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2207, 2021

Magnificent Malawi: What to do and Where to Stay!

By |July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Conservation & News, Destinations we Love|

The Magic of Malawi Liwonde National Park Liwonde is one of Malawi’s most exciting and popular game parks, with its beautiful riverine setting and wonderful wildlife offering a wide-variety of safari styles and amazing game viewing. Not only can you explore this park on foot or by 4×4, but boat safaris are also available and an excellent way to enjoy the magnificent game around the river. A true [Read more...]

211, 2020

COVID-19 TRAVEL INFORMATION

By |November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Conservation & News|

Kenya *Approved and recognised user of the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Safety Stamp.* Starting 1 August, all international flights to Kenya are resumed once more. However, there are strict requirements for travelling to Kenya: Travellers arriving in Kenya must carry a PCR test with them which was taken a maximum of 96 hours before their arrival in Kenya. Travellers cannot have a body temperature above 37,5° C, [Read more...]

1510, 2020

Artists for Conservation Foundation

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Conservation & News|

History & Vision In 2017 when Timothy Jackson's attention was brought to the Artists for Conservation Foundation, he took the initiative to attend their annual event at the VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver, B.C. where here he met Guy Combes, and naturally with a mutual interest in Kenya, especially Soysambu Conservancy given Timothy's visit there in the year 2000 for the first time, and that Guy's Father Simon Combes, has [Read more...]

1510, 2020

Artists for Conservation Foundation Fundraiser Safari

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Travel, Conservation & News, Featured Safaris|

A Safari to Kenya where 10% of the price you pay goes directly to benefit Conservation! Att: Artists, photographers and conservationists interested in traveling to Kenya in March or November 2021.  We have 7 registered guests for March 2021 to date.   Join internationally renowned artist; Gregory Wellman and Owner of Jackson's African Safaris; Timothy Jackson, on an expedition and raise funds for two conservation organizations [Read more...]

910, 2020

The Best of Botswana

By |October 9th, 2020|Categories: Destinations we Love|

Botswana is recommended as one of the best travel destinations in Africa and is considered a haven for wildlife and safari enthusiasts. With the breath-taking landscapes of the Kalahari Desert, the diverse ecosystems of the Chobe National Park, and the abundant wildlife surrounding the Okavango Delta, this beautiful country will provide you with the ultimate African experience.Below I have listed five unique and unforgettable experiences to add on your [Read more...]

1805, 2020

Team Africa Rising

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: Conservation & News|

Timothy Jackson, Founder of Jackson’s African Safaris understands the importance of the bicycle to the people in Africa.  He has witnessed firsthand the use of a bicycle to carry goods, water, and people.  During the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, the bicycle provided an escape for some.  Mr. Jackson reached out to the founders of Team Rwanda Cycling to discuss a partnership which is now evolving over time, with Team Africa [Read more...]

2403, 2020

Soysambu Conservancy

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Travel, Conservation & News, Destinations we Love|

History Timothy Jackson first stayed on Soysambu Ranch in the year 2000, his first-ever visit to Africa, he stayed with the then farm manager Renaldo Retief.  This visit on Soysambu Ranch was one of several stays on different farms in the Rift Valley, a wonderful way to be introduced to Kenya.  In 2018 when Timothy started forming the relationship with the Artists for Conservation Foundation, Soysambu, now a Conservancy since [Read more...]

2711, 2018

Tangulia Mara Camp – Maasai Mara

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Destinations we Love, Featured Safaris|

Listed as one of five best safaris from Nairobi by travelmag.com; Tangulia Mara Camp is the only all Maasai owned camp in the Maasai Mara. In keeping with their pastoral culture, the team who run it are proud of their pastoral culture, and are honoured to join hands with other Kenyans to provide a service to the tourism industry for the fist time in the history [Read more...]

1508, 2018

Kenya Birding & Wildlife Tour – February 2019

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured Safaris|

Kenya Birding & Wildlife Two Kenyan TOP birding Guides: Selempo Edwin Lesoine & Zachary Methu Mbuthia Click this link to download your PDF copy of the Kenya Birding & Wildlife adventure with two of Kenya's TOP birding guides Featured during the International Congress for Ornithology Vancouver, B.C. Canada Come meet Timothy in the Artists for Conservation Foundation main exhibit area to discuss joining this first class birding and wildlife tour. [Read more...]

1008, 2018

Join Guy Combes on Safari in Kenya while supporting Conservation

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Conservation & News, Featured Safaris|

A Safari with Renowned Artist & Conservationist Guy Combes Join Guy on safari to his homeland of Kenya while supporting conservation. Proceeds to benefit the Artists for Conservation Foundation and Soysambu Boma Project. Learn more by downloading the PDF documents for both trips on offer here: (Click on tour name to download) Overland Comfort Adventure: July 13th – 24th, 2019 Upmarket Luxury Adventure:  August 10th – 22nd, 2019   Guy [Read more...]

2301, 2018

Team Rwanda & Jackson’s African Safari’s Partnership

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Conservation & News|

Press Release as posted by Team Rwanda Cycling Written by Kimberly Coats Director of Marketing/Logistics Team Rwanda Cycling We're teaming up with Jackson's African Safaris to offer cycling tour packages to benefit and support our work at the Africa Rising Cycling Ctr Team Rwanda Cycling has risen from non-existent to one of the top national teams on the continent of Africa. TRC is now the number one sports team in [Read more...]

2510, 2017

Jackson’s​ ​African​ ​Safaris​​ ​@​ ​InfoHub.com​ ​+​ ​GIVEAWAY!!!

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Safari Blog|

Dear​ ​fellow​ ​travelers!​ ​​ ​Today​ ​we​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​share​ ​the​ ​news​ ​that​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​​ destinations; Zambia, where we build ​custom tours​ ​- also know as the "The​ ​Real​ ​Africa"​  ​-​ ​has​ ​been​ ​elected​ ​as​ ​an​ ​​Unordinary​ ​Trip​ ​of​ ​the Month​​ ​by​ ​​InfoHub.com​,​ ​the​ ​#1​ ​travel​ ​portal​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Internet​ ​specialized​ ​in​ ​the​ ​​out-of-ordinary adventures​.​ ​​ ​​ ​This​ ​is​ ​indeed​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​tour​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​destination​ ​and​ [Read more...]

2909, 2017

Vancouver International Travel Show 2018 Grand Prize

By |September 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

An Adventure to South Africa for Two! Prize includes; 2 nights Northern Drakensberg at Montusi: http://www.montusi.co.za/ 1 night Isibindi’s Zulu Lodge: http://www.isibindizululodge.co.za/ 2 nights Isibindi’s Rhino Ridge Lodge: http://www.rhinoridge.co.za/ 2 nights at Isabindi’s Kosi Forest Lodge: http://www.kosiforestlodge.co.za/ 1 night at a Bed & Breakfast in Johannesburg hosted by Rhodes of Shangani Trails 3 nights at Return Africa’s Pafuri Trails Camp: https://www.returnafrica.com/activities/pafuri-walking-trails/ Northern Kruger National Park: Walks guided and hosted by [Read more...]

2109, 2017

July 2017 Safari Newsletter

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Quarterly Newsletter|

January 2017 Safari Newsletter View this email in your browser July 2017 Safari Newsletter Happy Summer Everyone! We hope you've had a wonderful spring and we look forward to seeing some of you again this year, for what is now for some of our clients a third and up to sixth trip - we so appreciate your ongoing support! As you sit in the shade from the heat of summer, [Read more...]

1907, 2017

Students in New Denver BC Learn About the Challenges of Protecting Wildlife in Kenya

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: Conservation & News|Tags: , , , , |

A class of students at Lucerne Elementary School, located in New Denver. B.C. Canada, adopted two baby elephants with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust adoption program, in Nairobi, Kenya. Jackson’s African Safaris shareholder Timothy Jackson, was joined by his mother Nonie Jackson, on a visit to Kenya to experience seeing the country and wild animals whilst on safari.  Their first visit was to the baby elephant rescue center, where she and Timothy adopted their [Read more...]

1807, 2017

Vancouver International Travel Show 2018 Grand Prize – An Adventure to South Africa for Two

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Conservation & News|Tags: , |

Attend the Vancouver International Travel Show in 2018 and enter to win a trip for two to South Africa, organized by Jackson's African Safaris. Go here to learn more and purchase tickets to the show: https://www.vitexpo.ca/consumers/ Prize includes; 2 nights Northern Drakensberg at Montusi:  http://www.montusi.co.za/ 1 night Isibindi’s Zulu Lodge: http://www.isibindizululodge.co.za/ 2 nights Isibindi’s Rhino Ridge Lodge: http://www.rhinoridge.co.za/ 2 nights at Isabindi’s Kosi Forest Lodge: http://www.kosiforestlodge.co.za/ 1 night at a Bed [Read more...]

2806, 2017

DREAMSCAPES African Safari Trip

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is a CONCEPT TRIP to join professional Safari Guide Timothy Jackson on a Kenya Adventure to these top destinations with DREAMSCAPES Magazine Editor Donna Vieira, where the OUTCOME will be for Donna to write a four page article on the importance of community supported tourism, and how this heavily supports the anti-poaching movement for Elephant and Rhino, and how in most cases, this is the only solution to this [Read more...]

1205, 2017

Download Serengeti Animal Tracker!

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Conservation & News|

Serengeti National Park "Endless plains" in the Maasai language The Serengeti National Park, with an area of 30,000 square kilometers not including the Mara in Kenya is one of the world's largest Safari destinations. Beautiful surroundings and millions of wild animals in the park attract around 200,000 tourists each year. Planning a trip to Serengeti? If you are planning a trip to the Serengeti National Park, you are reading the [Read more...]

105, 2017

The camp that washed away

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Conservation & News|

In 2013 I had guests from my hometown in Nelson, BC, that met with me wanting to travel to Africa in January.  They were very limited when they could travel, and as anyone who knows the weather and climate of Southern Africa during January, it's generally very wet and in the middle of the years rains.  This reality we covered in detail and their desires were to do a walking safari.  [Read more...]

304, 2017

Relish in Gourmet Food & Riding your Bike

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Conservation & News, Destinations we Love|

Spend a few days on a gourmet culinary adventure while you work off the extra calories on your bike.  Or come let us cook for you and you simply take care of riding your bike.  African Relish owned by Philip and Lisa Key (Founders of an internationally renowned company involved in the production of major Hollywood films in Cape Town) created a recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of [Read more...]

2403, 2017

River God Adventures

By |March 24th, 2017|Categories: Safari Blog|

A Zambezi River boat camping experience...  Your journey begins just below Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe - one of the worlds largest man-made lakes. The hydroelectric power created from the Kariba Dam generates electricity for much of Zimbabwe and Zambia. From the Dam wall you begin to approach the most pristine and undisturbed section of the Zambezi. This part of the river is flanked by Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park on [Read more...]

2103, 2017

Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary

By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Safari Blog|

Our Motivation Proving that conservation works Click the image for the brochure Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary was founded out of the need to prevent the wildlife in the region from infringing upon the developing communities and vice versa. Enabling this coexistence lies at the heart of the Conservancy’s philosophy, and its success has enabled both wildlife and communities to prosper – we believe that the successful developments of communities and [Read more...]

1203, 2017

Sera Wildlife Conservancy

By |March 12th, 2017|Categories: Safari Blog|

Set in 300,000 hectares of Trust land owned by the Group Ranches from Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo, the Sera Wildlife Conservancy has a co-tenure agreement with Samburu County Council and the Kenya Wildlife Service. Perennial natural springs at Kisima Hamsini or ’50 wells’ are a remarkable geographical feature and support both resident and migratory populations of wildlife. Large numbers of elephant pass through the area seasonally. Traditionally pastoralist people have [Read more...]

1102, 2017

A Trip of a Lifetime to Explore Namibia

By |February 11th, 2017|Categories: Namibia|

A trip of a lifetime to explore the unique deserts & wildlife of Namibia Of all the trips we design for Namibia, this is one you should pay extra attention to. This wilderness adventure is going to take you to four well protected regions, where one of these is plane access only. Very few get access to these areas to keep the impacts low on the environment, so Jackson's African Safaris [Read more...]

1401, 2017

January 2017 Safari Newsletter

By |January 14th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter, Safari Blog|

January 2017 Safari Newsletter Happy New Year Everyone!  We hope you've had a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you again this year.  As you start to think about your plans and resolutions for 2017, have a look at the following upcoming Safari opportunities with Jackson's African Safaris. We also have some great travel tips and information on what's going on in Africa today.  In this newsletter: [Read more...]

801, 2017

Bale Mountain National Park

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

Bale Mountain National Park is located in the Southern part of Ethiopia. It is a park known for its wildlife with chances to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals and birds, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Siemen Fox, and birds such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s Rail.

801, 2017

Simien Mountains National Park

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

The Simien (North) Mountain National Park contains one of Africa’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The views in the park are spectacular; especially for trekkers and animal lovers this is the place to experience the nature and wildlife of Ethiopia. The Walia Ibex, the Gelada Baboon and Ethiopian wolf can be seen. Ras Dashen the highest mountain in Ethiopia with an elevation of 4543m, is located here.

801, 2017

Awash National Park

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

Leaving Addis Ababa and driving towards Debre-zeit will take you into the direction of Awash. The drive is approximately 200 km from Addis Ababa. The Awash National Park features natural hot springs, views of the Awash Valley, Water falls and scattered wildlife. Wildlife in Awash National Park include Waterbuck, crocodiles and Ostriches. Awash is a savanna grassland with scattered acacia trees.

801, 2017

Lake Abita-Shala National Park

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

West of Langano lays the twin lakes of Abita and Shala, these form the 887 sq. km Abita-Shala National Park. These fraternal twin lakes have specific distinctions. Shala at 410 sq. km and a depth that exceeds 260m in some areas while Lake Abita is highly alkaline,  isn’t more than 14 m deep. There is a thick acacia forest that surrounds the park; Flamingos are seen at the Abita Lake [Read more...]

801, 2017

Nechisar National Park

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

The name of the park is derived from the bleached savanna grass; Nechisar means White grass. The diverse habitats that are seen in this park vary in the forest and savanna plains. The forest has bush pigs, warthogs, colobus monkey and bush buck, while the Savanna plains have a large population of the Burchell’s Zebra.  There is a massive crocodile population at Lake Chamo, the Crocodiles can be reached through [Read more...]

801, 2017

Colorful Eastern Ethiopia

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

Harare and Dire-Dawa: There are six gates in Harare; streets lead from each gate and meet at the square of the city called Feres Magala (Horse Market). There are 368 alleyways squeezed into just 1 sq km. You will see men feeding Hyenas; it is a tradition of the area. It is interesting to experience this tradition.

801, 2017

Axum

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

Axum is one of the important archeological sites in northern Ethiopia. The main attraction of Axum is the Obelisk. The Obelisk has a wide base with artistic designs from top to bottom; the Obelisk is cut out from a single stone. The artistic work of the obelisk is credited for the Axumite kingdom.  The Ark of the Covenant also rests in Axum and visiting the local museum with a tour [Read more...]

801, 2017

Lalibella

By |January 8th, 2017|Categories: Ethiopia|

King Lalibella was the key figure in the construction of the Ethiopian Capital Roha (now Lalibella).  This is the location that has the rock-hewn churches of Lalibella, one of the churches Medhane Alem is the largest monolithic church in the world. According to legend it took 23 years to build the church which has Axumite style windows against the walls and is below the ground surface.

2512, 2016

Seasons Greetings from Jackson’s African Safaris

By |December 25th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|Tags: , , |

Thank you to all our loyal clients past and present for your on going support!   Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Adventurous New Year!   Blessings from all of us at Jackson's African Safaris.

212, 2016

Reticulated Giraffe Conservation with Pastoralists Initiative

By |December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|

The reticulated giraffe, found in northern Kenya, has declined a by perhaps 70% - with only 8,000 to 10,000 estimated to remain in the wild. NRT (Northern Rangelands Trust) are working with San Diego Zoo Global, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Loisaba Conservancy, Global Conservation Force, Sarara Camp and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to try and reverse this trend. The two-year pilot project - dubbed the Reticulated Giraffe Conservation [Read more...]

2511, 2016

Lewa Conservancy

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog, Sustainable Travel|Tags: , , , |

As a privately run, non-profit organisation, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya has become renowned worldwide for its innovative and highly successful conservation strategies. Lewa’s success relies on the support of communities, businesses and like-minded people. Without the generosity and vision of our past and present supporters, Lewa would not be what it is today. Without future donor funding Lewa cannot continue to operate. How Can You Help?  Start by [Read more...]

2511, 2016

Mara Cheetah Project – Do you love Cheetah’s and want to support a project?  Find out more here…

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|Tags: , , |

The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling and with less than 7 000 individuals left in the wild, cheetahs are vulnerable to extinction.  Unfortunately the remaining populations will continue to decline unless something is done. Realising this, the Kenya Wildlife Trust set up the Mara Cheetah Project in order to determine the threats that cheetahs face in the Greater Mara Ecosystem and to develop sustainable solutions to mitigate them. To achieve this, the Mara Cheetah Project is using a [Read more...]

2011, 2016

The Duke of Cambridge’s speech at the third International Illegal Wildlife Trade conference

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|Tags: , , , |

This speech presented by Prince William, impacts every person on the planet, sooner or later. We are talking about if the killing of Elephants in the wild continues at the same rate as today, there will be no Elephants left in the wild within 15 years!  And it's not just elephants, were talking about Rhino and 'ultimately' the HABITAT, the wilderness areas that currently act as the earth's lungs, absorbing [Read more...]

2009, 2016

Enter to Win!

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog, Contest|

Click here to see the poster! FREE DRAW: Everyone who 'likes' the Jackson's African Safaris page between now and the end of October, will be entered into a prize draw. PRIZES: Five 10% off any custom designed African safari, for your entire personal group. Three genuine Jackson's African Safaris shirts. Five Jackson's African Safaris hats. INSTRUCTIONS: All you have to do to enter is like our Facebook page [Read more...]

509, 2016

Visit us at the Vancouver International Travel Expo!

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|

Jackson’s African Safaris is currently making plans to attend the Vancouver International Travel Expo in Vancouver this September 23rd and 24th. Should you wish to meet with us while we are there, please contact us to make a reservation.  A big thank you to all those whom have made our business what it is today!   That’s YOU!

509, 2016

Michael Selzer, Mary Morrison & Nate – June, 2013  Botswana & South Africa

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|

“Hi Timothy, We had a superb experience. Thank you for your sensitivity to our interests and preferences. I attach a few of the thousand or so pictures we took.”

509, 2016

James & Mandy Dalton – May, 2015  South Africa

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: Testimonials|

“Timothy, thank you for providing a wonderful experience as a first “formal” safari. I have been fortunate to wander around in such environs in my youth, with not quite as many large animals, and I relished repeating the experience.  Rhodes is fantastic. His knowledge is encyclopedic, and his patients with us mere mortals, infinite.  The daily schedule I enjoyed, but if it were to continue any longer than 4 days, [Read more...]

3108, 2016

Chobe National Park

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Botswana|

Chobe can be broken into four areas; The Serondela area (or Chobe riverfront) features lush floodplains and dense woodland of mahogany, teak and other hardwoods now largely reduced by elephant pressure. Chobe waterfront is the most visited park section, partly because of its proximity to the Victoria Falls. The town of Kasane, situated just downstream, is the most important town of the region and serves as the northern entrance to [Read more...]

3108, 2016

The Bushman

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Botswana|

The first indigenous people of southern Africa, whose territory spans most areas of Southern Africa traditionally, are referred to most commonly as Bushmen, the San Khoi o San people. These people were traditionally hunter-gatherers, part of the Khoisan group and are related to the traditionally pastoral Khoikhoi. In the 1950’s to the 1990’s as a result of government programs their lifestyle has changed forever. For people traveling today to Botswana [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Walking & Hiking Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Walking safaris Walking Safaris are one of the most authentic African safari experiences available without doubt. As a qualified trails guide, field guide and as a qualified teacher/educator in my past, I, Timothy Jackson am passionate about walking in the bush. We know the prime walking safari locations and camps available within Africa. An important part for us is the walking guide available to you, who meets the standards we expect. The [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Trips for the Physically Challenged

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Disabilities Whatever your challenges and disabilities physically, Jackson’s African Safaris can take care of you with specially trained guides and vehicles, equipped as required for wheel chairs and medical equipment, and even for those seniors who are looking for a little more care and support. Taking care of Mobility Impairment, Hearing Disability, Visual Impairment, Oxygen Users, Kidney Dialysis and more…   We have a range of options to choose from where you can join others with the same or similar [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Self-Drive Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

The adventure of a self-drive safari is the freedom of direction, time (If intelligently designed) and letting your wanderlust be your guide. Self-Drive safaris provide you an itinerary to follow with road directions and suggestions for activities along the way, with all the bookings made for accommodation and anything else you have requested. Perhaps you are looking for a Land Cruiser to be kitted out for an expedition you have already organized? Detailed [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Private Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

What is a private safari? A private safari is ‘generally’ speaking a family or group, with their own private vehicle and driver, for the duration of the safari.  Naturally, the accommodations would have other guests staying at the same time.  We do have guests who will book a whole camp for themselves. Private safaris are designed based on your personal interests and needs, the number in your group and the choices you make [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Motorcycle & Biking Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Motorcycle and biking tours in Africa have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with many options now available; whether you’re in for a Cape to Cairo motorcycle expedition, or wish for a peaceful, leisurely, road bike tour around the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’ in Malawi, the opportunities are endless. We have all the ground support you need to custom make your idea of a perfect trip on two [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Grassroots Development

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Jackson’s African Safaris would like to introduce you to Fisherman’s Rest. The following will give you an insight to opportunities and vacations in Malawi available through Fisherman’s Rest.  Fisherman’s Rest work closely with their community in building relationships and supporting projects with the goal of creating bridges that connect people with people.  Fisherman’s Rest encourage and facilitate as broad an understanding and experience as practicably possible. Malawi has much to offer, a friendly people, delightful countryside, stunning topography, unspoiled [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Fly-in Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Jackson’s African Safaris Fly-in Safaris; A safari using light aircraft, to fly you into camps from either an international or regional/domestic airport or landing strip. Some upmarket camps are fly-in only, especially when visiting very remote areas. Camp airstrips are usually made of dirt and gravel. The cost of a fly-in safari is not always more than driving in, for if the location requires an extra overnight, plus vehicle and driver, [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Family Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Jackson’s African Safaris clients, on a weekly basis, approach us with children of various ages, from under 1 years of age to ‘big kids’, who are now bringing their parents along on a safari. We are always excited about travelling with family groups, and how exciting it is to have children on board and maybe even grandparents?  A real treat for everyone; children notice things, that we, as adults, seem to [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Hosted & Escorted Safaris

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Jackson’s African Safaris feature tours each year hosted by Timothy Jackson, David Lynn and many others we are connected with.  All these escorted tours and safaris are designed for you to be in the right location at the best time each year, to witness the best that Africa has to offer, in any given destination, with a specialist guide.  Please contact us for our current trips. Kind Regards, Timothy Jackson

2608, 2016

Educational Trips for Schools & Colleges

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Jackson’s African Safaris founder Timothy Jackson has a strong background rooted in education as a school teacher himself for 7 years.  His continued interest & value of quality education did not stop when shifting towards African Safaris, he has visited many international & local schools throughout Africa, including visits to Universities & colleges. We at Jackson`s African Safaris are inherently interested in providing an on going program of educationally driven experiences; these include [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Bird Watching Tours

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Safari Styles|

Are you a Twitter or a Twitcher? That is the question nowadays. Actually, whether your looking for a relaxed holiday which focuses on birds and their habitats, or an active safari exploring many birding hotspots to check off your life lists, we will be happy to help you find the best solution for your needs and requirements. Jackson’s African Safaris ornithology/bird watching safaris and specialist guides that accompany you, focus on providing all [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Lochinvar National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

The Lochinvar National Park is an old ranch, designated in 1972 and protected for the Kafue Lechwe and diverse birdlife, with over 400 recorded. The antelope thrive in the absence of large predators, killed by ranchers in the area. Lochinvar offers hot springs, echoing rocks, signs of Iron age and Neoglithic settlements, baobabs and few visitors make this a great little park for a great safari retreat. An old farmhouse [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Kapishya Hot Springs

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

Kapishya hotsprings is a quiet secluded destination situated on the Estate of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) and is set along the banks of the Mansha river. The main attraction of Kapishya is its natural, sulphur free hot springs. The lodge is 32km off the Great North Road. While staying here you can take a tour of the Shiwa Ngandu Estate house, the dream of Sir Stewart Gore Brown. Today [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Kasanka National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

Kasanka National Park’s hide at ‘Fibwe’ is generally rated as Africa’s best vantage point for observing Sitatunga antelopes. 18 meters high in a ‘Mululu’ African Mahogany tree, it gives a panoramic view over the Kapabi swamp. Visitors often see more than 20 sitatunga in a single visit and the record is 94. These elusive antelope are less active during the hotter hours of the day and are best seen at [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Bangweulu Wetlands (Marshes)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

North of Kasanka National Park are the vast Bangweulu Wetlands. Three main habitats exist in the area, open water to the North West, huge swamps in the middle and around the southern and eastern fringes, seasonally flooded grass plains. It is particularly this latter habitat and the swampy Lukulu river flowing through it which are of interest to visitors. They support an incredible diversity of water-birds and plains-birds including the [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Liuwa Plains National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

One of the last unknown destinations in Africa. Boasting the second largest Wilderbeest migration, this is another of Zambi’s best kept secrets. As early as the 19th century, it was declared a ‘game reserve’ by the Litunga, the traditional king of Barotseland. Traditionally, the plains were the Litunga’s private hunting ground, and the villagers were charged with looking after the animals for him. Then in 1972 Liuwa Plain became a [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Kafue National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

Kafue is the largest national park in Zambia and the second largest park in Africa. The park is named after the Kafue River. Kafue’s attractions include the flooded grasslands in the north, the Busanga Swamps and the Busanga Plains. These areas support large herds of herbivores and their predators. In the dry season the animals keep close to the swamps and are easily seen. Kafue is easily reached by road [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Shiwa Ngandu (Africa House)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

A fascinating destination in Zambia. Guests enjoy complete access to the estate, from the extensive historical archives, the wildlife reserve and lake to the day to day workings of the estate farm. Relaxed morning drives, horseriding through the hills, fascinating historical tours and indescribeable afternoon sundowners looking across the lake, make the Shiwa Ng’andu Estate an out of this world experience. The relaxed atmosphere and truly warm Zambian hospitality of [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Luambe National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

Cradled on the banks of the Luangwa River in the Luangwa Valley, Luambe is between the North and South Luangwa National Parks. With only one lodge (Luangwa Wilderness Lodge) and camping available, the visitor can experience a truly authentic and vibrant Africa. Luambe National Park has a varied and beautiful landscape, and a large number of game species due to its year-round water-holding lagoons. Our clients on expeditions often stay [Read more...]

2608, 2016

South Luangwa National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

South is a world-renowned wildlife haven. It supports large populations of Thornicroft’s Giraffe, herds of elephant and buffalo often several hundred strong, while the Luangwa River supports abundant crocodiles and hippopotamuses. It is one of the best-known national parks in Africa for walking safaris. Leopard are found here in greater numbers than any other park in Africa. Night drives are one of the big draw cards to this park, to [Read more...]

2608, 2016

North Luangwa National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

The northern park of three in the Luangwa Valley. Wildlife is widely found, including Cookson’s wildebeest, Crawshay’s zebra and many antelopes and birds. Elephant numbers have recovered from poaching in the 1970s and 80s. The struggle against poaching in the park was described by Delia and Mark Owens in their book The Eye of the Elephant. For many years its wildlife suffered greatly from poaching, but recent years have seen [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Lower Zambezi National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zambia|

The Lower Zambezi National Park is in south eastern Zambia. On the opposite bank is Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. The two parks sit on the Zambezi flood plain with the backdrop of the Zambezi escarpment on the Zambian side towering above the floodplain, a fantastic place to walk and explore. The park is surrounded by a game management area (GMA), where both animals and people are free to live [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Victoria Falls (Livingstone & Victoria Falls Town)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

The Victoria Falls can be accessed from the Zambia side of the falls, or the Zimbabwe side. The ‘town’ of Victoria Falls is on the Zimbabwe side, the town of Livingstone is on the Zambian side of the falls. Victoria Falls is one of the seven wonders of the world. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and early explorer, is the first European recorded to view the Falls — which he [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Matobo National Park (Matopos Hills)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

Just over 30km south of Bulawayo, southern Zimbabwe. The park is made up of many granite rock formations known as Kopje’s. The Hills were formed over 2000 million years ago with granite being forced to the surface, this has eroded to leave what we see today known as the traditional African kopjes, or in this case called ‘hills’ interspersed with thickets of vegetation. Mzilikazi of the Ndebele nation named the [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Great Zimbabwe Ruins (UNESCO National Monument)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which existed during the country’s Late Iron Age. The monument, which first began to be constructed in the 11th century and which continued to be built until the 14th century, spanned an area of 722 hectares (1,784 acres) and at its peak could have housed up to 18,000 people. Great Zimbabwe acted as a [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Chimanimani National Park (Caves and Water Falls)

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

The breathtaking beauty and pristine Chimanimani mountains have always drawn adventurous travellers. At present the park provides only basic facilities, catering for the self-sufficient explorer. Hiking, rock climbing, birding, camping in caves among the sparkling waterfalls and natural swimming pools, it’s a park for those who want nothing more than to revel in the heart-soothing loveliness of nature. Local tour guides with excellent knowledge of the area’s specialised wild plants [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Lake Kariba

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

The lake is around 220 kilometers (140 mi) long and up to 40 kilometers (20 mi) wide and when measured by volume the largest artificial lake and reservoir in the world. It is located on the Zambezi river, about halfway between the river’s source and mouth, about 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, and lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Matusadona National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

The park was named after the local Matuzviadonha Hills, these hills are a stunning combination of flat plains and rugged mountains. The meaning of “Matuzviadonha” is “falling dung” – thought to be the sight of elephants dropping dung balls as they make their way up hills. The name is often abbreviated as “The Matus” in colloquial speech by locals. Matusadona offers a unique combination of pristine and rugged wilderness, with [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Hwange National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

Formerly Wankie, Hwange is the largest game reserve in Western Zimbabwe on the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. Hwange National Park is close to the edge of the Kalahari desert. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena exist in reasonable numbers. The population of African wild dogs in Hwange is also one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today. Wells [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Mana Pools National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

A Unique park as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, based on its wilderness and beauty, with a wide diversity of mammals, bird species and aquatic wildlife. Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile with this great diversity and simply stunning location on the Lower Zambezi floodplain and views over the river to Zambia’s escarpment [Read more...]

2608, 2016

Nyanga National Park

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Zimbabwe|

This park is situated in one of the most scenic areas of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. Rolling green hills and winding rivers transverse the park. Higher altitudes provide cool weather and fresh mountain air, perfect for rest and relaxation. With stunning mountain views, waterfalls, varied activities and unique flora and fauna, Nyanga National Park will provide the visitor with an unforgettable holiday experience.

2308, 2016

Toro-Semliki Game Reserve

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Found in the Semliki Valley in Western Uganda, Toro-Semliki offers a combination of tropical rainforest and savannah that join wetlands giving way to lake Albert, the flat plains are punctuated by deep river valleys and the rise of the Rift Valley Escarpment and the rolling foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. This unique geography is reflected in the diversity of wildlife species in the reserve such as the Central Africa forest [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Ngamba was stablished in 1998 for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Many of the chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild. Ngamba Island is 100 acres (approximately 40 hectares) of rainforest situated 23 km from Entebbe, near the Equator in Lake Victoria, Uganda. It supports a rich diversity of natural wildlife and provides a variety of natural [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Mt Elgon and the Sipi Falls

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls in Eastern Uganda and located on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border. The area has a cooler climate than most of the country and Sipi Falls is a nice place to unwind, relax and literally chill out away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and cities. Located on the foothills of Mt. Elgon, Sipi offers [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Ssese Islands – Lake Victoria

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwest of Lake Victoria in Uganda. The islands lie in two main groups. The south west can be referred to as the Bugala Group group, after Bugala Island, the largest in the archipelago. The northeastern group can be referred to as the Koome Group, after Koome Island, the largest in that group. The two groups are separated by the [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Queen Elizabeth National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

In western Uganda, the park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and known for its wildlife, although many animals were killed in the Uganda-Tanzania War many species have recovered, including hippopotamuses, elephants, leopards, lions, chimpanzees and over 500 species of birds identified. The area around Ishasha is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes, a feature unique to the lions in this area. The park is also [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Murchison Falls National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Murchison Falls is a waterfall on the Nile which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga and then to the north end of Lake Albert. At the top of Murchison Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide. Sir Samuel Baker named them after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. Ernest Hemingway crashed a [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Kibale Forest

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Kibale National park is acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forests. Its home to much forest wildlife and among these include the primates such as the chimpanzees. The rainy months are generally March-May, then September-November. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale contains one of the most beautiful and most varying tracts of tropical forest in the [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Uganda|

Located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa and part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, and the diversity of species is a feature of [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Serengeti National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

The Serengeti National Park and surrounding conservation areas are most famous for the annual migration of one and a half million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. We use the latest migration maps produced by Frankfurt Zoological Society and the many weeks we spend in the Serengeti each year to ensure [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Mount Kilimanjaro

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level. The Uhuru Peak is the destination of many hikers who come to summit Kilimanjaro each year. Contact us to learn about your options for attempting the summit of Africa’s highest mountain.

2308, 2016

Zanzibar Island

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

The Spice Islands are very close to the mainland, and consist of several small islands and two large ones: Unguja ( Zanzibar), and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City, and its historic centre, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. The production of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper are common, it is [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Lake Manyara National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Ernest Hemingway described Lake Manyara as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Lake Manyara is a park used by many for an introductory safari. This has caused the regions just inside the main park gates to be overused. To visit Lake Manyara and experience the gem Earnest Hemingway described, you need to do it ‘our way’ – spend the time and get deeper into the park – talk to [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera, lies within the area. Based on fossil evidence it is known that various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years. Anywhere up to 250 safari vehicles can enter the crater on any given day. The time of year to visit the crater determines the experience you [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Tarangire National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

The name Tarangire originates from the Tarangire river that passes through the park, the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season. Thousands of animals migrate to the Tarangire National Park from Manyara during the dry season. So game viewing in this park does have a low and high season. Large numbers of elephant, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons define this park. The landscape and [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Selous Game Reserve

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa (second largest in the world). Selous holds large numbers of wildlife, found mainly along the mighty Rufiji River. Selous boasts premier walking safari territory. Bwana Game, (Eric Balson – first warden of Serengeti National Park) would take Prince Bernard of the Netherlands and other famous people on safari here given the true authentic African wilderness to be found. A destination not to [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Mahale National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Mainly a chimpanzee sanctuary, Mahale is on the shores of Lake Tanganyika about halfway down the lake. The highest peak in the park, Nkungwe ensures that moist air blowing in from the lake condenses there and falls as rain. This rain supports extensive montane forests, grasslands and alpine bamboo. The animals which live in this park show closer affinities with western rather than eastern Africa. They include chimpanzee, brush-tailed porcupine, [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Mikumi National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Mikumi National Park is often compared to the Serengeti. The north-west vegetation consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, at the furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the mountains Rubeho and Uluguru. The southeast part of the park is less rich in wildlife, and not very accessible. The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. According [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Saadani National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Where the beach meets the bush. The only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront, it possesses all the attributes that make Tanzania’s tropical coastline and islands so popular with those searching the sun and bush in one package. It is the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or a lion coming to drink at the [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Rubondo Island

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Tucked in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island is the world’s second-largest lake. Rubondo protects precious fish breeding grounds. The shaggy-coated aquatic sitatunga, the most elusive of antelopes, is remarkably easily observed here, not only in the papyrus swamps, but also in the forest interior. Giving this island a close look is well worth it for those looking for a quiet corner of Tanzania.

2308, 2016

Gombe Stream National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

The smallest national park in Tanzania, with only 20 square miles (52 km2) of forest running along the hills of the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. The park is most famous as the location where Jane Goodall pioneered her behavioral research conducted on the chimpanzee populations. The Kasakela chimpanzee community, featured in several books and documentaries, lives in Gombe Stream National Park. Visits here for primate lovers is a pure [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Katavi National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Tanzania|

Katavi wildlife includes large animal herds, particularly of Cape Buffalo and elephant, plus along the Katuma river, crocodiles and hippos which upon annual dry seasons results in mudholes that can be packed with hundreds of hippos. The most noteworthy feature of Katavi versus other Tanzania Parks is that it lacks human visitors and jeeps conducting game drives. Isolated, untrammelled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true wilderness, providing the few [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Kalahari Game Reserve & Desert

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Botswana|

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid desert in Southern Africa covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains. The Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. Whether your in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia, the Kalahari offers a great contrast to [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Johannesburg

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

Johannesburg also called Jozi or Joburg is the largest city in South Africa based on population. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthy province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa’s three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa’s new [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Pretoria

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

A city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country’s three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital. The city’s original name was Pretoria Philadelphia (“Pretoria of brotherly love”). It gave its name to the Pax Praetoriana, referring to the country’s relative stability. Pretoria [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Cape Town

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

Cape Town is the second-most popular city in South Africa and anyone visiting South Africa, has Cape Town on their list of stops and for very good reasons. Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. The city is famous for its harbour (The Waterfront) as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

This is an incredibly scenic park with rippling hills covered in low acacia bush. The north of the park is more rugged and mountainous with forests and grasslands, while the south and west is more undulating with open savannah. Hluhluwe is a difficult word to pronounce though something sounding like “Shoushlooee” is close enough. The park contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its [Read more...]

2308, 2016

St Lucia Wetlands

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

St Lucia Estuary is one of the tourism focal points of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a recently declared World Heritage Site. The Park comprises of a number of conservation areas, the oldest of which is the St Lucia Game Reserve, established in 1895. St Lucia Estuary is the gateway to the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia. The region contains the highest vegetated dunes in the world, extensive and diverse [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Blyde River Canyon

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. It is 16 miles (26 kilometers) in length and is, on average, around 2500 feet (800m) deep. The Dam itself, when full, is at an altitude of 665m (2182 feet). The Canyon consists mostly of red sandstone. The highest point of the canyon, Mariepskop, is 6378 [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Table Mountain National Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on May 29, 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation. The park is managed by South African National Parks. The park contains two well-known landmarks: Table Mountain, for which the park is named; and [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Drakensburg Mountains

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

The Drakensberg “the Dragon Mountains” is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 metres (11,424 ft) in height. In Zulu, it is referred to as uKhahlamba (“barrier of spears”). First class accommodation and hiking are available here and anyone visiting South Africa should take the time to take in these ‘Dragon Mountains’. Offering great flora, fauna and views, take a close look at this destination.

2308, 2016

The Garden Route

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

The Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. It stretches from Heidelberg in the Western Cape to Storms River which is crossed along the N2 coastal highway over the Paul Sauer Bridge in the extreme western reach of the neighbouring Eastern Cape. The name comes from the ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Cederberg Wilderness Area

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

The Cederberg is renowned for its quality of rock climbing routes particularly around the Krakadouw and Tafelberg peaks. The Table Mountain Sandstone creates ideal conditions for spectacular routes. There are numerous day and overnight hikes including the popular and spectacular Wolfberg Arch, Wolfberg Cracks and the Maltese Cross. The area is also home to an amateur astronomical observatory, which regularly hosts open evenings for the public. The Cederberg mountains and [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Addo Elephant Park

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

Addo Elephant National Park is an elephant park situated close to Port Elizabeth. The original section of the park was founded in 1931 in part due to the efforts of Sydney Skaife, in order to provide a sanctuary for the eleven remaining elephants in the area. The park has proved to be very successful and currently houses more than 450 elephants and a large number of other mammals. The original [Read more...]

2308, 2016

Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger

By |August 23rd, 2016|Categories: South Africa|

Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger – what is the difference? Greater Kruger is made up of private lands that used to be fenced on all sides including those parts that join the Kruger National Park. Some of Greater Kruger was farmed, other parts were simply private nature reserves. Today, all the fences have been removed so that animals can freely move through the National Park and Greater Kruger. There [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Kalahari Game Reserve & Desert

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia, South Africa|

The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid desert in Southern Africa covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains. The Kalahari supports more animals and plants than a true desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. Whether your in South Africa, Botswana or Namibia, the Kalahari offers a great contrast to [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Kunene River & Kaokoland

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Unspoilt landscapes, wildlife and historic Himba culture abound in this wild, remote part of Africa. The Kunene River forms a natural boundary at Namibia’s northern extremity, and here we find one of the country’s adventure centres spoilt with Ruacana Falls, the spectacular Epupa Falls, and the area is an ideal gateway for those setting out to explore the rugged and beautiful Kaokoland region of Namibia to the north-west. Whether your [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Okonjima – home of the AfriCat Foundation

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Jackson’s African Safaris supports staying at Okonjima during a safari to Namibia, for learning and experiencing everything the Africat Foundation has to offer. Visit WWW(.)AFRICAT(.)ORG for more information. The AfriCat Foundation has specific objectives as found on their website: Objectives; – To create awareness and promote the tolerance of large carnivores among the farming community by assisting farmers in effective farm management techniques including targeting problem predators as opposed to [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Vingerklip – Finger Rock

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The 35m high pillar of sedimentary rock, the Vingerklip, (Finger Rock) is one of the most impressive rock formations in Namibia. It stands proudly above a valley, known as the Ugab terraces, mid-way between the Etosha National Park and Swakopmund in the heart of Damaraland. This is an excellent base to explore the many attractions of Damaraland, a vast beautiful wilderness in north-west Namibia. Vingerklip Lodge is the location where [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Spitzkoppe – An Ancient Mystery

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Spitzkoppe rises abruptly above the arid and sparsely vegetated plains of the Namib. Also known as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”, the granite outcrop is a typical example of Namibia’s recognizable landmarks. It is located in the Namib Desert, between Swakopmund and Usakos, which is also the nearest town (approximately 50km away). The summit of this imposing granite rock formation is 1,728m and the shape of it reflects how it got [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site – Bushman Engravings

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Twyfelfontein is situated in the Huab valley in the southern Kunene Region of Namibia, an area formerly known as Damaraland. The rocks containing the art work are situated in a valley flanked by the slopes of a sandstone table mountain. An underground aquifer on an impermeable layer of shale sustains a spring in this otherwise very dry area. The name Twyfelfontein refers to the spring itself, to the valley containing [Read more...]

1908, 2016

The White Lady Bushman Painting

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The White Lady was first discovered in 1918 by German explorer Reinhard Maack as he was surveying the Brandberg. Modern studies on the White Lady suggest this is a bushman painting just like the thousands of other painted figures in the Brandberg. Damaraland is very rich in bushman rock art sites, including Twyfelfontein.

1908, 2016

Damaraland

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Damaraland is one of the most scenic areas in Namibia, a huge, untamed, ruggedly beautiful region, incredibly able to sustain small, but wide-ranging populations of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, giraffe, ostrich and springbok. These animals have adapted their lifestyles to survive the harshness. The name Damaraland is derived from the fact that the Damara people live in this area (they were relocated here as a result of the Odendaal Plan [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Swakopmund

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Swakopmund (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) is considered a seaside resort, the weather is cooler here in December to January (Namibia’s summer months). The German colonial architecture is well know here and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today. Buildings in the city include the Altes Gefängnis prison, designed by Heinrich Bause in 1909. The Wörmannhaus, built in 1906 with a prominent tower, is now a [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Cape Cross Seal Colony

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Cape Cross is 120 km north of Swakopmund on the west coast and is the home to the Cape Cross Seals Reserve. The reserve is the home of one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world. The name refers to the large stone cross erected in the area by Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. The smell here is one that few forget. It smells like [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Walvis Bay

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Walvis Bay (meaning “Whale Bay”), is a coastal city in Namibia. The town has 85,000 residents approx. The bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbour of any size along the country’s coast. Rich in plankton and marine life, these waters also draw large numbers of whales. Walvis Bay, with its large [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Orange River

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. Although the river does not pass through any major cities, it plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power. The red sand found in the coastal dunes along Namibia’s coastline, is brought [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Fish River Canyon

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa, as well as one of the most popular attractions in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep. The Fish River is the longest interior river in Namibia. It cuts deep into the plateau which [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Sossusvlei

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Sossusvlei (sometimes written Sossus Vlei) is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. The name “Sossusvlei” is often used in an extended meaning to refer to the surrounding area (including other neighbouring vleis such as Dead Vlei and other high dunes), which is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia. [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Namib-Naukluft National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert (considered the world’s oldest desert) and the Naukluft mountain range. The Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. The most well-known area of the park is Sossusvlei, which is the main visitor attraction in Namibia. A surprising collection of creatures survive in the hyper-arid region, including [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Skeleton Coast National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region “The Land God Made in Anger”, while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as “The Gates of Hell”. On the coast [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Etosha National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Namibia|

Etosha National Park was first established when Namibia was a German colony known as South West Africa. At the time, the park’s original 100,000 km² (38,500 mile²) made it the largest game reserve in the world. Due to political changes since its original establishment, the park is now slightly less than a quarter of its original area, but still remains a very large and significant area in which wildlife is [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Maputo

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Mozambique|

Maputo, known also as Lourenço Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, trees commonly found along its avenues. Famous for the inscription ‘This is Portugal’ on the walkway of its municipal building. Today it is a port city on the Indian Ocean, with its economy centered around the harbour. Coal, cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood are the chief [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Inhaca Island

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Mozambique|

With a population of about 6,000 people subsisting on fishing and agriculture, where at low tides women harvest crabs, oysters and fish while at high tide fishing boats leave the island for deeper sea fishing. Inhaca island is a popular winter destination of South African tourists, with it’s sun-drenched sandy beaches, this idyllic tropical island is the destination where you can look out at fun loving Dolphins, local fishing boats [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Quirimbus National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Mozambique|

The Quirimbas National Park, stretching along the northeast coast of Mozambique, protects 750,639 hectares of coastal forest and mangroves, rich coral reefs and abundant marine life, including sea turtles, dugongs and hundreds of fish species. The park was established in 2002 to protect the region’s natural resources.

1908, 2016

Gorongosa National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Mozambique|

The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique, situated at the southern most end of the Great African Rift Valley; as a result it is a region with high species diversity and environmental features found nowhere else in the sub-continent. Gorongosa National Park includes the valley floor and parts of surrounding plateaus. Rivers originating on nearby 1863-meter Mount Gorongosa water the plain. Seasonal flooding and waterlogging of the valley, which is [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Mozambique|

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six islands in Mozambique, near the mainland city of Vilankulo. The archipelago comprises of the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island) and Shell. The group belongs to Vilankulo District of Inhambane Province. The islands were formed from sand deposited by the Save River, which has since shifted its course. Santa Carolina is a true rock island [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Livingstonia

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Livingstonia was founded in 1894 by missionaries from the Church of Scotland. The missionaries first established a mission in 1875 at Cape Maclear, which they named Livingstonia after David Livingstone, whose death in 1873 had rekindled British support for missions in Eastern Africa. This location proved extremely malarial and the mission moved north to Bandawe. This site also proved unhealthy and the Livingstonia Mission moved once again to the higher [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Lake Malawi National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi, Mozambique|

Lake Malawi National Park is located at the southern end of Lake Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Lake Malawi National Park does include a fair amount of land, including several small islands of which two are seen in this image here, and is home to other animals such as baboons. A baobab tree over 800 years old, [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve is located in the north of Malawi, guests often visit en-route to Nyika National Park. In contrast to the Nyika National Park on the Nyika Plateau much of Vwaza is located on low lying flat ground although the eastern side of the park is hilly. This reserve is characterised by Mopane and Miombo woodland and marshy wetlands which attracts a significant number of birds to the [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Nyika National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Nyika National Park is Africa’s Scotland. At 7,500 ft you will experience in this unique plateau sightings of Roan Antelope, good oppportunites to view leopard, vast rolling & undulating grasslands, famous for the orchids flowering during December – March. The protea family of flowers is also in abundance here. Larger herds and small groups of Eland, Southern Reedbuck and single individuals of Duiker, Klipspringer and Bushbuck can also be frquently [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Mount Mulanje Massif Global Biosphere Reserve

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Mount Mulanje Massif (a spectacle set amongst tea plantations and rising up from the surrounding countryside) is a Global Biosphere Reserve, the region contains unique flora and fauna such as the Mulanje Cedar tree, a source of wood for the wonderful ‘chip carved’ furniture made by local artisans and other unique flora & fauna drawing global interest in the areas protection. The Massif consists is made up of rolling grassland [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Zomba Mountain

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Zomba Plateau’s superb mountain views, known as some of the best in Africa, can be experienced when we explore the gardens and forests. Ku Chawe Inn at the top sits in a lovely position, even if your not staying there, we take the time to visit their gardens and enjoy the views while perhaps enjoying some of this mountains locally grown fruit with fresh cream. Local boys sell fruit on [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Liwonde National Park

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Liwonde National Park is located on the upper Shire River plain at the southern end of Lake Malawi. The Shire River drains lake Malawi. The Mvuu Lodge and Camp (which means “hippo” in Chichewa) provide accommodation. We encourage our guests to take a walking safaris along with our favorite activity here, the boating safari on the Shire River. Game drives are possible, though we don’t highlight these as a reason [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Lake Malawi

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Lake Malawi formally known as Lake Nyasa or Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is one of the great lakes in the Great Rift Valley system of East Africa. This lake, the third largest in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world, is located between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. It is the second deepest lake in Africa. Lake Malawi is said to have more species of fish than any other [Read more...]

1908, 2016

Satemwa Tea Estates

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: Malawi|

Set in the Shire Highlands of Southern Malawi, a half hours drive south of Blantyre, Satemwa Tea Esate is a first class destination to be refreshed and renewed after a long journey from overseas. Huntingdon House and Chawani Bungalow offer clients a diversity of luxury and more simple accommodation that we help you choose based on your needs. Built in the early 1930’s, these estate homes of the founder of [Read more...]

508, 2016

Antananarivo – Pavillion de l’Emyrne

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

The Pavillion de L’Emyrne has just twelve rooms and is situated in the heart of the old town of Antananarivo. It was originally built as a private residence in the 1930s and is a delightful city guesthouse with its own garden.  In the evening good places to eat are within a short walk away.

508, 2016

Antananarivo – Les Relais des Platea

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

This 3* hotel is situated close to the airport, providing easy access for scheduled flights departing early in the morning where city traffic could be a concern.  The hotel offers you Malagasy hospitality with comfortable air-conditioned rooms containing a safe, minibar and television, and is set within a wooded park surrounded by numerous exotic scents, palm trees, bougainvillea’s and Jacaranda trees.

508, 2016

Antananarivo – Palissandre hotel & Spa

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

This 4* hotel is situated on a hill in the heart of Antananarivo, the bustling capital of Madagascar. With its exotic yet elegant rosewood interior, the Palissandre Hotel offers you Malagasy hospitality, with comfortable air-conditioned rooms containing a safe, minibar, satellite TV and telephone. Relax and indulge yourself in the Palissandre Spa including Hammam, gym, swimming pool and a large choice of beauty treatments such as massages, manicure/pedicure, facials and [Read more...]

508, 2016

Mandrare River Camp – South East

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

Mandrare River Camp is 3hrs 30 mins drive from Fort Dauphin. Enjoy relaxed breakfasts on the banks of the Mandrare river, before embarking on a trip to the sacred Antandroy forest, crossing the river on foot to observe lemurs and many bird species in native forest. You will also be able to see the tombs of the Antandroy ancestors, and your guide will explain in detail about the culture of [Read more...]

508, 2016

Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge – Coastal South-East

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

Manafiafy is 2 hrs 30 mins drive from Fort Dauphin.  You drive through plantations of mango, citrus, pineapples and bananas to the ocean coast and Manafiafy.  Situated on a beautiful white sandy bay, fringed with forest covered mountains, the lodge offers barefoot luxury with wildlife and water on our doorstep.  Enjoy the location of the lodge in the later afternoon, as the sunsets over the bay. Some of the options [Read more...]

508, 2016

Vakona Forest Lodge – Natural Reserve of Andasibe

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

The drive to Andasibe from Antanarivo is through the green and luxuriant vegetation of the east. This brings us to the humid part of the country with many primary forests and lakes, and the landscape consists of rice fields, waterfalls, and scarce forest stations. Along the way we will see Merina villages in the rocky mountains. It is possible to stop en-route at the Reptile & Butterfly farm, rather run [Read more...]

508, 2016

Anjajavy Hotel – North Western Coastal Madagascar

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

After taking a flight offering magnificent low altitude vistas of the magical scenery beneath you, you will land on a private runway and be met and escorted to your villas.  Anjajavy is located on the western coast, 120 km north of Majunga. Situated at the end of a peninsula opening onto the “Mozambique Canal”, your view is of white, sandy beaches and a never-ending emerald ocean.  This is the first [Read more...]

508, 2016

Isalo National Park

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

Isalo Rock Lodge is a modern and stunning 60 Room Retreat, positioned high in the Sandstone Mountains, overlooking the Isalo National Park in south western Madagascar.   The views from the lodge are breathtaking. Whilst luxury abounds in the hotel with all modern amenities, Isalo is home to many species of flora and fauna, including, the Giant Chameleon and the renowned Lemurs. The park is known for its wide variety of [Read more...]

508, 2016

Les Dunes d’Ifaty

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

To Tulear, a short 1 hour flight from Antanarivo, you take your transfer to Les Dunes d’Ifaty where en-route you normally arrange a visit to the Arboretum de Antsokay which showcases the bizarre drought resistant flora of the Southern region. A further 90 minutes to Ifaty beach is Les Dunes d’Ifaty Beach Hotel. This is in the most interesting area of spiny bush, early morning excursions to the spiny bush [Read more...]

508, 2016

Setam Lodge

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Madagascar|

Setam Lodge is just inside Ranomafana National Park. Each of the 10 bungalows looks out over the rain forest below. This is your only choice for accommodation, for those wishing to visit Ranomafana National Park.  This is not your 4/5 star destination. The Ranomafana National Park was established to preserve two of Madagascar’s endangered lemur species, the golden bamboo lemur and the greater bamboo lemur. So this 40,000 hectare area is great for spotting [Read more...]

408, 2016

Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Rwanda|

The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre was opened on the 10th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, in April 2004. The Centre is built on a site where 250,000 people are buried. The Centre is a permanent memorial to those who fell victim to the genocide and serves as a place where people can grieve those that they have lost. The Memorial Centre was built by a joint partnership between Kigali City [Read more...]

408, 2016

Nyungwe Forest National Park

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Rwanda|

Nyungwe Forest National Park is located in Southeast Rwanda and is the largest block area of montane forest in East Africa. Nyungwe Forest covers approximately 1000km squared and is comprised of a complex mosaic of dense vegetation types from tall trees to open, flower filled marshes. Nyungwe Forest has a uniquely rich flora diversity with over 200 tree species and a wonderful display of flowering plants, including the magnificent giant [Read more...]

408, 2016

Iby’ Iwachu Cultural Village

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Rwanda|

Iby’ Iwachu Cultural Village is located near Parc National des Volcans in Kinigi. Its has been developed to display local and traditional lifestyles, activities and artefacts. Local communities benefit and earn directly from this community based tourism initiative to improve their socio-economic ways of living and as an incentive for conservation of the gorillas and their habitat. Given the cultural value attached to it, the Iby’ Iwachu Cultural Village is [Read more...]

408, 2016

Volcanoes National Park (Parc National de Volcans)

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Rwanda|

“In the heart of Central Africa, so high that you shiver more then you sweat,” wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey, “are the great old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet and heavily covered in rich, green rainforest – the Virungas”. The Volcanoes National Park protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen, bamboo forests, open grassland, swamp and [Read more...]

408, 2016

Lake Kivu

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Rwanda, Uncategorized|

Lake Kivu, as one of the Great Lakes of Africa, and indeed the highest on the continent, Lake Kivu is one of Rwanda’s greatest natural treasures and offers visitors an extraordinary experience. Lake Kivu lies on Rwanda’s eastern border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and is part of the Great Rift Valley. It covers a surface area of over 2,700km2 and stands 1,460m above sea level. It also ranks [Read more...]

407, 2016

Kenya’s Coast

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Explore Kenya’s Coast starting with visiting the Tana River National Reserve for a coastal wildlife experience, next heading to the towns of Lamu and Malindi for a historic and cultural experience.  Access is easy via the port of Mombasa and flights are available daily between Nairobi and Mombasa.  Contact us for more information.

407, 2016

Nairobi

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Nairobi offers a great diversity of activities for guests, from eating out at the famous Carnivore Resturant, staying at the Giraffe Manor, to taking time to visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Educational center – Nairobi offers a great way of relaxing before heading off on safari.

407, 2016

Tsavo East and West National Parks

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya often known for the film made of  the Tsavo Man-Eating lions, they were a pair of notorious man-eating lions responsible for the deaths of a number of construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway, from March through December 1898.  Tsavo is considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of [Read more...]

407, 2016

Mt Meru National Park

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Meru National Park is one of the most famous known parks of Kenya. Meru was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free. Elsa the Lioness is buried in this park and part of Joy’s ashes were scattered on her gravesite. Joy Adamson released Pippa the cheetah in [Read more...]

407, 2016

Shimba Hills National Reserve

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Shimba Hills national reserve holds one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa.  The reserve is rich in flora and fauna hosting the highest density of African elephant in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area are Sable antelope, black and rufous elephant shrew and the bushy tailed mongoose.  The forest is an important bird area.  Horse back safaris are a popular activity.  Camps of the finest quality [Read more...]

407, 2016

Laikipia

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Laikipia is diverse in culture, the Kikuyu form about 60% of the population, with the balance composed of Laikipia Maasai, Samburu, Meru, Borana, Kalenjin, Somali, European, Asian, and Turkana people. Conservation and tourism are very active, including locations such as Kuki Gallmans’s Ol Ari Nyiro; Kuki wrote the booked that was later made into the well known film ‘I dreamed of Africa’.  Laikipia offers very high standard accommodation on big five private game [Read more...]

407, 2016

The Highlands of Kenya

By |July 4th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

The highlands of Kenya are divided by the Great Rift Valley; a fertile plateau lies in the east and this is what is considered the ‘Kenyan Highlands’, which without doubt is one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. In this region you find Mt Kenya, Samburu Game Reserve, and the Abadares. All first class safari destinations, also found here are some of Kenya’s first safari lodge attractions [Read more...]

2806, 2016

Lake Nakuru National Park – Rift Valley Lakes

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

The Rift Valley Lakes (located in the great rift valley) comprise of ‘Salty’ water.  The best known is Lake Nakuru, famous for the large numbers of flamingos that eat the crustacians that live in it’s harsh conditions and the very reason it was chosen for protection.  Lake Elementaita; a smaller and less visited lake, and the least visited Lake Bogoria, offer a more private and intimate experience.  The Soysambu conservancy that borders Lake Elementaita [Read more...]

2806, 2016

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is a large game reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania. It is famous for its exceptional population of Big Cats, game, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest from the Serengeti every year from July to October, a migration so immense that it is called the Great Migration.  Wildlife is [Read more...]

2806, 2016

Solio Conservancy

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Kenya|

Solio Ranch or Solio Game Conservancy is a privately owned wildlife conservancy located in Kenya’s Rift Valley.  The ranch is privately-owned and works towards rhino conservation, playing a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos in Kenya. Solio Ranch is recognised as one of the most successful private rhino breeding reserves. The animals live in harmony with other wildlife, including the buffalo, zebra, giraffe and plains game such [Read more...]

2806, 2016

Thank you DREAMSCAPES Magazine

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Safari Blog|

I want to thank the team at DREAMSCAPES Magazine for supporting me in my business. Click here for the link to this past issue’s advertisement.  Sincere thanks to their team!  Also, thanks to Dana Allen for the use of his lovely photo of elephants down in Mana Pools National Park, in Zimbabwe.  Troy Reid and Wilderness Safaris supported me with the other images. Thanks to you all!  See page 61.

2606, 2016

The Castle of Gondar

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: Ethiopia|

The castles in Gondar were built during the Gondorine period, and are the main attraction in Gondar. The castle that is located in the middle of town was built by Emperor Fasildes, he reigned from 1632-1667. The design of the castles has Portuguese, Moorish and Indian influence.  The architectural designs in Axum and Lalibella are attributed to the Axuminte Kingdom of ancient Ethiopia. It is best to view the city [Read more...]

2606, 2016

Lake Tana & Tiss Issat (Blue Nile) Falls

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: Ethiopia|

Lake-Tana is the main attraction of Bahir-Dar. It is the biggest lake in Ethiopia and the 3rd largest in Africa. Boat trips can be taken to the islands; there are churches and shrines on the islands. Besides the lake being the main attraction of Bahir-Dar the Tiss Issat (Blue Nile) falls is also located here, it is a 30km drive from Bahir-Dar and best viewed during the rainy season.

2905, 2016

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

By |May 29th, 2016|Categories: Botswana|

The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is a large salt pan in the middle of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana. It is one of the largest salt flats in the world. The pan is the remains of the formerly Lake Makgadikgadi, which dried up several thousand years ago.  Makgadikgadi is technically not a single pan but many pans with grassland in between, the other pans include the Nxai Pan National [Read more...]

2905, 2016

Moremi Wildlife Reserve

By |May 29th, 2016|Categories: Botswana|

Moremi Game Reserve is literally the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and named after Chief Moremi of the BaTawana tribe.  Moremi Game Reserve covers much of the eastern side of the Okavango Delta and includes permanent water with land and some islands such as Chiefs Island where several lodges are based.   Moremi is known for its great diversity and good game viewing.   The Moremi Game Reserve is home to nearly 500 species [Read more...]

1603, 2016

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: University News|

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1503, 2016

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

My success is no accident. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero [Read more...]

1503, 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: University News|

Focus on exam results. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero condimentum, [Read more...]

2412, 2015

Merry Christmas

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Safari Blog|

A very Merry Christmas, to all of our safari family.  We are looking forward to hosting many of you on safari in 2016. For those of you interested in joining Timothy to Zimbabwe or Namibia this coming year, or any destination that interests you, please contact us using the form to the right.  Here are the details for the Zimbabwe and Namibia trips - click here. Many Blessings, from all [Read more...]

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