Addicted to Africa - Faye Anderson Blog

    By Faye Anderson | April 15, 2016

    Addicted to Africa - Faye Anderson Blog We recently introduced Faye Anderson in a blog, celebrating her 10th Nomad Tour, in the meantime she has taken on a much more hands on role and has diarised all her experiences to inspire and intrigue¬†any future Nomads who want to discover the many wonders of Africa. We'll be sharing a blog every week, be sure to keep an eye out for them. I embarked on my first… … Read More »

    A true adventure in the heart of Africa!

    By Cameron | March 29, 2016

    A true adventure in the heart of Africa! Chemone Carpenter¬†is part of our Sales Team and will have been with Nomad for 9 years this coming November. She recently went on an expedition into the heart of Africa to visit the mountain Gorillas of Uganda - This is her story. Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries that I have had the pleasure of visiting. The culture, the vegetation, the climate and the ease… … Read More »

    A visit to Al Noor Orphanage Centre

    By Cameron | March 24, 2016

    A visit to Al Noor Orphanage Centre Easter is a time of year when we get together with our families, go away for the long weekend and enjoy good food, great company and all the love and happiness that goes with it. However, there are millions of children who aren't as lucky, but one of the many benefits of working for Nomad Tours is being able to give back, so on our last working day… … Read More »

    Weak Exchange Rate = Your dream Holiday!

    By Cameron | January 14, 2016

    Weak Exchange Rate = Your dream Holiday! While the fluctuating exchange rate might be a nightmare for anyone in South Africa, it certainly holds strong advantages for our International travellers hoping to see Africa for the first time; or that long promised returning visit. At this stage you can book Nomad Operated Tours at near 2008 prices. We did the maths! In 2008, the average EUR/ZAR Exchange rate was ZAR12.04 for 1 Euro. An accommodated… … Read More »

    Weird and Wonderful #5 - Elephant Shrew

    By Cameron | December 29, 2015

    Weird and Wonderful #5 - Elephant Shrew Now have a look at these little fellows... These tiny mammals get their name from their snout, which at first glance, resembles the trunk of an elephant.¬†The four species of giant elephant shrew prefer to live in forests, closed-canopy woodlands, and thickets, usually with a floor densely covered by leaf litter. The checkered elephant shrew is found in Central Africa; the golden-rumped elephant shrew is endemic to Kenya;… … Read More »

    Weird and Wonderful # 4 - The Shoebill Stork

    By Cameron | December 10, 2015

    Weird and Wonderful # 4 - The Shoebill Stork This prehistoric, menacing looking bird is the Shoebill or Shoebill Stork. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, their true affiliation with other living birds is ambiguous. [gallery ids="21909,21910,21911,21912,21913,21915,21906,21907"]   They can be found living¬†in tropical east Africa, in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. The… … Read More »

    Weird and Wonderful #3 - The Mantled Guereza

    By Cameron | December 3, 2015

    The Mantled Guereza The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza, is a type of Old World monkey. It is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Chad. It has a distinctive appearance, which is is where it got its name; the long white fringes of hair that run along each side of its black trunk are known as a… … Read More »

    Weird and Wonderful #2 - The Okapi

    By Cameron | November 18, 2015

    The Okapi The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni), is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. The okapi stands about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) tall at the shoulder and has an average body length of… … Read More »

    Grandpa Cecil

    By Cameron | November 10, 2015

    Grandpa Cecil¬† Great news came from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe this week. Cecil the Lion lives on, even if it only is through his Grand-cubs who were spotted in the Park. They are estimated to be at least 4 months old and were birthed by one of Cecil's first daughters, Xanda. The cubs have not been named to prevent¬†anthropomorphizing them. Photo by: Sam Mushandu/ Wilderness Safaris Lion cubs are born with brown rosettes (spots) on… … Read More »

    Weird and Wonderful #1 - the Gerenuk

    By Cameron | November 3, 2015

    Weird and Wonderful - #1 the Gerenuk Africa is probably best known for its wildlife and for good reason, the majestic and powerful Big 5; Lions, Elephants, Rhino's, these are the images that flash through your mind as you think of the wildlife grazing and stalking the wide open plains of Africa. However, there are thousands of other creatures that sometimes slip through the cracks and are not as well-known or widely publicized as the… … Read More »