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Updates on proposed Uganda Gorilla Permit Fee increase

Good news..!!! The Uganda Wildlife Authority has issued a statement to clarify any misleading information about the price in Uganda for Gorilla Permit Fees. They advise that the fees remain unchanged for the period 2018 and 2019. They continue to take bookings for up to two years in advance. The gorilla Permit Fees are $600 for foreign non-residents and $500 for foreign residents. They believe that maintaining the current Gorilla Permit rates will enable more people to participate in gorilla tourism, and foster continued sustainability of Gorilla conservation.

Recommended Tipping Guide when on an African Safari

These are rough guidelines and suggestions on gratuities while travelling around Africa on a per person basis meaning per person travelling so if you are a couple, multiply by two etc. NAMIBIA Porters N$10.00 per person Car guards N$5.00 per evening out Guides N$100.00 per person per day Professional guides N$150.00 per person per day Hotel / camp / lodge staff US$4.00 per person per day   ZAMBIA / BOTSWANA / MALAWI / ZIMBABWE / MOZAMBIQUE /INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS Porters US$ 2.00 per person Guides/Trackers US$7.00 per person per day Professional Guides US$15.00 per person per day Hotel / camp […]

Tired of paying double when you are solo..?

Feel Safe when Travelling on your own as a single to Africa – particularly to see the Migration in Tanzania. A fabulous safari that’s been put together by our ground handlers there. The Essence of Tanzania Safari : LADIES ONLY! Serengeti, Tarangire & Ngorongoro : (6 Day / 5 Night) Unwind under vast African skies, in some of the few last expanses of true wilderness and arguably the best game viewing areas on the continent. From untouched Tarangire, to the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park, this safari is run at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time to discover […]

African Elephant Whisperer Yoga Safari 2017

7 days of luxury in a tented camp Thula Thula, Zululand South African experience Rediscover nature in style at the renown 4 star THULA THULA LUXURY TENTED CAMP situated in the oldest private game reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal. The Zululand African bushveld is an ideal place o reconnect with nature and wildlife, and most importantly with oneself. Yoga is a fast track to access this space, wherever you are. This winter safari offers an opportunity to reawaken your soul for as little as $3500 pps This retreat is an African safari experience that needs to be experienced at least […]

16 August 2014 – just 2 months away – Elephant Epic Mountain Bike Tour

Two months away – Elephant Epic Mountain Bike Challenge – 16 August 2014 See the raw beauty of Zambia while giving back.. take on a challenge to ride a mountain bike for 75kms to the Zambezi River from Lusaka.  Game Rangers International, a non-profit NGO runs two elephant nurseries for orphaned elephants in Lilayi and Kafue National Park, Zambia. They run community outreach projects sharing experience and knowledge of human/wildlife conflict and anti-poaching initiatives. See the action from 2013 http://elephantepic.org/elephant-epic-2013-pictures/   Do it now for a little over $100, you don’t even have to pack your own tent or cook breakfast […]

Going on vacation ? ..think about packing for a purpose.

by Sean Drayton
Small space Little effort Big impact .. !! You can make a big impact on the lives of children around the world Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit. For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following: 400 pencils 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids 5 Easy Steps Select your destination. Find a lodging and a project it supports. Choose the supplies you wish to bring from the specific items requested. Drop off the supplies at the lodging. They […]

Poached: The story of Geza’s poaching

by Sean Drayton
This video tells the story ‘Poached’ written by Dr William Fowlds, a heartbreaking story of Geza’s life and poaching. Please take the time to share this video and spread the true reality of Rhino Poaching and why we should all do our bit to protect these beautiful animals. More information about Geza and Rhino Poaching can be found at: http://www.chipembere.org/

The final episode in the adventure of the rhinos journey to Botswana.

by Sean Drayton
&Beyond is delighted to launch the fourth and final installment of their remarkable “Rhinos Without Borders” story. This fourth video documents the handover ceremony with the President of Botswana, whereby the six rhino were officially donated to the people of Botswana. Watch as the boma fence comes down and the rhino are released into the wild, there they now roam free in their new home.

The Rhinos are treated like gold on their journey to Botswana – Part 3

by Sean Drayton
This third video highlights just how incredible and highly emotive the journey has been for the six rhino. Watch as the team embarks on a gruelling 48-hour security-escorted journey from &Beyond Phinda, through the Ramatlabama border post and onwards to the Okavango Delta.

Part 2 of the Rhino adventure

by Sean Drayton
RHINOS WITHOUT BORDERS PART 2 The remarkable Rhinos Without Borders story continues as the &Beyond conservation team, professional veterinarian and translocation experts join together to successfully dart and capture six rhino at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. These highly endangered animals are carefully transported to a quarantine boma at &Beyond Phinda where they are protected 24 hours a day by our highly regarded anti-poaching unit. Meanwhile, the team prepares for the momentous road journey from South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Watch as the exciting story unfolds.