Category: Blog post

The Anti Poaching Issue

How Texan-bred dogs in Africa are saving rhinos If you’ve ever wondered how South Africa’s precious wildlife is kept safe from poachers it may put a smile on your face to know that besides brave, well-trained rangers, man’s best friend is doing an excellent job too. We chatted with Johan van Straaten, Dog Master and

The San Francisco Issue

Leopard in San Francisco I left San Francisco recently feeling inspired by how much Americans want to travel to my beloved continent. For most, a journey to Africa is an escape and an experience beyond that which is familiar. Africa is a place of incredible beauty, warm and friendly people, fascinating traditions, world-class food and

The Vic Falls Issue

Unveiling the Wonders of Victoria Falls Getting close to the Victoria Falls Feel gentle clouds of water wafting over you as you approach Victoria Falls while the thunderous sound of rushing water fills your ears.  It’s an experience that any visitor to Africa, or local residents, should have at least once in a lifetime.  Besides

Okavango Activities Issue

What makes an Okavango Delta safari unrivalled? The Okavango Delta is an awe-inspiring destination for a first-time safari or for the safari veteran. The delta is an expensive destination to visit due to its remote location and voluminous nature.  However, despite its size, the number of camps is limited by regulations, allowing fewer guests to enter

The Shoulder Season Issue

The benefits of travelling to Africa during the shoulder season Travelling in the shoulder season (the period between the high and the low season) can be blissful – with benefits such as lower rates, fewer crowds and more moderate weather. However, these advantages aren’t only experienced by you, the travelller, they have a ripple effect

The Cape Town Issue

Summer in Cape Town – a family guide Cape Town is a glorious destination for a holiday, especially during the summer and early autumn. With so many beautiful places to explore, you’ll have a hard time scratching the surface on any single visit. Once you’ve whet your appetite however, you’ll be sure to return time

Safety on Safari

Is an African Safari Dangerous? You may have seen videos of an angry hippo chasing a boat full of tourists or an elephant charging at a safari vehicle. Could you find yourself in danger on an African safari and what can you do to avoid this? While around 30 million tourists visit Africa each year

2023 Best Destinations

Best African travel destinations for 2023 The ideal time to plan your next vacation is as soon as you return from your last one. While getting back to work and setting goals for the year is good and necessary, work life can bring with it a certain amount of stress which can be offset by

The 2022 Issue

The ebb and flow of travel in 2022 In our next newsletter we’ll be sharing Leopard’s selection of destinations to travel to in 2023. For now, however, we take a nostalgic look back on an extraordinary year as it draws to a close.  The best part about 2022 was that people started travelling again. After a

The Experience Issue

Why spending money on experiences is good for you Happiness can be tricky to quantify but a study conducted by McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin indicates that paying for experiences enhances your well-being more than buying possessions does. This applied to both in-the-moment happiness and to happiness measured at