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Conservation & Ecotoursim

How much of your African safari costs really go to conservation? There is much discussion of late about conservation and ecotourism and whether these avenues can save various iconic African species from extinction (elephant, rhino and lion being the focus of attention at present). Triggered by the illegal killing of a national icon in Zimbabwe…

Holiday to Kenya - fantastic feedback.

Holiday to Kenya - fantastic feedback.

Despite having considered cancelling their holiday to Kenya due to bad press, our clients Ronald and Maris Rosenberg returned with fantastic feedback. In Maris’ words, their trip was ‘flawless’. Their nervousness about Kenya was apparent right up to departure but they could not emphasise enough how delighted they were that they went ahead with their…

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…

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

“Look at those elephants mum, they are so quiet, they look like ghosts in the moonlight.” This was my daughter and we were enjoying sundowners at Kwandwe Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The elephant would have gone unnoticed were it not for her sharp eyes in the fast dimming evening light. Kwandwe is ideal…

Ethiopia - A Parable Come To Life

During their recent trip to Ethiopia James Griswold and Trudy Jensen experienced a rather unique set of challenges that some have come to expect of the roads in deepest Africa. “Wherever we drove in Ethiopia, we found ourselves sharing the road with people and animals – cattle, sheep, mules, and goats. Everyone always walked down…