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 …

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Namibia self drive tour – easy and comfortable

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Namibia self drive tour – wondrous people, places and animals Namibia is one of our favourite places and really is the absolutely perfect destination for people who love truly amazing landscapes, diverse cultures, and incredible and unusual wildlife. A Namibia self drive tour will reward the self drive traveller with unrivalled desert-scapes, rich cultures and histories, wild seascapes and cutting …

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 …

There’s nothing like a walking safari

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There is nothing like a walking safari to set the heart racing and adrenalin pumping. You head out with your experienced ranger or guide in search of the Big 5, but really hoping you don’t get too close to them, and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. Walking safaris are a fantastic way to learn …

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 …

News from Hwange III

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  So nice to hear from Godfrey again. Here’s his latest update from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe – 16 August September 2016. It’s the place to be!! Masuma Winter is now coming to an end though it’s still chilly in the mornings and evenings but hot during the day and now more animals are coming to the waterhole, Elephants are now …

Updates from Hwange National Park

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Godfrey, camp attendant in Hwange National Park Godfrey, camp attendant in Hwange National Park The next best thing to being there is hearing all about it …. When we were in Zimbabwe we were lucky enough to meet the wonderful Godfrey, camp attendant in Hwange National Park. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, Godfery generously shares regular updates of …