The Beauty of the Busanga Plains

It has been a year since I visited the Busanga Plains in Zambia and whilst the area is moderately drier than last year, the abundance and diversity of bird and mammal life seem to have increased since my last [...]

Hidden Depths of South Africa’s Rocktail Beach

One of my favorite things about Rocktail – if you don’t include the wonderful people, gorgeous camp, canvas, wood and glass rooms that are just right, looking out over a swathe of green coastal trees to the glinting, white-flecked [...]

7 Reasons Namibia Should Be On Your Bucket List

Namibia is a vast country in south-western Africa that only achieved full independence in 1990. Rich in mineral resources (especially diamonds) it has long been the ‘hidden gem’ of African and somewhat overshadowed by its higher-profile neighbors, South Africa [...]

6 Modern Art Galleries in South Africa You Need to See

With its vibrant multicultural scene and sometimes troubled past, it’s no wonder that South Africa is a hotbed of contemporary art. During the apartheid era, art was a powerful means of protesting against injustice. Today, South Africa’s diverse artists explore [...]

5 Stunning New Lodges & Hotels in South Africa

South Africa’s breathtaking landscapes, great climate, buzzing cities and thrilling wildlife are making the country an almost permanent fixture on everybody’s must-go lists. This has inspired local hoteliers to take their game to the next level, and the last [...]

How To Dress For Winter On Safari

Everyone thinks Africa is ALWAYS hot. Well it is – in summer. But winter temperatures can be cold and there are parts that get very, very cold. And none more so than the Okavango Delta, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, [...]

6 Places To Chow Down In Cape Town

There’s a lot more to see in Cape Town than just Table Mountain (although that is incredible,) and a lot more to eat than overpriced calamari at the tourist traps on the Waterfront. Cape Town – in no small part [...]

Vumbura Plains Managers Reach for the Skies

What a treat to float with the clouds as one of your morning duties… Vumbura Plains managers recently tested the guest hot-air balloon experience to ensure it delivers on our promise to valued guests. Testing the system involves an [...]

A Magical Morning With Lion Cubs

Images and post courtesy of Wilderness Safaris. After an early morning rise, a delicious continental breakfast set up by the ever attentive Linkwasha staff and numerous cups of coffee to keep the brisk morning chill at bay we set [...]