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Indonesia: Sailing on the Silolona

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In December 2011, Cherri and Richard had the great fortune of being invited on the extraordinary Indonesian sailing ship, Silolona, for a three week exploration of the remote islands of Raja Ampat and the highlands of Papua.  Below is Cherri’s account of that fascinating trip.  See our website for more details and pictures. Silolona must be the most beautiful boat…
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Zimbabwe rises again!

Zim has come back and tourism is PUMPING… and the renaissance goes well beyond Victoria Falls!  Zimbabwe is one of southern Africa’s most diverse and stunning countries. A great hub for any safari (bordering Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zambia) is going through major changes and renovations in areas where wildlife is flourishing once again. A new shared government and the…
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Jamala Madikwe | Natural Elegance

“Jamala,” means “natural elegance” in Swahili.  According to my recent experience at Jamala it well deserves its name! Jamala Madikwe’s five freestanding villas blend perfectly into the landscape and combine the feeling of an exotic wilderness refuge with extravagant luxury. The standards for service, accommodation and food are absolutely top notch! You can lounge outdoors in a secluded rim-flow pool…
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Extraordinary 3-tusk Elephant Sighting at Nxai Pan!

From our friends at Kwando Safaris: While staying at Kwando’s Nxai Pan camp, Stuart Arnold, a Botswana-based professional photographer was amazed to spot an unusual elephant drinking at the waterhole at the front of the camp.  Upon closer inspection it was discovered that the elephant carried an amazing 3 tusks!! The tusks of an African Elephant grow continuously throughout their life –…
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Chindeni Bushcamp reopens with a new look

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Just in time for this year’s safari season in the beautiful South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Chindeni Bushcamp has reopened with a stunning new look! The common areas of Chindeni Camp have been redesigned and rebuilt and the tents have fabulous new furniture.   The commanding views of the Chayumba Lagoon and nearby Chindeni Hills are as spectacular as ever…
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The Victoria Falls Hotel is back!

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The brochures often refer to the Victoria Falls Hotel as “the grand dame of the Falls”… Well in this case the hype is true. A grander queen doesn’t exist in Africa! And she has a new spring in her step after recent renovations which brought the hotel back to its original colonial era glory… with a few nods to contemporary…
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Mfuwe Lodge Reopens after Refurbishment

We are excited to inform you that Mfuwe Lodge, situated in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, reopened to guests on the 1st of May, with a brand new look, after a major upgrade and refurbishment.  Whilst the essential structure and design of the lodge remains the same considerable changes have been made to decor, furnishings, lighting and all…
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Holiday Travel in Africa – 2010 is filling fast!

Want to go to Africa for the holidays?  Go somewhere warmer?  This is a great time to visit but be aware lodges are filling up for 2010. Email us if you’d like more information – – we’d love to help you plan your holiday! THE GREAT MIGRATION Have you always wanted to see Africa’s Great Migration, one of the…
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