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What inspires you? What drives you to wake up everyday and feel happy? What is one thing that you wish to achieve? These are questions that I ask myself all the time and, generally, I have a good idea of what the answer is. However, even though this is the case, I still feel like I need inspiration now and then. Personally, I find this inspiration can come from almost any source, whether it be from something obscure or something

Arriving at Tengile, we were filled with excitement about being able to explore this new addition to AndBeyond’s portfolio. The entrance catches the eye immediately, as the raw wood and dark metal frames the staircase leading down toward the main area. The unique flooring, which was crafted from the old Selati railway line, and the open space created by the large glass sliding doors, allows you to see an almost endless view down the Sand River. Standing under an ancient

Staring out of the window as your PC12 aircraft lines up with the airstrip, the red dunes of Sossusvlei become apparent, and the bareness of the desert a reality. The plane touches down and comes to a hault, the door opens and the silence hits your ears like a sledgehammer. Climbing out and marvelling at the magnitude of the surrounds, you make your way to the safari vehicle waiting to escort you to the lodge that will be your home

  The moment you first glimpse the raw beauty of Africa, when your eyes drink in the magnificence and you smell the air, touch the earth, and feel the land breathing all around you, you're transported. The subtleties of life engulf you and the mesmerising effect of silence, away from a city, gives way to previously unheard natural noise . It is at this exact moment that a feeling of intoxicating proportion emerges, it is only now that you know you

Lions are African icons. They represent all that is powerful and raw, yet unmistakably majestic. I think this is why we have such a fascination with them. They have the ability to change whole ecosystems and are, in fact, pivotal in natural areas where they occur. In certain reserves which we frequent, we are often able to have a clear understanding of how and why they emit certain behaviours, as we follow prides and male coalitions closely. After watching the

As we look back on 2018 and all the wonderful places we have visited and people we have met, we can proudly say that this has been Safari Architects' most rewarding year yet. The team visited over a dozen Southern and East African countries, highlights which speak volumes about the many happy stories and memories created. We have been truly humbled and are very proud of the fantastic feedback we received from so many overjoyed and fulfilled clients that spent

  It's finally the time of the year to reflect on the incredible experiences we have had with you, our guests. Life-changing moments, breathtaking sightings, luxurious lodges, incredible people and all round truly wonderful adventures to be remembered forever. So without further ado, here are our Top 50 moments of 2018. We hope that some either take you back to a personal moment, excite you for a future adventure, ignite your emotions or entice you to plan your own unique safari

Londolozi Private Game Reserve is unrivalled in terms of it's cultural heritage, luxurious atmosphere and incredible saturation of wildlife. It is arguably the best place for viewing game in the whole of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, hence why so many of our guests wish to experience it. We, at Safari Architects, have been extremely fortunate to spend many days over a long period exploring all of the splendour Londolozi has to offer. The Lloyd and Gale families were our most

  The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is an incredibly iconic safari destination in Africa. In addition to there being a multitude of beautiful wildlife species that thrive in this fertile eden, the spectacular Great Migration also passes through here every year. The bountiful Mara River flows through the reserve and it is on these banks where the sheer magnitude and danger of the migration can be seen. Wildebeest and zebra need to cross the water in order to reach grazing

  Whereas our last post showcased the well-known beauty and photographic magic Mana Pools has to offer, through this blog I wanted to illustrate some of the lesser-explored and more secluded areas of this national park. What many don't know is that there are private concessions that run the whole length of the lower Zambezi River Valley. Great Plains Conservation has acquired the Sapi Concession, a truly wild tract of land that incorporates all elements of the breathtaking Zambezi valley. Our