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When beginning to plan a safari in Africa, many of our travelers are curious to know about the weather and the pros and cons of booking a Botswana Safari during rainy season. Across Africa, there are distinct weather patterns and seasons.…
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When most travelers think about primates in Africa, they think of the majestic Lowland Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. However, there are some lesser-known opportunities to interact with primates in Africa. While primates can sometimes be a bit more challenging to…
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Here at Rothschild Safaris we LOVE Morocco! Our team has traveled extensively across Morocco and one of our travel designers even lived there for many years. Needless to say, we know Morocco. The bustling, colorful city of Marrakech is a…
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Our love affair with Cape Town runs deep. Leora Rothschild, founder of Rothschild Safaris, was born and raised in South Africa. She's watched this colorful city evolve over the years and loves sharing the hidden corners of the amazing city…
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If there is one thing that sets us apart from other Africa safari operators, it's the quality of our safari guides. As anyone who has been on safari knows, the quality of the guiding can make or break your safari…
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Ahhhhh... Zanzibar! Between the pristine Indian Ocean beaches and the exotic Swahili Stone Town, there is no place quite like this island. Located just off the coast of Tanzania, it's very easy to add on a few days in Zanzibar…
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While we love getting our travelers under canvas out in the bush, sleeping ensconced in luxury but with nature all around, in recent years we've seen a few amazing private villa options spring up around the continent. Not only are private villas…
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Without question, kids love the African safari experience. Being able to see, hear, and smell big game closer than you ever thought possible is a thrill to everyone, young or old. However, after several days on safari, we find that…
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Giraffe Manor, located in a quiet, lush suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, is one of our all-time favorite safari properties. Giraffe Manor offers travelers the opportunity to start the safari immediately upon landing in Kenya. For decades, the team behind giraffe…
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Every few months, we come across a new article that illustrates a different way to get a "deal" on an African Safari. These articles offer ways to save a buck, but they are often seriously flawed. The cost saving measures…
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The Galapagos Islands, home to an incredible amount of biodiversity, is one of our favorite wildlife-based destinations worldwide. The Galápagos Islands have a stunningly diverse population of animals – wildlife that cannot be found any other place on earth. Adding to…
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At Rothschild Safaris, family and multi-generational adventures in Africa are some of our specialties. We've traveled across Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, with our own children. We know the best family guides and the right places to stay if…
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At 3.700 km off the South American continent and surrounded by the clearest, deepest waters on the planet, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has been the cradle of a unique and enigmatic culture that continues to endure today. This is also…
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We recently had a chance to sit down and chat with our friend Hannes Kruger, the General Manager at Madikwe Hills in South Africa. We loved hearing about his favorite part of the job; watching how people get to relax and forget…
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We're very excited about the opening of Zambia's King Lewanika Lodge in April 2017 for a number of reasons. Firstly, Lewanika will be the only permanent lodge in the Zambia's Liuwa Plain National Park! In addition to its famed lions, Liuwa is…
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Anyone who would pick up, start running, and complete an ultra marathon is, as you can imagine, quite dedicated. So it's no surprise then, upon meeting Jamie Gaymer, the head of Conservation at Ol Jogi Conservancy, that he is one…
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As anyone who has been on safari in Africa knows - it's the string of larger-than-life characters and unique personalities that make for the best safari experience. Our very own Angie recently had the good fortune to spend time with…
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After a long international flight, our travelers are always delighted to arrive at one of a few boutique properties in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi. And now, neighboring a giraffe sanctuary in this quiet suburb, the new One Forty Eight…
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We couldn't be more excited about Bisate Lodge, located near Volcano National Park in Rwanda, a welcome addition to the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda! While the property doesn't open until June 1st, now is the time to start planning!…
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You heard it here first! If you're planning a multi-generational safari of a large groups adventure in Africa, there is no better place to wrap up your safari than at Thanda Island near Mafia Island off the coast of Southern…
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! As the New Year approaches and we look back on an adventurous 2016, our team recently sat down to identify what destinations we're most excited about and what experiences we think our…
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For many travelers, an African safari is just the beginning of a lifetime of adventure travel to extraordinary destinations. And this year, a growing number of our repeat travelers are eyeing the Himalayas as their next big trip. From Kathmandu…
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Trekking in the lush mountains of Rwanda to spend time with a family of endangered mountain gorillas is high on the bucket list of many adventure travelers and wildlife lovers. To get here, you must travel through the capital city…
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Often, when we are chatting about African wildlife with travelers, elephants rise to the top of the list of "animals I can't wait to see in the wilderness." And it's no surprise. These magnificent creatures are smart, incredibly sophisticated in…
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There is perhaps no better travel experience on earth than spending a night under canvas, listening to lion and hyena calling in concert with all the unique sounds of the nighttime African bush. To us, drifting asleep, cozy and warm…
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There is so much to see and experience in Australia. From vibrant, urban Sydney to the coastal beauty of Cairns and beyond, our travelers love exploring this amazing country. However, one very special place has risen to the top of…
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Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, now protecting over 110,000 hectares of spectacular grasslands and mountains. Here conservation is a top priority, and the reserve lives our it's vision to “restore the Kalahari to itself.” No more than…
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Morocco, steeped in ancient history, colorful culture and dramatic landscapes, continues to deliver WOW experiences now more than ever. While of course our travelers to Morocco love experiencing highlights such as Casablanca, Marrakech and the coastal town of Essaouira, it's…
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Riding up close to elephant, lion and buffalo, or galloping with wildebeest and zebra is without a doubt one of the most adventurous ways to experience safari in Africa.  If you are a rider, there is simply no better way…
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Did you know that more than half of the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas reside in southwestern Uganda? And we're thrilled to report that this number has recently grown with the recent birth of three infants! Now, you…
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Every safari we here at Rothschild Safaris design is fully customized for every client. The safari camp your neighbors loved in Botswana may not be right for you. How do we know? We've been there. At almost any given time,…
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Campi ya Kanzi is a unique destination. A place to have immense wilderness all to yourself. With just 16 guests and no other camps in the area, here you get a sense of how Hemingway must have felt in Africa…
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One of the most common questions we're asked is "when is the best time of year to visit Botswana?" The answer is - it depends! Botswana has something special to offer year-round. If you are planning an African safari and…
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Here at Rothschild Safaris, we're all excited about Bhutan right now. Why? This beautiful country offers travelers an opportunity to take a step back in time, coming face-to-face with ancient culture and a mystical, etherial backdrop. This deeply Buddhist land, but…
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At Rothschild Safaris, not only are we passionate about creating the world's best luxury safari experiences in Africa and beyond but we as a company are driven by supporting conservation. Conserving Africa's wild places, supporting the dedicated people who are…
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Botswana's Okavango delta is one of our favorite safari destinations. And now, we're thrilled to be able to combine an aerial safari by private helicopter with a horse-ride through the delta! Talk about a new adventure! Begin with a helicopter…
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Recently, our founder, Leora Rothschild and Business Development Director, Sarah Fazendin, spent a few weeks exploring Kenya along with their daughters. While the girls, ages 9 and 10, had many highlights over the course of the safari, including beading with…
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At Rothschild Safaris, we love discovering new destinations and experiences. Over the past few years, Chile has emerged as an fabulous adventure destination. And now, with luxury lodges that rival our favorite destinations in Africa - we're thrilled to launch…
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While the Rothschild Safaris heritage is steeped in the luxury safari experience, we also sell a few spectacular destinations beyond Africa. United by the ability to interact with majestic wildlife, explore different cultures, and generally have a fabulous adventure in…
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Let's talk about Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is the biggest sheet of falling water in the world! The falls are twice as high and 1.5 times wider than Niagara Falls in the United States. And at just over a mile wide…
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Nothing can quite prepare you for coming face to face with wild gorillas in Africa. While it certainly takes a little effort to reach gorillas in the wild, it’s well worth it. Not only is it an amazing experience, but…
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The Great Wildebeest Migration is, without a doubt, one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world. Travelers often call us, wanting to witness the migration, and ask “what time of year does the migration take place?” Well, the migration…
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The African Safari - as we know it today - was born in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. All you need to do is watch Out of Africa to understand the heritage and history of this magical place. From the Great Wildebeest…
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So we may be biased, but Africa is hands-down one of the best destinations to travel with kids. Ask any parent, and they will tell you that animals and kids are a great combination.  Kids love learning about and interacting…
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Most safaris in East Africa begin and end in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.  This vibrant city has so much to offer, including unique wildlife encounters like the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and fabulous shopping at the boutiques of local artisans,…
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Ever wondered what it takes to plan award winning safaris? Anyone who has ever been on safari with us in Africa will understand and appreciate the level of first hand knowledge, attention to detail and constant management required. But did…
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From the moment the Oppenheimer family took over the Tswalu Kalahari game reserve back in 1998 we knew it was going to be good. From the moment they opened doors, we've loved sending our clients to South Africa's largest private…
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Kids may have just gone back to school ... but we’ve already got Spring Break on the mind! Our office has been taking call after call from parents who are eager to plan an amazing Spring Break safari in Africa. If…
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Even as we burn the midnight oil here in the office, busy with lots of travelers all over Africa and happily helping new clients plan their dream trips to Africa and beyond, we’re seeing some amazing specials coming across our…
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For many travelers, experiencing Morocco is about so much more than just fancy hotels and good food. Particularly in Morocco, discerning travelers are eager to find for real, authentic and genuine local experiences. We’ve compiled a series of unique, bespoke…
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Gorilla trekking is one of the most amazing and intimate safari experiences that you can get. Here, we interview a staff member about her experiences with gorilla and chimp trekking, what to expect when you go, and even how to…
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Perhaps you’ve heard friends and family talk about their experience traveling to Machu Picchu, home of the Incan Empire in the Peruvian highlands. The most iconic images of this ancient city are taken from the Gatekeepers hut looking over the…
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South Africa is one of our favorite destinations of all time, and not only because this is where Leora Rothschild, the founder of Rothschild Safaris, was born and raised. South Africa is a totally unique combination of culture, history, nature…
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Due to a recent outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana Ministry of Health is ensuring that all visitors to Botswana coming from the countries listed below, are required to have been vaccinated against yellow fever.…
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Leora Rothschild, the founder of Rothschild Safaris, recently attended the safari's industry's leading trade event, We Are Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa. We Are Africa has emerged in recent years as THE trade show to attend for the African…
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Did you know that the Rothschild Safaris team spends a fair amount of time each and every year personally exploring destinations across Africa and beyond? When we make property and destination suggestions, you can be sure that we’ve experienced it…
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Johannesburg is the safari capital of southern Africa. Almost every traveler embarking on a safari in southern Africa will travel through the international airport in Johannesburg. Which is why we couldn’t be more excited to announce Rothschild Safaris has officially…
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Rwanda is often called ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ and of course famous for its mountain gorillas. While viewing gorillas in their natural habitat is truly an experience of a lifetime, this small, landlocked country is vibrant and lush…
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If you love luxury train journeys, you are in luck. The new Bushtracks Express recently started regular service for their Victoria Falls Bridge Run, departing from Victoria Falls Station in Zimbabwe. We love this as an excellent way to experience…
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Many of our clients come to us for a "trip of a lifetime." They want to do Africa "right" because it's the only time they will experience it. Well, this one trip more often than not turns into several safaris around…
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