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August is the month African wild dog pups make their first appearance after the winter denning season, but the chances of spotting pups are slim. This year, we discovered a den site and were able to spend a great deal of time watching the wild dog pups explore their surroundings. And August had even more surprises for us in store ...
I learned a lot on my Kruger safari. I'm not talking about the obvious insights into wildlife and how important it is to preserve sanctuaries like the Kruger National Park for future generations. That's par for the course. I'm talking about rediscovering your inner child, meeting people who love what they do and why you'll be showered with love if you wear a German army parka to Kruger.
Is it safe out there? Should I travel this year or postpone my plans? What is happening in South Africa? Is it safe to travel right now? We've been getting these questions often during the pandemic. Let's unpack the risks and realities.
What does the South African version of a winter wonderland look like? For us, it's Kruger National Park in July. As the winter season wears on, more and more animals gather at rivers and waterholes to drink. Lion and hyena cubs, hippo, elephant, buffalo and rhino calves and a honey badger on a night raid count amongst our favourite sightings from our July 2021 Kruger safaris.
Tanzania's Southern Circuit may not be well-known but that is where many safari veterans go when they want to avoid the masses in Tanzania's more popular Northern parks. It is not only the absence of crowds that keeps experienced safari-goers coming back to the Southern Safari Circuit year after year, but it is also the rewarding game viewing experience and the chance to explore some of the country's most remote and beautiful landscapes.
Winter is generally one of the best times to go on safari in Kruger. And this year was no exception! The days were sunny and warm, the dry bush made it easy to spot game and the wildlife was prolific. Big Five, wild dog, cheetah and lion cub sightings were just some of the highlights from our June 2021 Kruger safaris.
VIDEO: What's it like to travel during the pandemic? Is it safe to go on a safari to South Africa right now? We ask some of our recent guests who have done it.
Every year, almost 200,000 safari-goers flock to the Serengeti in Tanzania to witness the wildlife drama of the Great Wildebeest Migration. If a safari in the Serengeti is on your bucket list but you want to avoid the hustle and bustle, take a look at our tips on how to avoid the crowds.
The green Kalahari is a magical, ancient paradise in South Africa's Northern Cape Province. We interviewed our managing director, Onne Vegter, about his recent visit to Tswalu Game Reserve and asked him what he thought of Tswalu and the game viewing experience.
Is it possible to travel in 2021? Is it safe to book a trip now for later this year? Should I wait until the pandemic is completely over before making my plans, or should I book now? We get these questions often. Let’s answer them.
Victoria Falls, one of Southern Africa's most popular year-round destinations, is also one of the world's most Instagrammed waterfalls. Understanding how the seasons and water levels of the Zambezi River will affect your visit is key to not missing out on everything Vic Falls has to offer.
Birthplace of the African safari and home to the Great Migration, East Africa is one of Africa's premier game viewing destinations. We explore what you can expect from an East African safari throughout the year.