Lemurs, chameleons, orchids and baobabs! Eighty percent of the island's species are endemic, meaning they are found nowhere else on Earth.
Once a British colony known as Rhodesia in honour of empire builder Cecil John Rhodes, it won independence to become Zimbabwe and build a seemingly unassailable reputation as ‘the bread basket of Africa’. Its fertile soil and balmy climate is perfect for agriculture - it’s still the centre of Africa’s lucrative raw tobacco trade - but then came political turmoil once again as the government launched land reform programmes. The great draws are Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba all offering a fantastic safari experience.
From rugged sun-soaked coastlines with whale watching to dramatic mountain scenery to the vast wilderness hosting the magnificent Big 5 to wine tasting, culture and vibrant cities - South Africa is indeed the RAINBOW NATION!
The name ‘Namib’ translates as “vast place”, which is apt given that Namibia is one of the least crowded destinations on the planet... perfect for a 4x4 Roadtrip!
8 Course Tasting menu and accompanying wines... Divine!
A short drive out of Nairobi’s central business district is the Nairobi National Park. Wide open grass plains and backdrop of the city scrapers, scattered acacia bush play host to a wide variety of wildlife including the endangered black rhino, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife with over 400 species recorded. Visitors can enjoy the park’s picnic sites, three campsites and the walking trails for hikers.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. It was founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick to honor her late husband, David Sheldrick. Since 2001, it has been run by their daughter, Angela Sheldrick.
The concept is 'As You Please'. Delicious seafood freshly sourced directly from the ocean on your doorstep and served with an Italian twist. Drinks and daily massages all included. Pure Bliss...
Sitting in that underground hide with Mt Kilimanjaro as a backdrop watching and listening to the Massive Bull Tuskers rumbling and drinking will stay with me forever. PURE MAGIC.
MARA BALLOONING WITH CAPTAIN RIZ - UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!