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Tips for staying healthy on an African safari

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Heading off on an African safari? Here’s our comprehensive guide covering tips for staying healthy on an African safari, with tips for how to prepare before you leave home, and what to eat and drink while you’re travelling. Tips for staying healthy on an African safari Get your vaccinations before you leave home Make sure […]

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Where to travel in Africa month by month

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Many places in Africa have distinct dry, wet, hot and cool periods during the year, which can affect travel plans hugely. You wouldn’t want to spend your two-week holiday on the tropical island of Zanzibar in the pouring rain, would you? If you’re going on a wildlife safari in Africa, it’s important to choose the […]

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10 things to do on South Africa’s Garden Route

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The Garden Route – a stretch of 300 kilometres between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay along South Africa’s southeastern coastline – is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It’s easy to see why – the route is blessed with beautiful scenery – golden beaches, forests, lagoons and lakes, mountains and rolling […]

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Tips for going on an African safari with kids

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Taking your children on an African safari to introduce them to the magic of the African bush and the wonder of the wildlife they’ve seen on TV is an amazing gift. A family African safari can be a lot of fun, but it does require a bit of research and planning. Here are our tips […]

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Great African animal migrations you may not have heard of

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You’ve probably heard of the wildebeest migration – the biggest mammal migration on the planet – which takes place annually between the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania (read our guide on how to see the Great Migration on a budget here). But did you know that there are other spectacular animal […]

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How to Travel Greener on an African Safari

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How to travel greener on an African safari If you’re planning on going on an African safari, it’s probably because you love nature and wildlife. As Africa’s tourism market grows, more wildlife parks are supported by tourist dollars, which is good for conservation, but the impact on the environment grows with that too. The best […]

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A guide to seeing the Great Migration on a budget

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Every year more than 1.5 million wildebeest and 200 000 zebra and gazelle migrate in a big loop across the plains of the Masai Marai National Park in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This migration is recognised as one of the “Seven Wonders of the Natural World” – an awe-inspiring spectacle of […]

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Best collective nouns for African animals

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When you go on an African safari, you’ll soon learn that there are some amazing collective nouns for African animals and birds. Here are some of our favourite ones for you to impress your fellow safari travellers with! Mammals A cackle of hyena A leap of leopards A dazzle of zebra A pride of lion […]

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5 reasons to go on safari to Kenya

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Kenya is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations, and it’s easy to see why. The East African country has a lot to offer travellers, from spectacular game reserves to an abundance of wildlife (including the Masai Mara, where the biggest migration in the world takes place), an incredibly beautiful coastline and picture-perfect tropical islands, […]

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5 reasons to go to Botswana

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Landlocked Botswana may not get as much press as South Africa or Tanzania in the tourism world but it should definitely be on your bucket list if you love African wilderness, wildlife and epic landscapes. From the waterways of the Okavango Delta to the cracked salt pan of Makgadikgadi, Botswana is full of the kind […]

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