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Treehouse South Africa

South Africa’s best treehouses

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If you’re bored of the usual hotels, lodges and campsites and want to stay somewhere completely different, why not sleep in a treehouse? There is a growing number of treehouse hotels and lodges spread all over South Africa, from bush getaways to beach escapes. Here’s our pick of South Africa’s best tree houses to stay […]

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The 6 most photogenic places in Namibia

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One of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, Namibia is home to vast, spectacular desert landscapes, dramatic mountains, incredible wildlife areas and some truly breathtaking otherworldly scenery. It’s also one of Africa’s best countries for road tripping, as its changing magical landscapes unfurl ceaselessly as you drive near-empty roads. Here are the six […]

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Our best budget desert overlanding safaris

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Desert landscapes are probably not the first kind of landscapes that come to mind when people think of planning an African safari. The quintessential African safari images in the popular imagination are usually of the East African open savanna dotted with animals and acacia trees. While we offer lots of safaris to east Africa and […]

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5 reasons to go on safari to Mozambique

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Mozambique is usually not at the top of travellers’ itineraries when they plan an African safari, but this Southern African country has a lot to offer visitors. With fantastic palm-fringed beaches along a coastline stretching 2500 kilometres, idyllic island archipelagos, abundant marine life and well preserved corals, and up and coming wildlife reserves Mozambique is […]

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Etosha National Park

The best malaria-free safari destinations in Africa

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There’s no doubt about it – Africa is the world’s best wildlife safari destination. Despite what many overseas visitors may think, Africa’s safari destinations are largely safe and easy to travel around, but the one thing that all visitors need to be cautious of is malaria. The mosquito-borne disease is present in many parts of […]

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The 8 most unusual places to stay in Africa

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When travelling on safari in Africa, you may want to stay somewhere a bit different from the run-of-the-mill safari lodge or campsite. Luckily there are loads of options for quirky and unusual places to stay – take your pick from island treehouses, a fairytale castle or a private aquarium! Star bed, Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique There’s […]

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The 8 best African wildlife documentaries to watch

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Looking for some inspiration for your next African safari? Watch one of these amazing African wildlife documentaries to learn about the continent’s amazing animals and their stories. BBC Africa David Attenborough presents this beautifully filmed six-part series on Africa’s astonishing wildlife. Episodes cover different regions, from the Kalahari and the East African savannah to the […]

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Africa’s best epic hikes to put on your bucket list

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With its vast wilderness areas and spectacularly diverse scenery, Africa is one of the world’s best continents for multi-day hiking. Whether you’d like to scale mountains, explore sublime deserts or hike through old forests, there are many options for fantastic hikes to do. Here we’ve rounded up some of Africa’s best epic hikes to put on […]

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Wise Ways to Buy Souvenirs on a Safari

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Let’s face it – if you go home to your friends and family after going on a safari in Africa and don’t take home a few souvenirs – you are going to have a few disappointed faces! At the same time, this can be an expensive exercise, as well as time-consuming, and if you don’t […]

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Africa’s Little Five

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You’ve probably heard of the Big Five, right? That would be rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant – some of the most famous animals that you’ll find in African wildlife reserves. The term “Big Five” was coined by hunters to refer to the most dangerous animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Safaris now are […]

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