Runway at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

There’s not much to this post other than the picture. Lovely shot of the airstrip at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe. This lodge overlooks Lake Kariba and lies adjacent to the Matusadona National Park. It’s not uncommon for a charter flight pilot to have to fly low over the runway to chase away the [...]

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Self-Drive in Southern Mozambique

For a long time, we’ve been keen to offer a self-drive itinerary combining the Kruger National Park with southern Mozambique to appeal to our more adventurous clients. However two things held us back… 1) The roads were not in great condition 2) There was nowhere really nice to stay However this has now changed… The tar road from [...]

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Sussi Lodge, Victoria Falls, offers walking safaris

Sussi Lodge has been given exclusive rights to conduct walking safaris in the Mosi oa Tunya National Park, using its own professional guides. Sussi Lodge guides, Luckson and Elijah, have a combined walking experience of more than 20 years in South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks. Guests will also be accompanied by an [...]

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Trip Report: Chichele Presidential Lodge

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: After Nkwali, I headed to a completely different sort of lodge in the South Luangwa – Chichele Presidential Lodge, which began its life as the bush retreat of former President of Zambia,  Kenneth Kaunda. This is a colonial lodge in a grand hilltop setting – and the location really [...]

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Trip Report: Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa, Zambia

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: I arrived here straight from Lake Malawi – five hours door to door. What a great camp Nkwali is! Everything felt right here – you just sense that this camp has been operating for ages, not because anything seems jaded or tired, but because it all works in a [...]

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Trip Report: Pumulani Lodge, Lake Malawi

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: I recently visited Pumulani Lodge in Malawi as part of a trip through Malawi, Zambia and Chobe. Pumulani, meaning ‘the place of rest’, is a luxury beach lodge on the southern-west shores e of Lake Malawi. It’s the only luxury beach lodge within the Lake Malawi National Park which [...]

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Scheduled flight from Skukuza to Livingstone

The scheduled flight from the Kruger Mpumalanga  International Airport in South Africa to Livingstone in Zambia (for Victoria Falls) is now becoming more established.  Though it’s expensive, the big advantage is that you usually save on having to have an overnight hotel room in Johannesburg, as well as the airport to hotel transfers.

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Yellow Fever Vaccination for Zambia

We’ve just heard that visitors travelling to Zambia, and then re-entering South Africa – even if it’s just to fly home – will need to have a Yellow Fever vaccination. The World Health Organization has released a statement advising all travelling to Zambia to get this vaccination. The South African Department of Health has subsequently [...]

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...


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