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Update on water levels in the Okavango Delta

   Blog   April 26, 2019  Comments Off on Update on water levels in the Okavango Delta

This summer, Botswana was hot and dry. The 2019 summer rains were not as plentiful as previous years, and unfortunately the rainfall in the Angolan highlands was below average too.  As a result the annual flow of water into the Okavango Delta has been late. Word on the ground  in Botswana is that the famous flood water Read More

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Magical mokoro moments at Mapula

   Blog   April 24, 2019  Comments Off on Magical mokoro moments at Mapula

Gliding along the waterways of the Okavango Delta is one of the best ways to experience this pristine Garden of Eden. There is nothing nicer than sitting quietly (and as still as possible so as not to rock the mokoro!) as your poler gently guides you through the reeds and hippo channels of this wetland Read More

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What I love about andBeyond in Botswana

   Blog,Botswana,Staff Reviews   March 20, 2019  Comments Off on What I love about andBeyond in Botswana

The answer to that isn’t ‘yes’ or ‘no’ — it’s always ‘when?’ My most recent to sojourn to Botswana with &Beyond was, as photography buffs would say, ‘picture perfect’! (You’ll have to read on to find out why!) AndBeyond Chobe Under Canvas This is the ultimate camp for die-hard safari purists who would rather forego little Read More

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2019’s Brand New & Renovated Lodges & Camps

   Blog   January 15, 2019  Comments Off on 2019’s Brand New & Renovated Lodges & Camps

With another adventure of a year ahead of us, we’re excited to announce our very own selection of brand new camps and stunning lodge renovations! NEW: &BEYOND TENGILE RIVER CAMP South Africa: Opened December 2018 LOCATION: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlapping onto the Kruger National Park with an unfenced border ‘Tengile’ means ‘tranquil’ in the Read More

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Kwando, Kwando, Kwando!

   Blog,Botswana,Client Testimonials   November 5, 2018  Comments Off on Kwando, Kwando, Kwando!

As our team of travel consultants bustled into Monday morning with their trademark hustle, and my PC flickered to life, I wondered how my client, Jim and his wife, had settled back into ‘civilization’ after the Botswana safari we designed for them, incorporating a very special request: a return to Kwando Lagoon… Dear Lise, As I mentioned in an earlier Read More

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Santorini, Mozambique: Almost Shirley Valentine

   Blog,Mozambique,Staff Reviews   October 3, 2018  Comments Off on Santorini, Mozambique: Almost Shirley Valentine

When I was called upon to have a little toddle off to Santorini for a bit of a look-see, I couldn’t help but subconsciously get my Shirley Valentine on. Granted, I’d like to think I’m not quite old enough to pull off a bored Liverpudlian housewife stuck in a matrimonial rut, especially seeing as I’m rather happily Read More

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A (Zen)zibar Miracle

   Blog   September 10, 2018  Comments Off on A (Zen)zibar Miracle

The Adventurous Art of Parenting As a parent whose job is to intimately know Africa like the back of my hand, I travel throughout the continent, exploring each of our destinations by experiencing the wildlife, communities, reserves and lodges with a keen and experienced eye for the details that matter – like a passionately ruthless Read More

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On safari in Botswana with Desert & Delta

   Blog   August 6, 2018  Comments Off on On safari in Botswana with Desert & Delta

We were recently invited by Desert & Delta to join a small group of Africa travel agents on a ‘Fam Trip’ to Botswana. Here are our impressions. Chobe Game Lodge, Chobe National Park Chobe Game Lodge was our first camp. We were surprised and delighted to be met by a female guide driving an open Read More

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Hwange National Park – Why go

   Blog   July 2, 2018  Comments Off on Hwange National Park – Why go

Finally, Zimbabwe’s time as a premier Southern African safari destination has arrived. Having emerged from decades of political turmoil, Zimbabwe is coming into its own and  now is the time to book a luxury safari to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and experience privacy, great hospitality and outstanding game viewing opportunities. Located in the heart Read More

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My look in at the NEW Lion Sands River lodge

   Blog   June 21, 2018  Comments Off on My look in at the NEW Lion Sands River lodge

About a year ago, the Lion Sands River Lodge, in the Sabi Sand Reserve succumbed to fire and was destroyed to the point that a brand new building would replace what was once there. It should be noted that the fire was contained quickly and that nobody was hurt when this spontaneous combustion occurred. Guests Read More

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