Travel Tips – for flights!

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Conseils de Voyage

Travelling is so exciting… but, sometimes it can become quite stressful if you realise that you have forgotten something or even worse – forgot to book something!  A friend of Garth Jenman (managing director) – David Friel – wrote some great articles that we think you might enjoy, below are some tips from him;

Flight Tips & Advice……… Have a look below to find some great helpful hints for planning your flights and your holiday!

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First wild lions in the Karoo

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Lion Cub

We found this article on the internet and it is absolutely amazing, so we had to share it with you! Four lions and four cubs were released in the Karoo National Park (KNP) on Wednesday becoming the first wild, free-ranging lions in the Great Karoo, SANParks said.
This was after an absence of lions in the area for almost 170 years. Continue reading for more insight into this amazing story!

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Driving over the Sani Pass

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Sani Pass
Sani Pass

I had the privilege this year to drive over the Drakensberg, Afrique du Sud mountains via Sani Pass into Lesotho. Amazing! It is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking roads in our beautiful country. The Pass itself is about 20 km long and only after the first 12km do you reach the South African border post… This is where the fun begins! The next 8km of no-mans land needs a four wheel drive…. Where anything can happen and everything can be seen!

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Dinner overlooking the Fish River Canyon…

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Nothing is better then downloading all your emails and seeing one from a guide with the subject line ‘Our dinner at Fish River Canyon‘! Naturally it’s the first one we opened! Blessed, one of our treasured guides, was on our Northern Experience safari when they stopped off at the majestic Fish River Canyon (Namibie) to enjoy a sunset dinner …

 

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Adventures in Swaziland – The Rhino Encounter

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Rhino fight

Rhinos are extremely feared animals and for that reason they are on the Big 5 list! The Big 5 comprises of the 5 most dangerous and magnificent African animals to hunt… Therefore even though rhinos are poached, they are also feared and are extremely aggressive towards humans… which is what happens if you get too close… which, well sort of happened not too long ago!

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Going deeper

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Baby crocodile

Tiara Walters chats to a documentarian who took a dip on the wild side to get to understand the Nile crocodile

ENVIRONMENTAL documentarian Roger Horrocks has a beef with airbags. „The modern world has sanitised our lives,“ he yawps as we manoeuvre our way through De Waal Drive’s Saturday-afternoon traffic towards his Kenilworth home to watch the documentary on crocodiles he has co-produced.

 

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Okavango Magic

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Okavango
Okavango

Il est très tard. La Voie Lactée coupe une bande brillante à travers un ciel sombre embrasé d'étoiles. Les hippopotames sont en mouvement, bruyants, éclaboussant autour du camp. La chouette de pêche d'A Pel - l'un des oiseaux les plus recherchés au monde - hurle d'une branche basse, son cri ressemble à celui d'une âme tourmentée. Un lion rugit doucement au loin, plus près, une hyène hurle. Les grenouilles peintes en roseau fournissent un chœur de pépiements de cornemuse.

 

 

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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 Parc national Kruger, Afrique du Sud. 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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germany
Jenman Safaris

Only when my plane was about to touch down in Frankfurt did I finally realise that my time in l'Afrique du Sud 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 Le Cap, Afrique du Sud

 

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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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22 days Northern Experience Safari – Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Africa

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 et 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 Le 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 Le Botswana, Namibie et La Zambie 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 fleuve Zambèze.

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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 Le Cap, Afrique du Sud.  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 Le Cap, Afrique du Sud 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 Chutes Victoria, Zimbabwe …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 2 of 3!

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Indian Ocean Big Five Educational – Candice’s story part 2 of 3! 13Indian 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!!! 16Hi 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... 18From 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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