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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Serengeti. Ngorongoro. Zanzibar. These are the highlights most travelers associate with safari in Tanzania. And for good reason. These iconic destinations deliver spectacular wildlife, unique vistas and exotic, colorful culture. But today we wanted to let you in on one…
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One of our favorite camps is building a special family room opening June 1, 2016. We are excited to announce the following chic new additions to Chem Chem: Due to an increasing demand for family travel and safaris, from June 1, a new…
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Three years ago, Leora met “Big Bird,” a white pelican who was separated from his flock in a big storm and swam in from Lake Tanganyika, landing near Greystoke Mahale. The nearest flock was 93 miles away in Katavi National…
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Little Machaba Camp will debut in April of this year. The camp is located on the same island as Machaba Camp, overlooking a large flood plain. Situated next to Machaba main Camp, it offers a similar experience, but with a…
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Find yourself dreaming of travel plans in 2016? Intrigued by the vast savannas or lush river ways of Africa? Want to know what a safari expert like Leora Rothschild (think: multiple Travel + Leisure A-List winner and owner of Rothschild…
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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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If you haven’t already chosen a time to visit East Africa in 2016, consider traveling September 1, 2016 to witness an annular eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will be visible in Tanzania and Madagascar. Though this special natural event…
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  Effective January 1, the U.S. State Department will stop adding pages to U.S. passports. Previously, travelers had the option to pay for an insert of 24 passport pages when their passports did not have enough space for entry and…
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  The tourism industry in Australia is booming, and with good reason: now is the best time to travel to Australia. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should go now: The falling value of Australian currency is a…
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Anyone who has experienced a Rothschild Safaris trip knows just how much we love what we do. We think it’s time to reward you for continuing to choose us as your travel company and recommending us to family and friends. Introducing the new…
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Leora Rothschild, founder and owner of Rothschild Safaris, has been named to the Travel + Leisure 2015 A-List of Top Travel Specialists for her expertise in planning family safaris and honeymoon safaris to Africa. “There is so much that travel…
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Our hearts go out to the family members of Ms. Chappell, who was recently attacked by a lioness in a Lion Park in South Africa. Unfortunate incidences do happen and we feel terribly sorry for her family members. Experiences like…
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If learning about local culture is high on your list of things to experience on safari, Kambako Living Museum might be an excellent option. Located near Singita Pamushana camp in Zimbabwe, Kambako is a place where the local Shangaan people…
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Massive herds of zebra and wildebeest in long strings winding across the plains; chaotic river crossings during The Great Migration; lodges perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater; mini-vans with cameras poking out of the sunroofs surrounding a cheetah…
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10     Average number of years each Rothschild Safaris staff member has been helping people craft one of a kind journeys. 0      Number of lodges, camps, or safari companies owned by Rothschild Safaris. This means we are completely unbiased…
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Rothschild Safaris is thrilled to introduce you to Nepal with a new itinerary that combines the best highlights over a 13-day period - a recommended time to get to know three of the country’s vastly different regions. Exploring Nepal's southern tropical forests in…
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Rothschild Safaris is thrilled to introduce you to Nepal with a new itinerary that combines the best highlights over a 13-day period - a recommended time to get to know three of the country’s vastly different regions. After exploring the Kathmandu Valley,…
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Rothschild Safaris is thrilled to introduce you to Nepal with a new itinerary that combines the best highlights over a 13-day period - a recommended time to get to know three of the country’s vastly different regions. We’ll start and end in…
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I knew the game viewing would be over-the-top in the Maasai Mara as I have traveled to this region before. I thought I knew what to expect on my Kenya safari but we were absolutely in awe over our sightings…
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There is such a diversity of experiences in the Laikipia Region – it’s one of our favorite areas to include in a Kenya safari and still a relatively unexplored, remote and wild area. This is not a big-game viewing destination;…
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Nairobi is the gateway to going on safari in Kenya. Most travelers arrive in the evening and immediately head out to the bush the next morning. However, if you have a longer stay, you can experience two world-renowned, long-standing, animal…
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Leora and Kimi explore Quito before setting sail to the Galapagos Islands. What an amazing city! Quito, Ecuador is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, at 9,200 feet elevation, is the 2nd highest capital in the world. Quito is an Inca word…
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Understandably, the Ebola crisis has caused great concern for travelers.  We wanted to reiterate some of the key facts and provide some updated information. The facts continue to be reassuring that it is safe to go on safari to Eastern…
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The Botswana Green Season brings on new game viewing experiences in the Linyanti. With the Savute Channel flowing once again, the wildlife dynamic of the Linyanti region has changed – for the better. The famed elephant population that historically dispersed in…
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In the Botswana Green Season the Central Kalahari springs to life. With the advent of the summer rains (December to April) the desert truly comes alive. Here, in the ancient fossil riverbeds and associated pans, the brief spring rains create the miracle…
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Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have partnered up with Trevolta, a crowd-funding site that helps raise funds for travelers, and now rhinos. Explaining the partnership, Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains Conservation, says "An important and exciting day for rhinos…
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My Tales of Africa begin with touch down in Johannesburg and I was very excited to begin another set of adventures on this amazing continent! I was met and transferred to 54 on Bath, situated in Johannesburg’s chic Rosebank neighborhood.…
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Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of Rothschild Safaris' favorite regions in Africa, has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Delta now has the distinction of being the 1000th site to be inscribed on that list. The Delta in…
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Cape Town’s bed & breakfasts and small boutique hotels are trendy and very popular.  I visited many on my recent travels. Here are some of my favorites: Babylonstoren Farm Hotel – This 18th century Dutch-style manor lies between Franschhoek and…
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It's hard to believe that we are into the second week of January 2014 already!  Here are some interesting Botswana facts that should get your wheels turning... One of the most important words in Botswana is "pula".  Not only is…
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It's been a lovely year that we have so enjoyed sharing with all of our clients!  We wish you a very safe and happy celebration of what you've undertaken and accomplished in 2013, and we look forward with great anticipation…
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Today, we join South Africa and the entire world in celebrating the life of the great Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday, Thursday, December 5 at the age of 95.  Throughout his long life, Mr. Mandela influenced the world profoundly…
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It took 4,000,000 years for the cheetah to evolve into the unique animal that it is today.  It has taken less than 100 years for man to place it on the endangered species list. The cheetah is the most ancient species of…
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With Christmas less than a month away, it is time to get your last minute holiday plans in motion!  What better way to ring in the new year than by taking an unforgettable African holiday safari?  Icon Villas has the…
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National Geographic Traveler has released its Best Trips 2014 list, and we are thrilled to see that Rwanda's Nyungwe Forest National Park is at the top of the list!  Located in the southwestern corner of Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park is a  tract…
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We just received news that one of our beloved Botswana safari destinations, Zarafa Camp in the beautiful Selinda Reserve, has won the coveted Relais & Chateaux Environment Trophy 2014 for its deep commitment to environmentally sustainable operations.  The founders and…
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Leora “traveled back in time” on her Tanzanian photographic safari to Katavi National Park. Katavi sits in the far west of Tanzania and is wild beyond belief, as these photos illustrate! [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="14422,14423,14424,14425,14426,14427,14428,14429,14430,14431,14432,14433,14434,14435,14436"] If this has provided enough…
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Leora’s Tanzanian photographic safari included an incredible experience trekking for chimps in the Mahale Mountains in the very remote Western frontier. From Greystoke Mahale Camp, her group set out to find the 60-strong community of chimps deep in the Mahale…
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It's staggering to think that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes.  And without action, at this rate, elephants could disappear in the wild by 2025! Today, a worldwide initiative is taking place to raise global awareness of the elephant…
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World Rhino Day falls on Sunday, September 22 this year and celebrates all fives species of rhino -- black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.  The celebration of World Rhino Day began in 2010, finding great international success.  World…
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Samara's Manor House is the ideal family safari retreat.  Located in South Africa’s malaria-free Samara Private Game Reserve, enjoy exclusive use of this luxury Manor House, complete with your own chef, ranger and housekeeper, where you are free to relax…
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Our clients Mark and Dary Ruderman recently returned from their honeymoon safari to South Africa and Victoria Falls, where they had the most amazing honeymoon. Their trip started in Johannesburg with a night at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel.  They then…
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Recently we wrote about Kevin Richardson, the “Lion Whisperer”.  But before Kevin, there was George Adamson, the “Baba ya Simba” (“Father of the Lions”), another remarkable man who lived among the lions.  Born in 1906 in British India, George received…
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Are you a cycling enthusiast?  Kenya is a beautiful destination in which to spend time spinning your wheels.  With a fantastic climate, endless tracks where motor vehicles are rarely seen and a vibrant racing and recreational cycling scene, Kenya is…
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The Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Conservation areas in northern Tanzania are home to the spectacular annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and other plains game in search of food and water.  Their clockwise, circular trek covers…
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While most visitors to South Africa come seeking tours of Kruger National Park, Cape Town, the Winelands, Robben Island and the Garden Route, there is a lesser known, but just as spectacular, set of attractions in South Africa that certainly…
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Mozambique is one of our favorite add-ons to any of our safaris.  Start your African exploration with a visit to this up-and-coming country, known for its stunning beaches, excellent diving and charming offshore islands.  Or opt to finish your African…
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Spring is just around the corner in Africa, and Cape Town is the perfect place to ring in the new season!  Check out the following annual events that locals and visitors alike flock to: September September 2 – 8 –…
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