Lamellophones—Traditional African Music

History Lamellophones are a family of musical instruments consisting of a set of stiff but flexible tongues (lamellae) of varying length. They’re attached at one end to a soundboard that often has a box or calabash resonator. Evidence shows they originated about 3,000 years ago in the area known today as Cameroon. The instruments then […]

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Victoria Falls

Home to vast deserts, tropical rain forests, mountains and grasslands, Africa’s most well-known natural phenomenon is Victoria Falls. Created as the Zambezi River plunges over an approximately 100 metre vertical chasm spanning 1700 metres, there’s good reason Vic Falls as it’s affectionately known, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the […]

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Sossusvlei

Situated in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, one of Africa’s largest conservation areas, sits the Soussevlei, an ecosystem and biosphere like no other in the world. Translated literally to “dead-end marsh,” the term Sossusvlei has evolved to refer to the whole area, encompassing the great plain of the river Tsauchab,  arid basins, and the red dunes […]

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Okavango Delta

Usually when one visualizes a river delta, the image is of a broad expanse of intricately woven waterways leading to open water, like the deltas of the Mississippi or Nile. In Botswana, the Okavango’s delta empties inland, fanning out through palm groves and papyrus swamps onto open land. Its rare beauty, exceptional landscape, and ecological […]

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Groot Constantia

What do Napoleon, Charles Dickens, Frederick the Great of Prussia, King Louis Philippe of France, Count Otto von Bismarck, and Lady Jane Franklin (2nd wife of explorer John Franklin) have in common? Wine. They shared a passion for the sweet wine produced at Groot Constantia, near Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1685 by Simon […]

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Fish Canyon

Namibia is purported to have some of the most beautiful postage stamps in the world. But what’s more fascinating are the stories behind the artful images they depict—plant and animal life, traditional cultures, history and landmark events. Many people are unfamiliar with Namibia—until they visit on our motorcycle safaris and fall in love with it. […]

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Etosha National Park

Ted Lawson’s jaw dropped as he watched the scene unfold in front of him. “Herds of elephants hung out, munching on foliage,” he recalled. “Hundreds of zebras walked towards the waterhole against a backdrop of springbok and wildebeest. Everything was in motion.” This was not one of the nature movies he’d watched since he was […]

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Zebras

Namibia is purported to have some of the most beautiful postage stamps in the world. But what’s more fascinating are the stories behind the artful images they depict—plant and animal life, traditional cultures, history and landmark events. Many people are unfamiliar with Namibia—until they visit on our motorcycle safaris and fall in love with it. […]

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Walking with lions

Mention Africa and one of the first images that appears in one’s mind is the lion pride, lazing on the savanna under the intense sun. Imagine being there and walking along side of them. Walking with Lions, a Lion Encounter program, allows you to partake in this exceptional experience. Stationed near Victoria Falls, it’s an optional […]

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Leopards

Namibia is purported to have some of the most beautiful postage stamps in the world. But what’s more fascinating are the stories behind the artful images they depict—plant and animal life, traditional cultures, history and landmark events. Many people are unfamiliar with Namibia—until they visit on our motorcycle safaris and fall in love with it. […]

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