5 of the Most Romantic Places in Africa

17 10 2014

When it comes to wooing your sweetheart or planning a romantic experience, we believe that love should not be limited by geography. In fact, finding yourself on a trip somewhere exciting, away from the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life, is even more reason to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and get romantic (obviously we don’t condone actually grabbing bulls by their horns nor getting romantic with them in any way, shape or form). Animals disclaimers stated, it’s time we focus on how you can sweep your significant other off their feet by presenting five of the most romantic places in Africa.

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10 Myths about Travel in Africa

16 10 2014

Despite living in the 21st Century, there are many myths and misconceptions that remain about travel in Africa. Ranging from the absolutely silly (everyone has a pet lion in their backyard) to the downright bizarre (Africa is an entire country), these myths can create some confusion when those who believe them finally set foot on the continent. In an effort to better prepare you for your future travels to beautiful, mesmerizing Africa, we’re taking a look at 10 of the weirdest myths and misconceptions that people have.

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Robinson: The Marooned Baboon

13 10 2014

On a non-descript island of mostly vetiveria grass in the middle of the Zambezi River, lives a marooned baboon. Having been there for three years, and in spite of rescue attempts by tourists or the calls of encouragement from his family on the bank sides, the baboon – lovingly referred to as Robinson by the locals – doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

 

Robinson the marooned baboon

Robinson the marooned baboon



My One Night at the Stanley and Livingstone Lodge

3 10 2014

Perched atop a hill that borders the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zimbabwe, the Stanley and Livingstone Lodge offers splendid views of the mighty Zambezi River and the spray in the distance of Victoria Falls, which is situated only three kilometres away from the Lodge. Set deep within the beauty of unspoilt bush, the Lodge offers a diverse and unique African safari experience, surrounded by the natural wonders found in the 6 000-acre Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve.

Stanley & Livingstone Lodge

Stanley & Livingstone Lodge

 



Cape Town Travel – The haunted houses of Cape Town

3 10 2014

There are things to do in Cape Town that you’ll find in many places across the globe. Every now and then, however we like to highlight a little something special, something that is unique to Cape Town and something which others are bound to find exciting.
In this blog we’re looking at the top haunted houses in Cape Town. If you spend a few nights in the Mother City, you might want to check out a few of these places yourself.



Amazing Tanzania Experience – Part 1

3 10 2014

I was really fortunate to be able to go to sunny Tanzania in July 2014 on our scheduled tour – Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer while it was cold and raining in Cape Town. I flew from Johannesburg to Dar Es Salam and Dar Es Salam to Kilimanjaro. On that second flight I was lucky to see the snow-capped of Mount Kilimanjaro from the top which was a really great experience. The moment we landed in Kilimanjaro, the landscape had changed completely to mountain looming over the plains of the savannah. I had a warm welcome from our friendly guide who was on time to pick me up and transfer me to the lodge located in Arusha with our 4×4 Safari vehicle. After a delicious dinner I joined the rest of the group and we had a pre-departure meeting with the operations manager of Jenman East African Safaris. It was necessary and really informative because he prepared us on what we will expect during our safaris trip and taught us few Swahili words such as “Hakuna Matata” which means “No Worries”.

 

Snow-capped of Mount Kilimanjaro

Snow-capped of Mount Kilimanjaro



What’s the best way to spend a workday Friday?

23 09 2014

If the recent Jenman Product and Marketing experience is anything to go by, out of office on a team building event is the definite answer. After running through a host of suggestions and options, all of which fell short for one or other reason, we finally hit on a sure fire winner. The red bus with City Sightseeing!

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Our Product and Marketing on a team building day out

 

 

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10 things you did not know about Zambia

23 09 2014

Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is a legendary landlocked country in southern Africa that delivers travelers to the beauty of the Victoria Falls, the tumultuous Zambezi River, an abundance of wildlife, and an unrivalled wilderness that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit it. Not only is it the perfect destination for those who wish to experience the magic of an African safari, but also those who would love to learn more about this land of little known facts.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls