Travel Guide

The Secrets of Peru ~ by Caren Banks

A Rothschild Safaris guide to traveling to Peru {Our lovely Caren Banks recently traveled to Peru on a fact-finding mission. She returned with all the important ‘have to know’ tips.) Lima Most international flights arrive at night and if at all possible we advise that you begin your trip to Peru with a Friday or…

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Victoria Falls

One of 7 wonders of the Natural World Victoria Falls is the biggest sheet of falling water on earth. It is 1.5 times wider and twice as high as Niagara Falls in the United States. And at just over a mile wide and over 300 ft (100 meters) high, with 145 million gallons of water rushing…

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The Hippo Avoidance Strategy by Lynne Bolduc

Staying along the Zambezi River in Zambia at Chongwe River Camp offered the unique opportunity of canoeing. I simply had to try it. Right before sunset, my husband, Greg and I were taken by motorboat from our chalet to a channel in the river where two canoes were waiting. I got in one canoe with…

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Hammock on beach

Feel free to choose something different.

Zanzibar does a great job of pretending to be a tropical island. Balmy weather ✔️ Blissful beaches ✔️ Warm tropical (clear)water ✔️ Coral reefs filled with a rich diversity of marine life ✔️ But the Rothschild Safaris blog never aims for the blatantly obvious. Instead, as usual, we are on the hunt for more… and inspired by the great…

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Chameleon

Mesmerising Madagascar

Africa can be a dangerous place. Unless you are in Madagascar. Free from lions, buffalo, life-threatening cats, and venomous snakes, this island is not so much adrenaline adventure as it is mirror funhouse or theatre production. The stage is set with a deep canopy through which vines merrily rappel over, under and around gurning tree…

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Bollywood

A Guide to Shopping in India

handwoven scarves and pashminas! Or maybe you immediately start worrying about supporting slave labor. Then again you might have always coveted a flute, sitar or tapestry and intricate jewelry. Dear Reader, when it comes to shopping in India we have your back. But first – let’s haggle New Delhi Madhubani paintings Beautiful pieces of intricate…

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Great Migration Lion

A quick guide to the Great Migration

How to know where and when and what is a bit of a tricky business with the Great Migration. Always dependent on the rains and the whims of all the different herds it isn’t an easy phenomenon to predict… This is why our Great Migration Safari covers all the bases and includes Giraffe Manor and…

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Amazon Macaw feathers

Food Capital of the Universe

Lima, Peru is an ugly city. And yet. It appears on all the most important culinary success lists. With a third of Peru’s population packed into its urban sprawl, this is a place where form comes way before function. Then again, maybe that is part of the explanation: the people of Lima put all the beauty…

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The only Galápagos Islands Guide

A living exhibit of evolution, the Galápagos Islands are a jumble of lava fields and still-smoking still-island-making geology. Semi-submerged calderas, lava fields and tubes, black sand beaches and puffing volcanic peaks might not sound like your idea of an idyll, with their rough, gnarly rocks and scrubby vegetation but there are many wonderful reasons a…

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Two Cranes

7 Do’s and Don’ts for an African Honeymoon

Do use a sensational Travel Designer to plan your African Honeymoon There are so many variables to any holiday, but Africa might be in her own class as far as nuisance and mischief go. You really want nothing to slip through the cracks during your honeymoon and apart from making sure everything runs smoothly your…

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Sparklers

When you Still Do

Like a Safari, a vow renewal is always a good idea! And combining the two might just be the best idea ever. Let’s explain. No nuisance Unlike a legal marriage, vow renewals require no legalities or many other vexations. It is one of the very few celebrations where people can choose to make merry pretty…

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Man looking at Waterfall Daintree Rainforest

Surf the Oldest Jungle in the World

A World Heritage Site and one of the most complex tropical rainforest ecosystems on earth. It is also the largest continuous tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. You will find it on the northeast coast of Queensland, north of Mossman and Cairns. We are taking a Daintree Rainforest Tour! Daintree Rainforest is home to 30%…

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Maafushivaru, Maldives

The Special History of Paradise

What makes the Maldives special? Location, location, location. When 99% of a country is water but the other 1% happens to lie right in the middle of the important trade routes anonymity is not in your future. Legends about the beginning of the Maldives may abound… but very little is as clear as the waters…

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14 Secrets of Table Mountain

a mountain that is the perfect attraction for every visitor to Cape Town. The tableau of this landmark, with or without its tablecloth (courtesy of the Cape Doctor or South-Easter blowing clouds in from the sea and across the peninsula) is instantly recognizable. When it is viewed as a triptych with Devil’s Peak and the…

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The difference between East Africa and Southern Africa. Which Safari Destination is made for you?

Our biased answer is easy. You should visit both! But we understand that you might want to come away from this blog with a little more information than our opinions and so, we also have just that—without prejudice, and in a handy slideshow—below. {Click on each slide to see the next.} Which one will it…

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QUITO : a Rothschild Safaris guide

When Egypt decided to build the Aswan dam in 1954, they set in motion the start of what would eventually become the UNESCO World Heritage program. By July of 2017 there would be 1,073 published sites… but the very first official sites declared in 1978, known by their UNESCO ID as 1bis and 2, were…

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