Namibia Desert Tour, Swakopmund, Namibia

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When you are in the desert what animals do you expect to see? Many people totally underestimate all the life that deserts support. In southern Africa, the Namibian deserts are homelands for lots of big and impressive mammals including desert elephants, oryx and giraffe, but people often don’t stop to think about the smaller wonders that call the sand home. …

Responsible tourism at its best – !Xaus Lodge

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Southern Africa is still recovering from so many of the injustices of colonialism and apartheid. As such it is a real pleasure to be able to support initiatives which are at the heart of healing and justice and !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park does just that – it is remote splendour and responsible tourism at its best! As …

Spending time with the Ju/’hoansi San – Tsumkwe, Namibia

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Learning about new cultures and meeting different people is at the heart of travel and in north east Namibia you have the amazing opportunity to not only visit the Nyae Nyae Conservancy and be hosted by the Ju/’hoansi – San Bushman community, but also do a range of fabulous cultural activities. We did the half day cultural experience and loved …

Soweto Cycling Tour: important insights into South Africa

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When we tell people that we have taken our children out of school for 5 months to travel through southern Africa, one of the first questions they ask is – what about school? After spending 4 hours doing a Soweto cycling tour I know the answer – they will absolutely learn more by travelling than they can ever learn in …

Latest Update from Godfrey in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Latest Update from Godfrey in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe The park has been under fire for the past 3 weeks and it was nearly completely  burnt out. First there was a fire which started near the Botswana border and it stretched out as far as Little Tom in Robins area and we had a second outbreak which started at the …

Godfrey’s Update from Hwange National Park

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  It seems that things have been a little quiet in Hwange lately with rains having fallen so animals have easier access to water and so are now more spread out. Plus it is getting very hot in Zimbabwe so tourist numbers are low. Happy New Year from Godfrey! Shumba Pan Rains are finally here, the dam is now three-quarters …

New from Hwange IV

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  So nice to hear from Godfrey again. Here’s his latest update from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The rains have been late this year and so the animals are congregating more and more at Masuma dam – sounds like its the place to be!! Masuma Dam The dam is empty as the rains are nowhere to be seen, animals are getting …