Okavango Magic

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IT’S very late. The Milky Way cuts a brilliant swathe through a dark sky ablaze with stars. Hippos are on the move chortling, swishing, splashing round the camp. A Pel’s fishing owl – one of the world’s most sought-after birds – screeches from a low branch, its call like that of a soul in torment. A lion roars softly in the distance, as closer, a hyena whoops. Painted reed frogs supply a backing chorus of piping chirps.

 

 

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Mating Lions in the Kruger National Park

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Lions in the Kruger National Park

We spotted these two lions on the road in Krüger Nationalpark. They were in the process of mating. With lions this can be quite the operation… Female lions need to mate every 15 or 20 minutes to ovulate, this is called induced ovulation. They do this for 3 – 4 days. It is necessary to ensure fertilisation.

As female lions are not picky when it comes to males, this delayed mating process will often give the dominant male the chance to reach the female. He will depose any inferior males and take over…

 

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Tobias from Germany – explored Cape Town and Jenman African Safaris… the LAST blog!

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Only when my plane was about to touch down in Frankfurt did I finally realise that my time in Südafrika was over…  Since then it has been two weeks… I’ve almost settled down in Germany again (even if I still walk on the “wrong”, left side of the pavement). The first few days were quite exciting – it was great to see my family and my friends and I continued doing what I did on my last days in Kapstadt

 

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Open letter to our Foreign Media friends

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by Peter Davies 09/06/2010 09:09

Dear World Cup visitors,

Now that you are safely in our country you are no doubt happily realising you are not in a war zone. This may be in stark contrast to what you have been bracing yourself for should you have listened to Uli Hoeness or are an avid reader of English tabloids, which as we all know are only good for wrapping fish ‘n chips and advancing the careers of large-chested teens on page three.

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Winner is travelling with Jenman Safaris to Africa

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To plan a journey could be to win another journey for the entire family! Unbeknown to Sabine Kaufmann this is exactly what would happen to her. Sabine and her folks were busy making their way over 350km from Neustrelitz in Northern Germany to visit some friends. Next stop for Sabine, her family and her friends … weiterlesenWinner is travelling with Jenman Safaris to Africa

22 days Northern Experience Safari – Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Written by: Corinna Muller-Lorenz (Conny)v. 19.1. – 9.02.2010

When I close my eyes, I know immediately what it looks like, smells like and how it tastes – my very own Africa. Due to the enormous versatility of this tour, it was the perfect trip to Africa to experience the first time and find out what landscapes, climates, people and animals like one at best.

Fascinating were all the facets of the country along our route, I have not been concluded once the eyes during car trips, for fear of missing a wonderful change of scenery, human biodiversity and Animal varieties.

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The Flying Trunk

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The Flying TruckDear reader. I hope that you are acquainted with the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Perhaps even with “The Flying Trunk”. His tale is about a young man who comes into possession of an old trunk, which turns out to have the capability of flying. So he enters the trunk and flies out into the world. Here he almost obtains the princess and half the kingdom, but alas, the trunk burns, and he is bound to suffer the conditions of an ordinary life. Poor bastard…

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The Cape Outdoor Adventure and Travel Experience

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Patti at Outdoor showThe Cape Outdoor Adventure and Travel Experience opened its doors for the 13th year. Held at the Bien Donne Agricultural Farm between Franschhoek und Paarl from Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October, this year’s Cape Outdoor Show delighted visitors with desirable holiday destinations, tantalizing taste sensations and fantastic outdoor items. The exhibition catered for the whole family, including our furry extended family – yes, ‘social’ dogs on leads were catered for as well.

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Jenman Safaris shares Client Feedback

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Jenman African SafarisWe have included some unedited guest comments from our travelers below – you can read what they have to say about there safari adventure with Jenman Safaris… We also have an entire page dedicated it guest feedback on our Jenman Safaris website. Have a look at some comments below and if you have any stories you wish to share then feel free to comment or even enter our blog competition where you can win a USD 1000 travel voucher!

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Some funny stories from Safari…

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We thought that this week we would share some funny anecdotes from some recent safaris. Below are two funny stories from Andree (Jenman Safaris tour guide), on his first guided tour around Botswana with a group of German clients. We hope these stories will make you laugh and brighten your day. Enjoy!

Smoke without fire?

An exciting and fascinating 14-day tour through Botswana, Namibia und Sambia comes to an end in Livingstone. The bush-conquerors from Germany are meeting for a final breakfast on the patio of the Waterfront Lodge. Together, they are enjoying their last meal of their safari overlooking the mighty Zambezi River.

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Our Northern Experience Safari with Jenman Safaris

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Northern Experience SafariBy: Jim & Phyllis Conran, Orinda, California, USA

Have a look at this Jenman Safaris review – this review comes from a couple who recently traveled on our Northern Experience safari (Cape Town to Victoria Falls safari). In this blog we have included all the comments as well Garth Jenman’s (managing director of Jenman Safaris) responses:

On the recommendation of a neighbor, we booked a 3 week safari with Jenman.  We also booked an extra week to visit Johannesburg and Kapstadt.  This was in July which is the dry season in the region.  This means fewer bugs and mosquitoes and the animals congregate around the water holes making them easier to see.

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Big Five becomes the Big Seven

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Big SevenSource:  www.news24.com
2009 – 06 – 23

Johannesburg – South Africa’s so-called Big Five will soon become the Big Seven, when the whale and the shark are officially added to this tourist attraction, SABC news reported on Tuesday. Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said the department had decided to add the two ocean predators to the current Big Five, which are the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo, reported the public broadcaster.

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6 Day Botswana Classic Safari with Bettina (Part 2)!

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Botswana Classic Safari day 2Following on from the previous blog:

Before I arrived at Planet Baobab I was wondering: “Why the name?” And after just a short while I realized that there really were so many huge Baobab trees in the area and that it really is the “Baobab Capital of the World”! With the average age of the trees amongst us being 4000 years, the walk into the Baobab capitol and the use of the medicinal plants, explained to us by our local guide, proved to be very educational. But not before enjoying the coolest and most welcoming pool in the Kalahari! A sunset drink to end of the walk was a “must” and as you can see, the sunset was awesome!

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6 Day Botswana Classic Safari with Bettina! (Part 1)

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Botswana Classic SafariI was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to travel on our Botswana Classic Scheduled Safari from the 12th to the 17th of March 2009 – and just as thrilled to be able to “drag” my partner, Antonie along. Herewith my blog on the trip:

We flew from Kapstadt via Johannesburg on an early flight on the 10th and then connected with BA to Livingstone. I am afraid Livingstone airport is not much to write about so I won’t mention much. I was happy to be a South African because the queue for the foreigners was awfully long with only one Customs official to attend to them. $50 got you a Visa – pretty steep! We were warmly greeted by Jan who looks after the Jenman Safaris Livingstone office – and he kindly drove us around to all the hotels in the area so that I could “inspect” them.

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Zimbabwe Travels, Adventures and FUN!

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Zimbabwe TravelsSo, we crossed the border and stayed at Shoestrings hostel in Victoriafälle, Simbabwe …nice place though pretty empty (we’re in the rainy season remember so not a top tourist time). First things first: Money changing!.There are 2 options: No.1 the official way ~ change 1 US dollar for 30,000 Zim dollars. Or no.2 black-market ~ change 1 US dollar for 2,000,000 (yes, MILLION) Zim dollars! …we opted for no.2 😉 So with money changed, its time for some sightseeing: The view of the Falls from the Zim side is fabulous! You get a ‘frontal’ view of the Falls and can walk along the length of them (though from the other side of the gorge).Incredible sight right the way along. And we got to see a rainbow from Danger Point too…which was nice. Downside is you get absolutely sodden! Again though: a sight not to be missed if you ever get here (the choice is yours as to whether you want to see the falls in full flow or fairly quiet).

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Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 3 of 3 – the end!

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Following on…. Day 7 saw us heading for Maputo, Mozambique. This was to be a long and tedious day. This also happened to be Christmas Eve…After crossing the border we drove on a sand tack for about 3 hours. Any person that does not know how to drive with a 4×4 on the sand would … weiterlesenIndian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 3 of 3 – the end!

Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 2 of 3!

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Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 2 of 3! 12Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 2 of 3! – Jenman Africa Upon arriving in St Lucia we went straight to our hotel where everyone had a swim in the pool and enjoyed a light lunch of toasted sandwiches. The weather was gorgeous and we had the day to ourselves to do numerous things. Some of the clients opted for an afternoon boat cruise on the lake of St Lucia and others chose to wander around the town and do a bit of shopping.

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Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 1 of 3

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Indian Ocean Big Five Educational“Encompassing game viewing and sun, sea and sand – this tour takes us through the historic KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, the amazing beaches of Mozambique , Big Five game viewing at Umfolozi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the Kruger National park – the flagship of the South African National Parks….”

With an introduction such as this, who would not be ecstatic to be told that they could join this tour as an educational?!

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Jenman African Safaris Feedback on a Botswana Safari!!!

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Jenman African Safaris Feedback on a Botswana Safari!!! 15Hi Amina,

We had a wonderful holiday.  The safari was a fantastic adventure and the fact that most of the group were camping made it even more of a shared experience with everyone working together to set up camp and gathering round the camp fire in the evening.  The game drives we went on were an amazing experience and I will never forget the excitement I felt getting so close to the animals on the Chobe river cruise and the Moremi game drive in particular.

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Exploring Africa with Steve and Keith…

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Exploring Africa with Steve and Keith... 17From Victoria Falls to Cape Town on Safari! Many times clients travel with us on an African Safari and make their own personal blog/website containing images and memories… Keith and Steve went on our Northern Experience Safari which took them from Victoria Falls all the way to Cape Town on a 20 day adventure. Our Northern Experience Safari is now a 22 day safari and includes a few different highlights. They went on our safari in 2004 and still speak very highly of it… even to the point that he would use Jenman on his next Africa Safari!

Please read on to read his overview of his African Safari. Or click on his ‘blog’ to see all of their fantastic safari pictures!

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Firing away on the Caprivi on Educational, Botswana and Zambia

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 CapriviWe (Elana from the Sales Department and Wiebke from the Product Department) were very privileged to recently embark on an educational journey highlighting the Caprivizipfel in Namibia, the Western Okavango Delta in Botswana, as well as Livingstone in Sambia.  Together with our trusted tour guide, Thomas Dhilwayo, this proved to be an awesome and eventful experience…

Bright and early on Friday morning (21 Nov) we met up at Kapstadt Airport (well, one of us was a little late due to oversleeping) for our flight to Johannesburg.  We then boarded the aircraft to Livingstone, where we arrived just after lunchtime.  Thomas and our trusted vehicle, Endesha (and we will get back to this later), met us at the airport and off we went for our first three site inspection of this trip.

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Jenman African Safaris continues with reviews… Read this review on our accommodation, highlights and meals!

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Jenman African Safaris continues with reviews... Read this review on our accommodation, highlights and meals! 21The second part of the review is here! This is by the same client (Marden Phelps) as our prior blog and was also featured on African Safari Journals! This part contains all the reviews about the accommodation, the meals and their disappointments AND highlights of the tour with Jenman Safaris. Read the unedited review below…

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Pioneer Camp near Lusaka, Sambia. Nice chalet with well kept grounds. A variety of fruit trees and flowers…..

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Jenman African Safaris gets reviewed by a Client… on African Safari Journals!

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Jenman African Safaris gets reviewed by a Client... on African Safari Journals! 23During the evening boat ride at Chobe we saw over two hundred elephants at one time. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. They would come down the hill and into the river in herds of twenty to fifty and just frolic and play.

There was one young calf that kept plopping down in the mud and getting stuck. The older elephants would help him out and he would run right back in and get stuck again. We watched the sun go down and took some amazing photos of elephants against the setting sun.

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Skinnymarinky dinky doo – Memories of the Great-Trans African Safari with Laurina and her safari group! PART 2…

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Finally… here is part 2 of the Great Trans African Safari (that Laurina took a group of safari travellers around on)… we are sure that you have been eagerly awaiting to read the second part of this holiday adventure and here it is! This takes you from day 12 until the very end… Most of … weiterlesenSkinnymarinky dinky doo – Memories of the Great-Trans African Safari with Laurina and her safari group! PART 2…

Skinnymarinky dinky doo – Memories of the Great-Trans African Safari with Laurina and her safari group! PART 1…

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Skinnymarinky dinky doo - Memories of the Great-Trans African Safari with Laurina and her safari group! PART 1… 38Almost 1 year ago to the day, Laurina (one of our sales consultants/tour guide) took a fabulous group of travellers on safari – on the Great-Trans African Safari … which took them all around Namibia, Botswana and Zambia on a 22 day adventure. Down the line, this group decided to email Laurina day-by-day accounts of their safari – exactly one year ago to the day it turned out to be! You may be asking why the title has ‘Skinnymarinky dinky doo’ in it…. Well you will read about some of it in this blog – but read Part 2 to find out why this song is so special to Laurina!

Read their email snippets of their holiay safari with Laurina!

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We were published in the October Issue in the Getaway Magazine!!!!

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We were published in the October Issue in the Getaway Magazine!!!! 40

Two Clients of ours went on our Botswana Breakaway Safari which they enjoyed to the fullest – you may have read their blog last month about their holiday. However, on their return through OR Tambo International Airport they had an unpleasant situation. Read about what they wrote to the Getaway Magazine which was published in the October issue.

My wife Irene and I arrived home after a splendid safari holiday in Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. The tour operator was Jenmans, a company I cannot praise highly enough. They took care of us and, even after our tour, continued to treat us as clients. The safari was great, but the four extra nights in Zambia and Johannesburg were another experience.

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Our Clients love our Safari Vehicles…

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Safari VehiclesWe couldn’t resist showing you this picture of one of our clients hugging our safari vehicle! Why is he hugging it you may ask…? Well, it’s because all our vehicles are brilliantly designed and maintained with our own exceptionally high standards – meaning that you are guaranteed to have a ‘true’ safari experience in one of our 4×4 land cruisers! And judging from this picture our client was having the time of his life!

We have many clients sign up on a African Safari tour and ‘pray’ that the tour that they signed up for uses one of our 4×4’s… Clearly there is more to our vehicles then meets the eye. We have a variety of Vehicles that we use – but, our 4×4 Land Cruisers are the ones on demand!

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Botswana Safari with the Bushmen and Arno…

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Botswana Safari Just a note before the excitement wears down.  We had an incredible adventure on the trip through Südliches Afrika. We covered a lot of kilometres but we experienced so much variety. Just when we had a very long hot day in the vehicle, the lodge at the end of the day was delightful.

The lodge staff was always very accommodating. The trip crisscrossing the countries gave us a lot of insight to how people live, what the countryside looks like, wild animals on the side of the road as we see cattle at home. The vehicle was comfortable.

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