Welcome to our blog! Here you will find interesting posts, updates, opinions, facts and stories related to African travel, safaris, conservation and wildlife in general. Our main contributors are Onne Vegter, co-founder and managing director of Wild Wings Safaris, as well as Alison Wilson, our resident travel writer. Grab a coffee, you might be here a while! We welcome your comments, questions and opinions.
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Astronomical fuel price increases sparked a series of protests that quickly turned ugly. But what is the situation in Zimbabwe and is it cause for alarm, especially for tourists planning to visit this spectacular country?
Especially if it's your first time on safari, you're probably wondering what you should wear. What's right - what's wrong? You want to 'fit in' yet look good at it. Let's see if we can dispel some of your anxieties.
If you’re looking for the ultimate African safari, there’s a small (in African terms) triangle of safari heaven where Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet: Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba and Mana Pools that will tick all the boxes.
Most heart-warming to see how Cape Town has bounced back from the edge of a drought disaster! Thanks to good recent rainfall, dam levels are now at 65,9%, up from last week's 65.3% - with more heavy rains forecast for the week ahead!
The definitive guide on the differences between the Kruger National Park and the adjacent Private Reserves.
Ever been lucky enough to see a herd of elephant on the move? Then you'll have noticed that the babies are snuck away safely between the adults. Sometimes, they hold onto the elephant's tail in front with their little trunks (more cuteness). But what is the story behind cuteness in animals - besides giving you some of the best once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography shots?
Just a few months ago, Cape Town was in the grips of the worst drought in history. But thanks to substantial and very welcome recent rains, the future is giving locals much to sing about.
A visit to Namibia could change you forever. There's something about its largely-uninhabited wide open spaces, fascinating people and cultures, vast distances, desert-adapted wildlife and arid, stark landscapes that touches your very soul.
In this handy blog post we list a number of safety tips for tourists, to minimise your chances of falling victim to crime while visiting South Africa.
This remains one of the most common questions from people wanting to do an African safari. How safe is it really to travel to South Africa? We take a hard and honest look at this important question.
When you're on safari in Africa, especially for the first time, it's good to take anti-malarial prophylaxis. But insect bites can be annoying and spoil an otherwise perfect holiday. Here's some great advice on how to prevent being bitten in the first place ...
Can I still see white rhinos in the wild? Following the sad news that the last male northern white rhino had died, leaving only two females, the northern white rhino is now virtually extinct. Some tourists have expressed concern that they will no longer be able to see white rhinos.