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6 Reasons Why Argentina Should Be Your Next Adventure

POSTED ON 18th May 2016 BY

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Argentina is a spectacular country that’s unlike any place on earth and the perfect destination for your next getaway. The second largest country in South America, Argentina is full of surprises and adventures just waiting to be discovered. An amazing study in contrasts, there’s much to see and experience in this exciting country including beaches, rainforests, snow-capped mountains, lush waterways, and desert. Aside from the culture and natural beauty, there are also opportunities to ski, spot penguins, enjoy regional wine, visit glaci...

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What Equipment Do I Need to Take on Safari?

POSTED ON 4th May 2016 BY

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When planning for a safari, packing is undoubtedly one of the most important steps... You don’t want to be out on safari, lacking something and regretting that you didn’t bring it with you. But on the other hand you certainly don’t want to bring too much. Many internal flights in Africa have strict 12-15-kilogram luggage allowance guidelines and it’s important to keep this in mind when prepping for your journey. The secret to successful packing is finding a happy middle ground. This means ensuring that you’ve packed everything that ...

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How to Choose Where to Go on Safari: A Country by Country Guide

POSTED ON 27th April 2016 BY

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An African safari is an adventure that’s unlike anything on earth, an experience that’s guaranteed to leave you with excellent memories with plans to return again. However for many people, the word “safari” means very little. Instead it’s a vague description that’s often used to encompass any number of journeys that could be taken in Africa. This is unfortunate, because safaris are as vast and varied as you can imagine with each country offering its own special blend of experiences, features and opportunities, making every destin...

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What to Look For When Choosing Travel Insurance for a Safari

POSTED ON 13th April 2016 BY

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When it comes to an African safari, you’re going to want to get the most out of your experience. This means getting up close with wildlife, being out in nature, and spending time exploring the African savannah. But when planning which country you’d like to visit and what animals should be on your must-see list, there’s another important step that you should take into consideration as well: travel insurance. While travel insurance may be a bit less glamorous than the other aspects of your journey, it’s just as important. So, if you’...

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7 Tips for Safari Travel for the Over 60s

POSTED ON 6th April 2016 BY

African safaris are the perfect adventure, no matter what your age.

For many, an African safari holiday is the dream of a lifetime; something that’s been on the must-do list for years... But often, that dream doesn’t come true until after retirement. The good news though, is that African safaris are suitable for almost any age group, and more and more people are taking safaris later in life. Multigenerational safaris are also becoming increasingly popular, with grandparents, children, and grandkids travelling together on a family safari. Of course, as you pack your bag for your adventure, you’ll just ...

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What Is the Best Safari Experience for Families?

POSTED ON 23rd March 2016 BY

Namibia is an excellent destination for a family safari.

When it comes to amazing safari experiences, taking along the whole family can make for an incredible adventure... While some people may assume that safari holidays are strictly for the grown ups, the fact is that safaris can be fun for every age group. Bringing the children along can be an amazing adventure, and will enrich your experience even more. There’s nothing quite like seeing the world through their eyes, watching the excitement on their faces when they see a desert beetle trekking across the sand for the first time.   Why S...

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The Best Places to Go on Safari: A Month-By-Month Travel Guide

POSTED ON 9th March 2016 BY

When planning your African safari, keeping in mind what you hope to experience while you’re there will help you to choose a season and destination.

If you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, Africa should be at the top of your list... Home to exciting wildlife and with some of the most beautiful, spectacular scenery in the world, there’s plenty to see and do in the unique and varied countries that span across this continent. It should come as no surprise then, that when it comes to planning a safari holiday, there’s not a one-size-fits-all option. Safaris can vary widely from one country to the next and even differ from region to region. Of course, your experience can a...

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Luxury Safari Holiday Accommodation: What You Should Look For

POSTED ON 2nd March 2016 BY

Staying in luxury lodges while on safari is an excellent way to experience Africa.

Going on safari doesn't mean roughing it... When many people think of safaris, they imagine pitching tents in the wilderness and going without showers –but the truth is that a safari can be as luxurious as a stay in any other five-star resort or hotel. A safari holiday can still include creature comforts, and it certainly doesn’t mean living in uncomfortable conditions. With a safari, you can choose your journey –and level of comfort, and can decide for yourself exactly how rugged you want the journey to be. If you prefer something a li...

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Why You Need to Take Food Safety Seriously on a Safari Holiday

POSTED ON 24th February 2016 BY

Keeping a few basic principles of food safety in mind while you travel can help you to avoid food-borne illnesses.

As you know, food safety is important no matter where you are... While you’re at home, it’s easier to practice food safety. This is because you’re familiar with the food that you eat, and you know how to prepare it safely. Chances are that safe food handling, for the most part, is second nature when you’re at home. But if you're on a safari holiday, it can be more difficult; especially when travelling to a new country. Being unfamiliar with the local foods, customs, and another culture’s standard of food safety can make it difficult...

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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Safari Company to Travel With

POSTED ON 11th February 2016 BY

A safari is an adventure of a lifetime; make sure you choose a safari company that will provide you with the best experience possible.

A safari. For most of us, the word itself conjures up images of adventure; of faraway lands, exploration, and excitement... In Swahili, the word safari translates to 'going on a journey.' And what a journey it will be! Traveling Africa on a safari holiday is something many people dream of, and for good reason. Imagine waking with the dawn to watch the sunrise across the Serengeti while having your breakfast and morning cup of tea or coffee brought to you on a tray. Or driving through the vast and unspoiled plains in search of those elusive li...

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The Himba Trail, Namibia: What to Expect on a Guided Safari

POSTED ON 3rd February 2016 BY

North West Namibia is a land unlike anywhere else on earth.

The Kunene region in North West Namibia is a vast and varied land... The arid plains of North West Namibia are as beautiful as they are isolated. The Kunene region, also known as Kaokoland, is considered by many to be 'one of the last true wildernesses of southern Africa', per footprinttravelguides.com. The region is also home to the rare desert elephant and the endangered black rhino. Namibia truly is a land of unspoiled wilderness and boasts the second-lowest population density in the world with only one person to every two square kilomet...

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7 Critical Steps Travellers Often Overlook When Planning a Visit to Africa

POSTED ON 27th January 2016 BY

Plan your journey around the animals and sights that you want to see…

When it comes to must-see destinations around the world, Africa often ranks near the top of the list... And it’s no wonder why! Africa is an amazing continent, with so much to see and do. A journey to this beautiful land can be exceptionally rewarding. To help you get the most out of your experience though, it’s important to be as prepared as possible. An African safari holiday isn’t like taking just another short holiday; it’s a completely unique experience. Here are seven critical steps you should consider when planning your trip. ...

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How to Camp in Africa: Three Essential Options You Should Consider

POSTED ON 20th January 2016 BY

Camping is an exciting way to safely experience the beauty of nature.

Imagine falling asleep under the stars, and waking the next day to the cool morning air with the sunrise softly streaming into the tent. The birds are calling, and you listen to the sounds of the world as it slowly starts to awake... Camping in Africa is a great chance to get up close and personal with nature in a safe, yet enjoyable setting. Whether you choose a guided or a self-drive safari, camping is an exciting experience and one that you’ll enjoy, no matter what your comfort level and preferences are. From rooftop camping to luxury t...

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7 Surprising Reasons Why Your Next Family Holiday Should Be an African Safari

POSTED ON 13th January 2016 BY

An African safari is a great way to introduce children to the exciting wonders of the world.

An African safari holiday is a great way to introduce children to the exciting wonders of the world... 'A little after dawn, our safari guide headed to the less-explored eastern part of Serengeti National Park,' writes S. Mitra Kalita, detailing her experience on an African safari. 'He slowed the Toyota Land Cruiser at a patch of green that interrupted the straw-colored Tanzanian landscape, so barren that it made our mouths feel dry. "There's a hyena under that tree," he said. My husband, Nitin, and I stood up in the vehicle and instinctivel...

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10 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Namibia

POSTED ON 6th January 2016 BY

Featuring beautiful and unique landscapes –and home to rare and endangered animals, Namibia is a land that’s high on many adventurers’ lists.

From its beautiful, vast landscapes to the amazing and rare animals that call the vast plains their home, Namibia is an ideal destination for adventure-seekers and game-spotting enthusiasts alike... It's also a strikingly beautiful country, full of surprises. Which makes it a photographer’s dream – whether you’re looking to snap some of the world’s unique and endangered animals, or spectacular images of vast and wild landscapes, Namibia won’t disappoint. Oh, and be sure to read this article I wrote to help you take stunning photogra...

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Don’t Make These 7 Wildlife Watching Mistakes

POSTED ON 18th December 2015 BY

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Imagine the scene... The morning starts as the sun slowly rises, the golden light casting itself across the savannah. As the day awakens, the earth begins to warm up and you can see a faint mist rising up from the horizon. In the distance, you hear birds greeting the morning, the sounds of their dawn chorus filling the air. The day has begun, and you are there to experience it firsthand. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? When you think of an African safari holiday, you probably consider watching and seeing the wildlife one of the main attr...

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7 Savvy Ways to Travel Africa Like an Expert

POSTED ON 9th December 2015 BY

7 Savvy Ways to Travel Africa Like an Expert

The stripes on a zebra are like a human fingerprint. No two are the same. So too, are journeys to Africa... There’s a reason why Africa is a place that people return to again and again. Africa’s jaw-dropping natural wonders and diverse range of wildlife make for an exciting and unforgettable experience for any adventure-seeker. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re going back to catch something (like the Great Wildebeest Migration) you missed, a trip to this spectacular continent is guaranteed to be unique: each and every time. An ...

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A Guide to Wildebeest Migration From the Serengeti to Masai Mara

POSTED ON 25th November 2015 BY

A Guide to Wildebeest Migration From the Serengeti to Masai Mara

It's one of the greatest wonders of the natural world... The Great Wildebeest Migration is an exciting story that starts when 1.5 million wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the grasslands of the Masai Mara each year in search of pasture. If you’re hoping to plan a safari holiday around this spectacular event, you'll need to know what happens during the year, where you should travel to and when you’ll want to be in place to view this exciting event. So read on and enjoy this guide to the Great Wildebeest Migration...  ...

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10 Essential Clothing Tips for Your African Safari

POSTED ON 19th November 2015 BY

10 Essential Clothing Tips for Your African Safari

Ask anyone what you should pack for your African safari and you’ll be met with an array of different opinions. On the one hand, there are people who will recommend hitting the shops and buying everything labeled 'safari holiday'. On the other hand, there are those who will say that you don’t need anything new and whatever you wear at home is fine. Then, of course, there will be those who dress up in their finest leopard-print outfits, and hope for the best! With all that conflicting advice, what should you do? To help you get started he...

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Discover the 7 Attractions That Make Botswana a Great Safari Destination

POSTED ON 11th November 2015 BY

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Imagine a land of unspoilt wilderness, where huge game herds roam freely across a spectacular landscape... Sound like the safari holiday destination you've always dreamed of? Then good news: this place exists. Considered to be a top-class safari destination, Botswana is home to spectacular scenery, and breathtaking wildlife. . Intrigued? Then let me tell you more...   What Makes Botswana a World-Class Safari Destination Botswana is an exceptionally beautiful country, full of magnificent and unique landscapes, and the exciting wildlife...

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Five Jaw-Dropping Natural Wonders You Can See on an African Safari

POSTED ON 28th October 2015 BY

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You'll feel like you've travelled through time... Our world is increasingly overrun with urban landscapes and dense populations. It seems that natural wonders are disappearing at a rapid rate. But not in Africa. This vast continent is one of the last and strongest bastions of natural beauty, from expansive lakes to alien dunes and vast mountains. On your African safari holiday, you’ll encounter some of the biggest, most beautiful and most fascinatingly paradoxical geological formations and natural features on the planet. You may in fact fe...

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Self-Drive Vs Guided Safari Tours In Africa: Which Is Better?

POSTED ON 15th October 2015 BY

Self-Drive Vs Guided Safari Tours in Africa Which is Better

There's so much to see and experience, you won’t want to miss out... Touring Africa can be a magnificent journey. But when it comes to travelling around this great continent, perhaps as part of a safari holiday, there are many different options and routes that you can explore. Of those, self-drive and guided safari tours are among the most popular options. They both offer different ways to see and experience the land, and both have their benefits. But which is right for you? What you need is a fair assessment of both guided and self-drive ...

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Seven Tips for Taking Stunning Photos on a Safari Holiday

POSTED ON 8th October 2015 BY

Seven Tips for Taking Stunning Photos on a Safari Holiday

The most amazing experience of your life deserves to be remembered... A safari holiday will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth. Places like Zambia, or Tanzania. Along the way, you’ll be closer than ever before to wildlife in its most pristine state. You already know that you’d be remiss not to capture your safari on camera. But how do you take photos that are beyond the ordinary? Photos that do justice to your remarkable journey? Tactics are everything. So today I’ve compiled seven of the most essential ...

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Beyond the Big Five: How to Spot the Best African Wildlife on Safari

POSTED ON 23rd September 2015 BY

Beyond the Big Five: How to Spot the Best African Wildlife on Safari

It's the single biggest attraction for safari lovers... That's right - today we're talking about seeing wildlife in its natural habitat. If you've been reading this blog regularly, you've probably begun to notice by now that safari is a varied and eclectic type of holiday. And whilst spotting elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinos and leopards is a truly fantastic experience, a great safari holiday is about so much more. Sticking strictly to the animals, the same rules apply. The Big Five (more on them in a moment) may get all the plaudits, but t...

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Self-Drive Safari: Freedom, Independence and Safety for the African Explorer

POSTED ON 16th September 2015 BY

Self-Drive Safari: Freedom, Independence and Safety for the African Explorer

If you long to get away from it all and have the adventure of a lifetime, a self-drive safari could be perfect for you. When you go on a self-drive safari, you design your own itinerary, set your own agenda and have the chance to get away from everything and discover peace, wilderness and beauty. It sounds great, doesn’t it? Although perhaps it also sounds a little risky or challenging. If that's what you're thinking, or you just to want to learn more about this unusual format of safari holiday, you're in the right place. Today I'm going t...

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How to Plan Your Perfect African Safari

POSTED ON 9th September 2015 BY

How to Plan Your Perfect African Safari

Each of us probably has a different idea of what makes the perfect safari. For some, it will be about having days combing the bush with a guide to see as many animals as possible whereas for others it will be about staying in luxury safari lodges. Some may want the backup of a guided safari while others are keen to drive their own vehicle so they can get out and explore. So where do you begin planning? I know from personal experience how daunting it can be to think about making all those arrangements and decisions - that doesn’t mean it can...

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What to Pack When You Go on a Safari Holiday

POSTED ON 5th August 2015 BY

What to Pack When You Go on a Safari Holiday

If you’ve never been on a safari before, you’ll definitely need to think about what you need to pack. Fortunately, the type of clothing you need to go on safari is casual, practical and above all, cool and comfortable. Choose what to take carefully as many safaris require you to use small planes or vehicles that have strict luggage restrictions. As most lodges have laundry facilities you can get clothing washed easily so there is no need to over-pack. When it comes to packing, less is definitely more. Too much luggage will be a definite...

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