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Rio Azul Holiday, Mozambique
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Guest Blog: The Necessity of a Holiday at Rio Azul

Thanks to our lovely guest, Sandra, who wrote the below blog on her experience at Rio Azul Mozambique, sharing what it means to have and dream of a holiday – especially in this time of confinement. A 2020 google search for “Definition of Holiday” shows a list of historical and current meanings for the word

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CWF Podcast
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Podcast: Tourism and Conservation with Katja Quasdorf and Beks Ndlovu

“We have a common cause – to save the landscape and alleviate poverty.” Rusty Mokoro film company has provided the industry with an essential platform for conservation conversations to occur and community awareness to be shared. These dialogues were ignited in the face of adversity during this pandemic – through passion and understanding of our

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Poem by Ian McCallum: Wilderness
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Poem by Ian McCallum: Wilderness

The words and wisdom that Dr Ian McCallum recently shared with us in a Facebook Live have robed us with reassurance in our emergence from the Covid-19 world crisis. We have been navigating our way through unknown landscapes and experiences, forcing us to re-evaluate our priorities and remind of our roots, teaching ourselves to listen

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In your Element Safari Experiences
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In Your Element: Safari Experiences of Earth, Water, Air and Fire

“Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” – Francesca Marciano Rising over the African earth, the above rings true. A collection of breath catches

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Camp Kuzuma Shebeen Chic
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Shebeen Chic: Sharing the Flavours of Camp Kuzuma

The allure of wide-open spaces leaves our travel taste buds tingling. The sound of silence resonating around a lantern lit table, under a star lit sky, conjures up cravings for the outdoors. Bush dinners call with the breeze collecting rich aromas from the fireplace, infusing the smell of the wild outdoors with the comfort of

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Interview with Tony Park - Addiction to Africa
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Interview: Tony Park discusses his Addiction to Africa

“Whether you breathe something in or drink something in, or something bites you in Africa – you get hooked!” International award-winning author Tony Park speaks of how a casual holiday to Africa turned into a life-long obsession and career. Spending time getting to know Africa beneath the surface and beyond the romance of sunsets, Tony

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Tears of a Travel Writer
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Tears of a Travel Writer: Carrie Hampton Sponsorship

Written by Kim Sparrow – As I sat next to professional Travel Writer Carrie Hampton in the cramped staffroom at Dingani school, she wept. With 25 years as a travel writer, she continues to be moved by her experiences. Especially for children who have to fight for their right to have water, right to eat

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Rio Azul Mangroves
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A Tribute to Tributaries: Rio Azul’s Mystical Mangroves

As the unsung heroes of the sea, we feel it is time to pay tribute to the mangrove estuary at Rio Azul. Being a hotspot of biodiversity, the abundant and unexplored ecosystem is an invitation to the curious eye. Dive in to explore the various avenues of this diverse web of life. A treat for

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Hwange Anti-Poaching Units
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Hwange Anti-Poaching Units: Invisible Warriors of Wildlife

As we huddled under Mopane shrub out of the rain, a moment was taken to appreciate and reflect on the absolute dedication of these men. The CWF anti-poaching unit literally take a vow of silence, hunting for poachers, for kilometers and hours, day in and day out. Blending into the bush – void of sound

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Chef Benji - Camp Kuzuma
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Camp Kuzuma’s Magical Oxtail Stew

Pumpkins encompass an enchanting element in the fairy-tale realm – conjuring images of dreams coming true. At Camp Kuzuma, not only do pumpkins represent the reveries of magic, they also hold our delicious Oxtail Stew! With the gift of time, this is the perfect dish to simmer over a 3 – 5 hour period –

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Traversing the Tales of Africa: 5 Must-Read Safari Books

Hideaways invites you to feel free to turn the pages of your imagination, travelling to Africa through the portal of these pages, transported by words. Carefully selected, these tales hold whole worlds of African adventure, waiting to be discovered. From hilarious anecdotes, detective mysteries, the wonder of elephants and political endeavours – this list encompasses

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Safari Scones Recipe
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Chef Enoch’s Special Safari Scones Recipe

It’s tea-time in Africa. The dust of the day settles along with the heat, and the kettle has just boiled. Fresh baked aromas waft from the kitchen, adding to the dreamy nature of day moving to dusk. Light and atmosphere golden, Chef Enoch arrives with the final ingredient to a perfect afternoon: scones. But since

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