Category Archives: Africa Blog

2016 Africa Group

Experience the best of South Africa with its richly diverse cultural heritage, and magnificent landscapes. The highlights include picturesque Cape Peninsula and Cape Winelands. In Zimbabwe, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, an excursion to the majestic Victoria Falls, an elephant back safari and a visit to a local village & Boma Dinner. […]

Safari and the Value of a Private Guide

Having been on safari a few times, I know the importance of having a great guide.  A great guide gets to know the guests, what they are interested in seeing, and most importantly the ability to create a safari experience from the time the guests step foot off the plane to the time they say […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 1

In March of 2014, I had the opportunity to participate in an Education Journey with Signature Travel Network, African Travel, South African Airways, and Wilderness Safaris on an amazing expedition through South Africa and Botswana for two weeks.  I joined 6 other travel professionals from across the United States, with our trusted leader, Ignacio Maza […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 2

Flying for over 20 hours can really wear a person out.  Luckily, once I arrived in Cape Town, I was whisked away by our private guide, Michael, from Thompsons to our first hotel, The One & Only Cape Town.  Located on prime real estate within walking distance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is […]

JAMIE’S SOUTH AFRICA/BOTSWANA EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY – PART 3

After experiencing some of the finest cuisine and wine in Cape Town and the Winelands I was off to the Sabi Sands, a private reserve on the edge of Kruger National Park.  My destination was Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, owned by Sir Richard Branson.  A Lodge split into two, Rock Lodge is perched high above the […]

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