One-Way Ticket to Pride Rock, Please! But Wait, Does it Actually Exist?

Serengeti | The Lion King | Pride Rock | Giraffe

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?

Is the Lion Really King of the Jungle?

The Lion King of the Jungle

“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?

The Elephant Graveyard – Fact or Fiction?

Elephant Graveyard Blog

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?

What’s in a Name? Here are the Real Meanings Behind the Names of the Lion King Characters!

The Lion King | What's in a Name

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!

Safari Like Beyonce! 5 East African Luxury Lodges We’re “Crazy In Love” With

Image: Kwaku Alston for Disney Studios

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

“Slobbery, Mangy Stupid Poachers!” Do Hyenas Really Deserve Their Bad Rap?

Hyenas

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 List of Alternative South African Highlights

A List of Alternative South African Highlights 1

Tired of the same-old tours? There’s so much more to South Africa than just the Garden Route and Kruger National Park… the country all the way at the very bottom of the African continent is also known for its beautiful beaches, diverse and vibrant cultures, majestic mountains, world-class cuisine and wine, desolate deserts, rolling fields, … Read moreA List of Alternative South African Highlights

How to Boost Self-Drive Sales

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There has been a growing trend in travel for travellers to do it alone and opt out of group tours for what they consider a more authentic experience. Of course, this is not for everyone, especially in a destination as challenging as Africa. But done properly, the rewards can be immeasurable. So apart from our … Read moreHow to Boost Self-Drive Sales

Tips and Advice on Self-driving in Zimbabwe

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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

Top Guides For Private Guided Tours

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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

How Guided Group tours hit that safari sweet spot

Rhino Ridge Lodge

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

New Experience in Victoria Falls: Zambezi Truth Dhows on the Zambezi

New Experience in Victoria Falls: Zambezi Truth Dhows on the Zambezi 5

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

How Our Consultants Go The Extra Mile On Self-Drive Safaris

Self Drive 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 In The Mist Not To Be Missed, With More Permits Available

Gorilla

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

What’s So Great About The Garden Route? Everything!

Garden Route

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!

Rosmead Quiz Night – Jenman Safari Mobilization for Rosmead Primary School!

Rosmead

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!

Celebrating the Women of Jenman

Women

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

Receive the Royal Treatment in Botswana

Savute

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

Educational Eco-Outing For Rosmead Learners

eco-outing

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

Unique Buck of Botswana

Lechwe

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

Experience a Day on Tour with Robert

Robert

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

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