With our lives back in full swing and travel picking up, we’re busy arranging holidays to Africa for our clients. We thought we’d share a few updates from a selection of countries in east & southern Africa to let you know what’s new.
Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley is looking forward to spring and new beginnings. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of well being. If you are planning a wedding or event, the Farm offers the perfect place to hold a celebration, a reunion or a multi generation get-together.
Gamewatchers are once again at the forefront of a pioneering new project. Working hand in hand with Harvard University, they are pioneering a carbon off-set project using remote sensing using Selenkay Conservancy, home of Porini Amboseli Camp. Business is the future to save the land for wildlife and this model could be the way forward. Don’t forget that there is still availability to see the migration in the Mara this year and with an increase in flights to Nairobi, there may still be an opportunity for a late booking or two.
If you’re looking for a last minute holiday in Tanzania, Nimali Africa have availability so why not try something slightly different with a combination of Tarangire, Central Serengeti and Nimali Mara in Kogatende or even a Kenya/Tanzania combo. Contact us if you’d like more details.
Crafted Africa operate ethically and go out of their way to support the rural communities and conservation projects surrounding them. They work with sustainable lodges working off grid and offering eco-compostable loos, solar and tree reforestation projects as well as funding schools, medical clinics, gender support, sponsorship and vocational training. CA’s offices, home, shop and guesthouse are nearly all solar now.
The floods were moderate this year but Footsteps in Africa are still able to offer full mokoro activities from Delta Camp, Oddballs’ Enclave and Oddballs’ Camp. As the waters recede over the coming months, Footsteps in Africa will keep us informed of the water levels.