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Zambia Safaris, two Kings, a Scout and a Knight!

By Jim Holden | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Zambia safaris, two Kings, a Scout and a Knight; how did King Msiri, King Leopold II, Frederick Russell Burnham, and Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, “King of Copper”, all play a part in the development of Zambia? While today, most Americans are unfamiliar with the geography of Africa, back in the early 1900s, Africa was the…

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Ever wonder how many States there are in Africa?

By Jim Holden | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

    Have you ever wondered how many States there are in Africa? Four more than the USA! The USA has 50 and Africa has 54. Of course in Africa, States are actually individual countries, with their own forms of Government, language and customs. As with the determination of State boundaries in the USA, so…

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Women travel with a Purpose Safari visiting the Masai

The Peoples of Africa

By Sonia Marsh | March 27, 2019 | 2 Comments

  Most folks going to Africa for a safari are mainly thinking about wildlife and Africa’s so called Big Five, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, and Leopard. But what about the people? It’s significant that the comment we see most often on our post safari surveys is, “we went to see the wildlife but came…

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Where the Expression a Tower of Giraffes comes from?

By Jim Holden | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ever Wondered Where the Expression a Tower of Giraffes comes from? Clients are often surprised by some of the collective nouns used to describe groups of animals on safari. For example, a Tower of Giraffes. That might be more obvious than other collective nouns with the giraffe’s long neck. How about a crash of rhino?…

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Jim Holden presents Packing for Safari at Rootens

What to Take and What to Leave?

By Sonia Marsh | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most important considerations when planning a safari is what to take and what to leave. By this I’m referring to how to pack for a safari. I recently gave a talk on this subject, to a group of interested travelers at our local Rootens Luggage shop, here in Orange County. I’m always…

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The Big 6 on Safari!

By Sonia Marsh | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered where the phrase, “Big 5” comes from? Most clients will ask, when requesting a safari, “are we going to see the Big 5?” The term is attributed to the hunters of old, who used the term to describe what they determined were the most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa. They…

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What is Safari?

By Sonia Marsh | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jim Holden explains ? “What is a Safari?” What are the different activities you can do while on Safari? Jim Holden explains this in a short video.  

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Why Use Holden Safaris?

By Sonia Marsh | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Take a look at Jim Holden’s “Why Use Holden Safaris?” video. Jim explains why he is Africa in the U.S.

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The Rhythms of Safari

By Jim Holden | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

As with most things in life, when one is in tune with one’s surroundings, or feeling the rhythm of something, whatever it is becomes much more meaningful. Take jazz for example; until one understands the tempo and rhythm of different types of jazz music, it often sounds like a discordant band tuning up before a…

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Who Sells Safaris and How do I Choose?

By Sonia Marsh | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fortunately, safaris are on most people’s bucket list for travel. Almost everyone feels the pull of Africa. Either from watching documentaries, such as National Geographic and David Attenborough, or just a fascination with a far off place filled with exotic animals, colorful people and spectacular landscapes. So when it comes to choosing and planning to…

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