All about our websiteThe functionality of this website was structured and designed by Chris McIntyre and the Expert Africa team using the coding skills and systems of Panoramic Imaging with expert SEO advice from the inimitable Andy.
Most of the graphic design for the site was done by Kyan; the rest was completed by Lightflows, who were also responsible for the front-end coding. The website was linked together and brought to life by the Panoramic Imaging team.
To read the pdf download files, users need to have a copy of the free Abobe Acrobat reader - best obtained from Adobe (US site) or Adobe (UK site).
Pictures & information on this site: copyrightAll the text, design and images on this site are protected by copyright; if you wish to reproduce any of it, you need to obtain our written consent first.
We were helped in assembling many of the 360 images on this site by:
- Rainmaker - who offer digital marketing services for the Hospitality Industry in Southern Africa, with 360 images as a speciality.
- Chris du Plessis from Photos of Africa.
What is a cookie?
Think of cookies as small files that contain information of data, which are automatically downloaded when you visit a website. When you visit this website again, the cookies filled with the information you provided on your first visit, are being sent back to the originated website. This is very useful to you, since you are automatically being recognized and you don't need to provide all your information again. Cookies do lots of useful things, such as giving you the option to log in to our website, add items to your wishlist and remember your preferences.
In the following we will show you which cookies we use, how to disable them and what the impact would be if you really wish to do so.
How to disable cookiesIf you decide rather not to give any information, although your opportunities will be limited, you need to do the following:
- Internet Explorer - Use the Tools > Internet Options drop down menu and access the "Privacy" Tab. Then move the slider to the "Block all cookies" option.
- Mozilla Firefox - Use the Tools > Options drop down menu, then click on the "Privacy" tab. Disable the box labelled "Accept Cookies From sites"
- Google Chrome - Use the Tools > Options drop down menu, then click on "Under the Hood". Select "Cookie Setting" and then "Block all Cookies". For other browsers (and further reading on cookies) please follow the instructions at the link below: Allaboutcookies
Impact on the website of disabling cookiesDisabling cookies will have the following impact on the user experience:
- Logging on to the website will not work. Access to payment pages / personal details / wishlist will be disabled.
- Adding items to the wishlist will not work.
- The social toolbar at the bottom of the page will not work.
- Selecting a different sorting order option on various pages will not work.
Different types of cookiesThere are several different types of cookies. Below we show the cookies we use on our website.
Cookies for Expert Africa applicationsThese cookies contain the user's session information while logged-on to the website and any items (countries, areas, lodges and trip ideas) added to the wishlist.
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Google analytics cookiesThese are cookies placed by Google Analytics to track page access.
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Google Analytics cookies may connect with advertising and cross-device session stitching data which helps us understand how visitors use multiple devices to access our website so we can provide the best online experience.
Addthis cookiesThese cookies are placed by the AddThis toolbar (located in the page's footer) to track submissions to social networks.
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