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Travel: July safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in July? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: June safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in June? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Is it safe to visit South Africa as a tourist?

The number one concern of many people who are considering a South African safari is the threat of crime. The crime statistics in South Africa are indeed unsettling, and there is no doubt that the crime rate is high. But how often are tourists affected? This is the key question to ask from a tourist’s point of view.

Safari tips: Preparing for gorilla and chimp trekking

Many people think that going on a mountain gorilla expedition is like running a marathon, or taking on Mount Everest. Well, the good news is that it isn’t – but being prepared for the trek is always a good idea!

Boat safari magic on the Kazinga channel

The famous Kazinga channel links Lake Edward and Lake George over a distance of about 32 kilometres, and is one of the primary features in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

South Luangwa’s secret safari season

It’s no secret that the dry season is an excellent time to view wildlife in South Luangwa. However, what many people don’t know, is that a safari during the rainy ‘Emerald’ season, can be just as spectacular.

Horse riding vs. walking safaris

Viewing wildlife from a game vehicle is the most popular mode of safari transportation, however, it’s certainly not the only option. For travellers looking for a more immersive and authentic way of exploring Africa, walking safaris and horseback safaris are two excellent alternatives.

A day in the life of a safari

You’ve finally made the decision! The African safari of your dreams is about to become a reality. But what can you expect while you’re on safari? What is a typical day on safari like?

Travel: 5 Reasons to visit Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

You would be forgiven if you have never heard of Ruaha National Park, it seems to be one of the best kept secrets in the safari world. But those that know it and have been fortunate enough to visit it, return again and again to this truly unique and diverse wilderness. Here are a few reasons why you might want to investigate this amazing place and put it to the top of your 2018 safari wishlist.

Travel: Exploring southern Lake Malawi

Dubbed “The Lake of Stars” by David Livingstone – due to the way the light dances across the deep blue water during the day, and then reflects the twinkling stars and fishermen’s lamps during the night – Lake Malawi should be on every Africa-travel nut’s bucket list.

Travel: Discovering the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta comprises more than 15,000 km² of watery paradise – a lush wilderness of papyrus, impenetrable reed beds, grassy floodplains, tree-covered islands and a complex network of water channels of varying depths, which are engineered and maintained by hippos and elephants – a place that should definitely be on your bucket list!

Safari tips: What weather to expect in Africa

While on an African safari, the weather will play a significant role in what you are likely to see (and what you’ll pack). So, here is a broad outline of sub-Saharan African climates.

Top reasons to visit Botswana during green season

November through to March is Botswana’s green season, a time where the country is blessed with much needed rainfall following a long dry season. To locals it is also known as the “secret season”, a unique time of year to visit which many visitors are simply unaware of.

Safari tips: What to pack for your African safari

So, what exactly should you take on safari? The rule of thumb is to pack light, and to make use of the laundry facilities at your lodges and hotels. That said, there are some essentials that you should never be without. After many years of exploring every nook and cranny of Africa, our travel team has drilled down their list of essentials.

Christmas safari in Africa

Switch out snow and sleet, for sunshine and savannahs by spending your Christmas on safari in Southern Africa!

South Africa’s top tourist attractions

If there was a checklist for the perfect travel destination, South Africa would tick most of the boxes. Famed for its amazing wildlife and landscapes, superb local cuisine, warm hospitality and great weather, (plus the added bonus that its affordable) it’s easy to understand why tourism is so big in South Africa.

A guides’ guide to operating a 4×4 safari vehicle

Having spent many hours behind the wheel of a 4×4 safari game drive vehicle, along with experiences that have taught me how best to operate a vehicle, hopefully this will help the reader achieve a similar if not better level of confidence and expertise.

Safari tips: Cell phones on safari

Communication with the outside world is possible in some form from most tourism areas in Africa, and we all need to set boundaries – but for most a safari is time to detox, unplug, switch off.

Paragliding Kili

For the more adventurous (or crazy – subject on how you look at it), climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is only the first step, before you throw yourself off it… I mean paraglide off it.

Safari tips: Understanding accommodation types

When it comes to going on a safari in Africa, you will soon discover that the selection of accommodation options is vast. From straw huts and mobile camps, to ultra-luxury hotels and lodges, your choice of where you’ll unload your bags will be influenced mainly by your needs and budget.

The advantages of choosing a shorter safari

Explore the advantages of going on a shorter African safari, where fly-in safaris can deliver you right into the thick of the action without wasting time on overland journeys and lengthy internal transfers.

Cape Town + bush safari combos

How does one exactly combine Cape Town’s summer splendours with a wild Big 5 bushveld safari? We provide four fantastic summer/autumn combos!

Get your “Feet on Safari” photos published

Your Africa Geographic Feature (#YourAGfeature) is for you, our wonderful audience, to have the chance to share your photographs and stories with our worldwide community – the largest passionate bunch of Africa-loving fanatics on the planet!

Breathing new life into Chad’s Zakouma National Park

Breathing new life into Zakouma National Park has taken a great amount of time, energy and effort, but the rewards are slowly beginning to show. Part of this new lease on life, the park is sparking interest among many nature and safari lovers.