By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-Ordinator A philosophy we hold close to our hearts is that of actively supporting local communities and finding ways to ensure these communities have the opportunity to empower themselves in the most positive way possible. Many community members from local villages find it hard to find jobs and create sustainable incomes – a very real issue these communities face today is that many members have to resort to illegal work such as poaching in order to make a living. This is a mindset that we work hard to change and hope that our Positive Impact work makes a change in their lives, too.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager When one dreams of a safari in East Africa, visions of lion hunting zebra, action-packed game drives, and the sounds and smells of being surrounded by nature come to mind. There are so many aspects of a safari that are easy to think of, however, there are other activities which await you once you join us in camp.
By Zintle Tsholoba – Discover Africa Group Here are 10 things you may or may not have known about this iconic piece of the African legacy.
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant When planning a beach getaway – most people are happy to laze by the pool all day, catching a tan and keeping cool by the pool. However, there are those who look for an adventure-filled beach vacation – or those who like a nice combination of the two! Let us show you how to experience Zanzibar in the most action-packed, and relaxing, way possible.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As each year ends, we usually find ourselves thinking about our plans and dreams for the upcoming year. We’re sure there are a few of you out there already thinking about what you’ll be getting up to in 2019, so here are 5 of our top recommendations for things to do next year. Hopefully, you’ll find something to add to the 2019 to-do-list! Go On An Asilia Adventure Asilia Adventures are an exclusive collection of specially designed packages that range anywhere from two to seven days. These Adventures offer travellers something totally unique, an immersive and rich experience as a part of their trip to Kenya or Tanzania. Asilia Adventures include multi-day walks, horse-ridingRead More
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As we close the curtains on another year, what could be better than looking back at some of our most epic safari stories? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite stories from our past guests and guides as well – genuine experiences that will live forever in their minds. We hope the following tales inspire you to head on out of your comfort zone and do something new and exciting this year – perhaps even booking that dream safari trip you’ve been dreaming to go on? Bee Invasion at The Highlands as told by Cai Tjeenk Willink During the construction of The Highlands in Ngorongoro, we had gotten to the point where the camp was nearlyRead More
Written by Guests, Chris & Monique Fallows Reflecting back on our trip, I have to say the only way to visit The Serengeti is with Asilia Africa. The Central Serengeti can get rather overcrowded with lots of vehicle traffic but the locations of both Asilia camps, Dunia in the western part of The Serengeti and Namiri Plains in the east are in quiet areas with low traffic volume. Added to the incredible predator sightings in these areas, the camp staff and guides went out of their way to make us feel at home and went the extra mile to make sure we had the best experience possible. A very quick overview of our ten-day stay highlights just how special theseRead More
By Warren Glam – Content Writer Rain makes East Africa a land of plenty, where grazing is good and predators have meat to ease their hunger. When the rains dry up, fearful and fierce alike must scrap to survive the stricken landscape. All told, the passage of life is as cruel as it is beautiful. What you experience on safari depends on when you enter the flow. Here’s a breakdown of the region’s ancient rhythms, and what you may see every month. January: The Beginning Calving seasons begins in late January, with zebra, wildebeest and antelope delivering their offspring in a landscape made green by the ‘short’ rains. As ever, birds call to each other over Tanzania’s plains, rippling theRead More
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Lying in the southwestern corner of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island itself is not that big, it is 26 kilometres long and differs from 3 to 10 kilometres in its width. Pristine and untouched equatorial forest make up over three-quarters of its 25 000 hectares and surrounding Rubondo on all sides are the waters of Lake Victoria, which are a vital breeding ground for wildlife such as the tilapia and the enormous Nile perch. There are many other hidden treasures to be found on Rubondo Island though, take a look at our map and be sure to mention these spots to your guide the next time you’re visiting Rubondo Island Camp. Pink Beach TheRead More
By Jen Marsden of Enchanting Travels Wish to step off the beaten path and venture on an African safari experience that provides more intimacy, romance and tranquility? We have our own secret of East Africa – Selous Game Reserve. Shh. Don’t tell anyone! Located in southern Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve is tucked away from the typical African safari route. Unlike the more visited national parks of the Masai Mara in Kenya and neighboring Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Selous feels like a million miles away from the throngs of safari goers. Despite this psychological distance, Selous Game Reserve is surprisingly easy to reach. With just a 45-minute scenic light aircraft flight from the airport at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, if youRead More