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Tamlin has been exploring, writing about and photographing Africa ever since her first job as a photojournalist for Getaway Magazine. She's lived on an island, eaten with lions, sailed catamarans in the Indian Ocean, tracked wild dogs with Kinglsey Holgate, and white water rafted down the Zambezi and has kept just about every airplane ticket that has crossed her hands.

My Trip | You always remember your first time

Londolozi

Do you remember your first time? That feeling? Our clients, Tricia Soogrim and Andre Persad are in the midst of it, having just returned from their first safari. The safari crush comes with an intuition that this will not be your last safari, will not be your last time in Africa. On the flight home you’re probably already planning how to fit […]

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The Mindful Approach to Saving Rhinos | World Rhino Day 2014

World Rhino Day 2014

There is a movement quickly gaining momentum at present. While rooted in the East, in Buddhist philosophy, it is rearing its head (or mind) more and more in the West – in our yoga studios, offices, high schools, prisons… Its name is Mindfulness. The creation of a mindful society can only be a good thing – imagine a world […]

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Rebuilding Khayelitsha – Come Rain or Shine

Rebuilding Khayelitsha

 “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill  Sometimes giving back is hard… We have been supporting the Khumbulani Day Care Centre in Khayelitsha for many years and are thrilled to announce that a new beautiful three story Khumbulani is in the making. While we at Rhino Africa […]

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My Trip | Africa’s Wild 3

Africa's Wild 3

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” These are the words of that fabulous bespectacled storyteller, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr Suess. The Father of Fantasy, you could say. We consider ourselves Fantasy Creators too. Fantasy Facilitators. A little kinky, yes, but what is more […]

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The Best Safari Location in the World | Singita Sabi Sand

Singita

What would you consider the best safari destination in the world? According to this year’s Travel+Leisure World’s Best Hotels it’s Singita Sabi Sand. Singita Kruger National Park came in at No. 19. on this global list for the travel-minded, while Singita’s Sabi Sand reserve swooped in at the No 7. spot, taking the name as the World’s Best Safari Location. According […]

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My Trip | Why Should You Go To Namibia?

Exploring Namibia

The African Outback “In Australia there was once a TV advert that encouraged people to visit the Northern Territories, stating that you will never never know, if you never never go. This applies to Namibia. The country has so much to offer,” says our client Hugh Corr. We’re headed to Namibia ourselves in a week, for our annual […]

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There’s nothing quite like Victoria Falls from a helicopter

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“There’s something about a Gin & Tonic, the call of the African Fish Eagle and a tangerine, sunset sky that just has to resonate somewhere in you.” Such are the words of one of our inspired explorers below. And as you’ll see, as the last of our new consultants bring you the final glories of […]

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Where there’s smoke there’s… Victoria Falls

Where there’s smoke there’s… Victoria Falls

“Even the greatest literary masters would certainly have fallen silent facing such majestic and everchanging scenery. A human being is totally incapable of describing Mother Nature where she performs with such a might as at the Victoria Falls – there, Man just has to adore her!” - Dr Emil Holub Last week we were in Botswana; this […]

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Where The Elephants Roam – A Chobe Safari

Adventures on the Chobe River

The Chobe River. My first encounter with her included the longest curtain of elephants I’d ever seen, elephants big and small crossing her width like proficient snorkellers seemingly unfettered by the crocodiles and hippos sticking their eyes out here and there. I thought my experience was unique. But such is the scene on the vast […]

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My Trip | A Honeymoon under the African sun

An African Honeymoon

From the penguins wiggling across Boulders Beach to the traditional dancers shimmying in the firelight of the safari boma, our travellers, Marlene and Philip Cunningham perfectly captured what we call the SOP, in their video of their African honeymoon. SOP. Spirit of Place. In this case… the Spirit of Africa. No doubt it helps that Philip is a Digital Media Production […]

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My Trip | A Photographer on Safari

Randy Harris Photography

I’ve spent the last few days reading through old posts on our blog, a bit like returning to a favourite book or a journal from years gone by, to remember the things you got up to, the people you met… One person in particular stands out. One Randy Harris who travelled with us seven years ago […]

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The 6 Hour Battle at Londolozi – Buffalo Vs Lion

The 6 Hour Battle at Londolozi

Epics such as this six hour battle between buffalo and lion at Londolozi Private Game Reserve are not uncommon in Africa. Such sightings quickly remind you that a safari in a private game reserve like the Sabi Sand is real and raw. Get the word zoo far from your mind. This is life untamed. It must […]

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