This recipe is reminiscent of so many of the things we love about dining on safari. Simple, locally sourced ingredients — in this case beef, coffee and mushrooms — crafted into a delicious, savoury sensation. We hope when you try this at home you will be equally reminded of meals you’ve enjoyed while travelling.
For some, it is the intoxicating allure of open spaces that first beckons them to Africa. It’s that vast sense of freedom that draws them back, time and again. At some basal level, there is a comfort in endless grassy savannahs — a primal connection to our ancient, nomadic lifestyle. Nowhere embodies this sense of scale or primitive awe like Namibia. Here semi-arid grass oceans are dissected by towering apricot sand dunes and lunar-like salt pans. The scale of these desertscapes is matched only by the star-studded sky that blankets the scorched earth each night.
This pandemic has reminded us how precious it is to be free to spend time with family and friends. And to enjoy the freedom to fly away to wherever we please, whenever we choose. As we speak with our clients, there’s a pent-up desire to exercise those former freedoms. To plan amazing holidays with family and friends.
As we adjust to life with COVID-19, rules about travel are rapidly changing. Country borders are opening up and international flights resuming. Travel must resume and across Africa many countries have put policies in place to safely reopen their borders and welcome us back. Others are not far behind.
While at home over the last six months, we’ve been reminiscing on trips past. One of the highlights of any great safari is fabulous food in spectacular locations. We’ve been inspired to recreate some of the recipes we have enjoyed on our travels from the comfort of home. Managing Director Laura chose three of her favourites from a safari in South Africa as the first of the recipes we’d like to share with you in our newest blog series: Taste of Africa.
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It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all sectors of business globally, not least the travel industry. Across Africa the halt of travel 'pressed pause' on the funding of national parks, private concessions and conservation initiatives, and left thousands without income to support their families.
For 30 years, we have championed the role that high-end safaris play in helping Africa's wildlife and wild places. The first line of defence are the dedicated rangers who work tirelessly to protect them. Without funds from tourism in the form of park fees and levies, their livelihoods have been jeopardised.