Beautiful South Africa Tops the Charts!

Cape Town

Despite the many, many negative things that flood our TV screens when we watch the news, it’s important that we remember how truly beautiful a world we live in. With dramatic coastlines, thick forests, seemingly endless open plains, and man-made cityscapes, there is no denying that the many countries of the world have beautiful elements … Read More

The Last Male Northern White Rhino Left Alive

Sudan at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya (the guardian)

As human beings, we’re faced with a number of questions throughout the course of our lives, ranging from what is the meaning of life to how can we save the world? Sadly, these questions can often do the opposite of inspire us and rather leave us feeling insignificant, incapable and helpless at making any sort … Read More

The Mystery of the Chinhoyi Caves

Chinhoyi Caves

In 1887, it is said, the first white man came across the marvel of the Chonhoyi Caves (Click here to view tours which pass by these caves). His name was Frederick Selous. However, there were many who already knew of the Caves and saw them either as a place to admire or fear. One legend … Read More

The Zambezi Queen and Hwange Package

The Zambezi Queen

If you’ve always wanted to travel through Africa in a way that guarantees a trip filled with memories to last a lifetime, then it’s time you considered embarking upon our Zambezi Queen and Hwange Package. A 7-day lodge safari package, the tour begins on the banks of the Zambezi River in Botswana, before delivering you … Read More

A Trip Aboard the Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail

Rohan Vos is the train-lover whose dreams of train travel around the African continent lead to the launch of Rovos Rail.  With the company’s first journey embarking on 29 April 1989, Rovos Rail has provided train trips throughout Africa for the last 26 years and has been hailed as the most luxurious train in the … Read More

9 Beach Trips to enjoy in Madagascar

Lemur

Located just off the south-eastern coast of Africa lies Madagascar – an idyllic tropical island with stretches of crystal white sandy beaches, surrounded by azure blue waters that harbour a magical underwater world. With over 80% of wildlife on the island found nowhere else on Earth, Madagascar is a unique and fascinating treat for travellers … Read More

Giant Lemur fossils found!

Remains of a Giant Lemur

Taken from CNN News, 24 March 2015 Around 5,000 years ago, the island of Madagascar would have resembled a Sci-Fi novel. Strange, prickly forests, gorilla-sized lemurs, pygmy hippopotamuses, horned crocodile and elephant birds whose eggs were 180 times the size of what you’d find in your fridge today, all called the African island home — … Read More

Rwanda or “Republika y’u’ Rwanda” is a land of a thousand fertile green hills!

Gorilla, Rwanda

If you’re considering Rwanda as a vacation or have never considered it but, for whatever reason, are reading this blog, let us entice you with what’s available to you in this beautiful part of the world. For starters, Rwanda lives up to that stereotype we have when we think of African Jungles. The stereo-type created … Read More

Choosing Madagascar over the Maldives

Woman on a beach in Madagascar

Island adventures are a worthwhile experience for everyone to have at least once in their lives. Choosing which island to visit can be difficult however. While tourist hot spots can be fun, you’re probably going to leave with the same happy snaps and travel tales as all those who’ve gone before you. This is where … Read More

The Mursi of The Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Mursi woman and child

The Mursi live in the lower southern part of Ethiopia in what is currently the Mago National Park, and more commonly known as the Omo Valley. The Mursi are best known for two distinct aspects to their culture – huge lip plates worn by the women, and the fierce stick fighting duals between the men. … Read More

Winding down on the 3-Day Chobe Package

Chobe Marina Lodge - River View

If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself in beautiful Botswana – perhaps upon the Trans-Kalahari Lodge Explorer Tour – then you might want to consider adding Jenman’s 3-Day Chobe Package to your itinerary. With two nights spent at the gorgeous Chobe Marina Lodge, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of … Read More

Predicting The Annual Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Crossing the Grumeti River

One of the last natural wonders left on earth – it is a must-see! You may have seen in films those wide open plains filled with Wildebeest, but until you share the same ground they walk on; you have not experienced the Wildebeest Migration. Picture millions of animals surrounding you, or better yet, picture over … Read More

Top 10 Lodges & Camps of Madagascar

Nosy be

It has become a popular feature for modern media to create and publish top ten lists of all sorts – especially in the tourist industry. All the time, we are swamped with lists of the most beautiful beaches, the best island getaways and, of course, the best lodges. As we are already convinced that Madagascar … Read More

Exploring the Cultures of East Africa

For thousands, if not millions, of years, East Africa has been inhabited by human beings. With a rich history featuring towering kingdoms and vital trade networks, the entire East African region has been chopped and changed into the diverse area that it is today. Encompassing no less than 19 territories, there remains several common threads … Read More

Jenman’s Lodge Suggestions for 2015

Elephant's Eye, Hwange

While there are many things that factor into the decision-making process when it comes to travel, accommodation can often get overlooked. With so many of us accustomed to the run-of-the-mill hotels and guesthouses found dotted around the globe, we rarely consider how much a conscious accommodation choice can enhance our vacation experience. In order to … Read More

5 Great Mountains to Hike in Africa

Standing ontop of Kilimanjaro

When it comes to vacations, often the most rewarding experiences can be those that allow you to go back to your life after having accomplished something. While this ‘something’ can range from wanting to help those less fortunate than ourselves or tracking wildlife in some far off land, hiking mountains is certainly a noble pursuit … Read More

Disneyland in Africa

Disneyland_balloon

What do you think when you hear the word Disney? Is it Mickey Mouse? A film? A ride you once took? Or a story you once heard? Whatever the thought is, I’m pretty sure it’s a happy one. I’m also sure, however, that it did not include Victoria Falls, or Zimbabwe! That is because up … Read More

Getting Spiritual at Christmas

Church of Lalibela

With the Festive Season in full swing, we can often ignore that there are other ways to spend this special time than cuddled around the Christmas tree with our loved ones. If you’re brave enough, however, then the month of December can also be the perfect time to go on an adventure into the unknown, … Read More

Are you in Cape Town over the Festive Season?

VnA Waterfront

If so, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (V&A for short) will be hosting a couple of wonderful events for you to partake in: 1. Watershed Christmas Market for adults and children The V&A Watershed is an upmarket warehouse filled with 150 small businesses that showcase to visitors the incredible depth and creativity the African people … Read More