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Rothschild Safaris Live From Madikwe Private Reserve

Angela from our Johannesburg office just returned from visiting Madikwe Private Reserve, a 185,000 acre (75,000 hectares) reserve, and just an easy hour’s flight (or 3-1/2 hour drive) from Johannesburg. While Madikwe Private reserve is fabulous, with a large amount… READ ARTICLE

First African Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Cape Town

Rothschild Safaris has been watching with interest as Jochen Zeitz (former Puma Chief Executive) has been creating the first African Contemporary Art Museum, located in Cape Town, South Africa. This weekend (September 22-25, 2017) saw the grand opening of the… READ ARTICLE

World Rhino Day 2017 – September 22

Today being World Rhino Day, Rothschild Safaris would like to acknowledge and thank our friends at The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for all the amazing conservation it does, but today in particular:  For four years on Lewa no rhino has been… READ ARTICLE

Conservation in Kenya’s Remote Samburu Country

The first thing you'll notice upon arriving at Sarara Camp are the views. Surrounded by mountains and overlooking wildlife rich forestland, dotted with riverbeds and Samburu communities, there is nothing quite like this view in the world. While the infinity… READ ARTICLE

Malawi’s Wildlife is Thriving!

Malawi is often referred to as "the warm heart of Africa." This relatively small country located in the center of Southern Africa is known for calm, lovely people and a relaxed atmosphere. While Lake Malawi is certainly a highlight when… READ ARTICLE

How about a conservation safari in Zambia?

If you’ve been on an African Safari, you’ll understand how conservation filters through nearly every experience and destination. Your guides educate you about local conservation efforts, you’ll see how the local communities live side-by-side with Africa’s big game, and a… READ ARTICLE

Botswana’s Savute Channel – Savage Kingdom

National Geographic recently launched a new mini-series called "Savage Kingdom." This series aims to tell the timeless story of predators versus prey and the everyday battle of life and death on the African savannah. It's high intensity and really puts the… READ ARTICLE

Private Villas in Africa

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… READ ARTICLE

New Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda

Visiting the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda is one of the most special wildlife experiences available on the continent of Africa. So much work has gone into protecting these magnificent creatures, and the hard work continues to this day. While… READ ARTICLE

What it takes to be the World’s Best

Our team was incredibly humbled and excited to be named the #1 World's Best Safari Outfitter by venerable travel publication Travel + Leisure magazine. Each year, the editorial staff come up with their list of top travel companies, and solicit reader… READ ARTICLE

Zanzibar’s Only Non-Tidal Beach Gets a Fun New Property!

The Indian Ocean coast of Africa experiences significant daily tides. These tides can vary throughout the day and also throughout the year. From March through May, the difference between high and low tide can be over four meters. The difference in tidal… READ ARTICLE

Zimbabwe for a Truly Wild Safari

Zimbabwe is home to some of the most wild safari experiences in Africa. Between amazing opportunities to walk amongst wildlife and a great possibility to take in unique landscapes like Mana Pools and of course the stunning Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe… READ ARTICLE

Reasons to visit Botswana During the Rainy Season

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.… READ ARTICLE

Unique Primate Experiences in Africa

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… READ ARTICLE

Best hotels in Marrakech

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… READ ARTICLE

Our Favorite Cape Town Restaurants

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… READ ARTICLE

Private Safari Guides

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… READ ARTICLE

4 Reasons to End Your Safari in Zanzibar

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… READ ARTICLE

Kids Clubs on Safari!

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… READ ARTICLE

Private Photoshoot with the Giraffes of Giraffe Manor

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… READ ARTICLE

How to (really) get the most value from your African safari!

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… READ ARTICLE

Catamaran Cruising in the Galapagos

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… READ ARTICLE

Taking the Family on Safari? Zambia for the win!

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… READ ARTICLE

Rapa Nui Chile – A Cradle of Culture

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… READ ARTICLE

Behind the Safari – Hannes Kruger

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… READ ARTICLE

Presenting Zambia’s Newest Lodge

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… READ ARTICLE

Behind the Safaris – Jamie Gaymer

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… READ ARTICLE

Behind the Safari – ISHMAEL MOGAMISI

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… READ ARTICLE

One Forty Eight – Warm Kenyan Luxury in Nairobi

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… READ ARTICLE

Bisate Lodge – Exciting New Option for Gorilla Trekking

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!… READ ARTICLE

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