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Hot off the Presses: Rothschild Safaris is Coming Out

Happiness, Freedom, Peace, Joy, Balance, Fulfillment Confidence, Stability, Passion… The most important things in life are like a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley. Everyone wants them but not everyone knows how to go about acquiring them. Now, you… READ ARTICLE

Are these Africa’s most Extravagant Safaris? {Request to pack something sparkly approved.}

What is a luxury Safari? A good question but it isn't a GREAT question. What is YOUR luxury Safari? Is a great question. Allow us to give you 27 options. A tented camp that has touches of grandeur and opulence… READ ARTICLE

Put your Money where your Heart Lies

The heartbreakingly beautiful Hawksbill Turtle loves coral reefs and rocky areas, lagoons, mangroves (the Pacific coast of the America’s, primarily El Salvador and Nicaragua), oceanic islands (both coasts of Nicaragua, Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia ) and… READ ARTICLE

Living Your Best Safari Life. #nofilter ~by Lynne Bolduc

So, you haven't been on Safari in Zambia yet. That's ok...  because Lynne wrote this blog for you. She goes through an entire Safari day and tells you about what you may expect deep in one of the most remote African… READ ARTICLE

The Devil and Ms Dinesen

In Out of Africa, movie Karen, Baroness Blixen, is cast as a European settler who forces her culture and will on the native people. Instead, Denys Finch Hatton appropriates the real Karen, Baroness Blixen's, compassion and grief over the changes… READ ARTICLE

Why do we Safari?

A Safari is a journey. Originating from the Arabic verb of ‘safar’ which translates roughly into -making a journey- the word was adopted into the Swahili language. From Swahili, it was introduced into English by 19th Century English explorer and… READ ARTICLE

Cesária Évora

Should a true fairy tales always start with hardship? Must a heroine overcome great odds? Our Barefoot Diva certainly answers to the demands of the genre. Born on August 27th, 1941 in Mindelo, a port city on the island of… READ ARTICLE

The Big Five. Legend by legend.

In 1990 South Africa redesigned their Rand bank notes. Replacing royalty, explorers, and heads of state, the new money featured the heads of five distinctive animals known as 'The Big Five'. The gold standard for game viewing on the luxury… READ ARTICLE

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One human's ideal island is another human's worst nightmare. We indulge in a little blatant matchmaking to ensure you never end up on the wrong island! [COPY] What color is your personality? We all know that having different colors around… READ ARTICLE

Benguerra for Beginners

There should be a rule that all island dreams must feature Benguerra Island. The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, only 2.5 miles (14 km and a quick helicopter trip from Vilanculos)off the coast of Mozambique, Benguerra has a… READ ARTICLE

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.… READ ARTICLE

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… READ ARTICLE

Good Lord Howe

A comfortable two-hour flight over 700 km of sea, north-east of Sydney, Australia, Lord Howe Island rises from the Tasman sea in the South Pacific Ocean. And it is unimpressive in all the most important ways: Even though it shares a… READ ARTICLE

13 Indian Safari Tips

1. Take it easy India can be overwhelming, and if you plan to fit too much into your time and exceed realistic expectations you will have visitors fatigue. Using a great Travel Designer will ensure that your exposure is perfectly… READ ARTICLE

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… READ ARTICLE

Your Questions about Traveling to India

You want to travel to India... but you have questions. We understand. And we will answer every one. How old is Indian civilization? Indian history dates back to 3000 BC when the Indus Valley was a highly developed urban civilization.… READ ARTICLE

Leaves in Hot Water

Serendipity, Weed and Wind One breezy afternoon in 2737 BC emperor Shen Nung (also known as Shennong) sat under a tree in the Yunnan when a couple of Camellia sinensis leaves blew into the drinking water his servant was boiling.… READ ARTICLE

All Great Design Starts with a Story

Safari was adopted into Kiswahili from the Arabic word safara, meaning 'to travel'. The origin of the word is a great starting point when you aim to recreate the style of African Safari Lodges in your own home or any… READ ARTICLE

Safari means Journey ~ by Lynne Bolduc

    Our daughter is ten. She takes an empty plastic licorice tub, cuts a slit in the top and puts a sticker on it with a picture of Africa. It is a piggy bank for the change that she… READ ARTICLE

The Crosser Twins are Opinionated about Africa

When the Crosser family completed their Safari to Africa we quickly knew the parents enjoyed the trip. April Crosser wrote to us and started with: Our trip was literally perfect! It was worth the wait! From every transfer, meal, lodge… READ ARTICLE

Bukoba Now Officially on the Safari Circuit! ~ the Patel Family

We are often asked the following question... What are the strangest requests you have ever had from guests? and while many of our more interesting requests shall remain a closely guarded secret we CAN tell you that the Patel family… READ ARTICLE

How do you know your Dream Destination still has a Pulse?

This is what you will hear: 1. We have an office in Africa, America, and Australia. And staff who live in England and South America. 2. All our Travel Designers regularly travel to the properties we recommend. Local Safari knowledge… READ ARTICLE

If your Home is not a Dream Space – READ THIS.

If your home isn't the dreamiest of spaces you will most likely have a good answer to explain why. ~ Some of us simply do not have the time to carefully plan, shop and curate our homes. ~ Some of… READ ARTICLE

Travel Smarter

Unless you are in fact an ostrich, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore smart travel options. We have gone from optional online check-in to being penalized when we don’t use it in the blink of an eye… and suddenly there… READ ARTICLE

Portraits of Africa ~ by Mary Jane Sesto

We asked one of our favorite regular clients to answer the question through her stunning images... and then she also generously shared her personal photography tips with us. Mary Jane’s Photography Tips First and foremost you need to understand your… READ ARTICLE

When the View really Matters…

Do you dream of waking up to stunning scenery? For some of us nothing is better than enjoying our first hot drink of the day while we can stare out onto great natural beauty. It quite changes the day, we… READ ARTICLE

The Mobile Answers to your Migration Quest

Around the beginning of the year, the animals who sign up for the Great Migration can be found gathering in Ndutu. Around mid-March to the beginning of April, the herds move into the Southern Plains to calve. Then, from the… READ ARTICLE

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… READ ARTICLE

Fascinating Great Migration Facts

So magnificent is this, that an extra wonder of the world was specifically created to honor the Great Migration. As with many mythical beasts, the eighth wonder of the world is not always entirely understood. Here are some facts about… READ ARTICLE

Machu Picchu is for Amateurs

The Amazons in Peru have everything a modern adventurer might require. Impenetrable rainforest, rugged mountain ranges, vast valleys with gorges ripped out of the earth and rivers urgently carrying their ancient secrets. Cloud forests, paramo and unique microclimates with Andean… READ ARTICLE

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