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4 Reasons Why a Yoga Retreat is better than Yoga in a Studio

Yoga is popular is because of the many physical and psychological benefits it brings to the individual. The different yoga poses (asanas) have been found to help relieve stress, improve your posture, strengthen your muscles, and increase your body’s flexibility. Although you can enjoy these benefits in a yoga studio, nothing compares to going on an authentic yoga retreat. Here, are some reason why should consider a yoga retreat A yoga retreat gives you the chance to escape. Embarking on a yoga retreat takes you away from the daily grind, and transports you to a place where you can relax […]

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 […]

FREE Ebook – Take Amazing Photos with your Mobile Phone.

We carry our mobile phones around with us whereever we go, so why not learn how to take great photos with them. Pop your email address onto the form and we will email our Free Ebook right away straight to your Inbox.

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 […]

Upcoming yoga retreats 2017

Elephant Whisperer Wilderness Retreat – Zululand, KZN, South Africa LOCATION: Thula Thula Game Reserve, Zululand, South Africa DATES: 3 – 7 July 2017   Join us for 5 glorious days in South Africa on safari to see elephant up close and personal while enjoying gourmet cuisine, 2 yoga classes, a game drive and a bush walk everyday and of course some well deserved rest and relaxation. Price: US$1950 per person sharing Discover your Inner yogi – Yoga safari – Phinda, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa Join our exclusive 5 day Yoga Safari on a magical experience among the coastal forests […]

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 […]

Want a ride, my dear?

What a great visual reminder about the small sightings on an African safari.

Sabi Sabi Lion kill

Sabi Sabi Lions kill buffalo