Written by Kirsty on 20/07/11, filed under General, South Africa, South Africa Safari | No Comments
Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 100,000 hectares in the “Green Kalahari” of the Northern Cape.
With the emphasis on conversation tourism, Tswalu is able to offer superlative game and sightings of some of South Africa‘s rarest and most extraordinary wildlife, including the desert black rhino, black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats, cheetah, rare antelope, and the elusive aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin and porcupine.
In the game reserve all guests are allowed to design their own itinerary from bush walks to horseback safaris. The safari experience is tailored to suit you.
I have just read a beautiful article on Tswalu’s website which shows the field guides up close to the elusive Pangolin. … an amazing site especially during the day as these animals are nocturnal.
The reserve also has an award winning spa, now a combination of sensual spaces which combine to create an inspirational venue for what must be one of the most unusual spa experiences in Africa. All guests can indulge in authentic massages and exfoliation treatments by the local therapists whether this is in the indoor spa or outside.
Tswalu Kalahari Spa has won the “Best Safari Spa Award” in the 2011 Les Nouvelles Esthétiques Spa Awards. Tswalu Spa Manager Corli Schoeman was even named runner up in the “Spa Management Excellence Award”. Here at Africa Sky we give them our Congratulations and hope this is the first award of many.
Written by Kirsty on 19/07/11, filed under General, Kenya | No Comments
What is the first thing that pops into your mind, when I say Kenya…. safari adventures, stunning landscapes and sandy beaches, but did you know that Kenya represents Africa’s best birding destination. Kenya has over 1100 different species of birds and with the habitats ranging from forests, to wetlands and even the rich grasslands most of the birds are easy to spot. Such a rich variety inevitably produces a stunning array of birdlife, ensuring the country’s reputation as the heart for all birdwatchers of all levels of experience.
One of the unforgettable sights on a tour of Kenya is the spectacular flock of pink flamingoes that cover many lakes in Kenya. There are also soda lakes which cover many species of water birds from Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha and even Lake Elementaita which are mostly enjoyed by pelicans, flamingos, fishing eagles, herons, kingfishers and others.
Kenya is a paradise for bird lovers and here at Africa Sky we can tailor-make an itinerary for you around the area which has the birdlife that you would like to see.
Written by Kirsty on 14/07/11, filed under Kenya | No Comments
The five star, Giraffe Manor has just official opened The Garden Manor, extending the number of rooms from six to ten. The manor is world renowned as being the only place in the world where you can feed and photograph the giraffe over your breakfast table and at the front door. These new rooms mean that many more people can enjoy the spectacular highlights of these fascinating mammals. The manor has so much history that the new building has taking its inspiration from the early day of European settlement in East Africa, which is in the same style as the original house. The Manor features a graceful sitting room with large picturesque windows as well as a large verandah which offers amazing views of the giraffes as well as the Ngong Hills.
If you are travelling to Kenya then Giraffe Manor should be up there on your “to do” list. The experience will be one you never forget!