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At Mike Ross Africa Travel we like to keep you updated on our latest news and movements around Africa and the Indian Ocean. Our Blogs below show we've personally covered it all. Check out our videos in the blogs too.


This Year


17th Apr 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 6 & Final | The Weather
 

By Mike

 

Despite difficulties with providing weather patterns in these climate times our Cape Town series of blogs would not be complete without discussing the weather.

 




14th Apr 2014   Namibia Highlights | Sossusvlei | Skeleton Coast Flying Safari
 

By Georgina

 

Namibia is a jewel in Africa and if you have explored a few countries across the continent, it should be right at the top of your list to visit - here's why:

 




10th Apr 2014   Safari in Namibia | Video Highlights
 

By Mike     video camera

 

Namibia is a vast country with highly varies terrain and a massive range of activities. This video hopefully gives you a feel for the tapestry.

 




8th Apr 2014   Tracking Desert-Adapted Rhino in Namibia | Desert Rhino Camp
 

By Georgina

 

From Desert Rhino Camp you are offered the opportunity to track black rhino whose presence in the Palmwag concession is secured by the work of Save the Rhino Trust.

 




3rd Apr 2014   The Safari Review | Issue 2 | Free eMagazine for your iPad
 

By Georgina

 

After the huge success of The Safari Review: Issue 1, we are pleased to announce the release of Issue 2!

 




1st Apr 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 5 | The Winelands
 

By Mike

 

The Cape area is outstanding for great vistas, super wines and world-class dining - nowhere else in the world is it quite as good as this.

 




1st Apr 2014   Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibia: Property of the Month
 

By Georgina

 

This month's featured property is Wolwedans Dune Camp which lies in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia.

 




27th Mar 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 4 | Incredible Scenic Helicopter Flight
 

By Mike     video camera

 

Here is a short video of the helicopter flight we took with Nac Makana a week or so ago. It was a stunning day and the vistas were extraordinary.

 




25th Mar 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 3 | A Great Weekend in the Cape
 

By Mike

 

There is so much to do in the Cape it is hard to decide what to leave out. If you just had three nights what would you do?

 




21st Mar 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 2 | Things to do in the Cape
 

By Mike

 

Now it is time to 'do' the Cape, the list of opportunities here is endless but here are a few that we think produce good results.

 




19th Mar 2014   Cape Town Revisited: Part 1 | The Cape, South Africa
 

By Mike

 

There are many areas to visit when staying in the Cape and where you base up makes a huge difference: Waterfront, City Bowl, Winelands or False Bay...

 




14th Mar 2014   Taking the Train in South Africa: Pretoria to Cape Town | Rovos Rail
 

By Mike

 

For the traditionalists taking an old-fashioned train trip through Africa is one of the great treats, recently I travelled with Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Cape Town.

 




11th Mar 2014   Skeleton Coast Safari | Flying through Namibia
 

By Georgina

 

Over three nights, you fly up the coast of Namibia staying in a different camp each night. The accommodation is simple but ideal for this experience.

 




6th Mar 2014   The Laikipia, Kenya | More Than Just Safari
 

By Mike

 

I would go as far as to say that no visit to Kenya would be complete without spending time in one or more of the many conservancies that dot the Laikipia region.

 




1st Mar 2014   Luangwa Safari House, Zambia: Property of the Month
 

By Georgina

 

This month's featured property is Luangwa Safari House which lies close by to the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

 




27th Feb 2014   A Rhino is Born! | Borana Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
 

By Mike

 

The day before I arrived in Borana a black rhino had unexpectedly given birth. On my first morning I was taken out to see the what was happening.

 




24th Feb 2014   New Dhow Suites at Zarafa | Exclusive Accommodation in Selinda Reserve
 

By Hermione

 

The Zarafa Dhow Suites will be opening in May and will reflect Zarafa’s main camp in style but will offer the ultimate exclusivity.

 




18th Feb 2014   New Camp in Namibia | Hoanib Skeleton Coast
 

By Hermione

 

We are very much looking forward to the opening of Hoanib Skeleton Coast, a new camp in Namibia, in August this year.

 




17th Feb 2014   Where is Best to go When | Planning a Honeymoon
 

By Georgina

 

Planning a honeymoon is an important task and not one to get wrong. To assist with your planning here is a table to show 'where is best to go when'.

 




13th Feb 2014   How to Take Great Videos on Safari | What Gear to Take?
 

By Jon

 

Coming away from a safari with excellent video to be able to show friends and family is priceless, here are my top tips to help you achieve this.

 




11th Feb 2014   Safari in the Masai Mara | Luxury Safaris in Kenya
 

By Mike     video camera

 

We have created this video to highlight the best bits the Masai Mara in Kenya has to offer. From game viewing and the migration to hot air ballooning at dawn.

 




4th Feb 2014   Experimental Travel in Africa | Adventure Experiences
 

By Georgina

 

People are moving away from 'fly and flop' holidays towards more adventurous and perhaps more authentic experiences. Here are some of my favourite ones.

 




1st Feb 2014   The Hide, Zimbabwe: Property of the Month
 

By Georgina

 

This month's featured property is The Hide in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. At The Hide you will find excellent game viewing and luxury tented accommodation.

 




30th Jan 2014   Great Filmmakers of Wildlife in Africa
 

By Mike

 

It is always a wonder to see animals interacting in the wild. Getting those extraordinary shots takes longer than you think, and a huge measure of dedication.

 




28th Jan 2014   Miyala Camp: Watch this Space | New Camp in Liownde National Park
 

By Georgina

 

Miyala Camp is set in the South of Liwonde National Park, Malawi. It has four guest tents and will cater for just ten guests.

 




24th Jan 2014   Hot Air Ballooning in Africa | Africa from Above
 

By Mike     video camera

 

One of the great experiences in Africa is to see it from above and there is no better way to do this than in a hot air balloon.

 




21st Jan 2014   Great Films about Safari Africa
 

By Mike

 

There have been so many great films about Africa over the decades and I thought it would be interesting to list and comment on some relating to the safari regions.

 




16th Jan 2014   One to Watch: The Elephant Diaries on BBC4
 

By Georgina

 

If you love elephants, this is one to watch! The series continues next week on Tuesday 21 January at 7.30pm on BBC4.

 




14th Jan 2014   Fugitives' Drift | South Africa Luxury Holiday Special Offer
 

By Georgina

 

At Fugitives' Drift there is currently an excellent deal offering a three night stay for the price of two between April and December this year.

 




9th Jan 2014   Night Game Drive | Safari in Africa
 

By Mike     video camera

 

The nocturnal activities of wildlife are quite different to what can be seen during the day. We have made a short video to give you an idea of what a night drive is like.

 




1st Jan 2014   Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Property of the Month
 

By Georgina

 

This month's featured property is Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Rwanda. This lodge is situated on the foothills of the Virungas close to the start point for gorilla trekking.

 




1st Jan 2014   Our 2013 Journey
 

By Mike & Georgina

 

As we percolate into 2014 we thought it might be fun to reflect on some happenings in 2013 and hand out some awards. So here goes…