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15/01/2018 | Nosy Be

293 On Komba

I always wondered what freedom was. Well now I’ve found it” said Marcine. Marcine Cooper- owner of 293 On Komba off the north-western coast of the Madagascar mainland- and hubby Ian visited on a life ...

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11/01/2018 | St Helena

Touching Down On Virgin Soil: Only Six Hours to St Helena

It’ll be a long time before the residents of the island of St Helena stop talking about the afternoon of Saturday 14 October 2017. As Airlink flight SA8131 finally touched down on the runway on the is...

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10/01/2018 | Nosy Be

Constance Tsarabanjina

What’s the best place you’ve ever been? I hate such questions, like “What’s your favourite song?” At what time of the day, in what mood, for what reason, in what circumstances/ season etc. etc.? It is...

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10/01/2018 | Nosy Be

Sakatia Lodge

“It’s just a lodge” said my Be Welcome guide, Claudio as he saw me off on at Chanty Beach for my boat transfer from Nosy Be (Big Island) to neighbouring Nosy Sakatia and Sakatia Lodge, so I wasn’t exp...

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22/12/2017 | George

Fancourt South Africa

Renowned for its putting greens, Fancourt offers much more than just golf. It is 6:07am on a Friday morning. A sudden loud thump jolts me out of my sleep. I look around to see that neither my husband ...

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07/12/2017 | Ngala

On Safari - Arriving in Ngala

In the mere hour it took us to reach the lodge, we had managed to see three—elephant, cape buffalo, rhinoceros—of the Big 5, already. And a whole lot more. Who even needed to go on safari?? And then w...

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04/12/2017 | Ulusaba

Ulusaba's Big Five - And I'm Not Talking About Animals

The phone had rung at precisely 5am and for once I didn’t grumble. We were already up and raring to go on our game drive, not daring to hope for a much-anticipated leopard sighting. Hubbie and I were ...

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04/12/2017 | Londolozi

LondoYogi: Yoga in the wild at Londolozi

Recently I was fortunate enough to experience a 6-day working holiday at some of the most incredible safari destinations in Africa, flying Airlink’s seamless bush connection from the great Kruger wild...

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22/11/2017 | Maseru

How To Fall in Love with Lesotho

Lesotho. It’s so beautiful it hurts. Just as picturesque as Switzerland or Austria though nowhere near as wealthy and so, for the tourist, rather less spoiled. It’s impossible not to fall in love with...

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