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Jewel of Africa Safaris is a family owned, South African, luxury tour operator offering you effortless access to personalized, tailor-made safaris in Southern and East Africa.

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime completely immersive private trekking boat safari in the Okavango Delta, which will get you close to both the water and wildlife of this magical wilderness region.
9 Days 8 Nights
Your first-choice Botswana photographic safari offers unrivalled photographic experiences in three of the must-visit destinations, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari.
11 Days 10 nights
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After Covid put her travel plans on hold, Connie Kakalia finally took her dream vacation in Southern Africa in June with her husband, Dave Gregson. Connie's home is in Kauai, Hawaii, and she is known for her adventurous spirit. As a seasoned globetrotter, Connie tasted Africa when she experienced the Serengetti a few years ago. Naturally, she expected a similar experience this time around. After all, Africa is Africa, right? Well, she couldn't have been more wrong. She shares her thoughts on her life-changing 21-day luxury Namibia, Botswana, and

Are you looking for a unique and exotic destination to explore? Consider taking a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, over the Equator, and deep down into the sun-kissed southern hemisphere, all the way to Africa's southwestern shore. Here, you will find a country with miles upon miles of sand dunes extending far beyond the horizon, cradled by the temperate Atlantic and steeped in history – both natural and human.

An African proverb says, 'To get lost is to learn the way'. Getting lost is simply a different way of going on an adventure. When you're lost, it is an opportunity to learn how to find yourself and listen to your thoughts, your inner being, and other people. It's a journey to self-discovery. I learned this at a very young age and have made it my life's work to help others embrace the adventure that comes with exploring the world

Namibia is an entirely different kind of luxury Africa safari destination, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery, and significant contrasts. Here you will find majestic oceans, dunes, mountains, and deserts. This desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. Around every corner lies something else to discover and to gaze at in awe. Read on to discover our top Namibia attractions that must be included in your luxury safari itinerary. We also share some insider tips on where to go

For almost 20 years we have built a reputation as one of Africa’s finest guided safari and tour operators and this is not without reason. We love what we do! We are a boutique, family-owned company with a boutique team of safari and tour experts. South Africa is our home and we are passionate about Africa and the service we provide. We love the country, its rich heritage and culture and nothing gives us more pleasure than to introduce travellers to this incredible place, its precious wildlife and its

As the national animal of Botswana, the Plains zebra (or Burchell’s zebra) is regarded as an important and much-loved species in this Southern African country. Interestingly, two zebras adorn the Botswana coat of arms, showcasing this animal as a symbol of national unity. In Botswana, these animals are part of an intriguing, but much less well-known annual migration in search of greener pastures. As the second largest zebra migration in the world this is just one of the many reasons to visit this country in the summer, better known

The iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is internationally famed for its magnificent wildlife sightings. Here you can experience the thrill of driving in an open vehicle with the wind in your hair, as you seek to spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and the elusive Leopard. They are all there and the joy of the safari is unmatched by any international vacationing experience. A lessor known feature of the park, in international terms, is the many excellent lodges and luxury camps that are dotted all

Botswana offers amazing contrasts, scenic splendor, and with around 40% of its land devoted to wildlife preservation, luxury African safari lovers can savor some of the finest game viewing in the world. It also subsequently offers a range of top-rated luxury safari lodges. As premier rated tour operators for Southern Africa luxury safaris, here is our choice of the top luxury safari lodges in Botswana for 2020. Mashatu Private Game Reserve, Tuli Block: Mashatu Euphorbia Villas  Opening in June 2020, Euphorbia Villasis the new flagship lodge of the privately owned, Mashatu

We have written a range of articles on the great adventure activities that can be enjoyed when on safari in Africa. The thrill of spotting the ‘Big 5,’ Africa’s most elusive wildlife species, is something that is hard to parallel, but many travellers also love to get their adrenaline pumping in other ways. Those who long to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors couldn’t ask for a much better place to visit than South Africa and there is no better place to combine a great safari with an adventure vacation than at and around the

The tourism industry is one that is vital to a country such as South Africa, where low productivity and economic issues are often offset by the income it generates. Spectacular beaches, scenic routes, winelands and of course the world’s best wildlife preservation areas, all contribute to a healthy tourism industry. There is however, if one will excuse the pun, a bit of a ‘black cloud’ that hangs over tourism and its contribution to ecological issues in the country. Responsible research shows that it is in fact a global issue. Tourism generates 10% of the world's GDP, one