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On our blog we have posted a series of articles that are designed to assist you in selecting your Africa safari destination (or activity), provide some pre-departure tips and generally offer advise for the safaro goer..


Considerations for families going on safari

by Patrick Brakspear | March, 2015

When going on safari as a family there are a number of challenges worth keeping in mind – not least of which will be cost! In this post I have listed 10 considerations worth noting.

Worth keeping in mind is that most safari lodges and camps place a strong emphasis on peace, tranquility and getting back to nature! This may not be your children's style! An 'adults' safari is really not suitable for many young children who often become bored and act up! Please keep in mind that it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children do not infringe upon the enjoyment of other guests.

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10 reasons to go on safari in the green season

Posted by Patrick Brakspear | March, 2015

More and more I’m convinced of the advantages of going on safari in the ‘green season’ (also referred to as the emerald or rainy season).

In southern and central Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Malawi) these are the months of November through to April. In East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda) there are two rainy season – the long rains in April & May and the short rains in November.

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10 reasons to use an Africa Travel Specialist

by Patrick Brakspear | March 2015

In recent times the internet has certainly changed the travel industry. More and more we find ourselves booking our flights on-line, arranging car hire and booking hotel rooms over the internet. But booking a safari to Africa is not nearly as straight forward…and it is my contention that you really should book through an Africa Travel Specialist (but I would, wouldn’t I?). Here are some reasons why you should.

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10 top guided walking experiences

by Patrick Brakspear | March 2015

They say that going on a game drive is like going to see the movie, but that taking a guided walk is like reading the book. Actually, I don’t know if anyone ever said that but I think you get the point. Walking is more about the smaller things (and the big things do look even bigger when on foot!).

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10 tips on vehicle etiquette on safari

by Patrick Brakspear | March 2015

Most of your time on safari will be spent in the back of a safari vehicle which you will likely share with a number of other keen ‘safari goers’ – it is worth keeping a few basic rules of etiquette in mind.

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