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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

  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

As 2016 draws to its close, I can only reflect on what a positive and rewarding year it has been for Safari Architects. Our business continued to grow at a very satisfactory rate. We visited over 9 Southern and East African countries on safari - many of them numerous times; with so many highlights that pin pointing one is impossible. Our satisfied clients are growing in numbers, whilst many of you have been there from the beginning and continue to show

After an extremely productive and busy 2015, we cannot believe that the year has ended and that 2016 has begun. There were so many amazing memories created by wonderful travellers, breathtaking destinations and unbelievable wildlife sightings. Here's to 2016 and we look forward to showing you more of the wonders that Africa offers. Below are some of our more memorable moments, experiences, sightings and destinations that we had the privilege to share with our clients. A view of the luxurious interior of

  We are thrilled to share the news that co-owner and guide, Chris Renshaw has been awarded the prestigious title of "Africa Geographic wildlife photographer of the year for 2015". This is a fantastic achievement and we congratulate him on this accomplishment. His image below was chosen from 9,736 photographs that were submitted, with over 6,5 million page views, and over 109,270 votes cast by the Africa Geographic community. Judge Heinrich van den Berg had this to say, "This is a once in a

Day 1 My guests and I had been waiting for this trip for the last 6 months! After a lot of banter and excitement, the day had finally arrived when we would be leaving for our Selinda adventure.  Both myself and Brad were leading the trip, and there were 6 guests (Sean, Brett, Jamie, Adam, Dylan and Jonesy)  along with our pilot Nic. We met very early at Lanseria where our Pilatus PC-12 aircraft was awaiting to speed us off. On

We have had so many of our guests request packing lists, or wonder why it isn’t necessary for them to buy entire new wardrobe for their vacation. So, Lauren, our luxury Guru, has put together a little guide to help you. Clothing Travelling in both summer and winter, temperatures can fluctuate from 10 °C in the evenings and early mornings, to 40°C during the mid-day and afternoons. So a variety of t-shirts, shorts, sweaters and longer pants is very often recommended. Winters

The Safari Architects team had a recent safari in the Sabi Sands Private Game reserve, where we spent time exploring Londolozi and Savanna. Below is a brief outline of our stay: It’s quite difficult to explain a feeling or an emotion. I think as humans this is inherently difficult, but with animals, its body language, smells, sounds and actions that say it all. If you were to see my reactions and read my “animal” signs from when I arrived at Londolozi

Every day I wake up and dread the sound of my phone going off with another update on a rhino that has been poached. This crisis is very real and the threat of our rhinos going extinct is a reality. There are many people on the ground doing tireless work, and these people must all be commended.  But, this work needs to be combined with the powers that be at government level, and pressures must be put on our “friends”