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Ngoma Safari Lodge Botswana – July 2014

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This luxury resort is located in the middle of the bush on the edge of the great Chobe National Park. The lodge is perched on the edge of a steep plateau and features eight well appointed suites - each with excellent views overlooking the Namibian plains far below. You come here for both luxury and relaxation, yet the biggest draw is Chobe National Park and its prolific wildlife. The lodge itself is small and low key yet one becomes pampered … [Read more...]

Jollyboys Backpackers, Livingstone Zambia – June 2014

This hip and urban backpackers hangout features friendly folks, a variety of area activities, private and dorm rooms - but most of all is a central meeting point for adventurous travelers from around the world. It was founded in 1995 by backpackers. Long are the days of basic accommodation for backpackers. This place has wifi, a swimming pool, a restaurant on site, a nice kitchen and some of the tastiest mangoes that drop on the roofs during … [Read more...]

Experience Swaziland – May 2014

Swaziland is the smallest country in the Southern Hemisphere - but small does not mean "little to do and see". The eastern part of the country is little developed and populated while most of the people live in and around Mbane and Manzini. Old is a key description of the landscape here. Remnants of the oldest living organism on the planet have been found in the country - blue green algae dating back 3.5 billion years ago, a mere billion years … [Read more...]

Victoria Falls – April 2014

Victoria Falls is best seen from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river. The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River which forms the border for both countries. From the Zimbabwe side you can actually walk across the bridge and technically enter Zambia without going through the border post. Charles Darwin's son, Professor George Darwin officially opened the bridge in 1905. What has to be one of the shortest International flights … [Read more...]

Dolphin Encounters, Ponta do Ouro – Mozambique- March 2014

Dolphin Encounters is located in Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique just across from Kosi Bay in South Africa. There are several companies here that offer swims with the Dolphins but Dolphin Encounters is the oldest in the area and also the only non profit and dolphin research organization here. They were Africa's first Dolphin Interaction and Research Center. The organization was co founded by Angie Gullan in 1994 after she experienced seeing … [Read more...]

Kruger National Park, South Africa – February 2014

For big game viewing it doesn't get much better than Kruger National Park in South Africa. This is a well loved park and to avoid some of the crowds try to visit during the weekdays. The southern part of the park is the most visited and there is accommodation both inside the park and next to its borders. Accommodation outside its borders tends to be cheaper. The National Park Service of South Africa maintains a number of lodges within the park. … [Read more...]