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The Big 6 on Safari!

By Sonia Marsh | March 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

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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“Just When you Think you’ve Seen it All!

By Jim Holden | September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Africa is an ideal destination for anyone who thinks that they’ve seen it all. I recall an around the world private jet group, when I was based in Africa, managing a safari operation. The group had chartered Concord, the world’s first supersonic airliner (this was back in the 90s) for an around the world trip.…

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Love to Cook? Join Our “African Food Journey”

By Sonia Marsh | September 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

Love to cook? What about tasting foods from different parts of the world? We are offering a unique opportunity to explore the tastes and the rich perfumes of traditional foods from North, East South and West African cuisine at the exquisite Jamala Lodge in Madikwe, South Africa. Join us on an exclusive “African Food Journey” with…

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“When is the Best Time?”

By Jim Holden | September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

  So often, when someone is thinking of going on safari they’ll ask, “When is the best time to go?” With a chuckle I always answer, “The time that best suits you!” No-one likes that answer. They think I’m being frivolous and avoiding the question, when in fact I’m being dead serious. I then go on…

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“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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