Mike Test Drives Namibia

Posted on March 4th, 2015 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.
Climbing the dunes at Sossusvlei

Climbing the dunes at Sossusvlei

There’s a buzz developing around Namibia. Magazines and travel programs feature Namibia more often and I’m getting far more enquiries about trips to this once overlooked part of Africa.

In November I set out to rediscover Namibia: to explore the landscape, wildlife and accommodation so I could better advise my clients. And so Adventurlogers…here is my advice: Continue reading …

Africa Solo

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.

GiseleGisele had done her research before she came to Safari and Co. She knew she wanted to do a wildlife safari in Zambia and a photographic safari in Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Our role was to stitch everything together, because travelling solo in Africa you want to make sure all your i’s are dotted and t’s crossed. We talked to Gisele on her return about the joys of adventuring alone in the wilds of Africa. Continue reading …


Posted on August 28th, 2014 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.

Once you have the soil of Africa under your fingernails you will be forever drawn back to the continent.” It’s an old saying, but I believe it is true. After 14 years in Canada I still feel the pull of the African bush. I have to go back. I need to reconnect with what I do. I need to establish relationships with the owners of resorts, safari camps and tour operators. But most of all I need to go for my soul.

My latest trip to Africa was short and business focused, but it was still a salve for my African soul.  The primary purpose of the trip was to participate in a travel conference that brought together travel agents and designers with the best operators from throughout Africa.   But I started my one-week trip in the African bush. Continue reading …

Michele, David, Emma & Coco: A Family Safari

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.

A Family SafariIs Africa the right place for a family holiday?  Listening to the adventures of Michele, David, Emma (11) and Coco (10), you’d have to say the answer is yes.  The Toronto-based family recently returned from a two-week African journey.  Michele called me almost as soon as they arrived home, filled with excitement and stories.  She agreed to share some of the family’s tales and a few of their over 2,000 photos – so sit back and picture your family on safari on earth’s wildest continent! Continue reading …

Postcard from Tanzania

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.


Linda & David: Reporting for the Globe & Mail

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.

the-globe-and-mailWe recently helped Linda Intaschi and David Silcox to arrange a 3-week trip in Namibia and Botswana and we are pleased to report that their Adventurlog has been published in the Globe and Mail.  Read about their adventures, and give us a call if their journey sparks your interest.

Chris & Ruben: Wildlife, Beaches, Wine & Baths

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by Stephanie Hunt in Blog.

Chris and RubenChris and Ruben first travelled to Africa with Safari and Co in 2009and they vowed to return for Chris’s 50th. “We decided the trip would be 5-weeks, 1-week per decade,” he says.  Planning started in November 2012.  They wanted to see the wildebeest migration on the Masai Mara, the chimps in Tanzania, elephants and lions in Botswana,  wineries in South Africa…and spend some time at the beach.

“It was probably a bit challenging for Mike to organise all that,” acknowledges Chris.  But Safari and Co set the itinerary, arranged the details, selected the best camps and on the 10th of August 2013 Chris and Ruben departed Toronto for a once-in-a-lifetime safari.  They invite you to share some of their favourite pictures and stories and imagine yourself sipping a sundowner in the wilds of Africa.

Continue reading …

What are meals like on safari?

Posted on May 30th, 2013 by Mike Haines in Blog.

Meals on safari are excellent! They really are, given the circumstances in which they are created, we never hear any complaints about the food. Continue reading …

Great Wilderness Journey season is underway in Botswana

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by Mike Haines in Blog.

The Wilderness Safari Exploration (set departure trips) season is now in full swing and we received great feedback from guide Victor Horatius on the first Great Wilderness Departure of the 2013 season – it was a real “cracker” of a trip by all accounts ……..

“I have just finished an amazing Great Wilderness Journey.

Continue reading …

What is a crossing in the Masai Mara?

Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Mike Haines in Blog.

The crossings on the Mara River in Kenya, occur any time between mid July and late September. They are not guaranteed and in some years they may not occur at all, it’s all weather dependant. The best years to see a crossing in the Mara are drought years, when food is limited and the majority of the herds head north and into Kenya. In a year with good rains the herds can be spread out from the Mara, south into the Serengeti of Tanzania. Continue reading …

What is a game viewing hide?

Posted on May 1st, 2013 by Mike Haines in Blog.

Game viewing hides are structures that allow you to sit in a quite location in the African bush, usually near a waterhole or river, and in areas frequented by wildlife. They are either elevated platforms in a large tree, a sunken bunker in the ground close to the action or a ‘log-pile’ hide very close to a waterhole used frequently by elephant herds. Continue reading …

Lioness gets technical

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by Mike Haines in Blog.

Ed Hetherington and his wife are just home from a week and a half in Zimbabwe at Little Makalolo and Ruckomechi camps.

As Ed says, ‘We had a fantastic time!’ Continue reading …