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.
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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.
The early days of safaris - typically in East Africa - conjure up images of elegance, mystery and nostalgia, still evident in some of the finer safari lodges of today ...
Today's fast-paced living takes its toll. Every now and again we need to step aside, step away and restore ourselves and our sanity. Here are our favourite 9 safari lodges where you can do just that ...
Come fly with us over Tanzania's endless Serengeti National Park in a hot air balloon! Watch as our hot air balloon bumps into a dead tree, giving us all a bit of a fright. Our pilot saw the momentary panic on people's faces as we approached the tree and said "no worries, no worries" just before we crashed into the top of the tree, breaking off some branches.
South Africa's currency, the Rand, is steadily been losing value against the US Dollar, the British Pound and the Euro. More so this past week with the latest cabinet reshuffle. South Africa has never been more affordable - if you're paying in one of these top currencies. Let's take a look at just how cheap South Africa is at the moment.
The internet and online bookings have transformed the way people make travel bookings. In an age where we so easily book everything online, does it still make sense to book through a tour operator?
There is a growing trend toward booking at short notice. Even in the last 10 years, we have increasingly seen people contact us at short notice (less than 3 months before travel) to arrange their trip. It's easy to do nowadays. But is it a good idea or is it still better to book in advance?
Wild Wings Safaris is celebrating its 10 year birthday! In this blog we look back on 10 amazing years of creating unforgettable safari experiences.
Of course, we are not talking about tipping over or tipping the bottle or tipping the scale. Tipping is a contentious issue because different countries have different tipping cultures. Find out what is customary on an African safari when it comes to tipping.
If you read part 1 of this two part blog post, you will know by now what the most important secret is to a great safari experience. There are other factors of course that determine the quality of a safari, but let's continue with this key ingredient and see why it makes such a difference.
There are many ingredients to a great African safari experience, but one factor in particular stands above the rest as the most important secret. Can you guess what it is? What is the one thing that will make or break the success of your safari?
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused a world-wide panic. There are positive signs that the outbreak is being contained, and it's certainly not spreading around the world like wildfire as people had feared. But the panic and fear continues to spread like wildfire, fueled by media hype.
There are several ways to experience a safari of a lifetime - without having to resort to robbing a bank. We look at ways to cut the budget, without skimping on the safari experience.
There seems to be some misconceptions about being able to take children on an African safari. Some parents seemed to have stressed about making complicated child-minding plans for while they were planning to be away. But nothing could be further from the truth. Many safari lodges and tented camps in top destinations are extremely child-friendly - some have even developed dedicated entertainment and activity programmes to ensure your children enjoy their safari just as much as you do.
It's often a grudge purchase ... and something you think you should take your chances with. But there are serious considerations about travel insurance you should consider - especially before you walk out your front door ...
So how do you get out there and safari solo? Is it as dangerous and daunting as it seems? Or are there some simple tips to survive – and thrive – on your own?
Zimbabwe ... its name conjures up images of political strife and economic instability. But it seems, since 2009, Zimbabwe has been slowly waking up again ... and is one of the safari destinations you should try to get to - before the word gets out ...
The debate rages on – which is the best African safari destination? Southern Africa – or East Africa? Another one of our team recently visited Tanzania to see for himself ...
When planning a safari in Africa you are faced with the potentially arduous challenge of choosing the right tour operator from the mass of companies out there. Here are some useful pointers for finding a great safari operator for your travels.
Here's a list of some excellent books to read before or on your African safari - by no means all the books that are out there, merely a good place to start your armchair journey ...
Africa is a huge, vast continent. Its sheer size isn't easy to absorb or appreciate from ground level. Getting up high over its huge plains and wilderness reserves gives you a perspective that you'd never otherwise experience ...