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.
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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 2023.
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 2023.
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 ...
There has been a great deal about South Africa's land reform policies in the international media. As with any sensitive, emotive issue, there are some out-the-park claims by extreme political groups, both left and right. But what is the crux and what do tourists have to do with it all? Let's try and consider the facts.
The Democratic Alliance Leader of the Western Cape, Mmusi Maimane, announced on 7 March 2018 that #DayZero will NOT be happening in 2018 as long as residents continue their valiant water-saving efforts.
Latest update: The City of Cape Town's dreaded #DayZero (when the dams fall below 13.5% and taps would be turned off in all but essential areas) has been pushed back again to 9 July 2018, by which time the winter rains should have started.
We're as passionate about wildlife and safaris as anyone could be. But for some, there are some many new and different 'safari' adventures you are able to experience in Southern Africa that are somewhat a little more unusual ...
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 ...
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.
We often get asked by our guests about how the local South African grading system works; for example, what are the differences between three-, four- and five-star establishments? Let's take a look ...
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 in Africa.
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.
Wild Wings Safaris is celebrating its 10 year birthday! In this blog, we look back on 10 amazing years of creating unforgettable safari experiences.
Update on the South African regulations that affect families travelling with children. Are unabridged birth certificates still needed?
South Africans are hanging their heads in shame and dismay again following reports of renewed outbreaks of xenophobic violence in certain parts of the country. But does this affect tourists? Is South Africa still safe to visit?
Wild Wings Safaris was one of the first tour operators in South Africa to offer a 100% refund with no cancellation penalties in the highly unlikely event of the Ebola outbreak spreading to South Africa. Many others are now doing the same. Why are we so confident?
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 ...
Mention Ebola and Africa in the same sentence, and immediately tour operators have to deal with a certain level of panic among some travellers, particularly those with a limited grasp of geography. But we're going to Africa and there's an Ebola outbreak in Africa! We have to cancel our trip! Allow us to put you at ease.
The debate rages on – which is the best African safari destination? Southern Africa – or East Africa? Another one of our team 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.
There are distinct differences between staying in a robust safari lodge - or a tented safari camp, just as there are many similarities. Is it simply a question of personal preference? Or is there more to it? We set out to dispel the mystery ...