Walking safari in the Eastern Serengeti

Walking safaris at Nduara Loliondo - a uniquely designed safari camp located in the Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania. Constructed as a combination of the Mongolian Gers and local Maasai bomas, the camp celebrates two different nomadic lifestyles in comfort and style.

The accommodation consists of six large yurts, decorated with a distinct African feel. Each of the light and spacious rooms has full en-suite with toilet and hot water  bucket showers. The design of the yurts ensure that guests are kept cool during the day with flaps that can be rolled down at night time to hold the warmth. The camp has a large dining and lounge area where guests can relax between activities on the soft furnishings.

As the camp is located outside of the National Park this allows much greater freedom in terms of the game viewing activities available and this is one of the main attractions of Nduara Loliondo. In addition to the more traditional game drives, guided walks and night drives add an exciting dimension to the safari.

Game viewing is exceptional during the dry season as the migration spills out of the Serengeti National Park into the Loliondo area with elephant, lion, leopard and antelope all seen regularly as well as a wide variety of bird life.

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Seductive Sussi & Chuma at Victoria Falls

Sussi  & Chuma is a luxury lodge located on a river bend on the great Zambezi River just 12 kilometres from Victoria Falls. The lodge is named after David Livingstone’s two faithful companions who returned his body to England following his death in Zambia. The property includes the main lodge which has twelve tree houses, interlinked by raised wooden walkways, and two private houses which may be booked exclusively for small groups or families.

Each of the luxury air-conditioned tree houses are raised off the ground up to the ebony trees’ canopy level with spectacular views across the Zambezi River and provide comfortable accommodation with en-suite shower, bath and private viewing deck.

The main area of the lodge has a bar, lounge and large deck where guests can enjoy open-air dining and there is also a refreshing swimming pool and spa offering a relaxing range of treatments and massages.

The lodge provides a variety of activities which include: game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where you might see elephant, buffalo, giraffe and zebra; guided tours of Victoria Falls; cultural visits to the local Simonga Village and romantic sunset cruises on the river.

Malaria-free family safari

Riverdene Lodge is a high quality safari property located in South Africa’s Shamwari Game Reserve. This particular reserve is a huge conservation and responsible tourism success story and has wona colelction of  international awards. Shamwari is a Big Five reserve with elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard all present as well as cheetah, hippo, giraffe and smaller plains game.

Riverdene Lodge is a colonial styled property with just nine inter-leading rooms making this the perfect destination for a family safari. All of the air-conditioned rooms have full en-suite bathroom, televisions and private  balcony looking out over the savannah.

There are two comfortable lounges and a rim flow swimming pool where guests can relax and enjoy the scenery in between game viewing activities. Meals are taken either in the indoor dining room or on the thatched deck which overlooks the Bushmans River.

Game viewing is excellent all year round and drives on the reserve in 4×4 vehicles bring you close to the incredible diversity of wildlife under the skilful guidance of your ranger. Game walks are also included and the Born Free Foundation Centre is a must, where guests can learn about the rescued big cats and visit the animal sanctuary.

Take the family to South Africa for a safari.

For the ultimate adventure take the kids to Africa for a family safari holiday that will inspire and encourage inquisitive minds, entertain even the most hyper of children, and put a smile on the face of all of the family as there is something for everyone.

South Africa for a family safari is the perfect choice of destination. Ignore the quick intake of breath when telling friends and family that you and your troop are heading off on safari, as no matter what their age Africa has a destination suitable for all. South Africa is especially suitable for families as it has everything from wildlife sanctuaries to game parks, vast caverns along the coast flanking sandy beaches and of course it is mostly a malaria free zone.

Boredom is simply not an option in South Africa. If you start out in Cape Town there are simply too many things to do. Whether you opt for a visit to the penguin colonies in the morning followed by lunch at a fabulous beachside restaurant and then a trip up Table mountain before dinner, there are still wildlife sanctuaries, museums, aquariums, local markets and boat trips all vying for your attention the next day.