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Recent changes in tourist visa requirements, and new online applications for Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda, as well as the always evolving rules for minors entering South Africa, are good reminders for us all to stay up to date with official entry requirements when traveling to and from Africa. A very positive development is the new KAZA UniVisa which allows visitors, Read More

Mnemba Island and beyond

With the first frost of the year hitting us hard here at African Portfolio, we’re dreaming about our favorite beaches in Africa. This is the time to start planning that winter getaway! It’s sunny and warm on the African shores, whales are breaching, turtles are hatching and what better way to wash off the safari, Read More

Blood Lions

There are some excellent wildlife documentaries showing right now that we wanted to share with you. MSNBC is premiering “Blood Lions” on 7 October,  this is a must see documentary exposé on the rapidly expanding canned lion hunting industry (including its by-product, the lion cub petting and walking-with-lions tourist facilities). The movie highlights the canned, Read More

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It’s World Rhino Day on Tuesday, 22 September and while unfortunately poaching still appears to continue unabated, we did receive some lovely news from Botswana. A huge relocation program involving 100 rhinos has re-introduced the species back into the Okavango Delta region, and one of the females just gave birth to a healthy calf! As Great Plains Conservation CEO Dereck, Read More

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If you’re already dreading the winter blues now that Labor Day has come and gone… African Portfolio has something to cheer you up! The best value for money combinations in some of the most popular safari destinations in Southern Africa. Offers are valid November 15, 2015 – March 20, 2016 (excluding the holiday period). Namibia Dunes and Skeleton Coast 8, Read More

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  In response to the recent outcry surrounding the untimely death of Cecil the Lion, Fodor’s made the salient point that “not all safari outfitters are created equally”. They reiterated that the best way to protect wildlife in Africa is to go on safari with a responsible tour operator,  and African Portfolio made their top 10 list!, Read More

savute elephant lodge

Enjoy seven nights of luxury in Botswana’s premier wildlife areas for an incredible $4,430 per person (based on two people sharing). This exclusive offer is valid from: 15 November, 2015 – 31 March, 2016 and available if you book directly with African Portfolio. The offer includes all accommodation, inter-camp flights, twice daily shared safari, Read More

The Great Migration

Over a million wildebeest, several hundred thousand zebra, and thousands of gazelles are busy making their way to Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve. Happily they don’t need to contend with new visa policy, but they do have to dodge hungry crocs. Why do they move en masse? The ungulates basically go in search of food and water. Their, Read More

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The idea of washing the safari dust off with a few nights at the beach is extremely compelling. Many of our honeymooners actually prefer to start at the beach, so they can wind down from the excitement of their wedding, and begin to relax into their new life as a married couple. But not, Read More

Anouk Devil's Pool

The Four Corners … We’ve found over the years that we’ve become quite adept as geography teachers since Zambia, Zambezi and Zimbabwe do all sound similar, if you’re hearing them for the first time. So we thought it would be fun to explain a little about the “4 corners” in southern Africa. The “4, Read More

Singita Pamushana

Diane recently spent a weekend at Singita Pamushana Lodge, located in a private reserve in southeastern Zimbabwe. She described it as “one of the all around best safari experiences I have ever had”. Already planning a return trip, Diane shares her insights on the fantastic wildlife viewing and exceptional service offered at Pamushana. Diane’s Experience …, Read More

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*25% discount on select Southern African Safaris for travel in October* This is a fantastic opportunity to visit Botswana’s Linyanti region, famous for lion hunting buffalo, and enjoy day and night game drives in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Or explore the best of Zimbabwe featuring Hwange National Park, a prolific wildlife destination, Read More

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Have your summer plans in place already? Then time to consider taking your family on safari over the Thanksgiving break. If you want to escape the cold, take advantage of green season savings, avoid the crowds and give your kids a compelling learning experience, let us tell you about the amazing, life affirming adventures, Read More