20 April 2014

Featured African safari tour 2014: Signature Africa


Go big and visit outstanding safari destinations across Africa. This African safari tour starts in Rwanda with the incredible gorillas, goes south to the Sabi Sands in Kruger with excellent Big Five sightings and further to the magical Linyanti in Botswana.

The lodges are outstanding and the safari experiences exceptional. View and download the itinerary

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

Want African safari beach extension?


For many guests a visit to Africa is either an escape from winter in the northern hemisphere or they use their long summer holiday to have time for extensive travel. For both kinds of travel some time on a lovely beach, to reflect on the bush adventure, is much appreciated.

There is a great choice of beaches to visit during an
African safari holiday. Zanzibar might come to mind for many people and the island is ideal to be combined with a safari in Tanzania next to the other lovely islands off the coast of Tanzania like Pemba and Mafia. For visits to Kenya also an entire beautiful coast is awaiting the beach and water activity lover. From Diani Beach over Watamu and Lamu, there are beautiful resorts and cultural sights more than worth visiting.

For safaris in Southern Africa the beaches of Mozambique are an excellent choice. White sand, few people and great nature invite for an amazing beach time with activities like horse back riding and all sorts of water sports. Besides Mozambique also South Africa offers a great choice of beaches along the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean with breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and a great variety of accommodations and activities.

It is not an easy choice with so much on offer. Keep it simple and look what is closest to your safari destination to avoid loosing time with travel.

Happy Africa travel!

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa
image: Indigo Bay, Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

The Wildebeest Migration in teh northern Serengeti


It is probably one of the most exciting events on an African safari tour and absolutely wildlife photography enthusiasts heaven, the Great Migration of the big herds.

Read the adventures of professional travel photographer Ariadne van Zandbergen in the northern Serengeti.
here to read her article.

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

How to choose African safari extensions


Africa is in the first place known as a safari destination and people visit to see the Big Five. But there is more than the African bush. Endless uninhabited beaches, spectacular mountains, beautiful coastal landscapes, exceptional sights like the Victoria Falls and lively cities are the overwhelming choice of African safari extensions.

There are two ways in planning your Africa holiday with the safari extension that will suit you best. It either starts with the activities you would love to do or with the geographic location of your safari. If you want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, it makes sense to plan you safari for Tanzania or Kenya. Or if you want to do your safari in South Africa, you might like to see the Victoria Falls.

If beaches are your preferred safari extension, you will be able to do that in East and Southern Africa, but you should mind the climate. When travelling in the southern hemisphere winter, you should not plan a beach extension for South Africa. It will be too cold, but there would be other attractions like the whales.

Essentially it boils down to what your interests are besides the safari. Take it from there and avoid too far distances between your safari destination and the chosen extension, as you will loose probably days with travel. Rather come back another time to see other parts of the continent.

Happy Africa travel!

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

African photographic safari 2014: Namibia landscapes?


From all amazing safari destinations of Southern Africa, Namibia is the one with the most impressive landscapes and vastness. From Sossusvlei in the south to the Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast in the north, it is like a warm bath of stunning views and panoramas.

If you got the chance to do a balloon ride in Sossusvlei or travel by light aircraft have your camera ready for continues shooting, as the incredible vistas seem never to end. But also when being on the ground, only sitting on the veranda of your tent and looking out over the desert, have your camera close by. The changing light creates constantly new colors and pictures.

Being on
African safari in Namibia means always fascinating landscapes and often with just as fascinating animals like for example the desert elephants in Damaraland or the oryx in Sossusvlei.

Be prepared for excellent photographic opportunities and great pictures.

Enjoy Namibia!

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa

image: Wilderness Safaris

Featured African safari tour 2014: Signature Safari Tanzania


This amazing African safari takes you to the best places to enjoy wildlife and vast landscapes. The camps are carefully selected to provide the best safari experience with outstanding service.

View and download the itinerary

Ute Sonnenberg for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa