Category: Botswana

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Africa's first permanent photo safari operator

Traditionally there has always been conflict on the back of a game viewing vehicle between people of differing interests…. predominantly birders and non-birders and, more recently, between photographers and non-photographers. A new company operating in Botswana’s Chobe National Park aims to solve that conflict by catering purely to people with an interest in wildlife photography. Pangolin
Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner
3 of the world's most magical travel experiences for children

3 of the world's most magical travel experiences for children

Any parent will know that if you find a holiday that the kids will enjoy, the chances are you’re going to have a great time too.  Here we pick three very different luxury travel experiences – from three different continents – and hopefully you’ll find one to suit your family.  Which one would you choose
The best way to explore the African bush

The best way to explore the African bush

I quite often get asked ‘what’s the best way to view animals and get close to nature’. My answer? The mobile safari is by far the best way to enjoy a true African safari experience. Some of you might be wondering what a mobile safari entails. Well, it’s a safari that packs up every few
Botswana - the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana - the most authentic African safari experience that you can have

Botswana has such a wide range of landscapes, climates, wildlife and scenery that it is arguably the most well rounded and authentic African experience that a safari goer could possibly ask for. For someone who seeks adventure and unforgettable experiences, a true African safari is something you cannot miss out on. below we take a
Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Top 10 places to stay on an African safari

Over the years the level of accommodation in Africa has constantly risen, with an ever increasing demand for luxury lodges and camps. Many travellers have become used to a certain standard and do not want to sacrifice this when travelling to Africa for a safari. The top end traveller now has many excellent options to
Botswana's leading luxury lodges

Botswana's leading luxury lodges

The Oscars of the travel industry, ‘The World Travel Awards’, recently released its regional nominees for this year’s programme. The organisation acknowledges excellence across all sectors of world travel and tourism but in this article I will be focusing particularly upon the nominations for Botswana, considered one of Africa’s most exclusive and ecologically proactive destinations.
3 luxury safari camps in Botswana

3 luxury safari camps in Botswana

Botswana is Africa’s most luxurious safari destination. From the watery channels of the Okavango Delta to the game rich Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park, Botswana has the largest diversity of wildlife in Africa and is home to some of the most remote and unspoilt reserves in the world. Here are 3 of the best luxury camps in
Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana - the ultimate safari destination

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination – a game watchers paradise where lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, wild dog, hippo and buffalo roam free.  The quality of guiding and accommodation rates as some of the best in Africa and the variety of activities on offer suit all ages and interests. Discover the watery channels of the
The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The world is filled with wonderful places to go as a family, but a few really stand out – some for their cultural offerings, some for their activities, some for their wildlife, and some for a combination of the above. 1. Argentina This trip really had it all – lots of outdoor activities, a taste
Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Africa’s top 10 safari camps

Greystoke, Mahale Mountains National Park – Western Tanzania Located in Tanzania’s remote Mahale Mountains National Park, Nomad Tanzania’s Greystoke stakes its claim as one of the finest camps on the continent. A worthy contender for the most striking design of any camp, Greystoke sits on an idyllic beach at the bottom of a chimpanzee filled
Jean-Christophe Nager, GM at The Pavilions Phuket

Interview with Jean-Christophe Nager, General Manager, The Pavilions, Phuket

Jean-Christophe Nager is the General Manager of The Pavilions, Phuket, a 5-star luxury resort built on a hill-top on the delightful island of Phuket. A Swiss national with more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Christophe (JC) graduated from Collège St-Michel, Fribourg, in Switzerland in 1978 and studied photography in Montreal, Canada for a
Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

Some of the highlights to look out for on a Botswana safari

A safari in Botswana is a truly authentic African safari experience.  From the minute you touch down in Botswana you will feel as if you are in the “real Africa” – vast expanses of land in pristine condition, untouched for thousands of years.  The game reserves and national parks make up 40% of the total land
Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Top 3 luxury safari resorts in Africa

Africa is home to the finest safaris in the world, and this is reflected in the quality of the resorts on offer. A safari holiday can be done on a budget, but for the ultimate in indulgence, you should stay in some of the best resorts Africa has to offer. This is a list showing
A Botswana safari to the Moremi Game Reserve

A Botswana safari to the Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is the perfect choice for a luxury Botswana safari.  It is situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and is well known for its beautiful scenery and diversity of wildlife and birdlife that flock to the water channels.  The Moremi Game Reserve covers 20% of the Delta’s surface area and
The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta in north west Botswana is the worlds largest inland Delta.  It is also Botswana’s most desirable safari destination due to the spectacular scenery and large diversity of wildlife and birdlife.  The river starts in the western highlands of Angola and flows through Namibia into Botswana.  Millions of years ago the Okavango river