Uncovering Africa’s Unique & Ancient Art History

January 26, 2012By Sandy Salle

While much of the artwork produced in Africa today can be purchased and taken home as a commemoration of your travel, some of Africa’s art is much more fixed in its location. One prominent example is the rock art created by the San people, members of a tribe that lived in present-day South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, … Read More

Unique and Bizarre Accommodations of Africa: Part III

January 23, 2012By Sandy Salle

In the third installment of our Unique and Bizarre Accommodations on the African continent, we’ll take a look at two venues that have storied histories—literally. The first, Hatari Lodge, is the renovated home of a German actor who starred in the 1960 movie Hatari!, a film that was shot near the present-day resort. The second, … Read More

Favorite Movies about Africa

January 19, 2012By Sandy Salle

We recently conducted a poll of our social media followers to discover their favorite movies about Africa. We were delighted with the results—and even added a few titles to our own must-watch list! Here are a few to consider when you’re ready to get in the mood for your next trip to Africa. The Lion … Read More

Explore Africa’s Surfing Heritage

January 16, 2012By Sandy Salle

Most people associate Africa with safari vacations—not ones that involve hitting the waves. But South Africa’s coastal geography makes it nearly ideal for water sports, and the country has a rich history of surfing. Here’s a look at South Africa’s surfing legacy and where to catch a wave if you’re traveling there today. Early African … Read More

Exploring the Dynamics of the Duba Plains Pride

January 12, 2012By Sandy Salle

When I was at Duba Plains this past November, I was concerned that the residential lion pride seemed to be breaking apart. My guide, 007, had said that one of the females had broken away with her sub adult cubs and that they were always about 1 km apart from the rest of the pride. I was … Read More