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Zanzibar - an African paradise. And definitely a Top 10 Bucket List destination.  No matter where you look, it's all turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Add some colorful culture to the mix and it's an affordable dream holiday.   Our new travel blog covers all-you-need-to-know to this island paradise. 12 Of the most frequently asked questions get answered by our expert travel consultants.

Zanzibar - The Most Popular Travel FAQs

Zanzibar - an African paradise. And definitely a Top 10 Bucket List destination. No matter where you look, it's all turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Add some colorful culture to the mix and it's an affordable dream holiday. Our new travel blog covers all-you-need-to-know to this island paradise. 12 Of the most frequently asked questions get answered by our expert travel consultants.

Earlier this year, Claire had the rare privilege of meeting two clients face-to-face after their trip to Ethiopia. Recently they shared some of their stories and photographs of their Ethiopian adventures with her. Find out more about Ethiopia and the remarkable travelling sister-photographers.

The Ethiopian adventures of the travelling sisters

Earlier this year, Claire had the rare privilege of meeting two clients face-to-face after their trip to Ethiopia. Recently they shared some of their stories and photographs of their Ethiopian adventures with her. Find out more about Ethiopia and the remarkable travelling sister-photographers.

The survival of tourism cross Africa depends on each tour that is postponed and not cancelled. It’s not just the tour operators who need you, it’s the safari guides, it's the gate-keeper at the National Park, it's  also the tour guide, the family that’s been running the same safari lodge for generations, the dedicated teams conserving wildlife. And, let’s not forget the tour bus driver who navigates the dusty roads of Zimbabwe and the lady who sells beautiful curios on the side of the road.

Why you should postpone and not cancel your African safari

The survival of tourism cross Africa depends on each tour that is postponed and not cancelled. It’s not just the tour operators who need you, it’s the safari guides, it's the gate-keeper at the National Park, it's also the tour guide, the family that’s been running the same safari lodge for generations, the dedicated teams conserving wildlife. And, let’s not forget the tour bus driver who navigates the dusty roads of Zimbabwe and the lady who sells beautiful curios on the side of the road.

This April full moon was a super moon hovering over quiet towns under lockdown. One of our travel fanatics, Bronwyn, reflects on the full pink moon and the times we are in. Read a few of her moon memories from her travels in Africa and discover the myths different African cultures have about the moon.

Reflections on an African Super Moon

This April full moon was a super moon hovering over quiet towns under lockdown. One of our travel fanatics, Bronwyn, reflects on the full pink moon and the times we are in. Read a few of her moon memories from her travels in Africa and discover the myths different African cultures have about the moon.

Where else in the world is there a city that has as much to offer as Cape town? Mountains, beaches, vineyards, culture, history, wildlife and, adventure activities too! Below we list 16 of the best of them for under R1000 per person ($70/63Euro)*. Go on, have some fun!  *As of 14 Jan 2020. #CapeTown #Adventure #TravelTuesday

16 Best Budget Adventure Activities In Cape Town

Where else in the world is there a city that has as much to offer as Cape town? Mountains, beaches, vineyards, culture, history, wildlife and, adventure activities too! Below we list 16 of the best of them for under R1000 per person ($70/63Euro)*. Go on, have some fun! *As of 14 Jan 2020. #CapeTown #Adventure #TravelTuesday

10 Best Destinations 2020: Where to go in Africa

10 Best Destinations 2020 in Africa offers a snapshot of the best places to visit in 2020, based on recommendations from Lonely Planet, Forbes, National Geographic and co. Discover the best places to

"Is South Africa safe to visit?" - one of the most frequently asked questions travellers raise, when planning a holiday to South Africa. In our blog, we'll answer that question fully and offer safety tips for travelling in South Africa.

Is South Africa Safe To Visit?

"Is South Africa safe to visit?" - one of the most frequently asked questions travellers raise, when planning a holiday to South Africa. In our blog, we'll answer that question fully and offer safety tips for travelling in South Africa.

SAFARI & ADVENTURE? Yes please! Africa is full of amazing Big Five safari destinations but did you know that it is also an adrenaline-seekers paradise? If you're eager on heart-racing adventures, then read on for our Top 5 African safari and adventure destinations.   #safari #Africa #BudgetTravel #TravelBlog

Top 5 Places in Africa to combine Adventure & Safari

SAFARI & ADVENTURE? Yes please! Africa is full of amazing Big Five safari destinations but did you know that it is also an adrenaline-seekers paradise? If you're eager on heart-racing adventures, then read on for our Top 5 African safari and adventure destinations. #safari #Africa #BudgetTravel #TravelBlog

The Cape Winelands, listed as one of the top 10 Best Value Places to Visit in 2020 By Lonely Planet. Link in Bio. The Cape is home to one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. Here you will find international award-winning wines at ridiculously low prices and world-class restaurants. Factor South Africa's favourable exchange rate into the equation and you get a very appealing destination indeed for budget travellers.

Cape Winelands - A One Page Guide

The Cape Winelands, listed as one of the top 10 Best Value Places to Visit in 2020 By Lonely Planet. Link in Bio. The Cape is home to one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. Here you will find international award-winning wines at ridiculously low prices and world-class restaurants. Factor South Africa's favourable exchange rate into the equation and you get a very appealing destination indeed for budget travellers.

Most of Southern and East Africa is stable and safe. Fact. But you and your family want an unforgettable African safari experience with minimal drama, fuss or problems and maximum sunsets, scenery and sightings, right? So, what do you need to know? In this blog post, we cover it all. Read on below.

Safety on Safari

Most of Southern and East Africa is stable and safe. Fact. But you and your family want an unforgettable African safari experience with minimal drama, fuss or problems and maximum sunsets, scenery and sightings, right? So, what do you need to know? In this blog post, we cover it all. Read on below.

Today, in South Africa we celebrate Heritage Day or as we locals affectionately call it, Braai Day. This is no simple BBQ. It's a culinary experience that we have perfected into an art. In this blog, we 'dish' out all you need to know about it.

All Things Braai: South Africa’s Favourite Thing

Today, in South Africa we celebrate Heritage Day or as we locals affectionately call it, Braai Day. This is no simple BBQ. It's a culinary experience that we have perfected into an art. In this blog, we 'dish' out all you need to know about it.

North or South? That's a tough one. Because it no secret that Tanzania  is one of the best places for a safari thanks to its legendary landscapes, epic parks and phenomenal wildlife. But what few realize is  that the lesser-known southern circuit may just  get the prize for the best safari in Tanzania. And this is why....

Is Southern Tanzania the Best for African Safaris?

North or South? That's a tough one. Because it no secret that Tanzania is one of the best places for a safari thanks to its legendary landscapes, epic parks and phenomenal wildlife. But what few realize is that the lesser-known southern circuit may just get the prize for the best safari in Tanzania. And this is why....

Sometimes, the only way to get a true African bush experience is to stretch outside your comfort levels. Luckily there's camping, glamping, budget camping and exclusive camping so, in this blog, we break it down so you know what you're getting when you book these tours with us.  #TravelBlog #Camping #Glamping #BudgetTravel #Safari #Travel #Africa

Camping, Glamping and Exclusive Camping Explained

Sometimes, the only way to get a true African bush experience is to stretch outside your comfort levels. Luckily there's camping, glamping, budget camping and exclusive camping so, in this blog, we break it down so you know what you're getting when you book these tours with us. #TravelBlog #Camping #Glamping #BudgetTravel #Safari #Travel #Africa

Recent natural disasters have made us realize how important it is to care for our one and only planet. Every small act has an effect and that includes when you are travelling. In our blog below we give you some tips on how to tread lightly while on safari.

Going Green on Safari - 6 Tips for Eco-Travel in Africa

Recent natural disasters have made us realize how important it is to care for our one and only planet. Every small act has an effect and that includes when you are travelling. In our blog below we give you some tips on how to tread lightly while on safari.

Travel Blogger Extraordinaire, Big World Small Pockets visits Ethiopia for a dose of culture from the colourful tribes of the Omo Valley. "It might sound like an exaggeration, but there are few places on the whole planet as culturally rich, diverse or vibrant as Ethiopia’s Omo Valley."  And if anyone would know, it's her!  Read her guide on how to get up close and personal with them.

Up Close and Personal with the Omo Valley Tribes of Ethiopia

Travel Blogger Extraordinaire, Big World Small Pockets visits Ethiopia for a dose of culture from the colourful tribes of the Omo Valley. "It might sound like an exaggeration, but there are few places on the whole planet as culturally rich, diverse or vibrant as Ethiopia’s Omo Valley." And if anyone would know, it's her! Read her guide on how to get up close and personal with them.

Whether you're going on proper safari or just roughing it in the bush, this guide will ensure you don't pack the whole house and only take the things you really need!

A Guide to Packing for a Safar

Whether you're going on proper safari or just roughing it in the bush, this guide will ensure you don't pack the whole house and only take the things you really need!