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  • Liuwa Plain Safaris

    We are excited to announce that as of May 2015 Norman Carr Safaris (Time & Tide) we will offer safaris in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. They are giving the existing camp, Matamanene (previously run by Robin Pope Safaris),  a soft facelift and will be operating 4 and 5 night set departure safaris guided by [...]

  • Removal of Yellow Fever vaccination requirements for Zambia

    We are pleased to share the exciting news of Yellow Fever certification being lifted (with immediate effect) for travel between Zambia and its regional neighbors, South Africa and Botswana. This follows the recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of declaring Zambia yellow fever free. This decision should prove beneficial to Zambia tourism as [...]

  • Zambia / Zimbabwe combined visa

    Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA from 28th November, 2014. It is a common tourist visa for the SADC region which will be piloted by Zambia and Zimbabwe for six months. If successful, it will rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia. During [...]

  • Safaritalk article on Benson’s pre-school project

    Matt Wilkinson, founder of Safaritalk, has just spent a few days with Benson in Zimbabwe and on the final day had an opportunity to visit the pre-school Benson has built near to Victoria Falls. He has posted the following excellent article on Safaritalk: (you’ll need to log in/register for the pics)

  • You Won’t Catch Ebola from a Giraffe in Tanzania

    I have written previously about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa but anyone with concerns may also find this article of interest:

  • Ebola Outbreak – an update

    The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has understandably caused major concern with travelers planning safaris to Africa. However at the time of writing there have been no cases of Ebola in Southern and East Africa; this includes Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. It is worth noting that Africa [...]

  • Safaritalk Interview with Benson

    Benson was recently interviewed by Safaritalk for the publication of the 2nd edition of their digital magazine. The magazine can be accessed by clicking on the following link. Benson’s interview is on pages 56-57.  

  • Conde Nast – Best Safari Guides in Africa. Congratulations Benson!

    Benson has done it again! In November 2002, Benson was featured in the Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the top 15 “megaguides” on the African continent. In the current issue of Conde Nast they again consider the best guides, this time with the list somewhat expanded to the 25 best safari guides. I [...]

  • Zambia Trip Report

    I always enjoy receiving feedback from guests as this allows me to get a glimpse of the safari that I have often spent months planning. As a result I always look forward with great anticipation to the return of one particular guest from his normally annual (this year bi-annual) safari as he always writes the [...]