PEOPLE AND STORIES

WHY WE DO IT?

“TAKE ONLY MEMORIES, LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.”

Africa is a destination filled with breathtaking scenery and rewarding wildlife encounters. The look, the feel the dusty smell of the African bush seeps into your soul, and long after you’ve gone you will find yourself missing it with an almost physical longing. Being the second largest continent makes it overwhelming to decide where one should start exploring and discovering this unique destination. Passionate about Africa and creating a memorable Africa vacation for you let us help you experience this magical continent. Born and bred in Africa and having traveled extensively through her countries, we will go out of our way to give you advise on where, when and how to travel in Africa. Live 4 Africa.com is an independent and privately owned company. Owned and managed by Gelle Ritchie who started her travel industry career in 2003 .Together with our carefully selected business partners/suppliers we will tailor-make your African vacation according to your travel needs or we will help you choose the best suitable LuxuryAfrica Safari or African overland tour . If you have decided that it is time for your own adventure, your very own African Safari, or just that you need to explore more of this incredible place we call home; we are here to guide you and help you plan the ultimate Africa experience.

WHY WE DO IT?

“TAKE ONLY MEMORIES, LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.”

Africa is a destination filled with breathtaking scenery and rewarding wildlife encounters. The look, the feel the dusty smell of the African bush seeps into your soul, and long after you’ve gone you will find yourself missing it with an almost physical longing. Being the second largest continent makes it overwhelming to decide where one should start exploring and discovering this unique destination. Passionate about Africa and creating a memorable Africa vacation for you let us help you experience this magical continent. Born and bred in Africa and having traveled extensively through her countries, we will go out of our way to give you advise on where, when and how to travel in Africa. Live 4 Africa.com is an independent and privately owned company. Owned and managed by Gelle Ritchie who started her travel industry career in 2003 .Together with our carefully selected business partners/suppliers we will tailor-make your African vacation according to your travel needs or we will help you choose the best suitable LuxuryAfrica Safari. If you have decided that it is time for your own adventure, your very own African Safari, or just that you need to explore more of this incredible place we call home; we are here to guide you and help you plan the ultimate Africa experience.

November 12, 2019

UPDATE – Unabridged Birth Certificates South Africa – 11 November 2019


REMINDERS & REGULATIONS Changes in the Pipeline - Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBC) On 7 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa instructed the Department of Home Affairs to rescind the UBC requirement.
November 4, 2019

Airlink Re-introduces Its Early Flight to Windhoek, Increasing Customer Convenience and Connections.


Airlink Re-introduces Its Early Flight to Windhoek, Increasing Customer Convenience and Connections
October 21, 2019

Our safari wedding: Neither of us dreamed it would be as perfect as it was!


From the moment we hopped off the plane onto the Ulusaba airstrip we were made to feel like part of the family. Service was excellent and there was so much food we had to start skipping meals.
October 21, 2019

Stellar service resulted in an unforgettable family vacation!


Live 4 Africa provided very attentive service including extra effort to coordinate several parties on different schedules.
October 21, 2019

Visas on Arrival for Namibia On 25 September.


Visas on Arrival for Namibia On 25 September.
October 21, 2019

Pending – E-visas for South Africa


Pending - E-visas for South Africa The Department of Home Affairs have announced that it would launch its e-visa pilot scheme next month. This means applicants will be able to access their documents online, eliminating the need for applicants to visit South African missions abroad.
October 21, 2019

Unabridged Birth Certificates South Africa


REMINDERS & REGULATIONS Changes in the Pipeline - Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBC) On 7 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa instructed the Department of Home Affairs to rescind the UBC requirement.
October 4, 2019

Airlink introduces additional flights to Hoedspruit


Airlink introduces additional flights to Hoedspruit
September 30, 2019

Is an indelible African vacation on your bucket list


Enjoy the many highlights that Cape Town has to offer; beautiful beaches, a foodies playground, vibrant nightlife and some of the best award-winning wines produced in the Cape Winelands.
September 27, 2019

More Extraordinary Experience in Africa


They say that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and that is certainly true at Phinda Forest Lodge. The 16 suites are built on stilts and appear to float between the forest floor and the towering torchwood trees.
September 27, 2019

More Extraordinary Experiences in Africa


What an incredible experience it was as we sat beside a large Leatherback turtle in absolute awe as she layed her eggs. There must have been a 100 soft shelled white eggs in the shape of a ping pong ball. After she layed her eggs she covered them up with beach sand and slowly moved back to the ocean where she disappeared into the waves under the bright moonlight. I knew that I had just witnessed one of Life’s miracles. (Gelle)
September 23, 2019

More Extraordinary Experiences in Africa


Shipwreck Lodge
Shipwreck Lodge officially opened in June and is the only lodge situated in the Skeleton Coast National Park. Uniquely designed around the enigmatic shipwrecks that line Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. It’s a raw, rugged and impossibly remote slice of African wilderness.
September 23, 2019

Extraordinary Experiences in Africa


We have been exploring Southern and East Africa’s Extraordinary Experiences and inspirational destinations for almost 10 years. As part of our Extraordinary Experiences in Africa bucket list, we would like to introduce you to 7 of our most favourite, awe inspiring and off the beaten track experiences.
September 23, 2019

A few hidden gems in Kenya and Tanzania


East Africa is an incredible destination ...in fact your ultimate wildlife viewing destination. Kenya and Tanzania boast a diversity of wildlife habitat with opportunities for wonderful sightings of the animals. The Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti and Ngorongoro is some of East Africas finest safari areas
September 9, 2019

SAA Airlink Introduces an Additional Flight Between Johannesburg and Pemba


Hi- I had a great time. The safari and accommodations were top notch. The drivers, hotel staff, etc were all very welcoming and helpful.
I’m very happy we were able to make this trip happen.
Thanks for all your help organizing and coordinating. Everything was well planned.
Sean (USA )
August 20, 2019

Tanzania Visa requirements

With immediate effect, and with no warning, Tanzania Immigration Authorities have changed their way of handling visas on arrival. Previously, visas could be issued online or on arrival by waiting in a small queue. As from today, visitors arriving in Tanzania through via airports and land borders without having secured their visa in advance online will have to undergo an extended procedure. We recommend that travellers apply for an e-visa in advance online at www.immigration.go.tz for all trips, starting immediately. Online visa applications will require more information than the one asked for on arrival and will be issued within a few days. For those travellers that do not wish or do not have enough time to apply for an e-visa, the new process to get a visa on arrival will require these steps: • Queue for a Government Control Number • Queue to pay for this at the bank • Queue to have the visa issued • Queue for Immigration to check the visa The new process can be quite lengthy and take clients up to two hours to complete. We understand that this is not the best way to start a holiday and the industry is working with the Government to make this process more streamlined. Given the short notice received about the above measures we strongly recommend that all clients traveling to Tanzania apply online for an e-visa. This is especially important to travellers with onward connections both by air or road after arriving to Tanzania. We are in contact with industry and government bodies and we shall inform you of any relevant update on this matter.
August 12, 2019

Luxury Ngorongoro and Serengeti Fly in Safari July 2019


Hi- I had a great time. The safari and accommodations were top notch. The drivers, hotel staff, etc were all very welcoming and helpful.
I’m very happy we were able to make this trip happen.
Thanks for all your help organizing and coordinating. Everything was well planned.
Sean (USA )
August 12, 2019

Mozambique Visa Update


Mozambique Visa Update
It was recently reported that the cost of entry visas to Mozambique would increase with immediate effect.
We would like to clarify that non-SADC residents are still able to obtain visas for US$50 at the Mozambican border.
The visa fee increase will only have an affect on single-entry visas applied for at the Mozambican Consulate or Embassy in the country of origin.
For all visa requirements please go to:
https://www.projectvisa.com
August 8, 2019

Malawi’s High Court has reinstated a ban on plastic bags.

The government imposed the ban on thin plastic bags in 2015 but the move was overturned by the High Court after a number of plastic manufacturers who operate in the country obtained an injunction, citing an infringement of business rights. Delivering the verdict on Thursday, a panel of seven judges dismissed the appeal. Companies who now violate the ban face fines and the closure of their factories. The decision places Malawi among a handful of African countries that have passed legislation to ban plastic bags, along with Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda.
July 9, 2019

Sabi Sand Private Kruger Family safari

Thank you for arranging a wonderful time at Umkumbe Sabi Sand with our family . We saw the Big 5 in the first day ! Our guide, Jade, was amazing and nobody missed a drive . The beds were A1 and the rooms clean . Your arrangements worked like an oiled machine - thanks again . George and family ( 17 travelers USA and SA July 2019 )
June 6, 2019

KENYA AND GORILLAS ADVENTURE -MASAI MARA WAS INCREDIBLE AND THE GORILLA EXPERINCE OUTSTANDING

We want to thank you so much for organizing such an incredible experience for us. We are having a fantastic time!! Everything has exceeded our expectations.Thank you also for the lovely gifts...
November 12, 2019

UPDATE – Unabridged Birth Certificates South Africa – 11 November 2019


REMINDERS & REGULATIONS Changes in the Pipeline - Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBC) On 7 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa instructed the Department of Home Affairs to rescind the UBC requirement.
November 4, 2019

Airlink Re-introduces Its Early Flight to Windhoek, Increasing Customer Convenience and Connections.


Airlink Re-introduces Its Early Flight to Windhoek, Increasing Customer Convenience and Connections
October 21, 2019

Our safari wedding: Neither of us dreamed it would be as perfect as it was!


From the moment we hopped off the plane onto the Ulusaba airstrip we were made to feel like part of the family. Service was excellent and there was so much food we had to start skipping meals.
October 21, 2019

Stellar service resulted in an unforgettable family vacation!


Live 4 Africa provided very attentive service including extra effort to coordinate several parties on different schedules.
October 21, 2019

Visas on Arrival for Namibia On 25 September.


Visas on Arrival for Namibia On 25 September.
October 21, 2019

Pending – E-visas for South Africa


Pending - E-visas for South Africa The Department of Home Affairs have announced that it would launch its e-visa pilot scheme next month. This means applicants will be able to access their documents online, eliminating the need for applicants to visit South African missions abroad.
October 21, 2019

Unabridged Birth Certificates South Africa


REMINDERS & REGULATIONS Changes in the Pipeline - Unabridged Birth Certificates (UBC) On 7 October 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa instructed the Department of Home Affairs to rescind the UBC requirement.
October 4, 2019

Airlink introduces additional flights to Hoedspruit


Airlink introduces additional flights to Hoedspruit
September 30, 2019

Is an indelible African vacation on your bucket list


Enjoy the many highlights that Cape Town has to offer; beautiful beaches, a foodies playground, vibrant nightlife and some of the best award-winning wines produced in the Cape Winelands.