Photo by Carole M.

The noise was incredible!

Every sunrise and sunset, I found the African skies to be as beautiful as the animals. On arriving at my first camp, I saw zebras right across the river! And, elephants, elephants, elephants!

For Redge and Carole’s safari, we developed a 15-day itinerary in Botswana that included the Kalahari, Moremi, the Okavango Delta and Savuti as well as a visit to Vic Falls.

In Moremi, we followed wild dogs. They cornered a lion by jumping in a circle about 3 feet in the air. At the same time on the other side of the car, a leopard showed up stalking wildebeest, and then, because the dogs were noisy, a hyena came as well. All within 30 minutes!

That same night we had 2 hippos running around our tent! The noise was incredible!

Here’s some photos by Carole & Redge:


Thanks to Carole & Redge for sharing their photos and such an exciting safari moment.

Eye of the Hippo - Katavi National Park

Gautam & Friends visit Western Tanzania

In September of this year, Gautam along with 10 friends visited two very unique and very different national parks tucked in the far western corner of Tanzania: Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains National Park. We’ve included a small selection of his photos below and encourage taking a look at his personal photography site.

Tanzania - Katavi and Mahale detail

 

Katavi National Park offers its few visitors a true wilderness of tangled woodland, floodplains, seasonal lakes and exceptional game viewing along the Katuma River including eland, sable and roan antelopes, large numbers of hippo and elephant as well as lion and leopard.

Here’s just a few of Gautam’s fantastic photos from Katavi, click here for his full gallery:

Mahale Mountains National Park, home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees, is remotely-set on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, inaccessible by road, and it sometimes looks more like an Indian Ocean beach holiday than a chimp-trekking destination deep in the African interior.

Here’s some of Gautam’s photos from Mahale, click here for his full gallery:

Get in touch to learn more about this and other safari destinations as well as great options for families and groups.

Yawning Lion

Photos from Jerry & Patty’s South Africa Safari

Rhino-marking at Tswalu

Rhino Marking at Tswalu

Jerry & Patty’s safari earlier this year included visits to Sabi Sands near Kruger National Park, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve and the Cape Winelands as well as some very exciting wildlife conservation encounters including witnessing a rare Rhino-marking.

In the ongoing battle between poachers and wildlife conservationists, we’re proud to support the efforts of partners like Tswalu Kalahari, and we’re especially glad that Jerry & Patty could experience this important work firsthand.

Here’s what Jerry had to say:

Once a year they look for young rhinos (about 18 mos) and tranquilize them for about 15 mins. They notch their ears for identification, take blood samples, microchip the horn, complete a general description, and when that is all done they reverse the tranquilizer and the rhino is up and ready to charge in about 3-5 minutes.

They look for them by helicopter, shoot the tranquilizer from the helo, and the ground team which has been following in a number of trucks swoops in to do their work. Quite a process. Everyone wants a picture with the rhino! We were fortunate enough to have been there during the few days this was occurring. The neat thing about Tswalu is that they are 80% about conservation and 20% tourism. It was a fascinating visit.

Here are some other photos from their trip:


Read more about their trip right here.

Handsome Lion in the Serengeti

Peter & Ellen’s Pics from Tanzania

Peter & Ellen visited some of our favorite camps and lodges during their trip to Tanzania earlier this year.

Here are just a few of Peter & Ellen’s amazing photos… Thanks for sharing! 

Like a lot of our clients, Peter & Ellen’s favorite accommodations were the small, tented camps in wilderness areas like:

  • Oliver’s Camp, located in the remote Southern section of Tarangire National Park, offering off-road game-driving, guided walking safaris and night game drives with night vision goggles.
  • Olakira Camp, meaning ‘star’ in Swahili, an intimate mobile safari camp that follows the herds of the Great Migration every year from the Mara River crossings in the North to the birthing season in the southern Ndutu plains.

What’s your favorite safari accommodation?