Mozambique Scuba-Diving Holiday

Mozambique Scuba-Diving Holiday

Natasha & Roland Oakshett from London in the UK booked a beach and scuba-diving holiday with Baobab Travel in March 2008. As experienced divers they opted for an off-the-beaten track destination and travelled to fantastic Guludo Beach Lodge in Quirimbas National Park in the far north east of Mozambique. They travelled to Pemba (Mozambique) via … Continue reading

Serengeti Highway Proposal – An overview

Serengeti Highway Proposal – An overview

The proposed Serengeti Highway has been a concern for many people, including members of the tourist industry, for some time now. As markers for the route are being laid down, the story is getting increased interest from the international press. The road is currently proposed to run from Arusha to Musoma, cutting directly through the … Continue reading

Dahab Learning to Dive Family Holiday

Dahab Learning to Dive Family Holiday

Sheona Small from Glasgow, Scotland, booked a Learning to Dive in the Red Sea family holiday with BAOBAB Travel in April 2007. The family, mum, dad and 4 children (two of which under 12 years old) stayed at Inmo Divers Home in Dahab, where 4 people did a PADI Open Water scuba-diving course and the … Continue reading

Namibia Explorer Safari Review

Namibia Explorer Safari Review

Ian Hemmings from the West Midlands in the UK joint a small group departure to Namibia in March 2009. This Wild Dog Namibia Explorer Safari, visiting both northern and southern Namibia, runs weekly departing on a Tuesday. I embarked on my first ever safari in Namibia and I cannot fault the service I had from … Continue reading

How to build a lodge – Chole Mjini

How to build a lodge – Chole Mjini

You set sail for Chole island’s mangrove-lined shores, and as the first treehouses hove into view, the last vestiges of the 21st Century recede: no roads, no cars, no electricity, no computers, no mobile phones. Just a star-filled sky, flickering candles, superb food, great company, and the timeless luxuries of space, privacy, and utter peace. … Continue reading

Cape Town and Eastern Cape Safari Review

Cape Town and Eastern Cape Safari Review

Kate Dashwood from Hampshire in the UK travelled with Baobab Travel in September 2010 to South Africa. Paul organised a holiday for Kate and 4 family members to Cape Town, both a City and Peninsula location, and a short safari in the Eastern Cape. As they didn’t want to self-drive, so we organised transfers and … Continue reading

Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar Review

Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar Review

Maureen & Roger Crombleholme from Staffordshire in the UK travelled with us in September 2010 to Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar. In Selous they stayed in Selous Wilderness Camp, on the beach in Unguja Lodge on the southern tip of Zanzibar and in Swahili House in Stone Town. Thank you for organising what has been … Continue reading

Amakhala Game Reserve Review

Amakhala Game Reserve Review

Late last year we spoke to Bert and Louise from Beilen in Holland, who were planning to visit South Africa in March 2011. They booked a private guided tour of the Garden Route with us a few years back and we were delighted to hear from them again. After hearing that they were returning to … Continue reading

The Wild Side of Cape Point National Park

The Wild Side of Cape Point National Park

During the recent Football World Cup Cape Point National Park had to close its gates on an unprecedented three consecutive days. Lighthouse at Cape Point That is an extreme event but visitors to the park will know this icon of South African tourism can be one of busiest locations on any Cape Town itinerary. Every … Continue reading

Local Living in Knysna (South Africa)

Local Living in Knysna (South Africa)

You cannot call a quick drive through the township a cultural experience – you have to participate and not just be a spectator. So say Knysna Tourism in their promotional material for the Living Local programme in this area of the Garden Route. Liesel and I decided to find out for ourselves and drove the … Continue reading