By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager It’s usually while you’re watching an epic wildlife documentary that the idea of going on safari is born and you begin plans to make this dream come to life. Whether it be a look into the endless battle for survival in The Great Migration, a captivating story from the vantage point of a predator, or a critical analysis of the state of the planet and it’s precious creatures – there is a wildlife documentary out there that is sure to teach, inspire and fascinate all.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The Serengeti and its ecosystem owe much of their characteristics to Ol Doinyo Lengai, (“Mountain of God” in the Maasai language) an active volcano that lies to the southeast. What makes Ol Doinyo Lengai so unique is that, unlike other volcanoes, it ejects carbonatite ashes, which turn white when exposed to the atmosphere. Prevailing winds deposit these ashes on the plains of the eastern and southern Serengeti.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important fossil sites in the world. Because of this, it forms part of a World Heritage Site and continues to reveal an immense amount of information regarding our past, insights into our hominin ancestors, and a way to understand how many of these species used to live.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The 20th of March is celebrated as the International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is “Happier Together” and focuses on what we all have in common instead of looking to things that divide us. In saying this, we’ve decided to share some images with you that have brought a smile to our faces and have reinforced something we’ve known all along – a safari with Asilia is guaranteed to bring you happiness and joy!
What is Eco-Travel? According to the International Ecotourism Society, eco-friendly travel is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well-being of the local people, and involve interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). In essence, eco-tourism follows three main principles which are; conservation, communities, and education.
By Ryan Weakley – Group Chef Trainer Planning a trip abroad is always an exhilarating and exciting experience, with the chance of trying out new and intriguing flavors from a foreign land. If you’re traveling with special eating requirements, there may be a bit of added stress when it comes to trying out new cuisines. You can be assured that every Asilia meal is prepared with the greatest care, and when it comes to special requirements, we’re able to cater to most dietary needs. Food allergies or intolerances, specific dietary observances, or even if you’re a self-proclaimed picky eater – we’ll ensure your needs are met so you can focus on having the best time on safari.
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 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!
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.