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

Lose Track of Time Hopping Along Islands

Beaches of Zanzibar

Sometimes the demands of everyday life can leave you feeling run down as you juggle a hundred “top priorities”. With the end of 2014 in sight, it’s the perfect time to take a moment and breathe, as you prepare for the final push towards the calm that 2015 will bring. Despite our best intentions and … Read More

5 of the Most Romantic Places in Africa

Romantic Couple

When it comes to wooing your sweetheart or planning a romantic experience, we believe that love should not be limited by geography. In fact, finding yourself on a trip somewhere exciting, away from the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life, is even more reason to grab the proverbial bull by the horns and get … Read More

Robinson: The Marooned Baboon

Robinson

On a non-descript island of mostly vetiveria grass in the middle of the Zambezi River, lives a marooned baboon. Having been there for three years, and in spite of rescue attempts by tourists or the calls of encouragement from his family on the bank sides, the baboon – lovingly referred to as Robinson by the … Read More

My One Night at the Stanley and Livingstone Lodge

Perched atop a hill that borders the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zimbabwe, the Stanley and Livingstone Lodge offers splendid views of the mighty Zambezi River and the spray in the distance of Victoria Falls, which is situated only three kilometres away from the Lodge. Set deep within the beauty of unspoilt bush, the Lodge offers … Read More

Amazing Tanzania Experience – Part 1

Click here for part 2… I was really fortunate to be able to go to sunny Tanzania in July 2014 on our scheduled tour – Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer while it was cold and raining in Cape Town. I flew from Johannesburg to Dar Es Salam and Dar Es Salam to Kilimanjaro. On that … Read More

10 things you did not know about Zambia

Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, Zambia is a legendary landlocked country in southern Africa that delivers travelers to the beauty of the Victoria Falls, the tumultuous Zambezi River, an abundance of wildlife, and an unrivalled wilderness that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit it. Not only is it the perfect destination for those … Read More

The Mountains Talk

Past clients of Jenman Island Safaris now use their private 18-day trip to Madagascar, coupled with their love for the island, as part of a presentation they give to people who’re interested in learning more about it. Full-to-bursting with fascinating information, it’s a talk that not only offers a unique glimpse into the sights and … Read More

The Heartbeat of Africa is the Beat of a Drum

Drums hold a very special place in African history and culture. For the Western world, drums are mainly relegated to the realm of entertainment, adding another musical dimension to songs and other performances. In Africa, drums hold various symbolic meanings that have played an important part in the history of the people who call the … Read More

Mount Kenya – The Second Highest Mountain in Africa

Second only on the African continent to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya registers its height at a staggering 5 199-metres. Perched upon a now extinct volcano, the Mountain has two peaks, which can only be reached by technical climbers, with a third that is accessible for hikers. This third summit is known as Point … Read More

How Creative Africa Can Be

It’s no news to anyone that Africa is a beautiful continent filled with amazing people. But many of you may not be aware of how amazing these people really are! Many African countries may not have much, but they make up for this with their creativity. Below is some incredible photos which show just how … Read More