Category Archives: Safari

We (still) can save the rhino…

South Africa is home to 83% of Africa’s rhino population. Unfortunately, rhino poaching has increased dramatically over the last few years! Hundreds of rhinos were poached in 2013. Why are rhinos the main target of poacher? The main reason is that rhino horn is used for medicinal purposes. Although there is no scientific proof of […]

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Moon safari in Etosha

When we speak about safari people generally think about morning drives through the African Bush…but have you ever thought about a safari by night? What about a safari when the sun sets? This is completely different and the bush is totally transformed; a whole variety of nocturnal animals come out when the sun goes down. […]

Okavango Delta, 1000th World Heritage Site

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, officially declared the Okavango Delta its 1,000th World Heritage. The Okavango Delta was acknowledged as one of the most diverse ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa, comprising wetland and dry land habitat and supporting a diversity of terrestrial and aquatic species, including 71 species of fish, 400 species […]

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3 great golf courses

The Garden Route area is blessed with many world class golf courses set in the heart of the beautiful countryside. It’s a great opportunity to combine your favorite sport with a safari when traveling in South Africa. Oubaai Golf Course (18 holes) The dramatic Golf Clubhouse location overlooks the 16, 17 and 18th greens. Open […]

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Discover the Big 5 with your mini-rangers

At the border of the Kruger National Park, Sir Richard Branson’s private reserve takes very special care of the mini-rangers and their parents. On arrival at Rock Lodge, cubs of all ages (up to 11 years old) will get their explorer backpack full of little goodies to entertain and educate them about the African bush. […]

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Malaria, how to protect your children

“Awesome, we’re going on safari”, that was the first and logical reaction of our kids when we announced the good news… “No, I do NOT want your pills!!!” That, was the second reaction. Which parents have never been confronted to the stubborn rejection of their children when trying to convince them to take pills for […]

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Checklist for a safe travel for your kids

Travelling in Southern Africa with your kids can be a truly rewarding adventure for building lifelong memories. But it also requires a much more elaborate preparation. That’s why our team of experts (and parents) have decided to put this article together to optimize the chances of living a unique and worry-free experience. In this article, […]

When children tell their trip

I went to the Kruger National Park with my best friend and her family in December 2013. We travelled by car for 2 days from Cape Town all the way to Avoca. It took quite a long time but it was a beautiful trip. We stayed on this farm close to the Kruger. We went […]

Okavango Delta in Botswana

A true and authentic safari experience

By visiting the Okavango Delta in Botswana, your first vision of this extraordinary landscape that unfolds beneath your feet will be like bird’s eyes because you fly over the vast savana before arriving at your camp. Mobile tented safaris are for true nature enthusiasts who want to enjoy the more authentic experience or to walk […]