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Zimbabwe is home to some of the most wild safari experiences in Africa. Between amazing opportunities to walk amongst wildlife and a great opportunity to take in unique landscapes like Mana Pools and of course the stunning Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe…
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When on safari in Africa, game drives are the best (and safest) way to get up close to big game and wildlife. You'll explore the bush with a local, expert guide and come closer than you ever thought possible to…
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While the Big Five often dominate conversations around safaris in Africa, the opportunity to see primates in the wild is also a top wildlife experience. Particularly if you have already experienced safari in Africa and are planning a return visit to…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For nearly two decades, we’ve had the extreme pleasure of showing thousands of travelers the magic of Africa. The joy of seeing with the world’s most magnificent wildlife, interacting with exotic cultures and experiencing the high-level of service on safari…
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If you’ve been on safari with us in Africa, then you may already know the very special role guides play in the overall travel experience. Spending a week or more on safari with a private guide yields an incredibly rich, engaging…
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You won’t find the Osa Peninsula in most mainstream Costa Rica itineraries. Thanks to the region's remote location with limited connectivity to the rest of Costa Rica, most travelers skip this area altogether. Which is perfectly fine by us! Here…
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In the 1980’s and 90’s, Zimbabwe was one of the top safari destinations in the world due to abundant wildlife, Victoria Falls, and formidably talented guides that undergo some of the best training in the world. While the attractions have…
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Mozambique is HOT HOT HOT right now. While we’ve always considered Mozambique one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, it looks like the secret might be out. If you’re thinking about spending some time on the warm, Indian Ocean coast pre- or…
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Planning to pop the question on your next travels? Great idea. When you are traveling together, you are trying new activities, sharing new experiences, and building memories that will last long into your potential marriage. As a side bonus, many…
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Post by Kimi Christopulos. Working in the travel industry, I’m surrounded by amazing destinations and experiences from the most far-reaching corners of the earth. I plan honeymoons and extraordinary journeys for savvy couples for a living. From romantic proposals to…
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I’m getting married next summer! While there is a flurry of activity around the wedding, when you work in travel, the main question that you get is “where will the honeymoon be?” As much as both my fiancé and I…
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My very first travel experience wasn’t really traveling. I did not go through the process of choosing where to go or what to see, or crafting the perfect experience. Instead, I went as a Peace Corps Volunteer to a remote…
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South Africa has always been one of our top destinations, and for many good reasons. Our founder, Leora Rothschild, is originally from South Africa. She was first inspired by the safari experience here, and it's a perennial favorite with our…
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As the elderly gentleman fumbled with a ring of keys and heavy iron lock, moving very slowly and doubled over with age, I shifted my weight restlessly. I was eager to inspect the sights of Axum, Ethiopia, including the famed…
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Kenya holds a special place in my heart. From the first time I watched the iconic film “Out of Africa” to my very own first morning on safari in the magical Maasai Mara and many wonderful days in the Kenyan…
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Today, we are thrilled to reveal our most popular destinations and itineraries for 2016! Signifying a clear trend towards traveler demand for iconic experiences and interpersonal exchanges, we're excited to announce that the Rothschild Safaris’ Hottest Trips for 2016 list spans…
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Many travelers dream about one day watching majestic elephants, playful lion cubs and graceful cheetah on the plains of the African savannah. But while the wildlife is what draws travelers from around the world to Africa, it’s often the cultural…
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What I love about travel is the opportunity to expand your vision of both the world and your place within it. Cultural experiences are one of the best ways to grow as a person when you travel. Getting to know…
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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself” – Amelia Earhart Adventure is about seeking new experiences, opening your eyes to see the world through fresh perspectives, and growing as a person along the way. Adventure is what feeds our dreams, revitalizes our…
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The words “luxury travel” conjure up different images to different people. For some, luxury is soaking in a hot tub under the stars after a day full of seeing a place so wild they could not have dreamed it. For…
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Selous Game Reserve This reserve in Tanzania is unique because it is one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Africa - you can drive for hours and not see another person. The wildlife is incredible- Selous boasts about 50%…
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On October 7th, MSNBC will air "Blood Lions" for the first time in America. This important documentary goes behind the scenes of a shockingly legal industry in Africa; canned lion hunting. This one-hour documentary will take you inside the seldom seen world of this…
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We recently wrote about the 5 Best Places to Hot Air Balloon Ride in Africa. Now we want to take a look at all the ways that you can enjoy an aerial safari, because a change in perspective adds an element…
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A safari in Africa is a bucket list travel experience for many travelers. With a heritage steeped in creating luxury travel experiences in some of the most remote and wild places on earth, it’s no surprise that many people think…
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There is something magical about floating silently above the unsullied natural landscapes of Africa, peering out at the herds of antelope below, or watching the clouds around you move across the horizon in the basket of a hot air balloon.…
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As the Rothschild team looks Beyond Africa, we have all been captivated by Sri Lanka. This small island country, located south of India, is known for elephants, tea and warm smiles. But there is so much more to discover in Sri…
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An Elephant “Mud Bath” If you want to look into that elephants eye you would probably love visiting Tsavo, the reserve where Daphne Sheldrick's elephants get released back into the park. While you are at it, spend a few nights…
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Starting right now on certain camps in Botswana you can save big on travel! We have an impressive list of camps who have almost slashed their prices in half! Save up to 40% off your total for travel savings anytime…
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Leora just returned from an amazing Namibia safari, where she explored Sossusvlei and the famous sand dunes, visited Himba villages in the Hartmann Valley, explored Etosha National Park and the Okonjima Cheetah Research Center, viewed the lonely Skeleton Coast, and finished…
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Forums and online travel review sites everywhere have a slew of people recommending that you book your trip to Africa yourself instead of using a reputable and award winning safari tour operator, such as Rothschild Safaris. The arguments are compelling-…
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The night sky in Kenya is amazing. The stars are bright and clear, unhindered by the light pollution so common in the United States and Europe. It seems natural then that it would capture the eye of Mark Gee, a…
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I had the pleasure of meeting a Botswana travel aficionado from Germany on my recent travels. On one of our nights there, we were treated to singing and dancing from the entire staff. Everyone was on their feet, smiling, and…
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It’s Dangerous. You are in the wild. So please listen to your guides and don’t feed the animals. That being said, you are in very capable hands. Your safety is the top priority. As long as you follow the guidelines…
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One of the best ways to fully experience India’s spirit and renowned culture is by attending a festival in a magical setting. The famous World Sufi Spirit Festival welcomes artists from all over the globe to showcase their most sacred…
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The Eiffel Tower got a one star review on TripAdvisor from someone who felt disgruntled because he or she couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower from their vantage point. The reviewer in question was unable to see the tower because, well,…
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We’ve all heard of the Great Migration, a major spectacle where wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra trek 1,200 miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya and back again. The Great Migration is truly an amazing spectacle,…
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When you go on a trip of a lifetime, it’s usually safe to say that you want to see as much as possible. Bring on the lions! Rhinos! Leopards!   While this is totally understandable, and we will be sure…
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One of the most common questions I’m asked about the Galapagos is “When is the best time to visit?” You’re in luck! Located on the Equator, the islands’ climate has only mild seasonal variations and they always teem with fascinating…
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It’s February, and love is in the air! So are bone-chilling temperatures. But romance heats up the cold of winter and February is a popular month to propose marriage to the love of your life. Africa is also one of…
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Standing on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the views are spectacular. The flamingoes covering the lake light up the scenery with a beautiful pink hue and the wildlife dot the expansive crater floor.  But there is only one lodge…
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