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The Wildebeest Migration Explained

The average person is likely to have heard of the ‘Wildebeest Migration’ (probably as a result of various documentaries or the Lion King movie) however very often little is actually known about this incredible wildlife  event – where it occurs, what it involves etc. Many assume that the migration is all about the dramatic river …

Colonial Style Safaris

When many of us hear the term ‘safari’ it evokes images of a bygone era where decadence, exploration and adventure were the spirit of the day. Over 100 years ago safaris began with European naturalists and explorers on exploratory travels throughout Africa identifying and cataloguing new animals and charting ‘undiscovered’ territories.  Thereafter safari became synonymous with …

Jamie Visits Mnemba Island

With my job as an Africa travel consultant I am lucky enough to be able to visit some of the best lodges and beach properties in Africa. In November 2011 it was time to visit some new properties on Zanzibar, Tanzania. There was one particular property that I was excited about visiting, Mnemba Island. Since …

Its a tough Job

It is a tough job I have. A few months ago I was informed that I was to depart on a trip to Tanzania. I failed to convince any of my friends that I was in fact ‘working’ and not going on holiday but I nevertheless packed my bags for my ‘business’ trip. After a …

A Quick Guide to the Wildebeest Migration

If you were to ask the average person on the street if they had heard of the ‘Wildebeest Migration’ most would answer in the affirmative. Yet ask them ‘where’ the Great Migration takes place and you will undoubtedly receive a few blank stares or vague mumbled replies, ‘Africa’ or ‘Kenya‘. On further probing you would …

Eastern Black Rhino introduced back into East Africa

History was made last month when five endangered Eastern Black Rhino were moved from South Africa into their rightful home in East Africa. The animals arrived at Singita Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti National Park in what has been named the most ambitious wildlife relocation in East Africa in over 50 years.

Swala Camp opening for another fantastic season

The rain clouds over Tarangire National Park have disappeared, the ground is drying out and the impala are grazing on the fresh grass that covers the area. As of the 1st of June, staff and guests have returned to Swala Camp for the opening of a new exciting season. Swala Camp rests in an exclusive …

Singita Game Reserves introduce excursions

Singita Game Reserves have introduced day excursions to the Northern Serengeti. These excursions will give visitors the opportunity to follow the annual wildebeest migration after they have moved through the 350,000 acre Singita Grumeti Reserves. Excursions will be offered 3 times a week through September and November and will include a short 20 minute flight …

East Africa Single Visa Possibly Implemented By June

The introduction of a single tourist visa for five countries in East Africa could be implemented by as soon as June. The East African Community visa will allow tourists to travel freely through the following countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. This should dramatically reduce the cost of Visa’s for visitors entering more than …

Singita Game Reserve finalist in the TFT Awards

Singita Grumeti Reserves in the Serengeti Tanzania were recently singled out by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as one of 3 finalists in the Conservation category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2010. The winners of the awards will be announced in Beijing (China) on 26 May 2010. Singita’s philosophy of focusing equally …