The Grand Tour – Namibia

Published on June 29, 2016

African Profile Safaris with our chief pilot/guide, Jan Friede, in our Luxury Cessna Caravan picking up the stars of a new tv show called The Grand Tour.  The show stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (previously from “Top Gear” fame….

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Elewana SkySafari – The Parks by Karen Day

Published on June 29, 2016

Flying around beautiful Tanzania on a unique, 8 day adventure. By: Karen Day On the fifth day of safari, Tanzania’s vastness really hits me. It happens mid-flight on our journey between parks, as the steep verticals of the Rift Valley fade in…

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Gondar Hills Hotel Ready to Rock Ethiopia

Published on June 29, 2016

Our recent site visit to the Gondar Hills Hotel (to be managed by AHA Hotels) reveals that Jacaranda Tours’s new luxury resort in the historic northern Ethiopian city is nearing completion.   Construction on the stone-and-glass main building and 110 suites and rooms…

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Loisaba’s New Tented Camp

Published on June 29, 2016

Literally rising from the ashes of a bush fire that destroyed the original camp in 2014, Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp reopened on May 1st on a spectacular cliff-top location that looks out over the wildlife-rich Laikipia Plains to snowcapped Mt Kenya. The camp…

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The Ultimate Gorilla Experience 

Published on June 29, 2016

Hailed as one of the most intimate wildlife experiences on the planet, Adventure Consults  “Intimate Gorilla Experience” gives travelers a chance to track gorillas and learn more about the gentle giants of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with legendary primatologist and conservationist Dr….

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Elsa’s Kopje in Forbes: The 12 Best Pool Villas to Rent This Summer

Published on June 28, 2016

The Private House at Elsa’s Kopje Boutique Safari Lodge, Kenya Stylish design pervades this camp, which was opened in 1999 by Dr. Richard Leakey and Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation and is part of the Elewana collection of African…

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Focus On: Afrochic Diani Beach

Published on June 21, 2016

Voted one of the top 25 beaches in the world by TripAdvisor Travellers in 2015, Diani Beach is 10 km of palm fringed, powder-white sandy beach lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Protected by a coral reef 600m offshore,…

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Iceland’s Water Cure | NY Times

Published on June 3, 2016

Can the secret to the country’s happiness be found in its communal pools? Article by Dan Kois On a frigid February day in Reykjavik, I stood bare-­chested and dripping wet just inside the dressing room at the Vesturbaejar pool, facing a long,…

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A Most Incredible Rescue

Published on June 3, 2016

The 100th anniversary of one of the greatest moments of polar adventure and exploration lurks just over the horizon — the rescue of Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team from Elephant Island by a Chilean ship Yelcho and Captain Luis Pardo Villalon…

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Next Stop Hollywood? Las Torres Bags Another Video Award

Published on May 31, 2016

We’re proud to announce that one of our promotional videos has captured another prestigious international honor — a silver medal at the 37th Annual Telly Awards in the category of “Best Online Commercial for Travel/Tourism.” With over 13,000 entries from all over the…

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International Silver Eco-Rating for Cheli & Peacock Safaris

Published on May 31, 2016

After well over a year of application procedures, we are very proud to announce that five of our properties have achieved a global eco-rating with Sustainable Tourism International. And not just at Bronze entry level rating, but a direct promotion to Silver…

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Opening of Loisaba Tented Camp

Published on April 28, 2016

After a large bush fire that destroyed the original Loisaba Lodge and impacted much of the conservancy in 2013, the much-anticipated Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is set to open on May 1st 2016. Perched on the edge of an escarpment on the…

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Thanks to Romanche and Marinelli

Published on April 12, 2016

Australis is also saying goodbye to a couple of its beloved Zodiac boats, a bittersweet parting as explained in this blog by long-time guide Marcelo Gallo: In order to reach the different shore landing points that we visit on our routes, our…

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Las Torres Exclusive Trek to Valle Bader

Published on April 11, 2016

Did you know that there are some excursions that are exclusive to the Hotel Las Torres?  One of our guides favorite excursion is to lead an adventurous trek to Valle Badar, a combined horseback and hiking trek. This secret corner of the Torres…

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Elewana to open a new luxury tented camp in the Loisaba Conservancy

Published on March 8, 2016

… heralding a conservation landmark to preserve one of Kenya’s most important elephant corridors Newly refurbished Loisaba Star Beds also join the Elewana Collection The Elewana Collection has been chosen by Loisaba Conservancy with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to partner…

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In Memory of Ole Friede

Published on March 3, 2016

In Memory of Ole Friede Most of you already know by now that Ole Friede, co-owner and chief aviator of African Profile Safaris, died in a tragic air accident on January 29th in Namibia. Ole was one of three experienced pilots undertaking…

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Have giraffes, Will Travel

Published on March 1, 2016

Thanks to a partnership between Adventure Consults, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the southern section of Murchison Falls National Park is now home to a family of Rothschild’s giraffes. The towering creatures were transported in January…

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Jordan by Quad Bike and Balloon

Published on March 1, 2016

Always on the cutting edge of tourism in Jordan, Nebo Tours has introduced several brand new experiences including quad bikes and buggy trips that combine sightseeing and off-road adventure. The excursions vary in length from a one-hour ride through the mountainous landscape of…

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Cat in the hat . . . and the market . . . and tent . . . and everywhere

Published on January 20, 2016

During a recent journey through Jordan for a magazine assignment, writer and photographer, Joe Yogerst, started to notice how many cats there were — pretty much everywhere — and began snapping their photos. Dogs being persona non grata in much of the…

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Loisaba Reaches for the Stars . . . and Permanent Protection

Published on January 20, 2016

Elewana recently launched its new Star Beds at Loisaba and they are really something special, a bucket list experience for anyone on safari in Kenya.   Designed to maximize nighttime sky gazing, a Star Bed is a handcrafted wooden platform with a partial…

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