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Women Travel With a Purpose

By Sonia Marsh | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Women Travel with a Purpose” will help educate and feed the children at the African Child Foundation There is no doubt that women are driving the travel industry. According to Forbes: 80% of all travel decisions are made by women, and there has been a 230% increase in the number of women-only travel companies in past six…

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Why is Africa Booming?

By Sonia Marsh | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Africa is the place to go in 2018. It’s booming! and the lodges are filling up fast. We are already booking lodges for 2019! So why is African tourism booming? Africa is growing in popularity according to Travel Pulse. Part of this is due to several social media influencers who are striving to shine a light on Africa…

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A Memorable Gift They Will Never Forget

By Sonia Marsh | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

    It’s the time of year when we are frantically shopping and looking for something unique to give to that special someone. Some of the best presents can’t be wrapped up or stuffed in a stocking, so why not offer the long-lasting gift of a Safari experience. During the holidays, when we get together…

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We Adopted Sana Sana, an Orphaned Elephant

By Sonia Marsh | November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

On our first day in Nairobi, Kenya, we had the opportunity to visit the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which operates the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in East Africa. Jim Holden and I attended the 11 a.m., daily event where we got close to the orphaned elephants and watched them…

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What Clothes Do I Need on Safari?

By Sonia Marsh | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m packing for my Safari to Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, and this time, I’m getting organized; laying all the clothes on my bed, and using the convenient Eagle Creek Pack-It Cubes to pack my clothes. Rootens luggage store in Newport Beach, outfitted Jim Holden and me, and their friendly staff showed us how packing for…

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How To Pack For The Best Safari Experience

By Sonia Marsh | October 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

If you want to have the best African Safari experience, then packing the right clothes and using the appropriate-sized luggage is crucial to your overall experience. In this post, we’ll show you the most important luggage items to take with you, and in next week’s post, we’ll discuss clothing. Jim Holden, President of Holden Safaris, and…

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A Day in the Life of an Expert Safari Guide

By Sonia Marsh | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Day in the Life of an Expert Safari Guide In last week’s post, I wrote about the importance of having an expert guide on your African Safari.  Makhosi Ncube, from Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, was our expert guide, and I decided to follow-up and ask him some burning questions about what his daily…

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An Expert Safari Guide Guarantees a Superior Experience

By Sonia Marsh | October 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

On my recent site inspection trip to Zambia and Zimbabwe with Jim Holden, President of Holden Safaris, I had the pleasure of experiencing, first-hand, how an expert guide, makes all the difference in your safari experience. Jim Holden and I were on our way to inspect Somalisa Camp, a small luxury camp in Hwange National Park,…

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Off to Zambia and Zimbabwe For a Site Inspection

By Sonia Marsh | August 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

  We are off to Zambia and Zimbabwe on a site inspection trip which involves seeing as many lodges as possible in ten days. This is an intense, but exciting program of internal flights, boat transfers, game drives, and a final-day option of floating on a luxury cruise in Victoria Falls, known as the Ra-Ikane Cruise.  The…

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“Step Back Into Africa”- A Holden Safari Experience

By Sonia Marsh | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

  My wife, two friends and I just returned from a magical African safari that exceeded our expectations, and then some!  On this wildlife adventure, we visited Zimbabwe and Namibia in southern Africa.  The trip was arranged for us by Holden Safaris of Newport Beach, and was customized to our specific timing, our desires, and…

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