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Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe: Luxury near the smoke that thunders

By Janice and George | April 11, 2018

Victoria Falls is a popular stop on the safari circuit. Where to stay? With 20 suites, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is a wonderful boutique hotel near “the smoke that thunders.”

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Why Ngoma Safari Lodge is the best in Chobe National Park

By Janice and George | February 15, 2018

Thirsty elephants may drink right from the pool of your bush-chic chalet at Ngoma Safari Lodge! Meals are delicious and the Chobe views are mesmerizing.

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Chobe Safari: You won’t believe all the animals in the Land of the Giants!

By Janice and George | January 13, 2018

Want to see elephants galore and an awe-inspiring abundance of wildlife? Go on safari in Chobe National Park, Botswana – the “Land of the Giants.”

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Victoria Falls Activities: Watch an exciting vulture feeding!

By Janice and George | November 24, 2017

Hundreds of hungry raptors swoop in daily for the vulture feeding at Victoria Falls (the “Vulture Culture” experience at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls Safari Lodge).

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Chinzombo: Zambia safari camp wows with luxury and killer leopards

By Janice and George | September 20, 2017

Chinzombo had us at the private pool. And we loved the eco-friendly air-conditioner above our bed. Killer leopard sightings at this luxury safari camp were a bonus.

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Best walking safaris in Africa (just beware the lions!)

By Janice and George | August 9, 2017

You don’t really want to see lions on walking safaris. It’s thrilling enough being unprotected in the bush on a Norman Carr Safaris trip in Zambia!

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Zambezi Queen

Chobe river cruise on the elegant “Zambezi Queen”

By Janice and George | May 10, 2017

There’s nothing quite like an African river cruise on the “Zambezi Queen”! Wake up to grunting hippos, and watch elephants at sunset while sipping champagne.

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An elephant never forgets – and you never forget an elephant

By Janice and George | April 5, 2016

Our memory of elephants plodding to the Zambezi River still lingers. They say an elephant never forgets. But you never forget an elephant.

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Travel Philanthropy: How luxury hotels and tour operators give back

By Janice and George | August 5, 2015

Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond and Soneva. A growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.

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Chiawa Camp Zambia

Chiawa safari camp nails glamping in Zambia

By Janice and George | June 10, 2014

It’s like a scene from “Out of Africa.” Except that instead of Karen Blixen’s Kenya bush tents, Chiawa Camp hugs the Zambezi River in Zambia.

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Ode to wild African animals in photos and video

By Janice and George | November 15, 2013

Africa gets under your skin. Since our trip, our dreams are filled with a kaleidoscope of images of wild African animals. Here are more photos and a video. 

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Simbambili Game Lodge Review: Luxury safari stay in South Africa

By Janice and George | October 23, 2013

Simbambili enticed us on our South African safari with its 9 honeymoon-worthy bungalows with private plunge pools. And we saw the “Big 5” too!

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SAA: Direct flights get you to the lions’ dens

By Janice and George | October 18, 2013

Going to South Africa on safari? Perhaps visiting Capetown and wine country too? Direct non-stop flights on South African Airways between New York and Johannesburg are the most convenient.

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Wonder where the lions are?

By Janice and George | October 12, 2013

The lions are bullet-fast. “Hang on!” yells our guide, as we crash into the bush after them. We’re watching lions on safari in South Africa hunt and kill.

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