Category: Africa

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Why plan your safari with us? Reason #4

// October 12, 2016

When it comes to African safaris, what separates a good safari from an unforgettable one? One of the biggest deciding factors is working with an expert whose opinion you trust as much as a close friend; someone who understands you […]

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Sudan will surprise you. Here’s why.

// October 3, 2016

We’re at our New York City headquarters, huddled around the lunch table, forks paused midair, silent for once. Matt’s just back from the field. “I always thought Ethiopia was the mysterious adventure I’ve been waiting for,” Matt says. “But, it […]

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African safari expert Brooke Garnett sitting on top of vehicle in Namibia

Why plan your safari with us? Reason #3

// September 28, 2016

When you’re taking the time to go on safari and spending big, we understand how important it is you get thoughtful, objective and honest guidance. We’ll give you our best. Our personalized attention ensures you take the private safari that […]

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Why plan your African safari with us? Reason #1

// September 8, 2016

Whether you’re planning your first or your fifth African safari, finding the one that’s right for you can be overwhelming. We’re here to help. We know the local guides and conservationists you want to meet, the most efficient and enjoyable […]

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// August 12, 2016

We’re not elephants. But, we’ve picked up a lot while spending time with them over the years, and have a good guess what they would say if they could. You have questions about the best way to protect them. We […]

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The It List: 8 Trips Worth the Hype

// March 9, 2016

We’re sharing the travel destinations you need to know about right now—and disclosing the hidden gems you don’t want to miss once you get there. With the world’s best places to visit and hotel It Lists constantly changing, it’s hard […]

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Is wildlife worth more dead or alive? Dereck Joubert on the economics of trophy hunting.

// October 19, 2015

Trophy hunting in Africa is a major topic these days. Cecil the Lion is practically a household name. After professional hunter Ivan Carter sent the following note to award-winning filmmaker Dereck Joubert, Dereck took it as an opportunity to share […]

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Your next trip: South Africa

// October 8, 2015

The South African Rand is down. Way down. Meaning the world’s best safaris won’t break the bank. So, if you’re a wine lover envisioning crisp Chenin Blancs and strolls through striking Cape Dutch vineyards, a parent who wants to watch […]

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Singita Ebony Lodge Never Gets Old: A Look Inside the Reinvention of South Africa’s Iconic Safari Lodge

// August 18, 2015

How does a brand that’s been around for 22 years maintain its cache? Singita, which has become practically synonymous with luxury African safari, seems to have the answer with the reveal of Singita Ebony Lodge’s renovation. This isn’t your same-day […]

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Ranger for a Day: Patrolling with Black Rhino Bodyguards & Sniffing Out Poachers with a Pup

// August 12, 2015

Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey checks in from Kenya: I’m in Kenya, so the last animal I thought I’d write home about is a dog. I was wrong. Standing in front of me is Didi. She’s a rescue, bought from a […]

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Who cares?

// July 31, 2015

Last week I walked by someone on Broadway sporting a tank top that read, “I COULD CARE LESS.” If there’s anything I don’t want to be, it’s apathetic, indifferent and proud of it. Right now I’m in seat 33-B wedged […]

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5 Reasons Malawi Will Surprise You: Endangered Species Sightings, a National Secret Handshake, and The Sandwich (it’s not what you think)

// May 21, 2015

Meghan is just back from Malawi. She shares how this often-overlooked African country is poised to step into the spotlight, and why you should go before everyone catches on. I am on a remote lava rock island, staring straight through […]

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His + Hers: The Definitive Safari Packing List – Luxury African Safari

// December 8, 2014

Here’s looking at you chic safari mavens and rugged-luxe chaps! If packing is an art form, then the safari bag is every packer’s masterpiece. But as many safari goers will attest, this is far easier said than done! With varied […]

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Absolute Travel Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust Marathon Feature

210 Miles, $40,000, Edward Norton & a Lot of Heart

// October 3, 2014

We did it! We pounded 210 miles of pavement between us from Staten Island to Central Park for the Maasai, chatted with actor and activist Edward Norton and Maasai warrior Samson Parashina on the link between conservation and travel, and […]

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Rare and Special: Suzanne Pope Takes Her First Trip to Africa

// May 8, 2014

I felt incredibly small just barely poking out over our 4×4, standing barefoot next to my tall Maasai guide wrapped in a bright red and blue plaid shuka. The red and green savannah stretched out for miles as far as […]

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An Absolute Stampede: Why We’re Putting Our Foot Down for Elephants

// April 15, 2014

We absolutely refuse to be the generation that allows elephants to disappear from Africa’s forests and savannas. That’s why Absolute Travel is putting our foot down in the fight for Africa’s elephants, literally. On April 26th, our downtown SoHo office […]

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An Exclusive Q&A with Chem Chem: Slow Safaris, an Ancient Corridor & the Wild Animal Who Moved In

// February 20, 2014

When luxury travel specialist Brooke Garnett visited Kenya and Tanzania last month, she had hundreds of luxury safari lodges to choose from. After this exclusive Q&A, you’ll understand why she chose Chem Chem Safari Lodge and designed this exclusive trip […]

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Pelican Selfie: One beak. One GoPro. One unique journey.

// February 5, 2014

Absolute Travel’s Brooke Garnett spent 15 days exploring Kenya and Tanzania, so maybe you have an idea about the wildlife that stopped her in her tracks. You’d probably guess she’d gush over the moment she locked eyes with a curious […]

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Just Opened: Singita Mara River Tented Camp

// November 28, 2012

Few experiences excite us as much as observing one of the greatest shows on earth: the Great Migration. Watching this spectacle from a gorgeous Singita property only makes the experience that much more irresistible. With their new property in Serengeti […]

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