Our Iconic Africa

Africa has been waiting for you all this time. And so have we…  The wildebeest are still spreading in their hundreds of thousands over the sea of grass that is Tanzania’s Serengeti and the leopards are still lounging on the marula branches of the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa. Wild Africa is essentially…
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Cape Town and When to Visit

Cape Town (and South Africa) officially became a thing in 1652, when Jan Van Riebeeck landed to found a way station for the Dutch East India Company on its trade route between Holland and the Far East. The reality is that there was actually a presence on the site before that and the real story…
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Africa is Opening More and More

It’s certainly been a rough year-and-a-half for the travel fundis, and for the industry as a whole. Confined at home for months, then confined to your home country, and even eighteen months in, many of you have been told that a mandatory two-week quarantine period will be enforced as soon as you return home from…
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A Camp All to Yourself: the New Normal of Luxury Safari

Humans can be funny creatures. No matter how exquisite the experience, we still ask ourselves “how could this be just that tiny bit better?”. Often when it comes to idyllic destinations, we find ourselves wishing that it was just us there; either our family or only the group of friends we are travelling with. A…
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The NEW Dulini Moya

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa is world-famous for its wildlife viewing – particularly of leopards – and there is now a new jewel in its crown; Dulini Moya, tucked away on the banks of the Mabrak River in the western sector of the park. Whether it’s a luxury escape you’re after, tranquility,…
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Madikwe Safari Lodge: the Perfect Mid-Week Getaway

One of South Africa’s lesser known game reserves, but one of its most ecologically diverse, the 75000ha Madikwe Game Reserve is a hidden gem of wildlife viewing. A comfortable forty minute flight from Johannesburg – or just over four hours drive for those who enjoy a short road trip – and situated in a malaria-free…
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Kicheche Safari Camps: Hidden Gems in a Huge Landscape

Kenya’s Maasai Mara ecosystem is subdivided into a number of areas; the Mara Triangle in the west which forms the edge of the grasslands where it rises up into the Oloololo escarpment, the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which has its own private camps and is where public vehicles can access too, and on the norther…
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Angama Mara: Endless Horizons Over Africa

There are few places on the African continent that are so picturesque, let alone iconic, but the picnic site at Angama Mara overlooking the Masai Mara grasslands has to be top of the list. Imagine gazing down over somewhere in the region of a million herbivores, from the very same spot that Robert Redford and…
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Vumbura Plains: the Ultimate Water and Land Safari

The Okavango Delta is an utterly unique wildlife destination. Formed thanks to a shift in the earth’s tectonics which rendered the Okavango River unable to reach the sea, the delta now sits as an inland paradise; a union of land, water and sky which is as close as one can get to finding a true…
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Gorilla Trekking: The Time is Now!

Africa’s most diverse protected area is the Virunga National Park; a third of the world’s mountain gorillas occur here, as well as over one thousand species of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibians. Yet the national park itself is just a sample of the incredible wildlife experience the region offers. The Virunga Mountain range, which runs…
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5 Things you MUST Know About the Great Migration

Although “great migration” sounds fairly generic and could refer to any mass of living creatures moving between areas in response to environmental change, in an African context, it refers to one thing specifically, and that is the wildebeest migration of Kenya and Tanzania. Well over a million of these antelope (yes, they are antelope) move…
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The Leopards of Londolozi

It’s been over 40 years since Londolozi first viewed the original Mother Leopard, a young female who for some reason was more relaxed around the Land rovers than her predecessors or conspecifics on the reserve at the time. For the next decade, Londolozi co-founder and Tracker Elmon Mhlongo would follow her life, watching as she…
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Ngala Tented Camp: Canvas and Luxury in Wildlife Heaven

A common misconception when hearing the word “tented” is to think of a more rustic experience. Well, &Beyond’s Ngala Tented Camp will turn that idea on its head. Nine luxurious tents, all on raised platforms and blending perfectly into the riverine habitat, offer the visitor every comfort they may desire. Each suite is air-conditioned, providing…
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Garonga Safari Co.: a Safari For the Soul

The three luxury camps of the Garonga Safari Co. lie in the 25,000ha Makalali Private Game Reserve, in the north-eastern corner of South Africa. This region of the country is wildlife heaven, from the Crocodile River in the south right up to the Limpopo River along the Zimbabwe border and flanked to the west by…
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The Best Lion Viewing Destinations in Africa

Lions are one of, if not the, main reason people travel from all around the world to partake in an African safari. Apex predators in every environment they inhabit, they are the epitome of the wild nature of the continent itself. Sadly, the reality is that over the last century, lion numbers across Africa have…
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