25% Honeymoon Discount for bride & groom when staying at Sand Rivers Selous, Serengeti Safari Camp and Chada Katavi Camp. This offer is valid from 01st November 2011 to 25th March 2012 (excluding 19th December to 07th January 2012) at Sand Rivers Camp and Chada Katavi. The offer is valid from 01st November 2011 to 31st May 2012 (excluding 19th December to 15th March 2012) at Serengeti Safari Camp.
Excellent special discount on an excellent Luxury Kruger Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand. Stay for 4 nights at the lovely Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge and only pay for 3.
For Honeymooners the bride gets 50% off the rack rate price.
Vamizi Island Special—Stay 6 nights and only pay for 4 valid for travel from 01st November 2011 to 15th December 2011. Vamizi is also offering a great Honeymoon Special throughout 2012 where the bride receives a 50% discount (excluding travel from 01st to 14th Jan 2012, 01st April 2012 to 14th May 2012, 15th July 2012 to 14th September 2012, 15th December to 31st December 2012, a 25% discount for the bride is applicable on these dates).
Azura Island Special—Stay 8 nights and pay 7, stay 10 nights and pay 8 – valid throughout 2012 except on the following dates (16th July 2012 to 31st August 2012). A stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 nights applies for travel from the 11th Jan 2012 to the 31st March 2012.
Azura also has an exceptional Honeymoon Offer for a stay of 5 or more nights—50% off for the bride (except for travel from the 16th July 2012 to the 31st August 2012 and from the 15th December 2012 to the 31st December 2012 when a 25% discount for the bride will apply).
Stu Parker (Director Africa Uncovered)—Tanzania Safari
I recently went on a 2 week Safari inspecting various camps that we promote to our clients throughout Tanzania. All I can say is that Tanzania just goes from strength to strength and is truly a remarkable safari destination.
What impresses me most about Tanzania is not only the exceptional Wildlife and vast wildlife areas but also the local people. Tanzania does have, like most African countries, a huge number of people living in poverty, yet they are the most grateful, friendly and interesting people that you will ever have the privilege of meeting. It was also fantastic to see and meet so many people from all over the world that were in Tanzania to help out and make a positive contribution to this amazing country.
One place that is well worth mentioning is the Rift Valley Children’s Village which was set up to help marginalized children, for more information on this worthwhile cause visit Tanzanian Childrens Fund
A Tanzania Safari is a unique safari experience and incomparable with any other safari destination in the world. A lot is said about all the vehicles that one sees in the Serengeti however, one can get away from all the tourists and enjoy the ultimate safari experience by selecting the accommodation carefully.
My Safari started in Tarangire National Park where I inspected the Nomad Tanzania Camp and Tarangire Treetops amongst others. Tarangire in Swahili means changing colours and this park does just that, it’s a beautiful wildlife area and renowned for big elephant herds that migrate to the area at the beginning of July.
I then drove to Lake Manyara and on to the Ngorongoro Crater accompanied by my Masai guide Paul Kishapoy (a fantastic safari guide and now good friend, Paul could spot Leopard and Lion in a second and then a minute later, I would find the animal with binoculars – and I have always thought that I had a great eye for spotting game) Ngorongoro Crater Lodge “Chandeliers in a mudhut” has to be one of the finest lodges in Africa with amazing views of the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Crater itself is simply mesmeric and has to be seen to do it justice. I managed to film a Buffalo Bull taking on 4 male lions and a female whilst in the crater, yes there were other vehicles around but when the game viewing is that good, it is well worth putting up with it for a day.
From Ngorongoro we drove through the highlands and Ngorongoro conservation area which borders the Southern Serengeti. It is here that the massive herds come to have their young from December to March. As this was June, the grasslands had been decimated and the vast open savannas sprinkled with just a few antelope was an amazing spectacle.
After a night in the Ngorongoro Conservation area it was North we headed, in to the Serengeti on the trail of the huge herds. After driving for most of the day witnessing vast open plains with sporadic sightings of Warthog, Zebra and Gazelle we arrived at one of the world’s finest natural events, the Great Wildebeest Migration. The landscape quickly changed from barren open savanna to grass filled plains teeming with more wildlife than one could hope to witness. The sheer volume of Wildebeest and Zebra was simply mesmeric and were spread out as far as they eye could see. My night at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand, right in the middle of all the activity was just unreal.
As we proceeded still further North to the central Serengeti the herds were huge yet splintered into several herds, some moving North others confused and heading South, as in the tall grass ahead lay immanent danger from stalking predators. The herds had obviously been in this area a while judging from the inflated stomachs of several lion prides.
Heading off to the Western Corridor we left behind the main herds that will still very South for this time of year and this was a direct result of all the rain in the region that had been continuous since November. Crossing the Grumeti River that was in full flow was a nerve racking experience especially when looking down stream at 5 massive crocs that looked pretty upset that the migration was late.
A night at Grumeti River Camp was excellent and loud due to the resident hippo and then it was off to the Northern Serengeti and Migration Camp. Migration Camp is situated in a wooded area and with good resident Lion populations, we managed to arrive just after a Lion Kill and the following day we witnessed a Cheetah mom hunting with her 4 semi adult cubs.
2 Nights in the Loliondo area due East of the Serengeti was also an excellent experience and a great area for doing a waking safari.
The next part of my Safari took place in the South of Tanzania in the wild wilderness area of the Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is very different from the Northern Tanzanian Game reserves and offers quite an exclusive safari experience with less animals and less tourists as well. The game lodges in the Selous are of a very high standard and Sand Rivers Selous has to be one of the best safari lodges in Tanzania, with excellent views of the Rufiji river and huge Hippo and crocodile populations. Walking Safaris in the Selous are a real highlight and so is boating on the rufiji river and the numerous lakes in the Selous.
Anyone that is keen on Safaris no matter how many you have done, you are not a Safari connoisseur until you have sampled the many wonders of wild yet breathtaking Tanzania.
Africa Uncovered will be exhibiting at the Times – Destinations – The United Kingdom’s largest holiday & travel show from the 31st January 2008 – 03rd February 2008. Stop by our stand number A6 and have a chat with our safari and travel experts Tanya or Stuart who will be assisting customers in booking the holiday of a lifetime to one of Africa’s finest destinations!
Africa Uncovered—Luxury Travel Fair—London June 2007.
Africa Uncovered recently exhibited at the British Airways & Conde Nast Luxury Travel Fair in London which proved to be highly successful and gave us the opportunity to really promote Southern & East Africa.
Judging by the number of people queuing up at our stand and the overall number of people that were requesting Africa as their next vacation destination sets up a bright picture for the future of tourism to Africa!
Date: 22th May 2007
Mozambique Islands Update
Following the devastation caused by Cyclone Flavio in late February 2007, the main luxury lodges on Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands have undertaken quite substantial renovations and improvements.
Marlin Lodge situated on Benguerra Island is only expected to open around the beginning of February 2008. Indigo Bay situated on Bazaruto Island is all newly renovated and with a new Spa facility opening in October 2007, Indigo Bay is all set to position itself as one of the leading luxury hotels in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Benguerra Lodge one of the most luxurious, rustic lodges in the region and a favourite amongst Africa Uncovered’s clients on their Honeymoon is also upgrading most of its luxury rooms. In October this year Benguerra Island will also witness the much anticipated completion and opening of Azura Mozambique which promises to be the most luxurious accommodation in the Bazaruto archipelago.
The Mozambique Islands look all set for a fantastic new era!