From the 18th to 22nd September, 2017, South African National Parks (SANParks) will be offering free access to most of the 21 national park in South Africa for day visitors.
If rivers are the earth’s renegades, then the Zambezi River is leading the revolution, defying gravity and singing the earth’s song.
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.
Aptly named the ‘King of Beasts’, lions are an iconic African wildlife species and are often high up on many travellers’ list of things to see when visiting Africa.
A myriad of African adventures awaits the fervent traveller: tented camps, off-the-beaten-track destinations, luxury lodges, camps and mobile camps that follow the natural migration route of the wildebeest throughout the year.
Heading to South Africa? Why not add Victoria Falls too?
An analysis of 2,500 reviews by both tourists and expert travellers declared Tanzania the best place to experience an African safari.
Shhh! We’ll let you in on a little secret. Two little secrets, in fact. You’ll already know that Zanzibar is a tropical paradise – but it’s not Tanzania’s only one. There are two others: Pemba and Mafia Islands.
Rwanda is one of the countries were you can easily have a family adventure and create long-lasting memories.
To better understand why anyone would want to climb an active volcano, some members of our Wild Frontiers team tackled Mount Nyiragongo in the DR Congo.
The malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in northern South Africa, is favored by those who want a Big 5 safari – but without the crowds sometimes associated with larger, more popular reserves. The reserve does not permit day trippers or self-drive game drives, ensuring the ultimate private safari experience.
Home to over 4 million people, Dar es Salaam is a fusion of African, Arab and European influences and worth a long stopover, at the very least.
I don’t truly hate travelling through Africa, but I blame a lot of things after returning from such a trip.
Do you have a vacation problem, or rather, a ‘not taking vacation’ problem? Tongabezi encourages you to not let those vacation days go unused this year.
With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and offers visitors a number of choices when it comes to things to see and do.
Located only one mile across the dunes from the ocean, the closeness to the seawater and its subsequent evaporation causes Lake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake) to have a high salt content. As I walk over the snow-like landscape of the salt mounds to the edge of the lake, I am amazed that the water really is pink!
Travelling to Africa? Be ready to cough up hard earned savings, work over time or admit to the possibility that you may have to sell a kidney to pay for the vacation. In reality, it can actually be done quite cost effectively, on a low budget that still provides all the magical memories that Africa has to offer.
Disasters involving art materials are nothing new to me after years of travelling and sketching in southern Africa.
If you are looking for peace, beautiful scenery and a sense of adventure, consider Namibia. It won’t disappoint you.
It’s not hard to see how Lupita Island Resort is considered to be one of the most exclusive holiday destinations on the planet – a jewel in the crown of Tanzania and its share of the beautiful Lake Tanganyika.
Tanzania is a country built for adventure. The hardest part is choosing which adventure you’d like.
The annual Lewa Safaricom Marathon is one of the most anticipated events in East Africa. Organised by Tusk Trust it takes place in one of the most dramatic settings on the continent: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of Africa’s most endangered wildlife.
I’ve spent a good amount of time in the bush conducting walking safaris. The general aim is to get closer to the bush and really appreciate the smaller things. But it also allows you to approach dangerous game, which is something that gives me an incredible kick.
Each Transfrontier Parks Destinations (TFPD) managed lodge is a holistic entity, providing essential work and local economic activity in an area of great natural beauty.
This was an amazing opportunity to visit Ethiopia’s most important biodiversity hotspot and see some of the rarest creatures in the world.
A wise man once said that even a bad day in Africa could be fixed when a fire is lit. People from different races, continents and religions can congregate around one fire and paint their own picture of their Africa.
If you are looking into going on a safari for your next vacation with family or friends, then you should consider Uganda as your next destination for a safari adventure.
When it comes to unforgettable family holidays, it’s hard to beat a safari in South Luangwa. For parents, a safari is a chance to reconnect with nature. For children, it’s a chance to get to know it.
Fielding the largest contingent in the corporate challenge, Africa Albida Tourism had 75 participants running in two of the event’s three categories, with 25 of the runners taking part in the race for the first time.
For those moments when you just can’t get out of the office and into a game vehicle, Robin Pope Safaris launched a YouTube video series: Safari Diaries. Every Monday, a new 60-second video is released and takes you on a virtual safari through the Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian wilderness.
“During my first trip to Ant’s, one of the guides told us: ‘Once you get the dirt of the Waterberg in your shoes, you will come back’. I must have gotten a truck load in my shoes – I’ve been back 17 times!” ~ Bobbi Laurens.
Soaring and drifting. Flying and floating. A safari in the sky is both magical and memorable, and should definitely be on your next African itinerary.
What happens when two adventure-loving siblings get together and embark on a spontaneous 8-week road trip across Africa? A whole lot of fun and crazy according to Shelton and Angel Du Preez.
The Madikwe Africa Geographic photographic trip is always a highlight for me as Madikwe is a special place with such a high diversity of animals and one just never knows what is in store for the photography group.
After a very exciting start to our operation in 2016 and a great turn out for our first year at Pioneer Lodge in Zambia, we now have some exciting new developments for 2017.
The Sunset Serenade concert, held at Kruger’s Mopani camp and surrounds, is a three day cultural and wildlife experience in support of anti-poaching
We believe that the world is a safe place and that none of us, male or female, should let worry about safety stop us from exploring this beautiful world of ours. But every country has danger lurking for the unwary, and Tanzania is no different. If you’re a woman travelling on your own, you might feel especially vulnerable, so here are our top 9 tips for keeping safe for solo girls-on-the-go.
Mozzies are a nuisance. But in a malaria-area they can be more than that – a serious health threat for travellers. Avoid the worry at these malaria-free safari destinations in South Africa.
We stood on the rim of the caldera, the immense volcanic amphitheatre of the Cirque de Mafate, on the French island of Réunion. As far as the eye could see sheer walls of lush green vegetation encircled the seemingly endless and mythical world before us.
Tanzania is famous for the majestic Kilimanjaro, for the golden wildlife-rich savannah of the Serengeti and the geological uniqueness of the Ngorongoro Crater. But did you know that Tanzania is also family-friendly?
Tanzania is 12 holidays in one. Its varied, beautiful landscape is home to the rooftop of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – and it also has some of the best diving sites in the Indian Ocean. It’s packed full of World Heritage areas such as the plains of the Serengeti and the unique Ngorongoro crater, both buzzing with the most amazing wildlife, including the Big 5.
Remarkable Rwanda is just that. Like a phoenix rising from its turbulent past this is a surprising country – safe, clean, proud and breathtakingly beautiful with loads to offer the adventurous traveller.
Masindi is located in northern Uganda, about 210 km and a 3 to 5 hour drive from Kampala and Entebbe International Airport. There are many tourist attractions around Masindi and these include Murchison Falls National Park, the ‘Royal Mile’ birding site in the Budongo Forest, the Polish cemetery and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Because Masindi is gifted with tourist attractions like these, one can easily plan a perfect weekend trip away with your family.
While not a compulsory practice, tipping is firmly entrenched in the tourism industry in Africa. It helps to ensure that those working in the service industry are receiving a decent living wage.
I now know what all those people meant when they told me that Botswana is “something else”. They couldn’t explain it in words and neither can I. Come and visit this beautiful country to see for yourself, there are very few places of such natural, pristine beauty left in the world and Botswana is definitely one of them.
Located within the Réunion National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Piton de la Fournaise, also known as ‘The Peak of the Furnace’ or le Volcan (the Volcano) by the locals, has had more than 150 recorded eruptions since the 17th century, with the most recent eruption beginning on 31 January 2017. At 2,631 metres in height and about 530,000 years old, this volcano is one of Réunion Island’s most popular tourist attraction.