Gunn’s Camp And The Surrounding Delta – A Pictorial

Hi guys, today I taught, I should post this beautiful pics, on one of the Okavango Delta’s most beautiful and oldest gems, Gunns Camp.

Info on Gunn’s Camp:

Gunn’s Camp is in a private concession, overlooking the well-known Chief’s Island, and adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve.

The camp is one of the few remaining vintage safari camps in the Delta. It is set under ebony trees and palms, and offers comfort, but still allows you to feel close to nature.

The Pictures:

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Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 1:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Recent Chobe and Northern Botswana Floods – An Aerial View

Hi Folks

I recently got these pictures of the floods in Chobe and Northern Botswana.I thought it would be a great idea to post these pictures here, to give you an idea of the scope of the floods.Feel free to comment or send an email to: david@island-safari.com

Published in: on April 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Mango Airlines Security Checks And Or Tambo Airport Multi-Use Terminals

Hi Folks

We are back again for another post.This post addresses, the new extended security checks at South African airline Mango and also the terminals at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, that will now be multi-use for both international and domestic flights.

I hope this post will assist you in your future travels.

Mango Airlines Security Checks

From April 1, South African Airline, Mango, will introduce further security checks in an attempt to combat credit card and sales fraud. Passengers travelling on Mango who have paid by credit card must present the transactional card on request. Therefore, if you are paying for a ticket on behalf of someone else, you will have to pay directly into the airlines account, or pay cash at an Airport.

OR Tambo International Airtport Multi-use Terminals

From April 1, terminals at OR Tambo International Airport will be multi-use and will process both international and domestic flights.

The two terminals will in future be known as Terminal A and B. Terminal A will extend from the Central Terminal Building (CTB) atrium to the north (previously the international terminal) and Terminal B will extend south (previously the domestic terminal).

The existing international departures hall will continue to be used for international flights only, while the CTB departures facility will be used by both international and domestic airlines.

Counters will have a three-digit number prefaced by A or B. The existing counters in Terminal B will be renumbered in preparation for the opening of the new facility.

Just a quick reminder, please check back tomorrow to this blog, for another one of our recipe posts.

Thank You

The Island Safari Team

Openings, Rebuildings And Refurbishments – Nxai Pan Camp and St Anne Resort

Hi Guys

I just love it, when a new camp or lodge is opened, or when a resort is being rebuilt or refurbished.That feeling you get that you are going to expect something completely different than before, are so compelling.Which brings me to my post of today.The opening of Nxai Pan Camp in the Nxai Pan National Park in Botswana, and the St Anne Resort in the Seychelles, that has recently been rebuilt and refurbished completely.

Nxai Pan Camp – Nxai Pan National Park

Nxai Pan Camp has just opened in Botswana’s Nxai Pan National Park. This is the first lodge in the Park, and is privately run. It is small, with only 8 units, and is well placed for those who wish to visit this unique and beautiful area.Please visit Nxai Pan Camp for more information.

Nxai Pan Camp Exterior

Nxai Pan Camp Exterior

Click on the images to view the Nxai Pan camp gallery, or click on the following link: Nxai Pan camp gallery

St Anne Island Resort – Seychelles

St Anne Resort in the Seychelles has recently finished a complete rebuild and refurbishment. All accommodation units are Villas – which vary from Beau Sejour with private terrace and gazebo to the Royal Villa, with 3 bedrooms, and private pool. Guests have an excellent choice in terms of restaurants – with four to choose from, including buffet and a la carte selections. Activities are many and varied, and there is lots to do, including the Bob Marlin kids club.Please visit: Saint Anne Island Resort for more information.

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Click on the images to view the St Anne resort gallery, or click on the following link: St Anne Island resort gallery

So please check out these 2 properties, and you never know.Maybe you will found yourself on a game drive in Botswana, or sipping a cocktail in the Seychelles, in the not to distant future.

The Island Safari Team

Island Safari – A New Beginning 2009

Welcome to our new-look Blog!

We have been a little quiet recently, but have decided to start 2009 with a fresh look, and a plan to keep you up to date with news and ideas for your Safari to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Even with the economic situation (or because of it!), there are still some excellent deals on International flights from Europe to South Africa. Exchange rates have also made  South Africa an attractive destination, and Cape Town, at this time of year is enjoying excellent weather, and great experiences – whether you just want to explore, or if you prefer a trip to the Winelands – where wine has been produced for 350 years!

This is also an excellent time of year to visit Botswana, with the Okavango Delta hosting the annual migrant birds in their thousands. From now until April rates are very competitive… you can also easily combine Botswana with a visit to Victoria Falls (with accommodation either in Zambia or Zimbabwe), where the Falls are at their peak flow – an incredible site (and sound!).

Now onto the lastest news straight from Island Safari.

In The News

Zambia

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls is happy to report the release of 4 white rhino. At present this is the only Park in Zambia where you can view Rhino. You can visit the Park as part of your stay at Tongabezi Lodge, or as an additional excursion from a number of other properties in Livingstone.

Mosi-oa Tunya National Park

Mosi-oa Tunya National Park

South Africa

Cape Town’s Winchester Mansions Hotel has launched Grapes Gourmet and Gallery Evenings at Harvey’s Restaurant for guests who enjoy gourmet food, fine wine and art. During the course of the evening guests can marvel at art pieces from the Patrice Boussekey Eclectic Art Gallery featuring the artist Cobus van Bosch while sipping on signature wines from Vriesenhof Vineyards, Garagiste, Morgenhof Estate, Luddite Wines, Dornier Wines, Flagstone, Deetlefs Estate, Seidelberg Estate, Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar, and Glen Carlou, Colmant Cap Classique and Champagne.

The evening comes to a close with an auctioning of items donated by Vriesenhof Vineyards. All proceedings from the auction are donated to StreetSmart, an organisation involved in the process of social normalisation and reintroducing children living on the streets back into society.The 2009 Grapes Gourmet and Gallery evenings will take place once a month.

Winchester Mansions

Winchester Mansions

New National ParkGarden Route National Park

The proposal for proclaiming the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) has been gazetted and the proclamation of the park is now only months away.
Regional manager of South African National Parks (SANParks) Garden Route, Mvusy Songelwa, says it is an exciting challenge for the area. “The National Park will be made up of the currently proclaimed Tsitsikamma and Wilderness National Parks, the Knysna National Lake Area, the Southern Cape Indigenous Forests and the associated fynbos Mountain Catchment Areas.”

Mozambique

Bazaruto Lodge has opened the doors of Bazaruto Spa, a spa and wellness facility with three treatment rooms as well as a deck area looking out to sea for open air treatments. A full range of spa treatments and therapies are now available, from foot massage focusing on reflex points, to the spa’s signature treatment, the Thalgo Ocean Memory Spa ritual. Thalgo treatment products are being used at the spa.

Snorkling At Bazaruto Lodge

Snorkling At Bazaruto Lodge

Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Hotels – A New Look

Remember to check out our new look Chobe National Park site, located here: Chobe National Park

Also check out our Victoria Falls Hotels new look site as well: Victoria Falls Hotels

For feedback or any other query, don’t hesitate to email us at: info@island-safari.com