White Water Rafting Uganda

White Water Rafting Uganda

My adventure (White water rafting Nile River) started from the Nile River Explorers backpackers in Jinja. After a quick intro, fitting of helmets and life jackets, we grabbed some fruit salad, juice, and something named a breakfast “rolex” (Uganda’s equivalent...

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Elephant Pictures In Madikwe

Elephant Pictures In Madikwe

Pictures of elephants reflect Africa in a simple yet huge nutshell. The elephant pictures on a recent safaris to the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa show just how magnificent these creatures are. Now to let the pictures/ photographs of elephants do the...

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Perfect South Africa Safari Itineraries

Perfect South Africa Safari Itineraries

A fair amount of debate has erupted here in the office over what would be the perfect South Africa safari itinerary; would it be self drive or guided, what destinations would be visited and most importantly how long is long enough at any one destination. Those Perfect...

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Muizenberg Beach Cape Town

Muizenberg Beach Cape Town

From the end of the nineteenth century till the 1960s, Muizenberg was South Africa’s premier seaside resort. Randlords built palatial mansions on the hillside and the seafront. Trains ran directly from Johannesburg without stopping in Cape Town. The town prospered and...

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Giraffe Manor Review, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor Review, Nairobi

Located in the southern suburbs of Nairobi is an English manor house. When it was built, the country was unclaimed bush rampant with African wildlife. The home of Karen Blixen is nearby who posthumously lends her name to this suburb, Karen. The house was built in the...

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Masai Mara Balloon Safari

Masai Mara Balloon Safari

It was one of those rare moments where you take in the majesty of nature in complete silence, disturbing nothing, saying nothing. In Kenya last month, I had the great pleasure of a balloon safari over the Masai Mara organised by the excellent and highly professional...

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Governors’ Camp Wildlife sightings

Governors’ Camp Wildlife sightings

This month saw hot and dusty days with little rain although each day began with gorgeous pastel sunrises. Early morning temperatures averaged 17°C with some mornings being as low as 12°C, midday was a warm 25°C and evenings temperatures were around 23°C. The...

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Winchester Mansions Review

Winchester Mansions Review

Our Anglo-Jamaican-South African consultant Ryan Charles stayed at the Winchester Mansions last weekend: Set opposite the Atlantic ocean in Sea Point I stayed in room 324 which is probably the best room with a view that you can get. The rooms are set over 3 floors,...

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The Dolphin Coast of Natal

The Dolphin Coast of Natal

The “Dolphin Coast of Natal” is buzzing, but perhaps buzzing is not the right word for such a laid back environment. The opening of the King Shaka International Airport in 2010 near Tongaat has accelerated a trend which was already well developed; the push...

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Botswana by Air

Botswana by Air

Some people are nervous about heights, some are agoraphobic; my particular phobia is flying. Upon discovering that I would have to endure two ‘big’ and four ‘little’ planes over a period of just four days, a cold sweat came over me which was...

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