Category: Daniela Bonanno


In your words: What it’s really like to work with a safari expert

// January 30, 2017

Last fall the Shanus and Treiber family took the type of safari everyone wants to take: a multi- country journey to see the best of East Africa. They hit Kenya, Tanzania, and Victoria Falls. They saw rare wildlife moments including […]

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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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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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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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Daniela Reveals 9 Reasons to Visit the Maldives & Explains Why It’s Not Just for Honeymooners Anymore

// June 25, 2013

The Maldives is recognized as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations, but Absolute Travel staffer, Daniela Bonanno, learned it’s much more than that. From kite making and crab races with her daughter to romantic underwater dinners and spectacular coral […]

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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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Just open: Singita Serengeti House

// September 11, 2012

Now open: Singita Serengeti House in Tanzania. Singita designed the Singita Serengeti House for travelers seeking an exclusive retreat. Both properties invite families or groups to have their own private African hideaway. Although staffers Leslie Overton and Daniela Bonanno are […]

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Seven Days with our Africa Insider

// June 8, 2012

Wherever we travel—from unfamiliar neighborhoods of New York City to the winding medinas of Marrakech—we value a local’s opinion. What you thought was a familiar city takes on new life when you’ve got the inside scoop and recommendations of a […]

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Daniela gushes over Meerkats, San Bushmen, and Bono at the Tswalu Private Game Reserve

// November 7, 2011

You might think that after hundreds of safaris, the bush would be a little less thrilling for Absolute Travel’s Daniela Bonanno. Not the case. On the prowl for her homeland’s unmissable experiences, our hip Capetonian left her favorite city behind, […]

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Still Relishing

// September 23, 2010

When Absolute Travel’s Daniela Bonanno plays with her food, she plays with it gourmet style, baby! Anyone that knows Daniela also knows that she prides herself on living life on the cutting–edge, and last week that meant learning to cook […]

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The World Cup Draw!

// December 8, 2009

As a fairly new resident of South Africa, I was excited to attend the FIFA World Cup draw on Friday, December 4, when the 32 participating national teams get drawn into 8 groups of four. This is an important development […]

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Fashionable Cape Town

// October 30, 2009

Last night I attended the Style in the City event in Cape Town hosted by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine from the BBC series What Not to Wear [in the U.S., they have a show called Making Over America]. This […]

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// August 29, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Absolute Travel’s Africa specialist, Daniela Bonanno, is back from maternity leave! The adorable Vesper Rosalia Romer-Lee was born on June 19, 2009. From her base in Cape Town, Daniela has kept her finger on […]

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// October 2, 2008

Q: I’m going to Africa for the very first time later this year. What are the “must see” highlights for a first-timer? A: The things that I don’t think anyone should miss are a safari in the Kruger area, a […]

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