Here is a collection of our own experiences of destinations and trip types.

  • Exploring Rwanda
    24 October 2018
    Exploring Rwanda

    "Not too often as 25-year-old veterans of the industry do we come across a country that literally blows us away! Rwanda did. What an amazing experience that will be with us forever! " - Sussi

  • Sam visits Western Tanzania - Nomad Tanzania Educational - PART 2
    27 July 2018
    Sam visits Western Tanzania - Nomad Tanzania Educational - PART 2

    "We headed into the thicket of the forest, following the ranger as he pushed branches and leaves out the way so we could get a clear path to the chimps. When we finally got there, we were couldn’t believe our eyes!..."

  • Sam visits Western Tanzania - Nomad Tanzania Educational - PART 1
    26 July 2018
    Sam visits Western Tanzania - Nomad Tanzania Educational - PART 1

    Did you know that the Katavi National Park is the 3rd largest National Park in Tanzania? Sam explores Nomad Tanzania's Chada Camp - an unspoiled, remote and big game destination, than left her inspired (to even write a blog)...

  • The Rebirth of Lion Sands River Lodge
    13 June 2018
    The Rebirth of Lion Sands River Lodge

    As the night porter walked me to my room, I asked him what he thought of their beautiful new lodge, and he replied: “She’s like the phoenix Ms Kathy”…

  • Claire and Sam Self-Drive Namibia - Part 2
    11 May 2018
    Claire and Sam Self-Drive Namibia - Part 2

    We really enjoyed self-driving through Etosha National Park which is situated in the north of the country. This area that we were lucky enough to see is green and thriving, which was a huge contrast to where we had come from in the vast desert landscape of Sossusvlei and the Damaraland.

  • Claire and Sam Self-Drive Namibia - Part 1
    11 May 2018
    Claire and Sam Self-Drive Namibia - Part 1

    ​The Namib Desert and Sossusvlei exceed all expectations. Large stretches of wide open red sanded land umbrellaed by piercing blue skies. We were fascinated to discover that the desert, which at first glance appears to be vast and lifeless, is in fact a large ecosystem adapting and surviving on the bare minimum...

  • Kathy visits Bumi Hills
    6 April 2018
    Kathy visits Bumi Hills

    I was lucky enough to head off to see the newly transformed Bumi Hills in March, set overlooking Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Flying over a very lush green landscape was quite amazing, and as we flew down from the escarpment over the water of Lake Kariba, the excitement in the small aircraft was tangible to see and experience the wonders of this area...

  • Sofa Safari at Jamala Madikwe
    28 February 2018
    Sofa Safari at Jamala Madikwe

    I headed off to Madikwe Game Reserve for my first ever Southern Africa safari with Livingstone Safaris, along with my colleagues, Kathy and Claire. It was an absolute spoil to visit this incredibly diverse wildlife area, but above all staying at Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge…

  • Boababs, Fever Trees and Crook's Corner
    27 October 2017
    Boababs, Fever Trees and Crook's Corner

    The Northern region of The Kruger National Park is often forgotten due to the perceived access challenges, however after a seamless charter flight from Johannesburg, Kathy was in the land of the Fever Trees, Lanner Gorge, Crook’s Corner and enormous baobabs. This is what she had to say about her visit to Pafuri…

  • Little Villa Guests for Ellerman House
    15 June 2017
    Little Villa Guests for Ellerman House

    Ellerman House might not be top of mind when considering travel with little humans, but as multi-generational travel is on the increase and Villa accommodation becoming the most preferred and flexible way to house the entire family under one roof in absolute exclusivity, we highlight this option at one of our preferred Cape Town accommodation establishments

  • My African Bush Camps Experience
    15 July 2016
    My African Bush Camps Experience

    I feel as though all the African Bush Camps experiences allow guests to remove themselves from their everyday attachments (whether to a hair dryer, cellphone or email access) and really immerse themselves in the experience of being on safari - getting back to nature, and connecting with people whose passion is service and guest satisfaction.

  • Real Adventure with Unreal Style - Okavango Delta
    23 June 2016
    Real Adventure with Unreal Style - Okavango Delta

    A flight into the Mkadigadi pans was utterly breathtaking. A stark contrast to the lush landscape we had come from but still waiting to dazzle us with visits with an authentic family of bushmen, walking with meerkat and a visit to Chapmans Baobab, an iconic tree in the history of African exploration. Camp Kalahari offers an honest and comfortable experience while Jacks and San camp are utterly gorgeous with no room spared on authentic safari style luxury. Afternoon teas and dinner under the stars are a delight to savor.

  • Sam & Lauren's visit to Camp Amalinda
    7 April 2016
    Sam & Lauren's visit to Camp Amalinda

    The Amalinda Collection impresses with incredible locations and authentic accommodation at Amalinda Lodge near Bulawayo and Khulu Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

  • Sam visits the Leeu Collection and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery
    24 February 2016
    Sam visits the Leeu Collection and Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

    There is an energy here that comes from the sense of positivity and abundant hospitality I felt upon being met at Leeu House.

  • Sussi stays at Giraffe Manor
    4 July 2011
    Sussi stays at Giraffe Manor

    Giraffe Manor is a wonderful entry or exit point on a Kenya safari.