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Jim Holden getting ready for the trip to his homeland – Zambia

May 8th, 2014 for

Destination Spotlight – Botswana

May 14th, 2012 for

Destination Spotlight – Botswana

Botswana is the untamed Africa of a bygone era, unblemished by development. Its expansive game parks and preserves remain intact. The country has intentionally avoided mass tourism and chosen to offer a higher quality experience to a lesser number of people. By operating under this this policy of low volume and controlled tourism, Botswana offers a higher quality safari experience to fewer people, making it even more special. National Geographic tapped Botswana as Africa’s last wildlife refuge. This country has recently gained recognition, joining Kenya and Tanzania, as one of the world’s hottest wildlife areas.

Accommodations: Most camps and lodges are tented, restricted in size (usually not more than 24 clients at a time); some Chobe properties are larger. (more…)

Get Out Of The Vehicle – Canoe Adventure

May 14th, 2012 for

Floating past hippo and elephant, encountering wildlife on foot, and bedding down on the banks of the river – this must rank as one of the greatest adventures on the planet. Experience all the aspects of the African wilderness as you traverse either Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley or Botswana’s Selinda Spillway by canoe. Three nights are spent on the banks of the river in your fully serviced mobile tented camp.

Zambezi River canoe safaris are an ideal combination of unspoiled wilderness and some of the finest game and birdlife in sub-Saharan Africa. (more…)

Featured Specialist – Jennifer Luckow

May 14th, 2012 for

A native of Great Britain, Jennifer is a Travel Industry veteran with many years in both retail and wholesale. She is quite familiar with South Africa – having lived there for nearly 10 years. She has also visited Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Lower Zambezi in Zambia.

Jennifer’s favorite destination in Botswana is the Okavango Delta as it gives one the opportunity to witness beautiful bird life. “Depending on the water levels,” she says, “there is a chance to take mokoro rides (a dug out canoe) or power boat rides through the dense swamp lands. The combination of land and water gives for wonderful photography opportunities with lighting and reflections.” Jennifer’s favorite property in Botswana is Abu Camp. (more…)

Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls

April 2nd, 2012 for

One of the highlights from all my trips to Africa was swimming in the “Devil’s Pool.”   This is done as part of an excursion to Livingstone Island on the Zambia side of the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River and is only possible in the dry season (September-December usually) when the water is low and the current is not as strong as usual.

We took off by boat to Livingstone Island from right behind the Royal Livingstone Hotel.  On arrival at the island, we found a beautiful table set under a canopy tent and had a lunch of salads, couscous, cold chicken, cold beef, scotch eggs, sausages and plenty of drinks! (more…)

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