17 March 2017
African safaris have become synonymous with the Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo and Leopard – the collection of animals deemed most desirable to spot on a game drive.
The Funny Five have been chosen for their quirky disposition, unusual looks and sometimes hilarious behaviour. We have made sure to pick animals whose nature, diet and habits pose a minimal amount of danger in approaching and tracking them on foot (always with trained guides) so that ... read more
17 March 2017
After 26 years of intimate hands-on management of Serengeti Balloon Safaris, we have decided to appoint a Managing Director to run the company on our behalf.
To this end, we are delighted to welcome John Corse into our family from 1st March 2017.
John comes with great experience of both tourism and aviation, having run Nomad Tanzania and Fastjet in recent years. John will spend the next 3 months learning our roles and taking on the day to day responsibilities that we have ... read more
15 March 2017
Edition 31 of Safari Magazine - the UK's only publication dedicated to Africa-specialist tour operators - has been published this week.
This latest 72-page edition has a textured Lemur on the front cover and contains features on painted wolves; a new luxury lodge in Livingstone; a stunning photo & text blog on Uganda; our 2017 fam trip schedule; Atta member benefits explained; the new treetop walkway in Tanzania; elephant conservation; gorillas in ... read more
14 March 2017
Visitors are drawn to Africa by its iconic wildlife, but your experience may be incomplete, unless you also learn about its remarkable historical and cultural heritage.
Guests of Africa Albida Tourism’s properties in Victoria Falls - Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Fall Safari Suites and Lokuthula Lodges – may now benefit from the introduction of the captivating “Life of David Livingstone” talk. ... read more
13 March 2017
R.I.P Satao 2: a giant amongst elephants - http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-141/rip-satao-2/
10 March 2017
When Tom and Lorraine Preston first stood on the site that would later become one of Zimbabwe’s most awarded safari camps, they looked down across the golden-grassed vlei line and saw a herd of elephants approaching, their heaving shapes dark against the setting sun. Perhaps, one day, Tom thought, those same elephants – and generations more – would make their way towards the natural waterhole just in front of his dream, The Hide Safari Camp. ... read more
10 March 2017
Uganda is hosting the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017on the 26th March 2017 at the Independence Grounds in Kololo an upscale Kampala suburb.
The local organizing committee has already put in place an official information sharing platform. These are the website iaafkampala2017.org, together with the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts. ... read more
09 March 2017
According to Acacia Africa, authentic experiences are key to securing bookings from millennials. The safari specialist’s 2017 catalogue features six new accommodated overland tours and a new small group safari, all of the itineraries allowing adventurers to delve deeper into the destination.
Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Recent research suggests UK millennials rank travel more highly than buying a home or paying off debt, and ... read more
09 March 2017
Upclose with 12 of Africa's threatened species: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-140/conservation-threatened-species/
08 March 2017
Great success of the Cumbre / Summit CEMAC
held at the Grand Hotel Djibloho 7 to 17 February 2017
More than 450 participants:
6 Heads of State and Prime Ministers of CEMAC
Ministers and technical members of staff gathered to discuss and summarise the activities done in 2016 under the Presidency of Equatorial Guinea.
The baton was passed on to Chad who will chair the CEMAC in 2017
The services offered by Grand Hotel ... read more