Is there a more iconic duo than The Lion King’s Timon and Pumbaa? These two plucky characters are the absolute best of friends who are there for each other through thick and thin. Timon, the wise-cracking little Meerkat, is the brains of the operation and Pumbaa, the “big-boned” warthog, is the brawn. Together they have … Read moreThe Timon to your Pumbaa – Symbiotic Relationships in Nature
Africa is not for sissies As a child, the most gut-wrenching scene from any movie was Mufasa being killed by a herd of running Wildebeest, poor little Simba trying to wake him up while all the children of the world cry into a box of popcorn and parents curse Disney for destroying little Johnny’s world! … Read moreWhen African Animals Attack
Finally – with the release of Disney’s remake of The Lion King (a childhood staple) – it is our cultural duty to share its astounding magic with our children, and other less-fortunate Centennials who don’t understand our devoted and emotional attachment to a ‘simple’ animation film. With this release will come a plethora of fresh, … Read moreOne-Way Ticket to Pride Rock, Please! But Wait, Does it Actually Exist?
“Naaaaaaaaaaaaaa…” From Baby Boomers to Millennials – no one can help themselves when this particular note is sounded. Friend or foe, stranger or mad-man, anyone who has seen the beloved Disney classic will likely join in the cry… “Naaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba!” Even though you don’t know what the words actually are, we all know … Read moreIs the Lion Really King of the Jungle?
If you’ve seen the timeless childhood classic that is The Lion King, you should recall Simba and Nala’s perilous adventure past the Pride Lands and into the forbidden elephant graveyard. This eerie and mysterious place – piled with elephant bones as far as the eye could see – is… thankfully… only a myth. However, all … Read moreThe Elephant Graveyard – Fact or Fiction?
The Lion Kings Anyone who has seen the 90s version of The Lion King will remember the iconic line “Mufasa, I Hear That Name and I just shudder…” “Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa!” It’s a name that commands respect and evokes a sense of power but also paternal love. It makes perfect sense then that it means … Read moreWhat’s in a Name? Here are the Real Meanings Behind the Names of the Lion King Characters!
Caaaaaan you feel the love tonight? The Beyhive has been buzzing about Beyoncé’s role as Nala in the new Disney live-action remake of The Lion King… Who run the world? Queen Bey! So when miss Blue Ivy says “Mamma, take me to the Pride Lands” Beyonce charters her private jet, gathers her entourage and tells … Read moreSafari Like Beyonce! 5 East African Luxury Lodges We’re “Crazy In Love” With
As Scar’s hyena henchmen in The Lion King, Ed, Banzai and Shenzi are evil and dumb and the lowest of the low when it comes to the pecking order in the Circle of Life. In fact, they’re so nefarious that they are banished out of “everything the light touches” and live in a netherworld where … Read more“Slobbery, Mangy Stupid Poachers!” Do Hyenas Really Deserve Their Bad Rap?
A self-drive holiday through Zimbabwe is an invitation to an unforgettable African adventure. Any independent traveller researching the prospect of a road trip through Zimbabwe, will be aware of negative reviews, warning of dangers ranging from potholes to roadblocks. However, with a sensible and practical approach, as well as good preparation (the same as for … Read moreTips and Advice on Self-driving in Zimbabwe
A good safari always turns into a fantastic safari when a guide is able to expertly connect with their guests, intuitively meet their needs, and share a wealth of knowledge that fascinates and enlightens them to the point of being blown away by what they have experienced. We carefully select our guides to provide the … Read moreTop Guides For Private Guided Tours
Our guided group tours are expertly designed for travellers who want to see the highlights of a country, or even multiple countries, with a group of like-minded people. Because they leave on set departure dates, these safaris are designed to make the most of the ideal game-viewing seasons and have the added benefit of often … Read moreHow Guided Group tours hit that safari sweet spot
There’s an exciting new way to experience the beauty of the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls! Enjoy a sunrise or sunset cruise on a traditional handcrafted East African dhow, the only one of its kind in Zimbabwe. Let the beautiful birdsong and the gentle lapping of water against the hull lull you into a feeling … Read moreNew Experience in Victoria Falls: Zambezi Truth Dhows on the Zambezi
Some of the most cherished family memories are made on a holiday to somewhere exciting and new. Families who are considering a dream trip to the African continent can be apprehensive about whether it is the right choice for their little ones, we can happily assure you that not only is it the right choice … Read moreBest Family Friendly Safaris
Jenman African Safaris offers some fantastic self-drive tours in our product portfolio but as Southern Africa is such a vast region, we are incredibly aware of the importance of accurate route notes and directions. To accommodate this, we provide comprehensive guidance in our itineraries on distances between destinations, journey times, etc. Our consultants also assist … Read moreHow Our Consultants Go The Extra Mile On Self-Drive Safaris
Gorillas are have been immortalized on the silver screen in films such as King Kong and Gorillas in the Mist and their close genetic similarities to humans, remarkable intelligence, and of course, impressive size as the world’s largest primates have long fascinated humans who admire, respect and fear these large, black, hairy, bipedal creatures. Recently, … Read moreGorillas In The Mist Not To Be Missed, With More Permits Available
Allow us to introduce Norbert who has been a guide since 1999, and has been guiding for Jenman Africa Safaris since mid-2016. Guests are especially impressed with his cooking skills remarking that “he should be on MasterChef with what he can create on the bonnet of a 4×4 safari truck! I’m going home to diet!!” … Read moreMeet Norbert, The Guide Whose Totem is an Elephant
It’s Wednesday and a long weekend is right around the corner, the perfect time for us (Maddi, Anna and me, Ben) three Jenman African Safaris interns, to start off on a road trip. And what is more suitable for a 4-5 day trip in South Africa, than the world-famous Garden Route? The Garden Route is a 300 … Read moreWhat’s So Great About The Garden Route? Everything!
Last month, and more precisely on 18 July 2018, it was time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela on the famous Mandela Day. For Jenman African Safaris, this day was also an opportunity to get involved in the community, in order to respect the tradition devoting 67 minutes of one’s … Read moreRosmead Quiz Night – Jenman Safari Mobilization for Rosmead Primary School!
August is Women’s month in South Africa and on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day, to commemorate the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s discriminatory pass laws. It’s a period to celebrate the strength, unity, and leadership of women in Africa and the world. Our CEO, Katja Quasdorf, worked … Read moreCelebrating the Women of Jenman
By now you might have heard that the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland officially has a new name. The country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique is now known as eSwatini which means “place of the Swazi” and is the local Swazi language name for the country. One of the few countries in the world that is still … Read moreWhat To See and Do in eSwatini
Our World in One Country tour is perfect for anyone who wants to delve in the wonders of South Africa and experience its full range destinations and attractions. The tour encompasses practically all that South Africa has to offer (as well as Swaziland and Lesotho, two small countries located within its borders). Guests experience the … Read moreWonders of a World in One Country
Our guests rave about Mike saying that he is “without a doubt THE BEST GUIDE EVER” and mentioning how their trip was more memorable because of him. We love hearing such wonderful comments about our guides and are happy they are providing guests with the best experience possible. More than a few guests refer to … Read moreMeet Mike, Our Memorable Guide
The Big 5 Club is a project initiated by the Grow Africa Foundation (founded by Jenman African Safaris and Hideaways Africa), where every week a group of Jenman employees volunteer to visit the Rosmead Primary School in Claremont to help the school with its aftercare program. With this project Jenman Safaris wants to give something … Read moreBig Hearts in the Big 5 Club
Offering only the finest accommodation in some of most iconic landscapes on earth, the Savute, Delta, and Makgadikgadi package is the jewel in our African crown. The deep green and blues of the Delta viewed from above… the perfect stillness of the Makgadikgadi Pans… the evocative charm of the Savute… These are some of Botswana’s … Read moreReceive the Royal Treatment in Botswana
Botswana is certainly one of the top safari destinations. The country has some of the best national parks and game reserves in Africa and the diversity of wildlife on offer is astounding. As the seasons in Botswana change, so do the safari highlights. From when the Okavango is flooded full with water from Angola after … Read moreSeaons of Botswana
Just outside of Cape Town’s city is a wetland that is home to prolific birdlife and even a hippopotamus or two. The Rondevlei Nature Reserve is part of the greater Cape Town and the Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) is located at this nature reserve and is an important educational centre for teaching children about biodiversity … Read moreEducational Eco-Outing For Rosmead Learners
Botswana is home to one of the most unique species of antelope found on the African landscape, the Red Lechwe, one of the only two places where the rare type of buck is found. In the Okavango Delta, these reddish, stout little bucks are often seen frolicking through the marshes in great numbers and have … Read moreUnique Buck of Botswana
Robert is a German-speaking guide from Zimbabwe who loves touring through Namibia because of the spectacular landscape found there. A keen fitness fundi, Robert starts every day with a workout. Once he’s looked after his own self-maintenance it’s time for maintenance of the vehicle, making sure everything is in perfect working order. This all takes place before the guests … Read moreExperience a Day on Tour with Robert
Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. The park is home to one of the highest concentrations of game in the world and is particularly known for its impressive elephant population as well as being an important sanctuary for rare and endangered Painted Dogs. Our new Best of Hwange Safari, part of our … Read moreNew Jenman Select Tour: Best of Hwange
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of Owen Msekiwa, a gentle and kind man who worked for Jenman African Safaris since 2009. Owen started his career at Jenman as a driver and worked his way up to guiding for us. He was one of our most careful drivers … Read moreIn Memoriam – Owen Msekiwa