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Devil’s Pool – so not for the faint-hearted!

Tracey Campbell - August 14, 2013

Hot off the press – the Devil’s Pool at Livingstone Island, Victoria Falls will be ‘open for business’ from Friday 16th August. The ultimate infinity pool, the Devil’s Pool is a natural pool formation that teeters right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls.  Just a small submerged rock wall below the water surface […] Read More

Tips for Booking Botswana

Tracey Campbell - July 31, 2013

Botswana will surpass your wildest dreams of an authentic African wildlife experience. Rated as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world, Botswana covers an area of almost 600,000 square kilometres – virtually the same size as France or Texas. If you are planning a holiday to Botswana, although deemed to be an all-year-round […] Read More

New Helicopter Transfers Add Extra Glamour To Botswana Camps

Paul Campbell - March 28, 2013

Helicopter Horizons have introduced a small chopper to their fleet, enabling affordable helicopter transfers between camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta as an alternative to light aircraft transfers. Some colleagues of ours recently enjoyed the full experience, spotting herds of zebra, elephant, journeys of giraffe and pods of hippo from the air before stopping for a […] Read More

Air Botswana to launch new service between Cape Town and the Okavango Delta

Tracey Campbell - May 13, 2012

Making it easy to combine Cape Town with a safari in the Okavango Delta, Air Botswana are about to launch a new daily direct flight between Maun (MUB) and Cape Town (CPT) with effect from June 01 2012. Maun serves as the gateway to the world famous Okavango Delta, which offers an opportunity for the […] Read More

Would You Go Swimming With Crocodiles?

Paul Campbell - February 21, 2012

Anyone who saw the fascinating BBC documentary on Sunday where Ben Fogle went swimming with crocodiles in Botswana would have probably had one of two reactions… either “he must be mad!” or “Great! where can I do that??” Just for the record, I am very much in the “he must be mad!” camp….if you live […] Read More

Cheetah Introduced To Mabula Game Reserve

Paul Campbell - January 25, 2012

Mabula Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg has introduced two male cheetah, transported from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. This is the first time cheetah have been introduced to the reserve. Upon arrival in the reserve, the two animals spent a few weeks in a boma where they were carefully monitored by Reserve […] Read More

Cultural Village Tours for Guests

Tracey Campbell - August 19, 2010

For guests staying at either Vumbura Plains, Little Vumbura or Duba Plains, they can now enjoy and take part in a village tour from the camps. The tour involves travelling by helicopter on a 15 minute scenic flight each way to the local village of Gunotsoga, which is a small community village with a population […] Read More

Chief’s Camp awarded Top Award

Tracey Campbell - July 29, 2010

Chief’s Camp, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, has been awarded a “World’s Best” coveted award from Travel + Leisure. From a survey by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the camp has been rated as one of the top resorts and camps in Africa and the number one safari lodge in Botswana. […] Read More

Flood Levels at Record High in Delta

Tracey Campbell - June 4, 2010

After nearly 30 years of low flows, interspersed with occasional average flows and then the highs of 2008 and 2009, this wetland is receiving a record inflow in 2010 – a hugely important event for the biodiversity of the Okavango and northern Botswana in general. The flood is an eagerly anticipated annual phenomenon. The level […] Read More

Pilot Scheme for New Single Entry Visa

Tracey Campbell - April 28, 2010

A new single entry visa is being piloted, in preparation for visitors coming over to South Africa for the World Cup. This will mean that people wanting to travel to not just South Africa, but the neighbouring countries too (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland) will only need one visa to cover all countries. Mozambique […] Read More