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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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Thandanani Sewing Project
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Sewing the Seeds of Success – Female Enterprise in Dete

Economic prosperity is a threadbare concept in the village of Dete, Zimbabwe. With a population of 4300, the number of employed residents in the town is less than 1%. Yet it is within such dire circumstances that the Thandanani Sewing Project was born. “Thandanani, meaning ‘Love Each Other,’ encompasses the cohesion of community so integral

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Podcast - Simon King & Katja Quasdorf
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Reaction Vs Reality: Making Responsible Travel Plans

“How may travel plans be disrupted? What would happen if I became ill during my travels?” As global citizens, making responsible and proactive decisions are key to having a positive impact on world wide health issues. Hideaways’ CEO Katja Quasdorf shares an enlightening conversation she held with Dr Simon King from Park Doctor, highlighting the

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Covid-19 Precautions and Action Plan
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Implemented Precautions in Light of Covid-19

Ambassadors of Facts Instead of Fear To date, there have been no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in Southern Africa, however the health of our teams and travellers is our number one priority. In light of this, Hideaways has carefully measured, considered and implemented strategies to best manage and implement precautions in the current

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Camp Kuzuma Staff
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The Characters of Camp Kuzuma

It’s much more than the location, wildlife, bespoke accommodation and landscape that makes the Hideaways experience so life-changing. An incredibly important component of our guests’ safari holiday is the personalities and capabilities of our incredible staff. The characters of Camp Kuzuma each play an important role in the experience of our guests and we would

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