to find the world’s dream...
So, you want to see the Kalahari? Are you planning a safari to Botswana? Is Central Kalahari Game Reserve on your list of places to visit? I just returned from a safari to this magnificent country, where I was...