Solar Eclipse in East Africa

Solar Eclipse in East Africa

A solar eclipse is one of nature’s most spectacular gifts to man. It is defined as when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth with the Moon fully or partially blocking the Sun. In 2013, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse on the 3rd November. In Africa, it...

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10 Things to do in Lusaka

10 Things to do in Lusaka

Continuing our series of African cities, we look at the capital of Zambia, Lusaka. Over the last ten years and mainly due to economic expansion, Lusaka has exploded in terms of what it offers the modern traveller. As always in Africa, traffic can be very slow moving...

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Danforth Lodge and Yachting Malawi

Danforth Lodge and Yachting Malawi

Following on from Saturdays report on Mvuu Lodge in the Liwonde National Park, we travel about three hours north west by boat and car onto Lake Malawi itself and Cape Maclear. Here lies probably the best watersports destination on the lake, Danforth Lodge. Run by the...

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Cape Town Value for Money!

Cape Town Value for Money!

TripAdvisor recently released a survey comparing the cost of a night out in major world cities. A surprise to some but not to us at Uyaphi, Cape Town came out as the ninth cheapest city in the world for travellers. The decline of the South African Rand has played a...

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Mvuu Lodge Malawi

Mvuu Lodge Malawi

As we have previously mentioned in many articles, Malawi is a particular favourite of the Uyaphi team. Both by the friendliness and warmth of its people and by the diversity of its landscapes and fauna. On a recent trip to Malawi, we explored the southern corner of...

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Kensington Place

Kensington Place

Some people like the big, grand hotels. Large foyers, multiple reception rooms and restaurants, big facilities to handle a swarm of people. Some, and I fall into this category, prefer small intimate hotels when they travel. Places where they know you by name and can...

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Uyaphi on Flickr

Uyaphi on Flickr

Part of the reason why we are in this business is that we all love to travel, particularly in Africa. It seems obvious but there are many companies and people who are not passionate about who they work for and why they work. This is not the Uyaphi way and we think our...

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Tongabezi Victoria Falls

Tongabezi Victoria Falls

If you live in Africa, a weekend getaway in the bush on one of Africa’s greatest rivers is something which is part of your culture, essentially something you can relate to. If you live elsewhere in the developed world, it is one of the most exotic things you can...

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Restaurants in Lilongwe

Restaurants in Lilongwe

Malawi is one of the Uyaphi team’s favourite African destinations. Relaxed people, safe environment, unique safari destinations where you can be equally at home in bush or beach. The capital Lilongwe, essentially a 1960’s creation leaves much to be desired...

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Samara Game Reserve

Samara Game Reserve

About three hours drive northwest of Addo National park (see Tuesday’s blog) lies a different country. If Addo enjoys a lush and verdant environment, Samara Game Reserve is the opposite. It’s semi desert environment is more akin to Namibia. Yet here we are...

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