Dec 12

Beat The Airline Prices

When we save for a vacation there are many costs to consider. Some are essential such as accommodation and food and some are add on considerations such as tours, activities or spa treatments. So it is annoying to pay additional … Continue reading

Nov 29

Respect Foreign Cultures When Traveling

It seems to me that when we travel to another country, we should automatically respect the culture of that country. I believe firmly in, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but this does not seem to be the … Continue reading

Nov 07

What is a Mekoro Safari?

A mekoro (also: mokoro or makoro) is a traditional canoe made by hollowing out (by hand) a large tree trunk. A mekoro in Botswana is a common sight, especially in the Okavango Delta. Polers will stand at one end, and … Continue reading

Nov 01

Best Time To Visit Victoria Falls For Activities

When I booked trips to Victoria Falls, people often asked, “When is the best time to go?” It was always such a difficult question to answer. I always answered with a question, “What is it that you want to see … Continue reading

Oct 17

Pilansberg National Park, South Africa is consistently working towards providing travelers with quality information to help plan, and navigate their trips to Africa. The maps on the site are designed exactly for this purpose. We provide them as an additional reference to the text … Continue reading

Oct 10

Photographing Hippos On Safari

My dear friend and talented photographer Tyrone Crossman sent me a few photographs of these lazy Hippos. They were taken at Springbok Lodge outside Ladysmith in the province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. How I wish I was a Hippo. … Continue reading

Oct 02

Why Are Sea Turtles Endangered?

There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world and all of them are listed on the IUCN’s endangered list. Five of these species occur in South African waters. Six of these occur in American waters. Threats Nature has … Continue reading

Sep 24

Video Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism

We touch on some recent challenges and an opportunity in travel marketing and advertising, especially in light of the exponential growth in mobile devices. will in future focus a significant effort on the development of video vignettes to spotlight … Continue reading