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.
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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.
As more African countries open up, each with their own COVID-19 restrictions and travel requirements, it's hard to keep track and choose a suitable destination for your next safari. We sum up what you need to know for each of the most popular safari destinations in Southern and East Africa.
The government of South Africa has reduced the number of high-risk countries whose travellers are banned from entering the county for leisure travel purposes. Can you travel to South Africa right now?
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?
"I wouldn't call it a passion. It's way beyond that." We sat down with award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, Wim van den Heever, to talk about his craft and where his love for fine art wildlife photography comes from.
Wild Wings Safaris has won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since these awards were started. We have won the Hall of Fame Award twice, and we are proud to have once again received recognition from the TripAdvisor community.
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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa went into lockdown. The result was devastating. Overnight, visits to national parks and game reserves stopped, safari lodges closed their doors and millions of people lost their livelihoods. One of those affected, wildlife guide Frank Watts, put pen to paper and documented his emotional experience of life in South Africa during the lockdown.
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. Right now, during the Covid19 pandemic, you can book any of these tours without paying a deposit. This is a great time to start planning for next year!
We care deeply about the safety of our guests, safari guides and employees who are more than simply individuals to us, but members of a worldwide family whose enthusiasm for exploring Africa is heartwarming. With this in mind, we'd like to share with you how we are managing the Covid-19 crisis.
This blog post about the Coronavirus and COVID-19 has been updated in light of new developments. We take a look at the response to this crisis and the economic cost of our efforts to contain it.
Amazing outdoor adventure, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, long stretches of untouched, sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery, Big Five safaris and luxury on a budget are just six reasons that make South Africa a wonderful destination for honeymooners.
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.
"Best Ever Kruger Tour" - this is the title of just one of the many amazing reviews we've received from our guests on platforms like TripAdvisor. In this blog we share a couple of our favourite highlights with you from recent reviews left by guests. And we end off with a superbly edited music video by "Ham Fam".
Not to be messed with: Given the chance, women in Africa are proving that they have the courage and resolve to change the nature of conservation.
This is the story of Duke, the anti-poaching tracking dog who went missing in the Kruger National Park.
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.
The definitive guide on the differences between the Kruger National Park and the adjacent Private Reserves.
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.
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 2020.
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 ...