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  • 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: http://safaritalk.net/topic/13259-visiting-benson-siyawarevas-school-and-community-project-zimbabwe/ (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: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/09/09/345871678/you-wont-catch-ebola-from-a-giraffe-in-tanzania

  • 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. http://content.yudu.com/Library/A2tj89/SafaritalkMagazineIs/resources/index.htm?  

  • 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 [...]

  • Wilderness Safaris Six Countries Summer Special

    For the second year running Wilderness Safaris are offering heavily discounted rates at many of their camps over the summer months. This “secret season” is becoming increasingly popular with guests as safaris are far more affordable at this time. From a personal perspective the summer months are a favorite – I love the dramatic storms [...]

  • Kgalagadi / Northern Kruger / Nylsvley Trip Report

    Benson recently joined one of our regular guests on a special itinerary taking in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Kruger National Park and Nylsvley Nature Reserve. As is his usual practice, our guest has written an excellent trip report describing their experiences, accompanied by some stunning images. It is published in a few instalments on [...]

  • “Behind the Scenes” Safari – offered by Wilderness Safaris

    Wilderness Safaris has recently launched a new Behind The Scenes Safari which is worthy of mention as it offers something a bit different from the normal safari experience. The key points are: This is a 14 day ‘4 Cs’ (Commerce, Conservation, Community, Culture) behind the scenes safari to: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia visiting… Rhino Camp, Damaraland [...]