“Is it Dangerous?

By Jim Holden | August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

“The question I get asked most often by anyone thinking of going on safari is, “Is it dangerous?” Americans are mostly unfamiliar with Africa, as other than Liberia, America doesn’t have much of an historical colonial connection with Africa, unlike say the UK, which colonized large swathes of Africa. The stories out of Africa that…

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Poaching Perspective

By Sonia Marsh | August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Growing up on a farm in Africa in the sixties, poaching was a big part of farm life. Our farm was one of the closest farms to the major city of Lusaka, capital of Zambia. We raised Angoni cattle, hardy local cattle, with immunity to many common cattle diseases, they were coveted by the local…

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Some Like it Hot!

By Sonia Marsh | August 12, 2018 | 2 Comments

The exceptionally hot weather we’re experiencing at the moment here in the USA, reminds me of a particular month in Zambia, the country where I was born. October in Zambia is called suicide month. It’s usually the hottest month of the year. Growing up in Zambia we would dread October as few houses, if any at…

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We’d Love Your Feedback on the Following Themed Safaris

By Sonia Marsh | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

    Welcome to Our New Club “Women Travel With a Purpose”     WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK Which of the following 5 Safaris interest you the most? Village Visits, Schools, Community Interaction Wildlife Conservation, How to Alleviate Poverty Culinary Safaris, learning how to cook African dishes and visit to Spice markets Flower Safaris with…

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Follow Us On Our Safari to South Africa

By Sonia Marsh | May 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

We’re off on another “educational trip,” this time to South Africa, and I encourage you to follow us on our FaceBook page as we explore Cape Town, the Coastal Coves along the Garden Route, and exciting game viewing, as well as new lodges in Madikwe, which borders Botswana. You might be wondering if this is…

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I Bet You Didn’t Know This Fact About Elephants

By Sonia Marsh | April 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is it possible that the world’s largest land animal, with skin as tough as wrinkly leather, can actually be afraid of honey bees? Despite the two-inch thick skin of a pachyderm, elephants are vulnerable in the sensitive, soft fleshy areas of their eyes, mouth, and trunk. Just the sight and sound of a swarming beehive, drives…

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Let’s Travel to Kenya and Learn About The Maasai Women

By Sonia Marsh | April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Kenya with Holden Safaris, I was fortunate to visit a Maasai manyatta (village) with our driver guide, James, a Maasai chief, who took us to his own village. Here we experienced an authentic Maasai village without the commercial aspects. As we stepped out of our jeep, James, our Maasai guide,…

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Writing Contest: Win $1,000 off Your Safari

By Sonia Marsh | February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing Contest: Why Do You Want to Go on Safari? We are starting a monthly writing contest and invite you to submit your story to Holden Safaris. Each month, our staff will pick their favorite, unique story, and the winner will be offered a $1,000 discount on any custom Safari for two people, or more,…

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Women Travel With a Purpose

By Sonia Marsh | January 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

“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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