It's official! Face masks are gone and Covid-19 border checks have been dropped in South Africa with immediate effect. Visitors to South Africa are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. What more is there to say, except: "See you soon on safari in South Africa!"
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The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest mass overland migration of wildlife on Earth and the sight of two million wildebeest, zebra and other species moving through Kenya's Masai Mara and Tanzania's Serengeti is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you're unlikely to forget. But how does the migration work and when is the best time to go on a migration safari?
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.
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.
Is it possible to travel in 2021? Is it safe to book a trip now for later this year, or next 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.
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.
Best news in eight months! On 11 November 2020, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would reopen its borders to all international travellers.
South Africa is reopening its borders to international travellers from low risk countries on 1 October 2020. Which countries are deemed high risk? What restrictions can visitors to the country expect and what measures have been put into place to ensure their safety?
Tanzania is open for business and welcoming tourists. Botswana and Namibia have hardly any cases of Covid-19 but remain closed. What is happening in Africa and where can you go on safari right now, or soon?
Unsubstantiated news reports have been doing the rounds that South Africa might only open to international tourists from February 2021. Is this accurate? When exactly will South Africa open again for inbound tourism? We discuss what we know at this point, and why South Africa might reopen for tourists as soon as September 2020.
Our handpicked list of the 5 best African safari tours gives you five great safari options to choose from, each of them "best" for a specific reason.
The Masai Mara in Kenya is most famous for the annual wildebeest migration, which peaks around August and September. But is this reserve worth visiting outside of migration season, after the great herds have moved on?
The Manyeleti Game Reserve is one of the lesser known game reserves that form part of the greater Kruger Park. But how does the Manyeleti compare to its more famous neighbours like the Sabi Sand? Let's find out!
Our consultants are passionate about African safaris. Any chance they get to explore national parks and game reserves anywhere on the continent, they grab with both hands. Here are some comments, tips and inspiration from our consultants, based on their own travels.
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?
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. Updated in 2020.
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. Updated in August 2021.
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...