Rothschild Safaris



Stories from Safari by award winning travel designer Rothschild Safaris.


  • Rhinos Laying Ostrich Eggs and Other Urban Legends

    Rhinos Laying Ostrich Eggs and Other Urban Legends

    01/11/2019 Duración: 36min

    What does it take to become Safari Tour Guide of the Year? We were lucky enough to speak to the man who has just achieved this very special accolade to find out. At Rothschild Safaris our trips are always all about the guide. As the luxury African safari industry changes and modernizes our number one tip has never altered: Your experience is dependent on the capability, personality, and knowledge of your guide. How do we know that your guide will be a good match for you? We always have boots on the ground to visit all the African wildlife safari camps and spend time with the guides we recommend. If you would like to know what the career path and daily life of a modern-day safari guide ( who also happens to be the best safari guide in South Africa at the moment) are like, please join us to listen to the incredibly personable and very professional Riaan Fourie.

  • A Giraffe called Ernest

    A Giraffe called Ernest

    24/10/2019 Duración: 26min

    Whether you have never been on safari… or have never had the Rothschild safaris experience, today our very special guest will tell you everything you need to know AND might wonder about making an African dream holiday happen. Lynne’s story is extraordinary and you might like to read more about her long journey to arriving on a safari here. She is the quintessential Rothschild client, a person who picked up the phone and then, when the unthinkable happened, had the Rothschild team rally around her to put everything on hold until the dream could finally come true. She is also an utter delight as a human being and we are so lucky to work with her. I especially loved her carefully considered answer to the question; What could Rothschild have done better?

  • Living La Pura Vida

    Living La Pura Vida

    08/10/2019 Duración: 43min

    When you are working your way around the world country by country, it becomes more difficult for a destination to truly impress.   Tanaya Lambert recently returned from her second visit to Costa Rica, and it is safe to say that this Central American country stole her heart.   She braved incredible properties, bathed in hot springs, and endured pristine tropical beaches - all to ensure that our guests will have the trip-of-a-lifetime when they pack their shorts and sunblock to live Pura Vida.

  • Technological Salad

    Technological Salad

    17/09/2019 Duración: 30min

    Dave Southwood is not a clicker. He did start life in the wild on a farm in Botswana and today is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He also lives in the moment (when I contacted him to request a conversation for our podcast he hopped on the phone before I could say ‘where is my microphone’) and confesses that he did not choose to become a photographer but instead, photography found him. Clearly incredibly passionate about the human need to keep a record of what we see and experience Dave is also refreshingly straightforward about his likes and dislikes in the world of equipment and ideas surrounding photography. It wasn’t my first interview with a photographer and I did not expect to learn anything new. I was wrong.    

  • Rewilding India

    Rewilding India

    10/09/2019 Duración: 23min

    Do you worry about the future of our wild planet?  Conservation is never far from our thoughts and this week’s podcast guest lives breathes and works at the very epicenter of the most pressing concerns, where people and wilderness meet. Krithi Karanth is the chief conservation scientist at the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India, she wants to reduce the friction between wildlife and people living near Indian national parks. Every year, there are numerous cases which see animals and humans clashing, resulting in collateral damage, injury, and death on both sides. Karanth’s team aims to mitigate the situation by reducing threats, raising conservation awareness and providing education to local communities, as well as assisting with compensation claims through Wild Seven, a toll-free helpline.   Basically, her system has been successfully implemented at a local level in two of India’s premier parks and they are now scaling it up to move into six additional parks.   This year Krithi was one of the Rolex Enter

  • Now is the best time to visit India

    Now is the best time to visit India

    19/08/2019 Duración: 26min

    You won’t meet someone like Viji Krishna often in your lifetime. We at Rothschild Safaris all feel extremely lucky that she has crossed our paths. She is what you would get if you could roll Marie Kondo, a spiritual guru, and a travel gourmand into one and it is impossible to think of anyone better to take care of your travel plans if you are fascinated by Asia. In this podcast, we spoke to her about her approach to travel design and talked about how India has changed and why now is the best time in recent history to visit.

  • How Many Elephants?

    How Many Elephants?

    24/07/2019 Duración: 28min

    Did you know that 96 elephants are poached every day? What does that figure mean? Simply this: If you would like to see an elephant a decade from today you will be visiting a zoo to do so. And Holly Budge does not like that plan.  She is an adventurer and a passionate conservationist. British Airways calls her ‘one of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers’ and she has raised over 400 000 dollars for charity. Holly was kind enough to make a little wiggle room in her busy schedule of saving the world to chat with us.

  • Uganda and Rwanda Trip Report

    Uganda and Rwanda Trip Report

    25/06/2019 Duración: 30min

    Pam Langhoff recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Rwanda. So, we called her to hear all about what it is like to meet three different types of primates in quick succession and trek through the jungles of Africa when you have had no time to work on your fitness levels before you depart.

  • To travel is to live.

    To travel is to live.

    18/06/2019 Duración: 31min

    Tanaya Lambert has one of the most voracious appetites for travel we have ever encountered. She has ticked over 50 countries off her to-do list and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Tanaya is also particularly tenacious about the details when it comes to designing travel for Rothschild Safaris guests. In this podcast, we chat about what happens when we send a Travel Designer to a destination to do research for three months. We might also dispel some myths about South African women… and insult a traveling chicken.

  • Hunting for Africas Most Exclusive Property

    Hunting for Africa's Most Exclusive Property

    11/06/2019 Duración: 25min

    There are so many incredibly beautiful lodges throughout Africa. Many of them in stunning locations. I find that the people who run a property are, without fail, the crucial piece of the puzzle for me. Passionate, knowledgeable, warm, intelligent people with a great sense of humor will sell me every time. Cheetah Plains is an outlier in every sense of the word. It is a treat, from the glorious architecture and art (also the best chairs in the business) to the very unique cuisine… it ticks every box. But, for me, what puts this property in a league of its own entirely are the human beings charged with looking after it. Kobus de Kok has come a little way from game drives in a Kombi to managing Africa’s most exclusive property. He is such a lovely guy, we share a passion for great whiskey, disagree about Land Rovers, and I rather wish I had just one more day to spend with his team at Cheetah Plains.

  • The Space Between Challenge and Adventure

    The Space Between Challenge and Adventure

    23/05/2019 Duración: 44min

    Leora Rothschild has been at the helm of Rothschild Safaris for Twenty years. She has kissed Big and been declared the best at what she does by her guests and her peers countless times. How do you sustain growth over an extended period? What is the biggest challenge today and what does she want for the future? During a conversation that was surprisingly intimate and honest, Leora answered all the most pressing questions and gave us a unique insight into her life.

  • Happy Birthday Rovos Rail!

    Happy Birthday Rovos Rail!

    10/05/2019 Duración: 40min

    Daughter of the African railway entrepreneur Rohan Vos, Tiffany Vos-Thane tells us what it was like growing up on one of the most famous trains in the world. How Rovos has never changed but also how it has adapted over the last three decades. And she finally provides us with not one but two truly nightmare travel tales! As Mother’s Day gently reminds us about the formidable women in our lives it is heartening to hear about the feisty females in charge of Rovos and to consider an incredible, classically romantic experience worthy of the most important people in your life.

  • The Cradle of the Potato

    The Cradle of the Potato

    01/05/2019 Duración: 38min

    Caren Banks is a travel legend in her own time. Born in Paris, there is hardly a corner of earth she has not seen with her own eyes. In fact, you probably shouldn't leave your house without checking in with her. Recently she visited Peru and then she wanted to move there immediately. In this podcast, there will be secret underground tunnels, museums filled with a chronological display of sexual innuendo, food (because I can never help myself). How to not climb Machu Picchu in new boots with double socks – but look very good while you do it and catacombs filled with skeletons. A smidgeon of feminism and a blessing.

  • The Rescue and Eating of the City of Cape Town

    The Rescue and Eating of the City of Cape Town

    23/04/2019 Duración: 52min

    Pam McOnie is a firecracker and a firebrand. Her enthusiasm is utterly infectious, and every city in the world should have a champion like Pam. She recently marched our Caren Banks around the city on a food tour, and Caren returned having walked 7 miles while continually stopping to eat the best local food Cape Town has to offer. I HAVE to talk with Pam, Caren said. And so I did. Public Service Announcement: We chatted about travel and eating and being a vegan and typing and believing sailors and… you might want to brace yourself for this one!

  • Legendary Travel Experiences

    Legendary Travel Experiences

    19/04/2019 Duración: 37min

    Rothschild Safaris has won awards for our passion and our attention to detail. Maybe that is why we instantly fell in love with Ozan Yerlikaya. Ozzy hails from Istanbul but has taken Cape Town by storm and is at the forefront of revolutionizing travel experiences. Together with journalist and designer Dawn Jorgenson Ozzy now wants to bring Legends to the party.

  • Driving a Morris Minor through Africa

    Driving a Morris Minor through Africa

    07/04/2019 Duración: 40min

    What is the best thing to do with a 60-year-old car? Why drive it across Africa of course! We chat to Laura Morrison who did just that in honor of her Dad's memory.

  • A Mother/Daughter Safari Story

    A Mother/Daughter Safari Story

    26/03/2019 Duración: 27min

    Claire Weckl went on Safari with her mother... and lived to tell the tale. She also agreed to tell the tale on our Safaricast.

  • The Swiss Girl and the Maasai

    The Swiss Girl and the Maasai

    13/03/2019 Duración: 45min

    Fabia Bausch arrived in Tanzania out of Switzerland and with her husband Nicola Negre they turned wasteland into elephant corridor.

  • A Conversation with Warndu

    A Conversation with Warndu

    21/02/2019 Duración: 47min

    Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard may be the future of Australia... but their story starts in ancient history.

  • A Conversation with Nompumelelo Mqwebu

    A Conversation with Nompumelelo Mqwebu

    01/02/2019 Duración: 55min

    Nompumelelo Mqwebu is becoming a legend in her own time. She is feisty, determined and opinionated. We loved hearing where her passion originated and where her empire is heading to next.

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