September is a fantastic time to go on a Kruger safari. It's the end of the dry season and just before the rainy season. The days are beautifully sunny and warm with temperatures ranging between 22°C and 30°C and there are wonderful wildlife sightings to be had. This year, we found a hyena den we returned to time and again, spotted a honey badger, witnessed a leopard making a kill and saw lions mating.
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August is the month African wild dog pups make their first appearance after the winter denning season, but the chances of spotting pups are slim. This year, we discovered a den site and were able to spend a great deal of time watching the wild dog pups explore their surroundings. And August had even more surprises for us in store ...
I learned a lot on my Kruger safari. I'm not talking about the obvious insights into wildlife and how important it is to preserve sanctuaries like the Kruger National Park for future generations. That's par for the course. I'm talking about rediscovering your inner child, meeting people who love what they do and why you'll be showered with love if you wear a German army parka to Kruger.
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.
What does the South African version of a winter wonderland look like? For us, it's Kruger National Park in July. As the winter season wears on, more and more animals gather at rivers and waterholes to drink. Lion and hyena cubs, hippo, elephant, buffalo and rhino calves and a honey badger on a night raid count amongst our favourite sightings from our July 2021 Kruger safaris.
Tanzania's Southern Circuit may not be well-known but that is where many safari veterans go when they want to avoid the masses in Tanzania's more popular Northern parks. It is not only the absence of crowds that keeps experienced safari-goers coming back to the Southern Safari Circuit year after year, but it is also the rewarding game viewing experience and the chance to explore some of the country's most remote and beautiful landscapes.
Winter is generally one of the best times to go on safari in Kruger. And this year was no exception! The days were sunny and warm, the dry bush made it easy to spot game and the wildlife was prolific. Big Five, wild dog, cheetah and lion cub sightings were just some of the highlights from our June 2021 Kruger safaris.
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? 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.
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.
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 pandemic.
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.