Early and later history of Ethiopia

Posted on May 31, 2017 by - Interesting Reads

Early History of Ethiopia

Many places in Africa lay claim to being the ‘cradle of mankind’, but only in recent times has there been just one species of the genus homo. So theoretically they could all be correct. Ethiopia is certainly one country which lays a strong claim. It is the home and birthplace of ‘Lucy’. Her 3.2 million year old bones were found in the paleontological treasure trove of Awash in the eastern Afar region. ‘Lucy’ can be seen in replica in the very interesting (if slightly old-fashioned) Addis Ababa museum. (more…)

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Coming back to Zimbabwe?

Posted on May 24, 2017 by - Interesting Reads

Considering a safari in Zimbabwe? Again…

For years our clients came to Zimbabwe to enjoy some of the best wildlife experiences the world could offer. But the past decade or more have seen very difficult times for this beautiful country – both politically and economically…

Recently we’ve seen a resurgence of confidence and reinvestment in Zimbabwe. Our clients already know that at certain times of the year (hint: just before the summer rains so September to December), it is much better to view the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side. But now we are seeing a growing interest in visiting the rest of Zimbabwe.

So we thought it’s time to ask the questions that we all have:  What’s it like now; How’s the game-viewing, Will we be safe?….

We asked some of the top safari experts about the current conditions for tourism in Zimbabwe. Their answers were both heartening and realistic. But overall they demonstrate the overwhelming love that they have for Zimbabwe.

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Where to go in Africa in November, December and January

Posted on May 4, 2017 by - African Travel Tips, Interesting Reads

Studying a map of Africa and trying to plan a trip can be a daunting task. The options of where to go in Africa seem to be endless, don’t they? But if you are travelling between November and January, there are certain areas of the continent that are better to visit than others.

Here are our recommendations for where to go in Africa during November, December and January…

 

 

This article in our ‘Where to go in Africa’ series is courtesy of Cedarberg Africa, a travel and safari company specializing in African tailor-made itineraries. We have special rates with all the hotels and game lodges, so you don’t pay any more. 

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