Selinda Canoe Trail

Over the last few years the general trend for a Botswana safari has been to offer more. More luxury, more comfort, more silver flatware and crystal stemware, more private plunge pools, more butlers (you can never have too many!), more…well, everything. Don’t get me wrong, this is not always a bad thing—let’s face it, everyone […]

Pool Party: Makgadikgadi Pans

Where: Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Why: Shaded under a campaign tent in the most handsome shade of pink, it’s the perfect salve after a morning spent walking with the bushmen under a blazing Kalahari sun, or a dusty sunrise quad-bike excursion into the open-air museum of the pans. Greg Sacks has constructed a little […]

The Lion King Returns

Last spring we lost one of our fine safari masters to the African bush—he left us to run camps on the ground in Zimbabwe and Botswana. We are pleased to announce that Dan Achber will be returning to Trufflepig this summer, with a canoe-load of new experiences under his belt. Before he arrives back in […]

Capturing a Safari

Don’t worry, we only mean ‘capture’ in the photographic sense. One of our favourite Pigs is safari photography master James Gifford, who runs workshops to help make your wildest snaps look a little more like his. James lives in Maun, and runs his photographic workshops through a company called Letaka Safaris. He’s crazy about the bush […]

San Camp

I’ve always loved the Makgadikgadi Pans, but struggled to put my finger on why, as I’m a sucker for a huge herd of elephants, or a magisterial lion lounging in the grass; the Pans have none of this. After spending some time at the newly resurrected San Camp I have finally figured it out. Out […]

Just Another Day at Mombo

Mombo is located on the northern tip of Chief’s Island in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Many claim it has the best big game viewing in Botswana, so I had to find out for myself. The welcoming committee was certainly an impressive start—apart from the lovely staff at Mombo, we were met by a […]

National Geographic’s Africa

Sometimes I rant about the trips we can plan and you just have to take my word for it. On this occasion, however, I have National Geographic Traveler backing me up. Check out our San Bushman Hunt & Kubu Island Safari—selected as the 2011 ‘Tour of a Lifetime’ in Botswana. What if I told you […]

The Great Escape

December has hit (along with the snow), and suddenly everyone is in a planning panic for Christmas vacation. We know, we warn you to come to us far in advance for the good stuff. But in the eleventh hour, we can still toss a few truffles in your stocking. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives Huvafen Fushi is […]

The Great Salty Yonder

I slowly navigate my ATV along a winding path, through coarse salt grass and lonely stands of palm trees. The sun is low in the sky and the desiccated landscape is bathed in that magical golden African light. All of a sudden the path widens and I’m there on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. […]