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Yvette’s Trip Report – Tanzania

As is often the case, I chose to take my trip to Tanzania in November. At the very end of the dry season, foliage is sparse, visibility is as good as it gets, and roads are dry and easy to navigate. Better still, perhaps because the short rains may arrive at any moment, there are [...]

April 22, 2015
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April in Africa

After weeks of drought our colleagues in Kenya are rejoicing with some lovely rainfall and the bush is turning nice and green. In Tanzania the migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest are moving north in the Serengeti, the youngsters are all steady on their legs and enjoying an abundance of fresh grass with the first [...]

April 8, 2015
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A Perfect Day in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

There’s a mind-boggling array of things to do in Victoria Falls, so we at African Portfolio have curated a perfect “first day” itinerary to take some of the stress out of deciding what to do! That leaves you a second or third day to jump, swim, fly, zip, hike, raft, kayak, and swing over the [...]

March 13, 2015
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March in Africa

March can be a rainy month in southern Africa, and it’s been a somewhat torrential year for rain so far, causing flooding problems in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Mozambique. If you are heading to the Victoria Falls be prepared to get extremely wet, they will be earning their name “Mosi-oa-Tunya ” (smoke that thunders) [...]

March 9, 2015
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February in Africa

February marks a massive baby boom in the Southern Serengeti as this is the time of year when the million strong herd of wildebeest give birth, all within a 2-3 week period. The mass calving is a survival tactic to overwhelm the predators that lurk behind the bushes waiting for easy baby prey. It’s a [...]

February 6, 2015
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January in Africa

January starts off quietly in Africa, as New Year’s Day is a public holiday throughout the continent. In Cape Town the year starts with a real bang and toot with the Cape Minstrel Carnival. On the other side of Africa, the Berber people in in Morocco wait an extra few days, to celebrate their new [...]

January 12, 2015
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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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