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?
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
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
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
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
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
In 2019, the company celebrates 21 years, a reason as good as any to present a refreshing look of our annual brochure and reflect on political changes that promise a new era for Zimbabwe and inspiring new travel trends. In late 2017, with the positive political shift in Zimbabwe, a new catchphrase was created: ‘Rise … Read moreJenman Select & The Rise of Zimbabwe – Answering to and creating safari trends
Zimbabwe is back on the tourist map and travellers are keen to explore the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins rumoured to be the capital of the legendary Queen of Sheba, and enjoy the sumptuous treats of High Tea and a guided wine-tasting in the country’s capital city, Harare. Thrilling wildlife opportunities abound await travellers in Hwange … Read moreNew Guided Group Tour: Rediscover Zimbabwe
We are thrilled to announce the impending arrival of Jenman’s most exclusive product range yet – JENMAN SELECT. Designed to provide personalised itineraries with exceptional service and exclusive overnight experiences, this new category will offer privately guided custom tours in exclusive and remote areas of Africa. Jenman Select was borne out of a recent travel trend of … Read moreIntroducing Our Splendid New Product Range – Jenman Select
For many of us, our first lion encounter was with a sleekly animated cub. The Lion King is an iconic movie, but it’s more than just a touching tale of a lion finding his way to the throne. The film is packed with tidbits of information that might come in handy when you go on … Read more5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania
We are proud to work with some of the best guides in the industry. In order to keep them (and us) at the top of the game, staff development is very important at Jenman African Safaris. Training has many benefits for staff. They acquire new skills, increase their contribution to the business and build on … Read moreFind Out What Happened At The Jenman African Safaris Annual Guide Training Workshop
The Wildebeest migration is the most famous migration in Africa, if not the world, and with good reason. Every year over a million of these ungulates move across the plains of the Serengeti from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, in a breathtaking journey of sheer guts and determination. … Read moreDiscover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration
We have something to tell you… Something you’ve probably been wondering about for ages. Something that keeps you up at night. Perhaps you just assumed it was one of life’s great unexplained mysteries. But now you can finally rest at ease because it will all be revealed! We’ve dug deep and asked the hard questions. … Read moreThe Story Behind the Jenman “E”
The visual delights of Africa are unrivaled anywhere else in the world. Nowhere else can you observe and capture the majestic beauty of a leopard lazily perched on a branch, or the silhouette of a long-necked giraffe against an orange African sky, or if you’re lucky, the vivid red of fresh blood on a lion’s face while … Read moreCapturing Magical Moments on Safari
Africa’s vast National Parks are wondrous places to experience animals in the wild. Visitors flock from around the world to search for the Big Five and are often equally impressed by the rest of the flora and fauna on offer. A recent trend on the rise is the establishment of private conservancies around the borders … Read moreWhy You Should Consider a Conservancy
Chantel has been guiding for us for many years and our guests just love her! Her enthusiasm for guiding translates into an amazing experience for all her guests. She is professional at all times but also has fun on her tours which is so important. We’ve asked her a few questions to find out more … Read moreMeet Chantel, Our Charismatic Jenman Guide
In December Jenman African Safaris was invited to take part in the Botswana Travel & Tourism Expo (BTTE). We had a wonderful time connecting with industry partners and arranged a specially curated Fam trip to showcase the beauty of Botswana to some of our lucky agents. Our marketing specialist, Alessa, travelled through Botswana with 5 … Read moreAgents Discover the Magnificence and Otherworldliness of the Makgadikgadi Pans
As part of our series on introducing our wonderful guides to you we would like you to meet Dexter who recently had this glowing praise from a guest: “One of the best parts of the trip was our guide, Dexter. I was VERY LUCKY to have Dexter lead our 10-day trip. He is super knowledgeable … Read moreMeet Dexter, One of Jenman African Safaris’ Trusted Guides
Jenman African Safaris offers a range of Guided Group Safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa, and Madagascar. These tours with set departures are expertly designed for travellers who want to see the highlights of a country, or in some cases even more than one country, whilst having an exceptional guide provide valuable insight along the way. These … Read moreOur Best Guided Group Tours
The festive season is fast approaching and while for many of us in the travel industry that usually means exotic trips or some much needed time off, it’s important to think of the less fortunate as well. When people struggle to make ends meet on a day to day basis, a carefree overseas holiday is … Read moreGrow Africa Spreads Joy with the Santa Shoebox Project
Ntando has been a Jenman Guide since 2010 and is one of the very best. But don’t just take our word for it, read this high praise a recent guest had for him: “What made our trip exceptional was our guide, Ntando Hlabangani. Ntando was an excellent guide, He was very well informed about wildlife, … Read moreMeet Ntando, One of Our Amazing Jenman Guides
Cape Town is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, inhabitants have been urged to drastically reduce water usage or Day Zero – the day when no water will pour from the taps – will be upon us as soon as May 2018. The city has stipulated that everyone needs to use less … Read moreJenman African Safaris Office Self-Sustainably Saving Water
Botswana is an unspoiled land of breathtaking beauty and varied attractions. Not only is the country known for its impressive wildlife, captivating deserts, and vibrant green grasslands but it is also home to one of the oldest cultures in the world – the San Bushmen. Plus, this African country has a dedicated focus on sustainable … Read moreDiscover our Brilliant Botswana Guided Group Tours