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Anouk’s Trip Report – Botswana

Multi-generational travel is the fastest growing segment in the luxury safari industry and many camps in Botswana are endeavoring to become more family friendly. So armed with my enthusiastic son Finley (aged 11), complete with a clipboard and lots of questions, 5 rubiks cubes and some Setswana phrases under his belt, we set off for [...]

December 9, 2014
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The Festive Season in Africa

If you plan on spending the December holidays in Africa, here’s what you can expect to enjoy on the festive side of your trip. Remember to book your trip at least a year (if not more) in advance as everyone gets vacation this time of year and local travel is at its peak! Christmas … [...]

December 4, 2014
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Diane’s Trip Report – Namibia

One of very our first African Portfolio clients was a young woman who booked a six week safari traveling throughout southern Africa, solo. On her return, I fully expected her to cite the amazing lion kill she witnessed in the Sabi Sands or the leopard and cub she spotted at dusk in the Lower Zambezi [...]

November 14, 2014
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Visiting Communities in Southern Africa ….

Planning a safari to Southern Africa? Don’t forget to add in a little dash of culture to spice up your safari experience. Whether you are bookending your trip with a few days in Cape Town, or exploring the dunes of the Kalahari, ask us about visiting a local community. We will make sure your experience [...]

November 6, 2014
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A Perfect Day in Cape Town

At African Portfolio we’ve curated the perfect private guided day trip for our clients visiting Cape Town – at least we believe so!  Our cultural heritage walking tour includes many of the Mother City’s highlights. You will be personally guided by a highly qualified guide with in-depth knowledge of all of Cape Town’s major sights [...]

November 4, 2014
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Susan’s Trip Report – Zambia

I’m back!  I’ve just returned from my trip exploring two of Zambia’s National Parks – Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa. It was a spectacular week filled with adventure in the “Real Africa”.  I’m delighted to share some of the highlights with you…  Favorite Camps … My favorite camps in the Lower Zambezi National Park were [...]

October 23, 2014
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Where’s Diane?

We just had to share what Diane is doing right now … it’s an amazing story, and one we are all very proud of here at African Portfolio. Diane’s husband, Peter Lobel was born and raised in Zimbabwe. As you can imagine, the family has been through some very tough times in the past two decades, [...]

October 13, 2014
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A Perfect Day in Walker Bay

Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa in June. The country’s coastal waters teem with the giant animals, breaching, calving (August – September), mating (October), rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics. The Western [...]

October 3, 2014
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Are You a Herbivore? How We Meet Your Dietary Needs on Safari…

The biggest issue you will likely have with regards to your diet on safari, is the fact that you will need to go on a diet after your safari. The food on a luxury safari is plentiful and excellent. Most safari camps that we book are able to accommodate all kinds of dietary needs, be [...]

September 17, 2014
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Visiting Traditional Communities in East Africa

Going on safari is not just about marveling at Africa’s rich wildlife, and jaw-dripping landscapes. It’s about meeting local people and enjoying the cross-cultural interaction. Visiting a local Maasai village, or going on a traditional hunt with a Kalahari Bushman has been as memorable for our clients as their first sighting of a lion, or [...]

August 22, 2014
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Languages You’ll Encounter on Safari and Making Connections

There are literally thousands of indigenous languages spoken in Africa and many more dialects. Every African country you visit will no doubt be home to more than a dozen (if not several hundred) languages, even the smaller countries. But because of the sheer amount of linguistic diversity, every African country has an official language (or [...]

July 30, 2014
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Under African Skies

One of our favorite things in Africa, is spending a night under the open African skies, and more and more camps and lodges allow us to “star bathe” at night. Want to know what you’re seeing up above? … There’s an app for that! Our favorite “star-beds” on safari … Lion Sands River Lodge – [...]

July 9, 2014
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