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
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
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
Namibia is a vast country with breathtakingly beautiful destinations scattered throughout. The best way to experience the mostly undiscovered tourist gem is by road, either on an overland safari or self-drive. Namibia has always had a reputation for decent roads, even suitable for self-driving in a basic sedan, travellers who wanted to venture further off the … Read moreItinerary Changes Due to Road Conditions in Namibia
Jenman African Safaris’ Northern / Southern Experience tour showcases the best of southern Africa, sandwiching all the highlights of Namibia and Botswana between the top tourist destinations of Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Travellers can choose whether they would like to start in Cape Town and end in Victoria Falls, this is the Northern Experience. Or … Read moreReasons Why the Southern Experience is a Terrible No Good Very Bad Idea
The ancient and vast Namib Desert is the world’s oldest desert and covers an area of 81,000 km². It is an arid desert reaching temperatures of 45°C and receiving as little rainfall as 1.4 cm a year. For anything to survive in these extreme conditions they would need to have adapted cleverly over the millennia. … Read more5 Amazing Little Critters of the Namib Desert and How They Survive
The Himba people are a source of fascination to anyone who has seen the captivating photographs of red clay-covered Himba women with their elaborate hairstyles, decorative copper and iron jewellery, and animal-skin skirts. In a world where modernization is practically the norm it is increasingly rare to see a group of indigenous people adhere to … Read moreWhat to Expect on a Visit to the Otjikandero Himba Village
There are some places around the world where your dollar, pound or euro will simply stretch much further. Whether it’s a weak currency, low cost of living or even a combination of both, travellers can take real advantage of the travel opportunities provided by these factors. If you are looking to have an amazing, but … Read more5 African Travel Destinations Where the US Dollar is Strong
We arrived in Namibia at Hosea Kutako Airport in Windhoek on a scorching hot day. I didn’t know what to expect about Namibia, other than it is famous for red sand dunes… but I was soon to learn that Namibia has so much more to offer! We arrived in Namibia at Hosea Kutako Airport in … Read moreDiscovering Namibia on holiday
Namibia is a country like no other. A land of contrasts. It’s rough and arid and dry; a fascinating place filled with seemingly endless high-rising dunes. The majority of Namibia remains untouched by humankind and looks like it did hundreds of years ago. As a destination, it’s a must-see for any traveller looking for a … Read moreYour Namibian Bucket List – 10 Must Do Activities
When it comes to romance in Africa, Namibia has built a reputation for itself as a country of vast and incredible beauty, making it the perfect choice for a loved-up escape. If you have your heart set on a romantic getaway, then we’ve compiled a list of some of the amazing things you can do … Read moreRomance in Namibia
There is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than planning an adventure with your friends, and yes there is more out there to be explored than just sharing some beers around the braai stand and watching sport. Southern Africa offers a lot of exciting options when it comes to some good old fun and adventure from quad biking in Namibia to taking a road trip, why not try some of these exciting excursions for your next adventure:
A journey of many miles to Namibia’s north-eastern Kunene region, along rough desert roads that require a lot of patience and more than a little luck, is one that offers a reward that makes it worth your while. This reward is the sighting of the unique desert-adapted elephants, whose gently swaying gate and intelligent, wise … Read moreKilling our Elephant’s for Government Votes
It’s always difficult to choose a favourite animal, bird or country, but if I had to choose a favourite animal, I would choose the honey badger… It is one of the toughest creatures other there – feisty, fierce and tenacious. Evolution even engineered cheetah cubs to mimic their (honey badgers) black and white colouring, so they will look less like a cheetah…. Animals tend to not attack honey badgers, so evolution was very clever in this regard.
Snakes are mostly illusive creatures. They tend to stay out of our way. In the decade that I have been working as a guide at Jenman African Safaris I can count on my ten fingers the amount of snakes I have seen… Especially in winter as they move around even less. That makes it all the more exciting when I get to see one. This time it was a dwarf adder and we were exploring Sesriem canyon in the Namib Desert.
Almost a year in the planning, I should have known things were going to go pear-shaped (we tend to invite Murphy on all our trips…). It started when the check-list disappeared three days before the trip, but at least we knew where all the necessary documentation was, right? Passports in hand, documents for the vehicle in the file and all our accommodation booked… and then our son became ill as we left…
I took part in a Jenman Safari from Cape Town to Victoria Falls commencing April 7 & concluding on April 28. It was the trip of a lifetime for me, made more special by the intelligence, professionalism and friendliness of the two guides – Charles & Sam.
We were a small group of 7 at the beginning of the safari, comprised of 5 Australians and 2 Germans…
I can honestly say that my Jenman Safaris Northern Experience overland tour has been for me a once in a lifetime dream come true! It made me see and discover amazing countries, explore so many breath-taking sites and experience beautiful cultures!
By travelling on a safari 4×4 truck, it allowed me to go to incredible remote places that I wouldn’t have been able to see any other way. Every day was a new adventure which developed in me a sense of curiosity as I looked forward to the daily activities.
It’s so very difficult to select just two of the establishments I visited on my recent educational trip to Namibia to review. In only 3 days I visited over 30 lodges, guesthouses, hotels and camps all ranging in standards, sizes and attractions.
1200 photo’s of toilets, beds, balconies and bars; climbing in and out of showers to get the perfect pictures of the bathrooms I soon came to realise Namibia has a huge variety of accommodations all attracting different types of people for different reasons.
We had great plans for the day. We wanted to leave at 7am sharp and be on our way to the Kwando River.
And until 6:30am everything was going according to plan. All the suitcases were ready to be loaded onto the vehicle, the tents had been taken down and all of us had finished breakfast already. The fact that “something” was in the air was ignored by all of us.
When clients Vin and Wendy Piscino came on a Jenman Namibia Lodge Safari in June, little did they know that they would be so moved by their experience, they would go home and make a decision that would change the lives of many people.
Australians Vin and Wendy Piscino had booked their lodge safari of Namibia with no expectations of getting involved with the local people. Meeting people from different culture groups is just one aspect of an African safari, but this time it had a big impact. The Himba people of Namibia are exceptionally unique – in their lifestyle, language, customs, dress – virtually everything is different from modern western societies, and they manage to live with very little, in terms of human possessions or resources.
Etosha National Park is without a doubt one of the most spectacular places on earth. It’s not a very lush area or full of large trees, but it has loads of open space and beautiful grasslands with mopane forest… This is what makes it so great. On these dry plains there are numerous animals and birds to watch as well as large herds of zebra and springbok that roam the plains. We all know that wherever we find plains and animals, we will find the big cats.
Dear Blessed, I sincerely hope when this reaches you that both you and your extended family are all in the best of health and you have now returned safely to Southern Africa from your holiday in Europe. I would like to thank you for a job well done and as an extension of these thanks … Read moreMore fantastic feedback – well done Blessed and Owen!
Pale chanting goshawks( Melirax canorus) are one of the most commonly seen raptors in Southern Africa. They are striking birds with orange beaks and legs with grey white and black bodies. I often see them on telephone wires or other perches, scanning the ground and the air for prey. They eat mostly small mammals and … Read morePale Chanting Goshawk
If you live in S.A. there is no excuse not to get out there and go!! For those of us with friends overseas, we know that taking a safari in Africa is, for some, a-once-in-a-lifetime experience. So for us, with Africa just outside our doorstep, we need to take every opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the things we have easy access to!
So here are 2 nuggets to get you thinking about your next trip out into the wild…..
Thinking about taking a safari? If you live in S.A. there is no excuse not to get out there and go!! For those of us with friends overseas, we know that taking a safari in Africa is, for some, a-once-in-a-lifetime experience – something people dream about for years before doing it. So for us, with Africa just outside our doorstep, we need to take every opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the things we have easy access to!
So here are a few nuggets to get you thinking about your next trip out into the wild…..
On our way through Etosha13 we made friends with the local boys playing soccer and we were happy to promise that we will send their regards to Michael Ballack when we are back in Germany…
At N’kwazi river lodge we had some time to relax and to just put our feet up. We visited the pre school (how many pictures can one take from the these beautiful kids) and we discussed gardening with the women of a local village.
My first Educational – I am such a lucky girl!
And so I joined our Southern Experience tour from 10.-24. November.
I arrived in the very hot Victoria Falls and enjoyed the view on the first waterhole on tour from the swimming pool at Lokuthula lodges…
Why not celebrate New Year’s Eve in Namibia this year? You know you want to…
We have a Pure Namibia Safari that departs on the 30th of December and promises to give you a New Year’s Eve that you will never forget! We have included a special New Year’s Eve dinner at the Sasa Safari Camp where you will be able celebrate the end of 2011 in style… and our guide might have a few New Year’s Eve tricks up his sleeve too!