10 Things to do in Nairobi

10 Things to do in Nairobi

Continuing our African city series of activities, we go to Nairobi, capital of the east African safari industry. If you are on business or on safari in east Africa, more likely than not you will be transiting via Nairobi. Number 1 point to remember: in Nairobi, the...

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Addo Elephant Back Safari

Addo Elephant Back Safari

I have been travelling in Africa for over three decades. In that time, I have been on countless safaris; by Land Rover, on foot, by canoe and horseback, up and down mountains and valleys. The sense of wonder and appreciation of natural beauty has never left me. There...

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Canoeing on the Orange River

Canoeing on the Orange River

About 8 hours drive north of Cape Town, passing increasingly arid but desolately beautiful countryside up the west coast of South Africa, you will find the the last leg of the mighty Orange River before it spills out into the Atlantic at Alexander Bay. The Orange is...

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10 things to do in johannesburg

10 things to do in johannesburg

Or rather 10 things to do in Johannesburg when you are stuck for a day or two. If you are coming to southern Africa on safari, more likely than not you are going to transit via Johannesburg and you may have to stay over a night or two. Our consultant team and our...

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Camping in the Okavango Delta

Camping in the Okavango Delta

By a coincidence of geography and geology, Botswana has within its boundaries one of the world’s great inland waterways, the Okavango Delta. The Okavango River drains water from the Angola highlands into a depression or trough which collects in a delta spreading...

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Tim Butcher Interview

Tim Butcher Interview

In this video interview, Nicolas Edwards speaks with  Tim Butcher, former Daily Telegraph Africa correspondent, award winning author and adventurer. Tim has won many awards for Blood River (2008) which records his reenactment in 2004 of HM Stanley’s 19th century...

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10 best things about Cape Town

10 best things about Cape Town

As we hunker down at the end of the week with a glass of local Klein Constantia wine in our hands, our consultant team likes to shoot the breeze. The conversation turns to why we live in and why we love Cape Town. Here are 10 of their suggestions in no particular...

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Governors Camp Kenya

Governors Camp Kenya

Colonial governors had the pick of the best real estate in any country they governed and they certainly enjoyed their weekend retreats. Governors Main Camp is the legacy of this investment. Located in the Masai Mara Reserve on a bend on the Mara River, it has the...

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What to do in Maputo

What to do in Maputo

There are some cities which are instantly familiar even if you have never visited them before and they are in far away and exotic locations. If you are eurocentric or travelled around the Mediterranean basin or the South American coastline, you would immediately feel...

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Aberdare National Park Safari

Aberdare National Park Safari

About 2 and a half hours drive north from Nairobi lies one of the forgotten gems of wildlife tourism in Kenya, the Aberdare National Park. This park, founded in 1950, is 766 km2 in size but it is unusual for the sheer variety of terrain. It cuts through the eponymous...

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