Bird's eye view photography of trees and body of water, Goway Travel
Moira Smith

Moira Smith

General Manager of Africa & Middle East — South African-born Moira has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, but her travel map includes over 50 countries. Her heart still swings toward all things African, particularly Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Her most treasured attributes are a great sense of adventure and a lousy sense of direction, which have combined to lead her to some wonderful travel memories and local people.
Colourfully Saddled Camel Waits for its Owner in Front of the Pyramids with a Beautiful Sky of Giza in Cairo, Egypt

Now is a Great Time to Visit Egypt!

My first visit to Egypt enthralled me. So much so, that I knew I’d go back one day… I just didn’t think it would take me 20 years! Nevertheless, my expectations for a return visit were high to begin with,…

Mount Kilimanjaro and clouds line at sunset, view from savanna landscape in Amboseli, Kenya, Africa

Why We Love Kenya

Kenya is a land of beauty and diversity, with an endless list of reasons to visit. Featuring stunning landscapes, animal and plant life, and fascinating cultures, Kenya is truly blessed with these riches, and more! We asked some of our…

The Annual Maasai Olympics

For centuries, the Maasai of East Africa practiced a traditional rite of passage to manhood… the hunting and killing of a lion. Today, the hunt is for medals, not animals, and it takes place at what has become the Maasai…

Top 10 Places to Propose in Africa

A marriage proposal should be special, personal and above all romantic. Prince William proposed to Kate in Kenya, Sean and Charlize got engaged in Cape Town and Tiger Woods got engaged to Elin Nordegren on safari in South Africa (though…

The Brilliance of the Fork-Tailed Drongo

One of our newest featured lodges, Elephant Eye in Hwange, Zimbabwe, shared this story of the very resourceful Fork-Tailed Drongo. One of their staff, Blessed Chalibamba, was working with a team undertaking controlled fire burning just outside the concession. (The fire…

Beyond the Big Five

First on the list for first-time travellers to Africa is often the “Big Five”. The Big Five are ofcourse 5 animals who were once regarded as the hardest prey for Big Game Hunters, and Safari operators still use the term today.…

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