The Timon to your Pumbaa – Symbiotic Relationships in Nature

Timon to your Pumbaa | Symbiotic Relationships in Nature

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 … Lire la suiteThe Timon to your Pumbaa – Symbiotic Relationships in Nature

When African Animals Attack

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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! … Lire la suiteWhen African Animals Attack

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, … Lire la suiteOne-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 … Lire la suiteIs 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 … Lire la suiteThe 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 … Lire la suiteWhat’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

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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 … Lire la suiteSafari 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 … Lire la suite“Slobbery, Mangy Stupid Poachers!” Do Hyenas Really Deserve Their Bad Rap?

A List of Alternative South African Highlights

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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, … Lire la suiteA 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 … Lire la suiteHow 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 … Lire la suiteTips 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 … Lire la suiteTop 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 … Lire la suiteHow Guided Group tours hit that safari sweet spot

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 … Lire la suiteHow Our Consultants Go The Extra Mile On Self-Drive Safaris

Jenman Select & The Rise of Zimbabwe – Answering to and creating safari trends

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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 … Lire la suiteJenman Select & The Rise of Zimbabwe – Answering to and creating safari trends

New Guided Group Tour: Rediscover Zimbabwe

Rediscover Zimbabwe

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 … Lire la suiteNew Guided Group Tour: Rediscover Zimbabwe

Introducing Our Splendid New Product Range – Jenman Select

Jenman Select

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 … Lire la suiteIntroducing Our Splendid New Product Range – Jenman Select

5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

Lion King

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 … Lire la suite5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

Find Out What Happened At The Jenman African Safaris Annual Guide Training Workshop

Training

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 … Lire la suiteFind Out What Happened At The Jenman African Safaris Annual Guide Training Workshop

Discover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

Migration

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.  … Lire la suiteDiscover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

Agents Discover the Magnificence and Otherworldliness of the Makgadikgadi Pans

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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 … Lire la suiteAgents Discover the Magnificence and Otherworldliness of the Makgadikgadi Pans

Meet Dexter, One of Jenman African Safaris’ Trusted Guides

Dexter

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 … Lire la suiteMeet Dexter, One of Jenman African Safaris’ Trusted Guides

Our Best Guided Group Tours

Our Best Guided Group Tour

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 … Lire la suiteOur Best Guided Group Tours

Grow Africa Spreads Joy with the Santa Shoebox Project

Santa Shoebox

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 … Lire la suiteGrow Africa Spreads Joy with the Santa Shoebox Project

Meet Ntando, One of Our Amazing Jenman Guides

Meet Ntando

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, … Lire la suiteMeet Ntando, One of Our Amazing Jenman Guides

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