South Africa
Babylonstoren has been voted #1 hotel in Southern Africa by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers for the second consecutive year. The Farm Hotel was voted for by more than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers and also ranks 26th on the Condé Nast Traveler list of the Best Hotels in the World for 2022.
A special thanks to the passionate team at the Farm. The hotel sets the scene for guests to ground themselves again with walks in nature, unhurried meals, sleeping in and spending time with friends and family exploring the Farm. There are also many new and exciting attractions for guests to experience, the latest being the brand new hot spa.


Porini Mara - morning tea delivered to your tentKenya
We are excited to share that Porini Mara Camp has won as Kenya’s Leading Tented Safari Camp at the World Travel Awards at a colourful ceremony held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi at the weekend. Huge congratulations to the team.
Porini Safari Camps regularly post superb videos showcasing the wildlife, experiences and camps that they offer, why not inspire and encourage your guests to stay in conservancies supporting conservation and share these video clips, here is a lovely example – Porini video


Nimali Tarangire - new hide viewing

Nimali Tarangire has a new hide for extraordinarily close wildlife encounters.  It is up close to the waterhole and easily accessed  without disturbing the thirsty wildlife.  Wander down from the new raised firepit or the swimming pool for a closer look and cool photographic opportunities.



Elephant at Jozibanini

Sally has just returned from a successful fam trip with Imvelo to the Falls and Hwange.  Read all about it in our latest blog and if you would like an update on the new rhino experience or feedback about how Hwange is post pandemic, please call or email

All guests visiting the Rhino Experience in Hwange have enabled the new Ngamo Clinic to open and operate. As long as tourists are coming to see the rhino, the community will have funds to keep the clinic operational (and more) which means the clinic is not reliant on sporadic charitable donations. Much more work needs to be done on the Clinic but at least, thanks to Thuza and Kusasa, it will be able to treat people in the meantime and continue to supply medicines.   Please keep encouraging your guests to visit and include the Rhino Experience!

Lion at Camp Savuti

Charmain will be attending Africa’s Eden and BTTE and if you would like to meet her for an update, please contact Charmain directly. New photography for the Tree House at Delta Camp and Oddballs’ Enclave will be released soon.
Important note:  Delta Air have just announced that a new, recently imposed Security Fee will be charged to all new bookings as from 01 Nov 2022. This fee will add USD10 to the domestic passenger departure tax.


Amazing whale viewing in Mozambique with Crafted Africa

Malawi, Mozambique & Zambia
Have you seen the recent webinars on these amazing destinations?  If you would like to learn more about the parks, logistics and extraordinary experiences these destinations offer and particularly how to combine them, please take a look at these webinars:

Mozambique webinar by Mike Varndell, Crafted Africa
Malawi/Zambia webinar by Mike Varndell, Crafted Africa