Hippo’s, Crocodiles and Much More: On Safari with Azura Selous

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After an incredible arrival to Azura Selous and a truly phenomenal nights sleep, it was time to explore the wonder and wilderness of the Selous. As with most game drives, our morning started before the sun had made an appearance. Mornings and evenings are the coolest parts of the day and as a result, it […]

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Forget Serengeti… Have You Heard About The Selous?

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When you think about going on an African safari, there are a handful of game reserves that would naturally spring to ones mind. Amongst many people the word ‘safari’ evokes thoughts of Kruger, Okavango Delta, Maasai Mara, Etosha and of course, the Serengeti. But really, how many would have heard of the Selous? Located in […]

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Sandbars, Picnics and Amazing Snorkelling with Azura Benguerra

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It took two days of weather related nonsense, but when I woke up on our last day at Azura Benguerra it finally seemed as though the weather gods had decided to ease the wind and put a stop to the rain, which would finally allow us to explore Benguerra in the way that it should […]

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Helicopters, Beach Villas + A Touch of a Storm: Arriving to Azura Benguerra

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Getting from Livingstone to Benguerra Island seemed complicated, but to my surprise and delight, it was a rather seamless experience. We had flown to Joburg several days earlier and holed ourselves up in an apart-hotel to smash out as much work as possible. From Joburg we would need to fly to Nelspruit Airport – which […]

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Stunning Sunsets + Honeymoon Chalets on Sindabezi Island

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After returning from a thrilling swim in the Devil’s Pool we arrived back to Tongabezi, but that was not where we would actually be spending the night. Tongabezi is the main lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, but they also have a sister lodge located on a tiny little island about 15 minutes downstream. […]

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The Devil’s Pool: What it’s Like to Hang Out on the Edge of a Waterfall

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If someone ever said to you ‘I want to go and swim at the top of an enormous waterfall’ you might be a little bit concerned – that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen! However, for a few months each year at one particular waterfall, it becomes a wondrous and splendorous opportunity that (probably) […]

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Sampans, Hippos and Victoria Falls at Marvellous Tongabezi

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I have wanted to visit Victoria Falls for a seriously long time. Years and years ago I had seen pictures of people swimming at the edge of a waterfall, and ever since, taking that same swim had earned a firm place on the list. So, when the opportunity arose to stay with a luxury lodge […]

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A Little More of THE MOST Amazing African Safari

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Our first day at Jaci’s had already set the bar so incredibly high – I remember wondering how on Earth could things possibly get better? But of course, in true Jaci’s style, things really did. We braved our early 5.30am wake up call with bleary eyes, but after blinking away the sleep and turning off […]

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