2014: it is an excellent time to visit Southern Africa … … the current low rate of the Rand means our international visitors will get excellent value for their money in South Africa.. There are many specials  although as always the most desirable destinations get booked up early so it is best to start planning your holiday in Southern Africa well in advance.

Contact us directly for more information on our tours,  special offers and assistance with planning a birding & wildlife safari to Southern Africa.

Some of my favourite destinations follow:

Wilderness Safaris:

Enquire about specials for SADC residents …

 Colin Bell, Wilderness SafarisWilderness Safaris Camp - Dana AllenWilderness Safaris Camp - Dana Allen

Summer in Botswana: 1 December till 31 March

The rainy season in Northern Botswana and the adjacent areas in Zambia and Namibia runs from December to March  – and contrary to common belief, it is a wonderful time to visit these areas… the rain falls mainly as quick thunderstorms in the late afternoon, it cools and freshens the land, and the wildlife viewing is excellent with many animals and birds caring for their young, also offering great photographic opportunities.

29 camps across Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to mix and match at great rates, valid for travel from 1 November 2014 up to and including 31 March 2015. Terms & conditions apply

And Beyond Lodges:

Luxury lodges in wilderness areas known for abundance of wildlife in Southern & East Africa and in India! including:

– Four Lodges in the Phinda Private Game Reserve to the north of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park offer luxury and exclusivity within a wilderness area known for its abundant wildlife, diverse habitats and wide range of activities.

– Kruger: Ngala Tented Camp, Kirkman’s Camp

– Namibia, Kenya ….

Sea & Safari Combo: As of June 2014 there is a direct flight between  Nelspruit and Mozambique’s Vilanculos which will allow &Beyond guests to experience the perfect itinerary linking some of South Africa’s best known wildlife reserves with the exotic beaches of &Beyond Benguerra Island,  removing the inconvenience of connecting via Johannesburg.

Isibindi Africa Lodges:

Rhino Walking Safari – Rhino Post Lodge, Plains Camp – Kosi Forest Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Various specials such as ‘Pay for 3, stay for 4 nights’ 

Bush & Beach Package


Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa ‘s largest private game reserve of over 1000 square kilometers, owned by the well-known Oppenheimer family of De Beers Diamonds fame. It is located to the east of the Kalahari (Kgalaghadi) National Park, just south of Botswana in the Northern Cape . Although its main aim is conservation and economic development of the region, it also offers guests various luxury safari experiences in a fascinating wilderness area, including game drives and walks, good birding and horse-back safaris.

Tswalu has won numerous awards & accolades, amongst them being names by German magazine Stern in 2012 as one of the  finest hotels in Africa, being named one of the National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s 50 Top Eco-Lodges in 2009, and US Conde Nast Traveler’s 2007 World Saver Award.

There are various special packages for 2014 and 2015  for example the ‘Fly for Free’ promotion if  you stay for 4 nights or more.

For more information on any of these specials contact Marie-Louise & Patrick on