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Anouk is now back at her desk with memories still fresh, filled with fantastic sunsets and the lush beauty of Hwange in the green season. Here are some highlights of her last few nights in Zimbabwe…. The entire park was just alive with hundreds of species of butterfly, blooming hibiscus, huge variety of birds and very, Read More

Anouk has been traveling in Zambia and Zimbabwe for the last several weeks, accompanied by veteran safari enthusiast Finn (her son).    She managed to carve out a few free minutes – while sitting at the waterhole at camp – to send us some impressions of her travels thus far.   So live from Hwange National, Read More

The best part of of our job is getting feedback from our clients when they return home from their safari. Planning a customized itinerary is not always easy,  but we know Africa rarely disappoints.  The welcome home call is a chance for us to share the excitement of a first, second or even third safari experience. A recent follow up call with honeymooners, Read More

For the past few years we have asked our clients to share the best travel photos from their safaris with us. We then pick the top 12 and create a wonderful calendar for the following next year. It’s been a huge success, and our 2016 calendar is really gorgeous! We still have a few copies left so if, Read More

If you are thinking of going on safari in 2016,  and want to beat those winter blues, here are three of our favorite trips based on January – March departure dates. Each itinerary offers excellent value for money and are very likely to sell out sooner rather than later! Prices on flights to both East and, Read More

South African Airways recently launched an exciting program where customers are able to bid online for an upgrade to business class when inventory is available. The program is called “Step-Up” and it’s a great way to potentially get an upgrade to a 180 degree ‘lie-flat’ seat for a fraction of the cost of a regular Business Class ticket. There’s no, Read More

When we book safaris in southern Africa, we often take advantage of the smaller, exclusive camps and lodges located on private reserves and concessions. There are private wildlife reserves throughout southern Africa, many of the best ones are adjacent to established national parks. Private reserves have made it possible to vastly extend protected wildlife, Read More

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

*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

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