Original Nomad - Nyika Plateau, Malawi

    By Fern Perry | June 17, 2019

    Travelling up the northern shores of Lake Malawi keeps one on relatively main roads, well travelled by those traversing the country. Yet as soon as you leave these well-developed routes one finds themselves in the midst of all that rural Africa has to offer. Children start running along the side of your vehicle, waving and singing, finding petrol stations and working ATM machines becomes a challenge and the road conditions change dramatically. Tar is a … Read More »

    Original Nomad - Adventures on Lake Malawi

    By Fern Perry | June 15, 2019

    Travelling from Lilongwe to Lake Malawi takes one through a multitude of small Malawian villages, where people congregate along the roadside, selling charcoal, peanuts and a variety of fresh produce. Bricks are made by hand and water is carried upon the heads of ladies dressed in vibrant colours and vivid patterns. The roads are mostly tarred but come with the classic ‘African massage’ experience as one navigates potholes and overtaking. The classic Malawian sight, of … Read More »

    The Original Nomad Hits The Road

    By Fern Perry | June 12, 2019

    The day to day world of Nomad is one of multiple layers of cogs and wheels, all turning at different speeds and with different levels of importance, controlled by a dedicated team with a world of experience. Each one is a necessity, and one that must be monitored and controlled. What started as a young enterprise in 1997 has become a much greater entity, made up of these constantly rotating cogs. Each department is overseen … Read More »

    Travelling to East Africa? An Overview of when to go where!

    By Handrick | October 2, 2017

    No matter when you travel with Nomad , you can be guaranteed that there will be countless new places and faces to discover. You will be amazed and blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the generosity of the people and the unpredictability of the wild animals. But, as you put your travel calendar together for 2017/2018, you may like a little guidance regarding when to go where and the best time to do … Read More »

    Travelling to Africa? An Overview of when to go where!

    By Handrick | July 3, 2017

    No matter when you travel with Nomad to Southern or East Africa, you can be guaranteed that there will be countless new places and faces to discover. You will be amazed and blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the generosity of the people and the unpredictability of the wild animals. But, as you put your travel calendar together for 2017/2018, you may like a little guidance regarding when to go where and the … Read More »

    Botswana to Introduce Tourism Development Levy "TDL"

    By 18600845351 | May 9, 2017

      The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation has announced the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL), payable at all ports of entry including airports and border posts, starting 1st June 2017. The objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives of the people … Read More »

    10 Foods to Enjoy in Streets of South Africa

    By a | January 25, 2017

    10 Foods to Enjoy in Streets of South Africa The Republic of South Africa as the name suggests is a southern African country located at the tip of the African Peninsula. It also has a coastline that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean starting from Cape Point and 2,789 kilometers towards the Indian Ocean. Being the melting pot of cultures South Africa has an extensively varied cuisine and is nicknamed as the ‘Rainbow Cuisine’, due to … Read More »

    2017 Brochure Launch

    By Handrick | October 21, 2016

    2017 Brochure Launch We officially launched our 2017 Brochure last night, 20 October 2016, and it was a massive success! We’d like to thank everyone who attended as well as our whole team who made this evening possible. We are looking forward to 2017, many more tours and memories in Africa! A special thanks to Nkambeni, Kudu Ridge, African Eagle and Tsogo Sun for sponsoring the prizes for our Brochure Launch and a massive congratulations to the winners! … Read More »

    African National Penguin Awareness Day

    By Handrick | October 13, 2016

    African National Penguin Awareness Day On 8 October 2016, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated African Penguin Awareness Day by releasing 13 rehabilitated African penguins and hosting an unique Penguin Festival at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town. On Saturday morning at 10h00, a large expectant crowd gathered at Seaforth Beach to witness the release of 13 African penguins back into … Read More »

    National Women’s Day

    By Lea | August 9, 2016

    National Women’s Day The 9th of August has become an extremely important day for all South Africans. It all started 53 years ago, 9 August 1956, when over 20.000 women made their way to the Union Building in Pretoria. These brave women arrived in Pretoria to participate in a national march to the Union Building, protesting against legislation that requires African women to carry pass books, an identification document showing that they were allowed to … Read More »