Africa

Nov 28th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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ZIMBABWE FREE FROM MUGABE

A letter of resignation came in to Parliament just as impeachment trials were underway. For Zimbabwe, it’s an historic time – Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over the presidency from longstanding president Robert Mugabe. Residents are literally celebrating in the streets. For travelers heading to Zimbabwe, nothing but good awaits. Popular tourism areas like Hwange National […]

Oct 31st

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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INSPIRATION | SOUTHERN AFRICA

The Southern region of Africa continues to gain attention from travelers all over the world. So, what makes up this area of a hugely diverse continent?   For many, Southern Africa is often confused with South Africa (which is single country in this region).  Southern Africa encompasses a complimentary mix of countries that are easy to […]

Aug 23rd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Journey to Botswana & Zimbabwe | Kris Nosworthy, Pique Travel Designer

I often share with my clients that a journey through Africa has the unique power to change your life. At first, some brush the comment off as me being a Travel Designer trying to build their excitement, and some take to heart in eager anticipation for what’s in store. I can guarantee that no matter […]

May 22nd

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Client Highlight | Close Encounters in Kenya

Submitted by John Neumann, Pique Travel Client My 12-year- old Eliza asked for an elephant for Christmas. She got a gray stuffed one from Santa Claus, a tie-dyed one from her aunt, and a foster elephant in Kenya. Godoma had been stuck in a well, only a couple of months old. Her parents had run away to […]

Apr 19th

2017

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Experiencing Southern Africa – Ann Coleman, Pique Travel Designer

Africa has always been, and continues to be, a land of great intrigue for me. So when I found out I was chosen from a large pool of Virtuoso Travel Agents to join their coveted South Africa familiarization trip, I was ecstatic!  Here’s a brief look at the amazing experiences and wildlife sightings I had […]

Aug 4th

2015

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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How can we save the next Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe?

The worldwide coverage surrounding Cecil the lion’s unnecessary and untimely death in Zimbabwe has been the story of the week.  So why should we care? And what can we do to help turn the tide against poaching and trophy hunting in Africa? It was one lion. Are people over-reacting? It’s an indisputable fact. Poaching and […]

Nov 29th

2014

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Hides of Hwange

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe A New View On African Safaris Imagine standing within arms length of a baby elephant as she drinks water under her towering mother? Pique Travel Design is proud to offer the Hides of Hwange. A luxury safari experience designed to give you a unique perspective unlike any other. Guests will quietly […]

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