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?
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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.
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?
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 ...
Everyone always says the dry season (June to September) is the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park in South Africa. And that is mostly true, but let me share a secret with you. Please don’t tell anyone else. The best month to visit Kruger is...
We're often asked which is the best option to go for - uninterrupted Kruger Magic (Kruger National Park is the jewel of Southern Africa's national parks) - or absolute luxury at a private safari lodge at one of the reserves adjoining Kruger? Well, let's look at some of the finer points ...
We're often asked if it's easy to travel and safari in Southern Africa as a family unit. Our answer? "Of course, yes!" But don't take our word for it ... see what the Feldman Family has to say.
We are often asked about health and safety precautions when it comes to going on a safari. Things like, what vaccinations are necessary? Which mosquito repellent to use? Which are the best anti-malarial drugs, and so on. We take a closer look at some practical advice ...
There’s no contest that Kruger National Park is the top safari destination in Southern Africa. If it’s not right up there on your bucket list, it should be! But what are the best ways of experiencing this wildlife wonderland?
Airbnb has become a very popular way to find accommodation anywhere in the world. The question is, when is it a good idea to use Airbnb and when is it perhaps a bad idea? Should you use Airbnb on your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa, for example? Let's examine the pros and cons.
Everybody knows about the bigger, more famous, game parks in Africa: Serengeti, Kruger, Masai Mara, to name just three. Here we bring you five of our favourite less well-known parks, and why they're worth a visit.
One of Kruger National Park’s cleverest spotted felines seems to have perfected a way to keep herself and her young cub fed on a regular, almost fool-proof basis.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is divided into the northern, western and the southern sectors. While there is somewhat of an overlap in the type of bush and wildlife you’re likely to see in each region, there are some practical differences and considerations ...
One of our guides managed to capture some incredible film and video footage recently on safari in the Kruger National Park - a leopard made a successful kill which was unceremoniously 'stolen' by lion, leaving the leopard hungry and frustrated - but lucky to escape with its life.
Virtually undiscovered by many, KwaZulu-Natal Province on South Africa's east coast offers a treasure trove of sights, history and culture - combining the best of beach, bush and battefields.
Talk about going on a safari in Namibia and the first name that comes to mind is Etosha National Park. But where exactly is Etosha - and why is it the number one destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers?
Wanting to go on safari but not sure how far your foreign currency will stretch? Then good news for you: South Africa has to be one of the most affordable safari destinations right now.
In part one of this two-part series, we looked at selecting the best destination or game reserve for your safari. In part two, we will look at how to choose the best lodge or camp for your safari. Grab a coffee and enjoy the read!
Choosing a good safari destination is key to ensuring a great safari experience. But where do you start? With so many different safari destinations to choose from, how do you choose the right one for your safari? This is part 1 of a 2-part series.
iSimangaliso was South Africa's first World Heritage Site, declared in 1999. Formerly known as Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, it was renamed in 2007 and its name now translates as ‘miracle and wonder’. Visit this wetland eden and prepare to be amazed by its abundant ecosystems, lakes, hippos, crocs, birds, dunes, ancient traditions, swamp forests, miles of unspoilt beaches and so much more.