Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Luxurious safari tents, comfortable beds, a warm fire, hot chocolate, delicious afternoon teas, great fireside stories, wonderful sounds of the bush at night – Elephant Pepper Camp, in the Masai Mara, is without a doubt, one of the best camps I’ve been to in my nearly 22 years in this industry. It’s as if a…

Uganda in brief

Uganda in brief

Uganda is not sophisticated; it is real, raw Africa The traffic is crazy in the main cities but the country side is lush and beautifully green. Before travelling, you need to put all your preconceptions of previous African countries aside (including and most especially, South Africa), and travel with an open mind and fresh expectations.…

Elephant Pepper Camp

Luxurious safari tents, comfortable beds, a warm fire, hot chocolate, delicious afternoon teas, great fireside stories, wonderful sounds of the bush at night – Elephant Pepper Camp, in the Masai Mara, is without a doubt, one of the best camps I’ve been to in my nearly 22 years in this industry. It’s as if a…

Indaba; Sandi's Experience

Indaba; Sandi's Experience

This was my second Indaba only, even though I’ve been in this industry for over 21 years. Pulse Africa has the fabulous philosophy of growing their staff and keeping them in the sun and happy. Last year I hit the ground running after missing my evening flight (that bit about travel agents making the worst…

Three Trees at Spionkop

Three Trees at Spionkop

When I was younger we used to hurl insults to the Afrikaans kids and they to us. Insults of rooinek and soutpiel were vollied with cries of crunchie and dutchman. After that we used to settle down to the serious business of riding our bikes, trekking through the veld and playing in the drains –…