Reflecting on his time in South Africa and Namibia, Wehman remarks that his experiences left him changed in numerous ways. They were very committed to social change, development, and justice. I was educated on a lot of different things. Get out of Granville, Ohio because you will gain a lot of different tools and skills that you can translate back to life in America. His time at the Basketball Artists School has renewed his interest in philanthropy. He asserts that he plans to involve himself in philanthropic organizations after he graduates and returns back home.
After visiting several wine estates while studying abroad in Cape Town, Wehman became fascinated, leading him to start the Denison Wine Society back at school. Denison University Home. The province is divided into four regions and boasts a total of six national parks, including two Transfrontier parks crossing into world-famous safari destinations such as Namibia and Botswana as well as six provincial nature reserves, two of the largest rivers in South Africa and three legendary deserts.
Each region will capture the imaginations of those who dare to explore it and its ancient mysteries. The contrasting vastness of the Green Kalahari will overwhelm visitors with its dramatic changes in landscape from dramatic semideserts and the stark silhouettes of sweeping sand dunes to the lush green valleys of vineyards and fruit orchards hugging the banks of the mighty Orange River.
This majestic river is also the location of one of the most impressive natural wonders in the country as the. Augrabies Falls plummets 56 metres down a series of granite cataracts to create what the original Khoikhoi residents called Ankoerebis or Place of the Great Noise. The seemingly arid Karoo region quickly transforms itself with the first summer rains into waving fields of grasses with picturesque scenes of grazing sheep and spinning wind pumps.
Visitors are enticed by its distinctive Karoo architecture, impressive churches and desolate valleys between flat-topped koppies hills. This region offers visitors the traditional warm hospitality of its people combined with superb hunting, hiking and game watching. Adrenaline seekers. The Northern Cape is set to firmly establish itself on the international map as a premier adventure sport destination and will solidify this reputation when it hosts the second Maloof Money Cup, the richest skateboarding competition in the world, later this year.
It will be the first time in the history of the competition that it will leave American shores and be hosted on the African continent. Each spring, the dormant and arid winter plains of the Namakwaland comes alive with a flamboyant spread of wild flowers, which makes it the richest bulb flora arid region in the world. The vibrant floral carpet stretches for miles and includes several species of rare, unique and endangered plants.
Thousands of visitors flock to the area annually to experience the Namakwaland in all its floral finery. The history of this region is deeply rooted in a proud mining tradition and the Old Copper Way presents visitors with the chance to follow in the footsteps of explorers of yesteryear. At Sutherland in the south, fans of astronomy will find the best star-gazing on earth at the South African Astronomical Observatory where visitors can book tours to experience the dramatic grandeur of the galaxy.
Kimberley is often referred to as the city that sparkles and is both the capital of the Northern Cape and the heart of the Diamond Fields region. The diamond city was the location for the infamous diamond rush in and one of the greatest sieges of the Anglo-Boer wars. Today, the incredible Big Hole remains the largest hand-dug excavation in the. In the few days that you will be in our destination, we encourage you to take time and immerse yourselves in the best on offer. Take time out and interact with the wild in the Kruger National Park and other game reserves where lion is still king.
Whether the exploration is on an open drive vehicle, on foot with a knowledgeable ranger or on the back of the majestic African elephant, the experience is certain to leave you spellbound. Follow the gourmet route from the Capital Mbombela to Hazyview to satisfy your insatiable appetite. Soothe your body and mind at our spas and retreats for a complete rejuvenation whilst enjoying sundowners in full view of orange skies filled with tales of yesteryears.
The Blyde River Canyon 3rd largest in the world always guarantees a new discovery, a new romanticism to perk up your love affair with nature. Listen to the whispers of the waterfalls, the calls of ancient voices in the caves, the mysticism of the ancient stone settlements, the delightful chirping of birds in song all combining to herald the beginning of yet another exciting day. Surrender to your adventurous spirit commanding you to tryout the plentiful adventure activities ranging from bungee jumping, abseiling, riverrafting, quad-biking or just hiking in the many trails in our enchanting forests.
Spend the evening in a cultural village and share in the humble ways of our people. Experience their delectable cuisine and join in their song and dance. With time in your hands why not visit the Sudwala Caves, the oldest dolomite caves in the world. Here marvel at the magnificent rock formations and also learn about the history of early prospectors and warriors of old.
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The Chimp Eden on the Barberton road established by the world renowned conservationist Jane Goodall has become an important sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees rescued from war torn African countries. Visit the sanctuary and see how you can contribute towards the preservation of. Did you know that the first stock exchange in South African was built in Barberton in during the gold rush era?
Barberton is also home to the Makhonjwa Mountain Lands soon to be declared a World Heritage Site owing to its rock formations dating back 3,6 billion years. Mpumalanga is ready to satisfy your interests and expectations. Explore, sample and taste the best that our destination has to offer. For more information on these and other experiences visit www. The Gardens feature an array of facilities such as restaurants, function rooms and conference venues as well as various activities including hikes, picnics and shopping.
Wide variety including breeding herds of elephant, white and black rhino, lion, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena among many more, and over different bird species. Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5, and many migratory birds that stop en route at its own wetland.
Guests going on game drives can also view the ancient Khoisan rock art at the same time. Scenery: Located in a valley between the Langeberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Karoo with spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and more. Member of Cape Town Tourism. Come rest in one of our three accommodation camps, each with superb chalets and facilities.
See how we rehabilitate broken and injured animals back to life. Simply rest, or enjoy many activities and the serene natural surroundings. Look and learn about wildlife and the natural environment. It has its own unique stone and thatch chapel, spacious riverside function facilities in a marquees tent or in our restaurant. While offering excellent accommodation, guests can also enjoy day excursions to numerous other exciting and scenic local attractions. Also visit the world-renowned Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Total number of guests: 56 10 x Manor Suites sleeping 2 persons each.
Wildlife can be viewed by foot or. The 10,hectare, malaria-free property is situated only two and a half hours from Cape Town. Total number of guests: 54 1 Ambassador Suite sleeping 2 people 4 Luxury Chalets sleeping 2 each 7 Standard Chalets sleeping 2 each 12 Guesthouse Rooms sleeping each. It is a compelling blend of business-like efficiency and relaxed country atmosphere within close proximity to the International Airport making the Indaba perfect for groups and leisure travellers. The hotel features 24 multi-purpose conference venues ranging from executive boardrooms to large banquet venues seating up to people.
Boasting 2 world class restaurants and the renowned Mowana Spa, the Indaba Hotel is sure to meet your business and leisure requirements. One of the smallest countries in the Southern Hemisphere, Swaziland is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the world, ruled by King Mswati III. However, in recent years there has been much pressure to democratise the country. There are a number of excellent game reserves and national parks with varied animal and bird life including Hlane, Mlilwane, Mkhaya, Malolotja, Mlawula, Mantenga and Hawane.
These reserves are for the conservation of the natural flora and fauna of these areas as well as the cultural resources within them. The people of Swaziland also maintain and preserve a remarkable cultural heritage that finds expression in attractions such as its famous arts and crafts; events like the famous Umhlanga Reed Dance and Incwala at the Royal Kraal in Ludzidzini which are traditional ceremonies that involve tens of thousand of Swazis and attract visitors from all over the world; the Marula festival; the Mantenga Cultural Village, an excellent working reconstruction of a traditional homestead from around ; and much more.
In addition there is an excellent variety of good accommodation, restaurants, entertainment, travel services and many things to do. The climate is mostly temperate. Swaziland is a safe country for tourists, right next to South Africa with all its modern infrastructure and attractions. Good fixed line telecommunications network. Only one mobile operator, Swazi MTN. Swazi MTN received a 3G licence and the right to provide its own backbone network and international gateway.
It also offers endless palm-fringed beaches, superb fishing and excellent diving. It is a bustling port city where old and new come together in a magnificent potpourri, and a prosperous commercial centre serving the entire East African region. The bustling harbour of Dar es Salaam is the main port in Tanzania. Other major cities include Arusha, Dodoma, Tanga and the island of Zanzibar.
Tanzania is also home to incredible tribal diversity, embracing all of the major ethnic and linguistic groups on the continent. Situated just below the equator between the great lakes of Africa and the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is a land of many faces, many cultures and many wonderful surprises. One of the main attractions here is the spectacular annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. At Mwanza, Grumeti or Seronera.
Yes, on request. Also view black and white Colobus Monkey, Patterson eland, martial eagles and roan antelope at lodge. Unsecured bookings will be released. The house was painstakingly restored over 3 years in line with the requirements for historical monuments and following the construction methods of the time when it was first built. Scenery: Zanzibar is famous for its scenic island setting and its historic attractions.
All payments should be cleared one week before arrival date and proof of payment to be submitted for confirmation reference. Children welcome — one child under 12 sharing with adult stays free. The company also offers unique night game drives. Tour operator and ground handler. Dar es Salaam and Arusha. Wildlife safaris and cultural tourism. All ground handling services; night game drive, trips to Lake Nyasa 2 x open 4WD safari vehicles; 5 Land Cruisers with pop-up roofs; 2 coaster buses.
Luxury and budget accommodation in hotels, lodges, tented camps and parks facilities. All standard amenities; star meals; full board; during game drives additional services upon request. Tanzania Southern Circuit Safaris: These are provided to the parts and game reserves of Southern Tanzania where guests will be able to see huge herds of animals.
Its about km from Dar to Selous and it takes 4 to 5 hours to drive there.
It has the second largest biodiversity of all national parks in Africa. It is km from Mikumi National Park. Ruaha National Park: It is the largest national park in East Africa and is known for its concentration of greater and lesser kudu, its roan and sable antelope and its rich bird life of more than species. It is its km from Udzungwa Mountain Park. Mikumi National Park: The park forms the northern border of the Selous Game Reserve and is one of the most accessible of the Tanzanian national parks.
It is km from Selous Game Reserve. Large Groups Packages: This caters for large groups of students or any other large groups of people and includes family packages, and honeymooners. Special stays in Zanzibar Island or Lake Tanganyika are also offered.
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Cancellation: No refunds. Sunny Adventure Safaris has been a licensed tour operator for the past 30 years. These include Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater and the unforgettable Serengeti with its annual wildlife migration spectacle. The company promises guests an adventure of a lifetime. Tour and safari operators.
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Standard and tailor-made classic Tanzanian safaris and mountain climbing tours. Ground travel services; reservations at hotels, lodges, and tented camps; cooking services with chefs for budget and luxury camping safaris; arranging guided walking safaris, cultural tours and visits to unique heritage sites; provision of all camping gear and facilities. Own fleet of 50 well-maintained, specially designed and built 4WD vehicles and 2 mini-buses, all with ample luggage space, food and camping equipment, roof hatch, large sliding windows for good viewing and photographing, binoculars, reference books, cooler box, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, 2 spare tyres and 2-way HF radio.
All passengers have window seats. Full board tented accommodation for Budget and Luxury safaris; larger tents accommodate 6 or more people; accommodation is also available for groups up to people. Single, double or triple accommodation; beds; mattresses; pillows; sheets; blankets; washrooms; dressing tables; chairs; mess tents; crockery; cutlery; qualified cooks; bathrooms with showers; dining tents; lounge; full bars. Also photographic safaris, and beach holidays on the mainland coast, Zanzibar and Pemba Islands.
Game viewing is done in guide-driven vehicles, hot air balloons or on foot. Duration of itineraries varies from 1 to 30 days. The company employs only the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in order to ensure that visitors to Tanzania and East Africa will become intimately acquainted with the intriguing beauty and mystery of this region. The company offers a diverse range of tours specialising in unique itineraries tailor-made to meet specific requirements. Moshi, Arusha Region. All guides are trained and experienced. Tour and safari operators, with the focus being on mountain climbing trips, lodge safaris, camping safaris, walking safaris, bike safaris and beach holidays.
Domestic flight reservations, bus ticket purchases, hotel bookings, day hikes and city tours. All standard services at lodges and camps have everything from private bathrooms with hot showers, gourmet meals to swimming pools and luxurious lounges. All vehicles, fuel, driver guides, park fees and meals are supplied on safari. Tours and safaris offered are both scheduled and tailor-made. Options include luxury lodges and mobile tented camps; adventure camping under the stars; and fly-in safaris to well-maintained landing strips at most reserves.
All meals are prepared by a cook giving you time to truly unwind. Fly-in Safaris: Take to the air and avoid long driving distances; enjoy magnificent aerial views of the Great Rift Valley with its rivers, lakes and mountains. Sportive Trips: Experience the world from the back of a camel or the seat of a canoe. Sunny Safaris invites you to see Tanzania from a new perspective. Walking, Hiking and Trekking Safaris: Experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature in a variety of settings. Meru Village close to Arusha Town. Other safaris and tours: Include quad and mountain biking, balloon safaris, canoe and boat safaris, safaris on camel back, golfing safaris, geological safaris, and trips to the island of Zanzibar and Pemba.
Kampala, the capital, lies a short distance away, sprawling across seven hills. Lush vegetation and the chatter of tropical birds and monkeys characterise these two bright and modern cities where dignified old colonial buildings and remnants of an ancient royal past also instil a sense of history.
Buganda, the kingdom from which Uganda takes its name, was restored in and is now a kingdom monarchy with a large degree of autonomy.
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Uganda is a relatively small country situated largely on a plateau astride the Equator in East Africa, lying almost completely within the Nile basin. Although the country generally has an equatorial climate, it varies according to altitude. The south is wetter with all-year rain, while the north also experiences a dry season around November to February. In Uganda the visitor will be exposed to both the East African savannah and the tropical West African jungle.
It is the only country in Africa where, on the same day, lions can be observed prowling the open plains before tracking chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth, or where one can navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before going to visit mountain gorillas in the misty mountains.
Not only is Uganda the only safari destination where the range of forest primates is as impressive as the selection of plain antelopes and predators, but it is also home to over 1, bird species.
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Tourists can also enjoy idyllic boat journeys on Lake Victoria, go horse riding or bungee-jumping, engage in white-water rafting on the Nile River, laze on resort beaches, enjoy the many attractions its bustling cities offer, and so much more. The creation of six national parks under the present administration, as well as the recent growth of communitybased eco-tourism projects at the grassroots level, attests to the eco-friendliness of this country.
Garden city branch Tel Fax barclays. Nature Friendly Safaris Uganda Ltd offers tour planning, safari packages and adventure tourism in East Africa with a niche emphasis on wildlife and game viewing. Tour and safari company. Degrees in tour guiding and driving from National Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management plus ongoing in-house training.
Tailor-made tour programmes to all destinations in Uganda and to some selected destinations in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda. Ground transport, hotel and airline reservations and confirmations, travel information and advice, and visa applications. Fleet of 4WD drive vehicles including Land Rovers and Land Cruisers and 7-, or seater minibuses, all with pop-up facilities to aid in animal viewing.
All on a full board basis, but excluding alcoholic drinks, tips and expenses of a personal nature like laundry. At least 1, species - one of the most dense concentrations of birdlife in the world. Caves, archaeological, historical and religious sites. Origin of the Nile is in Uganda.
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Children under 15 years not allowed to track mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. At least 3 months advance booking is advised. There are more rivers offering spectacular waterways to be explored, many lakes and 17 waterfalls apart from the Victoria Falls, all of which lend themselves to all sorts of adventures.
There are also numerous game reserves, national parks, forests and mountains. Together with abundant wildlife all of this combines to allow for spectacular safaris and unforgettable adventure holidays. With a population of about Lusaka is the capital city. Located in the south-central part of the country it has become a boom town of late with new buildings and shopping malls going up everywhere. The population, comprising about 72 ethnic groups, is concentrated mainly around Lusaka and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, and offers a wide cultural diversity.
Airtel, MTN and Zamtel. Zambia is home to the wild Zambezi River, the legendary African walking safari, awe-inspiring lakes and a profusion of birds and wildlife, as well as the famous copper belt region, are amongst the many attractions of this warm and friendly country. Zimbabwe is a country full of surprises and breathtaking natural wonders. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World…the Victoria Falls, a distinction it shares with neighbouring Zambia.
Zimbabwe is also well-known for the mysterious, ancient ruins of Great Zimbabwe, site of a once flourishing city-state that existed between and AD. Following a period of political turmoil the political situation has stabilised. It is quite safe for foreigners to travel to this exquisitely beautiful country. I stayed first at Nkwali, an elegant camp just across the river from the park and a convenient minute drive from the local airport. I spent the days on gentle walks or game drives led by expert guide Keyala. I saw leopards silently stalking their prey at night, hippos looking like stepping stones basking in shallow waters in the heat of the day, and elephants shunting their tiny baby across the river.
And I spotted giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland and Bambi-like puku all roaming the plains, with lions often following furtively behind. The next camp, Nsefu, was more remote and has its own place in Luangwa history: at 60 years old, it's Zambia's oldest camp. With its serene, graceful atmosphere, it's tempting to simply stay here and relax. Luckily, I didn't need to move far to find the wildlife — pukus wandered quietly around Nsefu's grounds, eating hibiscus-like petals from the sausage tree, a resident leopard obligingly called by most evenings, and a nomadic lion astounded everyone by devouring two buffalos in two days on the riverbank nearby.
The elephants dropped in on Nsefu too. Returning from Kawaza, I found a huge matriarch, along with her family of five, directly outside my rondavel overlooking the river. Everything came to a standstill for them, and we guests watched silently for over an hour, mesmerised and unable to leave while they remained in residence, eating branches and grasses all around. Fortunately, we were waiting in the best place possible — in the bar with four guides, all trained with support from RPS and all from Kawaza Village.
Sue Watt travelled with Expert Africa ; expertafrica. The price includes British Airways ; ba. British passport-holders require a visa to visit Zambia. Zambia Tourism Board: zambiatourism. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Try Independent Minds free for 1 month.
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