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Table Mountain Cableway will Close Temporarily

Table Mountain Cableway in the Western Cape will close temporarily for annual maintenance. It will also implement a rates increase and provide designated parking areas for tour operators. The Cableway will close from July 23 until August 5, and rates will increase on October 1 for the 2018/2019 period, and will be valid until September 30, 2019.

Cape Town’s Longest & Highest Zip-line in Africa

Cape Town boosts itself with a new tourist attraction known as the zip-line situated in Hout Bay. It is known as the longest zip-line in Africa and Cape Town owns such pride.

Products Worth Trying in East Africa

For those wanting an adventure but with limited time, don’t miss out on this fantastic

New and Recently Visited Properties in Kenya

Jennie recently visited new properties in Kenya, to rate them and to recommend to clients. Have a look:

Things to do at Oribi Gorge in KZN

Oribi Gorge has adventures suited for all ages and levels of ability. Bridge Walking across the suspension bridge at Oribi Gorge is a journey into spectacular scenery.

Concoction of cultures, cuisines and beautiful landscapes

Cape Town is sparkling beneath the iconic Table Mountain over looking Robben Island. From a lively arts & culture and a thriving restaurant scene, to amazing adventure sport opportunities and a blistering music scene

Cape Town Ocean Adventures

Cape Town has the best beaches in the world and Mother City is surrounded by Indian and Atlantic ocean with lots of ocean activities one can partake on. Have a look and see what adventure you’d like to try out.

Gin Distillery Tours in Cape Town and Surrounding

Cape Town is known for its craft beers but the latest trend is crafted gin. The locally crafted gins carry the taste of Cape Town as they are infused with local fynbos. Take a look at the top gin distilleries you can try out while in Cape Town

Honeyguide Ranger Camp Tour Experience

Our young team of rangers have been very fortunate lately. From seeing lion kills to having an enjoyable day birding, to awesome walks around camp. Our pride of lions is one of the fantastic sightings, having grown so much in a year.

Rovos Rail Tour Guide Experience

Swedish/Norwegian tour leader, Jimmy Wallenholt here. I have had the privilege of doing lots of Rovos Rail tours over the previous years. And of course, a tour on the Rovos Rail is a tour of a lifetime with so many highlights.

Tourism Update – February 2018

We’ve had an interesting start to the year, but it’s continued all the way into February 2018. We’ve noted a few positive area’s in the tourism industry that deserves the spotlight.

Romantic Things to Do On Valentines

February is a special month dedicated for love. With Valentines approaching, we have a list of romantic few things to do on this month of love.

Unique Experiences in Southern Africa

4Roomed eKasi Culture is a lifestyle concept based on the four roomed homes found in the oldest townships of South Africa in Khayelitsha Cape Town.

Southern Africa News and Updates November 2017

Experience an incredible opportunity to a country with a rich nature that characterizes the entire journey. From the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga Province with a spectacular viewing point of God’s Window, run on safari in Kruger National Park for the famous Big Five wildlife

East Africa News and Updates November 2017

Tanzania Trails MIGRATION SPECIAL: An incredible opportunity to experience the calving of the wildebeest migration on one of our set departures. For the departure on the 3rd February

Diving off Pemba

There are many great places to dive along the East African Coast, but for us one of our favourites is off Pemba Island, north of Zanzibar.

Mount Kenya Climbs

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. Although long overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, trekkers are starting to take notice of this beautiful glacial peak.

White Water Rafting

we have all heard of the grade 5 rapids of the Zambezi and the Nile and yes they are truly amazing and adrenaline fueled experiences. Here in Kenya we also have

Tracking in Laikipia Wild Dog

Another truly unique experience to be found in Laikipia Wilderness Camp. They are lucky to have the fastest growing population of wild dogs in Africa here in Laikipia.

Fly Fishing on Mount Kenya

There are many great fishing experiences in East Africa, from the giant Nile Perch in Lake Victoria, to the powerful bill fish in the Indian Ocean to Tiger fish in the Rufiji River

Kenya: Rhino Tracking

This is a unique opportunity to join the game rangers and your guide on a walking safari to track the endangered black rhino in the area.

Kenya: Horse Riding

We have decided to feature an individual property purely because we feel it is such a unique product and it is one of the best kept secrets in East Africa. The Manta Resort is located on Pemba island north of Zanzibar.

Kenya: Walking Safari

Laikipia, Kenya has a variety of walking safari. There are various choices of treks that last from 2 to 8 days which will take you across the Laikipia Plateau teeming with game

Namibia New Products for June 2017

Ride The Namibian Desert On A Sand board!

Namibia might not have much snow, but for ski enthusiasts it has the next best thing: sand. And lots of it. Some of the dunes are over 300m, making them the highest in the world

Sossusvlei: A Photographer’s Paradise

Situated in the southern Namib Desert and part of the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei means something like ‘dead end marsh’. But don’t let that put you off.

Kolmanskop: A Namibian Ghost Town

This ghost town, just inland from Lüderitz in the Namib Desert, was briefly a very rich mining town. It was named after the transport driver Johnny Coleman, who was forced to abandon his wagon here during a sandstorm.

Namibia’s Giant’s Playground

Not far from the Quiver tree Forest is the Giant’s Playground. Here, mighty dolerite and basalt rock formations balance precariously one on top of another to form what looks like a giant geometrical puzzle.

Namibia’s Cape Cross Seal Colony

The Skeleton Coast is famous for being arid and lacking in life, but this could hardly be said of the Cape Cross Sea Reserve. Here, you will find up to 200,000 Cape fur

Africa’s Answer to The Grand Canyon – The Fish River Canyon

There seems to be an endless debate about whether the Fish River Canyon is the second largest in the world or not. But forget all that, this place is BIG, that’s all you need to know.

Etosha: Namibia’s Top Safari Destination

Etosha, meaning ’Great White Place’, is a vast area covering some 130km (80 miles) in length and dominated by a huge salt pan that was, back in the mists of time, a giant lake.

Namibia’s Wild and Dramatic Skeleton Coast

Named after the numerous bones that littered its shore during the age of whaling, the Skeleton Coast might have called as such after the carcasses of grounded ships – and often those that sailed within them – that punctuate the shoreline.

Beaches of South Africa: From Sea to Shining Sea

South Africa has a lot of coast and along it is some of the best beaches in the whole of Africa. From the pristine sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal to the dramatic and empty shores of the Eastern Cape, the beaches are mostly wild, empty and free

Pretoria: South Africa’s Stately Capital

Stately, affluent, pretty – these are the words guidebooks use to describe Pretoria. Situated in the northern part of the Gauteng Province the city of about a million

South Africa’s Stunning Garden Route

Garden Route entails 200km of the Western Cape coastline characterized by old growth forests, indigenous ‘fynbos’ vegetation and miles and miles of unspoiled beaches.

Entabeni: Where Golf and Wildlife Mix

Entabeni Game Reserve is located in the Waterberg Biosphere. The biosphere was the first region in Limpopo, South Africa to be named as such by UNESCO.

Table Mountain: Cape Town’s Iconic Backdrop

The iconic Table Mountain is easily the most recognisable natural feature of Cape Town and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With its flat top covered in rolling clouds

Manta Resort and The Underwater Room

We have decided to feature an individual property purely because we feel it is such a unique product and it is one of the best kept secrets in East Africa. The Manta Resort is located on Pemba island north of Zanzibar.

Sun City: Where South Africa Goes to Play

Sun City is a thriving, man-made resort at the foot of the Pilanesberg Mountains, located north west of Johannesburg in the North West Province. This resort is in the centre of a volcanic valley.

Cape Town: Mother City

Cape Town needs no introduction. Famous the world over as the city at the end of the African continent it is bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It is affectionately called the Mother City by South Africans.

Taste and Beauty: South Africa’s Winelands

We can thank homesick seventeenth century French settlers for having the idea of planting grape vines in the region that is known today as the Cape Winelands. Stretching inland and northwards from Cape Town these

Jo’burg: South Africa’s Pulsing Heart

Johannesburg, Jo’burg, Egoli or simply Jozi – whatever you call it, nobody can deny that it is the pulsing heart of South Africa. The place has come a long way since 1886, when an Australian miner

South Africa: Holidays, Safaris and Culture

South Africa offers a diverse mix of culture, scenic beauty and wildlife. From Big 5 safaris to lazy days on unspoiled beaches, from exhilarating nightlife and adventure activities to empty wilderness and incredible landscapes

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

This unique park allows visitors to enter in one country are allowed to leave out another. There is also a border post to Namibia. By removing the fences between the 2 parks, the animals re-established ancient migration routes

Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve

This 12000-sq. km’s is part of the Kalahari Basin and is one of the largest saltpans in the world. It’s thought that this saltpan used to be a huge prehistoric lake.

Moremi Game Reserve

Voted the best game reserve in Africa, Moremi Game reserve was established by local residents. The Botswana people of Ngamiland took the bold initiative

Chobe Safari Experience

Chobe National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Botswana. The Chobe River flows like a deep blue ribbon through the dusty town

See Chobe and Much More with A Botswana Safari

Around the same size as France and with the world’s largest inland delta – the Okavango – there is plenty to see and do in Botswana.

Okavango Delta

When people go on safari in Botswana they expect to find untamed nature and unspoiled landscapes. They are not disappointed.

Untamed Botswana

When people go on safari in Botswana they expect to find untamed nature and unspoiled landscapes. They are not disappointed.

Experience Serengeti & Tanzania’s other Top Game Reserves

Tanzania sets the bar high when it comes to African safaris with the Serengeti being possibly the most famous game reserve in the world.

See the Chimps at Gombe Stream

At only 20 square kilometers (12.5 square miles) Gombe Stream is a gem of a park and Tanzania’s smallest. But visitors to Gombe don’t come expecting vast expanses, they come here to see man’s

The Serengeti’s Quieter Cousin

Arusha National Park in the north of the country is the Serengeti’s quieter cousin. Elephants are seldom seen and lions are absent,

A Rift Valley Gem

Named after the river of the same name that winds its way through it, Tarangire extends over some 2,600 square kilometers (1,615 square miles) in the Rift Valley

A Favourite Haunt of Ernest Hemingway

Lake Manyara National Park is small compared to Tanzania’s other parks. At only 330 square km it fits neatly into the Great Rift Valley it is the real Cinderella of Tanzania parks. It is often overlooked and

One of The World’s Wildlife Wonders

No visit to Tanzania would be complete without an excursion to the famed Serengeti National Park. It is from here that massive concentrations of wildebeest

Safaris in The Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro crater and conservation area ranks right up there among Africa’s most popular wildlife destinations. Almost everyone wants to come here and see this amazing natural phenomenon

Zanzibar Nights and Pemba Dreams

Think of an exotic island and you’ll probably be thinking of Zanzibar. This ancient island was once ruled by sultans and slave traders and served as a stepping stone into the African

Amazing Tanzania

Tanzania is a land of extremes. Home to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and its deepest and largest lakes, the country has the world’s largest game reserve and one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world – the annual Great Migration.

The Big Five Animals to See on Safari

Most people who go on a safari want to see the Big 5 – but which animals make up the Big 5?

The Great Migration: The Turning of The Wheel of Life

The seemingly endless plains of east Africa are the setting for one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles which sees around a million and a half animals

Travel to Kenya for Safari, Sun and Sandy Beaches

Famed as the birthplace of the safari (the word means ‘journey’ in Swahili), and the setting for the Danish writer Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’

The Great Migration

Seeing the Great Migration is one of the things on most people’s bucket list. We’ve all seen it on television but nothing can…

People & Culture of Kenya: A Land of Cultural Richness

Kenya is overwhelmingly a tribal society, with most people talking in terms of their own tribe as opposed to the nation

Bird Watching: A Paradise for Bird Spotters

East Africa has some of the best bird watching opportunities in the world and there are an estimated 1,070 species in Kenya alone, making it possible

Kenya: Home of The Masai Mara and the Birthplace of The Safari

Kenya, with its game-filled plains, rugged mountain ranges and the great East African Rift Valley lakes is one of the most exciting safari destinations you’ll ever experience.

Lake Naivasha: A Beautiful Setting for Some White Mischief

Lake Naivasha is one of the Rift Valley’s few fresh water lakes and is very popular with Nairobi residents as it is only around an hour and a half’s drive from the city

Meru: Kenya’s Setting For ‘Born Free’

370 kilometres northeast of Nairobi and to the west of Mt Kenya is the little visited Meru National Park. The park offers some of Kenya’s wildest country

Nairobi: Kenya’s Modern Capital

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and the starting point for many safaris. It is more than likely that you will spend a night or two in this bustling hub

Samburu: Kenya’s Northern Delight

North of Mt Kenya is the remote Samburu National Park. It is often regarded by travelers and guides in Kenya as the best of Kenya’s national parks.

Trekking and Hiking Adventures On Mount Kenya

At almost 5,200m Mount Kenya is the highest point in the country and offers some spectacular trekking routes.

Amboseli: Kenyan For Diversity

Amboseli National Park is located immediately northwest of Mount Kilimanjaro and 240 km southeast of Nairobi, right on the Tanzanian border.

Kenya’s Safari Gem – The Masai Mara

No trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to the Masai Mara. This iconic game reserve is Kenya’s biggest draw card, instantly recognisable from films and nature documentaries.

The Perfect Place to Unwind (Kenya Beaches)

If miles and miles of white sandy beaches, coral reefs, fresh seafood and blue skies is your idea of a perfect holiday destination then you’re in luck when it comes to Kenya

Travel to Kenya for Safari, Sun and Sandy Beaches

Famed as the birthplace of the safari (the word means ‘journey’ in Swahili), and the setting for the Danish writer Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’ – travel in Kenya evokes feelings of exploration and adventure

Namibia Guaranteed Departures

Albatros Travel has created some amazing itineraries from highlights to in-depth discovery of Namibia. We have a range of Guaranteed Departure tours…

The Great Migration

Seeing the Great Migration is one of the things on most people’s bucket list. We’ve all seen it on television but nothing can…

South African Beaches

South Africa has a lot of coast and along it are some of the best beaches in the whole of Africa. From the pristine sub-tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal to the dramatic…

Understanding Kenya Safaris

Kenya, with its game-filled plains, rugged mountain ranges and the Great Rift Valley lakes is one of the most exciting safari destinations you’ll ever experience.

Tips for Self Driving in Namibia

If you prefer to travel at your own pace, then Albatros Travel’s self drive itineraries are perfect. We have put together numerous…

When to go to South Africa

South Africa has a temperate climate which makes it a year-round destination. Depending on your choice of destination it is worth knowing what to expect…

Safari to Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

They spent just a day at each of our tented safari camps, starting at Khoka Moya and Mantobeni in The Greater Kruger area and then moved on to Ranger Camp…

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