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Unwind at Bliss Boutique in Cape Town

2017-03-16T02:00:57+00:00 Cape Town|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends You are going to struggle to find accommodation in Cape Town that boasts a better view than Bliss Boutique in Sunset Beach. With spectacular views of the iconic Table Mountain, and on a clear day Robben Island, in the distance, and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out before [...]

Weird and Wonderful at Sabi Sabi #2

2017-03-13T13:34:17+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Green-backed Camaroptera (Camaroptera brachyura) The Green-backed Camaroptera is in many ways an remarkable little bird. As can be seen above, it is small (between 11-12cm long) with a red eye, a grey face and a green back from whence the name stems. It has been described as [...]

The Wight Stuff

2017-03-14T02:45:51+00:00 Latest Wildlife Sightings|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Nancie Wight doesn’t do things by half. Dipping her toes in one Conservancy was clearly not enough for her so she put her not inconsiderable camera skills to work across the trinity of Kicheche Mara Conservancies on her recent safari. It is difficult to say where she [...]

8 things to do in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

2017-03-13T13:25:24+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Bwindi Impenetrable forest, with its rising ridges and valleys is Africa’s oldest rain forest – it’s also well known or synonymous with gorilla trekking. But visiting Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest goes beyond being just a Gorilla experience. There is so much else to see, do and experience. [...]

Remembering Dian Fossey at Virunga Lodge

2017-03-14T02:20:16+00:00 Gorillas and Chimps|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends On 02 March we celebrated the opening of the new Dian Fossey Map Room at our Virunga Lodge. This stunning space pays homage to the conservationists and explorers of the Virunga volcanoes from 1870 to 1985 through a series of specially researched panels. In addition to an [...]

Pic of the Week #16

2017-03-10T14:29:03+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Woven   In this image, I have captured two male Southern Masked Weavers, one perched behind and out of focus, while the one in the foreground is busily building his nest. For me, this image was special because it was the first time I had had the [...]

Bisate Lodge Latest News

2017-03-11T06:04:53+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends We have just four months left till we open our brand-new lodge in Rwanda. Bisate opens on 1 June 2017 and the final stages of the lodge development are well underway. Those involved in the building and running of the lodge are hard at work and on [...]

Those poop balls – the ecology of dung beetles

2017-03-10T14:23:28+00:00 Africa Geographic|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends Written and photographed by: Vaughan Jessnitz Dung beetles are one of the more intriguing and spoken about beetles within the guiding world, and many thousands of safari-goers have seen the seemingly tireless efforts these little beetles put into creating and rolling their balls of poop around! During most [...]

The brand new Duba Plains Camp now open

2017-03-08T14:55:46+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends DUBA PLAINS CAMP BY DERECK & BEVERLY JOUBERT “The opening of the new Duba Plains Camp is the culmination of a long journey in our relationship with Duba Plains. We got stuck in a bog in January 1995 and walked into the old Duba Plains camp for help." [...]

Video: wildebeest chase wild dogs!

2017-03-10T02:34:23+00:00 Latest Wildlife Sightings|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends ​Every game drive has the potential for a unique sighting of one of the Greater Kruger’s special animals. But sometimes mother nature smiles on you and you get to witness something special, an event that most safari goers will never ​get to ​see, and ​this is one of them! You [...]

Top Guiding from Wilderness Safaris

2017-03-09T02:36:18+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends From the desert elephants of Damaraland to the dead trees of the Namib and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert, from the coastal charm of Swakopmund to the endless plains of Etosha, we covered a lot of ground during our two weeks in Namibia. Before we attempt [...]

Damaraland Camp A Revolutionary Community Conservancy Model

2017-03-08T13:52:35+00:00 General|

Tailormade African Safaris by the Safari Legends “Wilderness Safaris changed my life. They trained me up from grassroots level. It is a success story in our Conservancy” – Lena Florry, Wilderness Safaris Area Manager, Torra Conservancy Set in the Huab River Valley you’ll find one of our favourite wilderness areas in Namibia. This is [...]

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