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00 Feature Kruger Safaris August 2021 Highlights Wild dog pup
Kruger Safaris August 2021 Highlights
September 6, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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 ...

00 Feature Six Things I Learned About Life from Going on a Kruger Safari
Six things I learned about life from going on a Kruger safari
August 19, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

00 Feature Should I travel or postpone my south african safari
Should I travel or postpone?
August 3, 2021 by Onne Vegter

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.

000 Feature Kruger safari highlights July 2021 Leopard
Kruger Safaris July 2021 Highlights
August 2, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

00 Feature Tanzanias Secret Safari Destination The Southern Circuit Kigelia Ruaha
Tanzania's Secret Safari Destination - The Southern Circuit
July 22, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

00 Feature Kruger Safaris June 2021 Highlights
Kruger Safaris June 2021 Highlights
July 6, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

Safari travel during pandemic
Traveling during the pandemic
May 27, 2021 by Onne Vegter

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.

How to avoid the crowds on a Serengeti safari
How to avoid the crowds on a Serengeti safari
April 5, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

Is it safe to travel 2021 Feature
Is it safe to travel in 2021?
February 4, 2021 by Onne Vegter

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 Zimbabwe Feature How Zambezi water levels affect your visit to Vic Falls
Zambezi water levels: How it affects your visit to Victoria Falls
January 26, 2021 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.