Property Spotlight – Duba Expeditions Camp, Okavango Delta

November 5, 2016By Sandy Salle

Rich with wildlife, cultural heritage, and vibrant spirit, the Okavango Delta is arguably one of Africa’s most spectacular places to visit. Famous for its diverse terrain of sprawling floodplains, thriving grasslands, remote islands, savannah, and bushveld the Okavango Delta is, without a doubt, a prized area for game-viewing and birding. For those looking to visit … Read More

What’s it like to be licked by a cheetah?

August 20, 2015By Sandy Salle

Article by Amy Green, Hills of Africa Travel’s Client Services Director On a recent visit to the incredible Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe, I had the rare opportunity to come face to face with a rescued cheetah, Sylvester. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why exactly Sylvester needed rescuing and why he is at a wildlife sanctuary … Read More

Madagascar Wildlife in Photographs

September 29, 2014By Sandy Salle

Madagascar is celebrated for its beautiful and fascinating endemic species. If you’re looking for a truly unique insight into some of the most exotic animals in the world, then a trip to Madagascar is an absolute must. From vibrantly colored chameleons to bizarre looking insects, and adorable lemurs to riveting aquatic life, Madagascar falls nothing … Read More

The Big Five in Pictures

August 8, 2014By Sandy Salle

One of my favorite things to do when I need a little upliftment or inspiration is to take a mini trip down memory lane and look through my photos from past trips to Africa. I can relive my favorite moments, get up close to my favorite animals over and over again (even if it’s just … Read More

A Look at the Remarkable Wildlife in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

March 20, 2014By Sandy Salle

Located just a short, 50-minute flight from Johannesburg is one of South Africa‘s most wildlife-rich reserves, Sabi Sands. This private game reserve is home to a handful of exceptional properties, with some of our favorites being Lion Sands Game Reserve, Savanna Game Lodge, Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, Londolozi, and Dulini. Here, not … Read More

Birding in Botswana: A Kaleidoscope of Color

February 11, 2014By Sandy Salle

If you don’t come to Botswana as an avid birder, you will certainly leave as one! With over 570 different species of bird, Botswana offers travelers a unique perspective into the colorful world of birding. Two of the BEST places in Botswana to view birds include the Okavango Delta and the Chobe Game Reserve. Both … Read More

Top 10 Life-Changing Experiences You Can ONLY Have in Africa

August 1, 2013By Sandy Salle

We all move through this life in search of fulfillment. In fact, one could argue that every move we make is dedicated to producing self-fulfillment and joy—even when we’re helping others, we feel a true sense of happiness and achievement! So if we’re all looking to live our lives with the same commitment to achieving … Read More

Top 8 Accommodations for Viewing the Great Migration

July 30, 2013By Sandy Salle

In the exciting loop of the Great Migration there are a handful of exceptional properties within Kenya and Tanzania that bring visitors on an exclusive experience into the thick of the migration. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite camps and lodges for individuals interested in taking a Tanzania safari vacation or trip to Kenya … Read More

How to Kiss a Giraffe

June 6, 2013By Sandy Salle

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to present one of my favorite wildlife and Africa enthusiasts, and exceptional writer, Lori Robinson, as our guest blogger today! Lori is the author of Africa Inside, a blog focused around African wildlife (click here to check it out). See below for Lori’s insight on visiting Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor, … Read More