Africa

  • Facts about leopards

    A leopard may not be able to change its spots but its spots vary from region to region. The snowy leopard of Russia has thick golden fur and large spots while the African leopard varies in color from gray to deep gold with small spots. Continue Reading

    January 10, 2014 • Africa • Views: 25716

  • The Delaire Graff Estate: A Unique Blend of Luxury and Relaxation

    Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa isn’t just somewhere to lay your head. It’s a destination for those interested in a truly unforgettable getaway. Continue Reading

    November 22, 2013 • Africa • Views: 4062

  • Luxurious Serengeti Safaris Await at the Singita Sasakwa Lodge

    The Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserves of Northern Tanzania, overlooking the Serengeti plains. The lodge is on the site of the annual migration of one million wildebeest, known as one of the great natural spectacles on earth. Continue Reading

    September 27, 2013 • Africa • Views: 9121

  • World Elephant Day

    August the 12th is World Elephant Day, a day to appreciate elephants and focus on their conservation.

    The last 12 months haven’t been easy for wild elephants. The chief executive of Tusk Trust, Charlie Mayhew, told the BBC that in 2012 more than 35,000 elephants were killed in Africa for their tusks. In one major incident, poachers killed over 300 elephants in Bouba N’Djida national park in Cameroon. Continue Reading

    August 12, 2013 • Africa • Views: 4319

  • A Special Time in Dubai: Ramadan & Eid

    Ramadan is the Islamic holy month when all capable Muslims are expected to refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking from sunrise to sunset. It usually coincides with the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (August) when Muslims believe God revealed the Qur’an to Mohammed. Ramadan lasts between 29 and 30 days, depending on the position of the moon. This year it starts early on July 9th and ends on August 8th. Continue Reading

    August 9, 2013 • Africa, Middle East • Views: 12849

  • Soaking Up History In Soweto

    Linda and I flew back to Johannesburg from our great stay at the Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. In Johannesburg we were met at the airport by our driver and guide who took us on a tour of Soweto.

    Soweto is of course synonymous with Apartheid. It was here in June 1976, during a protest march called the “Soweto Uprising”, that approximately 200 people were killed, including a 13-year old boy, Hector Pieterson, who’s death became a symbol of the uprising. Continue Reading

    August 7, 2013 • Africa • Views: 34459