THE BEST WATER AND WALKING SAFARIS IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA

Stretched out among a grove of palm trees on the edge of the Rufiji River and Lake Nzerakera, Siwandu combines the best of bush and river experiences, with just a select few “glamping” tented rooms providing pure luxury. Pathways cut through the bush, past a shaded pool to reveal wooden deck verandas on which sit spacious and well-appointed canvas tents. In the twilight hours, guards escort you to a raised lounge and dining area where you sit under a sky of stars around the bush fire, close enough to feel the grunt of the hippos reverberate through the grove of palm trees. From the comfort of your king-size bed, you can…
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THE BEST WATER AND WALKING SAFARIS IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA

Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

When it comes to family holidays, the bush can be one of the most magical places for children – and adults – to visit. Seeing wild animals, birds and insects in their natural habitat, getting away from the pressures and stresses of city life and soaking up the fresh air – a bush holiday can be pure heaven for anyone.

Still, as an adult, going on safari with children can be challenging, especially if they’re very young. With companies like the Zambezi Queen Collection offering a safari special where kids 12 and under get 75% off for travel…
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Seven ways to make the most of your family safari

The chameleon whisperer of iSimangaliso

Sakhile Dube - 'The Chameleon Whisperer' of iSimangaliso. Image by Darling Lama Productions.

Sakhile Dube – the chameleon whisperer of iSimangaliso. Image courtesy of Darling Lama Productions.

Sakhile Dube is a nature guide in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site and some say he has a close, personal relationship with the local population of chameleons…

In the middle of nowhere and under a thick veil of darkness, Sakhile Dube gets off the open safari vehicle, walks a few feet into the dense Maputaland bush and brings out a luminescent green flap-necked…
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Oliver’s – a camp reminiscent of home

Sundowner game drive vehicle

Sundowners at Oliver’s Camp. Image courtesy Asilia Africa.

Scanning the expanse of the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, it was clear I was officially in “wild” Africa. Here, there were no signs of civilisation. No telephone poles, no cellphone towers and certainly no other vehicles. Trundling past elephants, scouting for cheetah and watching a shy black-backed jackal sneak past our Land Cruiser became our everything.

Pulling into the sandy drive towards Oliver’s Camp, relief came in a flood as we tumbled out of the vehicle…
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