Everything you need to know before visiting Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Everything you need to know before visiting Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a stunning spectacle however you view it. Whether it’s from the bottom of the gorge, from spray-doused Knife Edge Bridge, or from the comfort of a plane or chopper. But when it comes to a breathtaking immersive experience, nothing is quite so full-on as a dip in Devil’s Pool. This oddly becalmed...
The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Safari Industry (September Update)

The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the Safari Industry (September Update)

A survey run by SafariBookings.com, which involved 312 safari tour operators, has revealed that more than 90% have experienced a huge drop in new bookings. This decline is a direct consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Safari operators typically made comments such as, “the tourism industry in our country is on its knees both on the international and domestic fronts.
Best Private Game Reserves bordering Kruger National Park

Best Private Game Reserves bordering Kruger National Park

Greater Kruger, comprising the vast Kruger National Park and a cluster of bordering private reserves, ranks among South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions. But while the national park itself is perfect for self-drive safaris and budget package tours, the adjacent private reserves offer a more exclusive...
The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

On 4 August SafariBookings expert, Anthony Ham, released his book, The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species. A work of narrative non-fiction, the book tells the story of five lion populations and the local people with whom they share...
How Long Does It Take to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

How Long Does It Take to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

It takes at least five days to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. However, a minimum of six days, and ideally seven or eight, offers a far better chance of reaching the top. For those with longer to spare, there are several more gradual and scenic ascent routes that can be done over 10 or more days...
10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

10 Best Places to See Rhinos on Safari in Africa

Are you wondering which are the best places to see rhinos in Africa? These prehistoric creatures once roamed over most of the continent, but poaching has taken its toll in recent decades. Today, rhinoceros are extinct in many parts of Africa...
Visiting Sossusvlei: A guide to visiting the sand dunes of Namibia

Visiting Sossusvlei: A guide to visiting the sand dunes of Namibia

The Namib is the oldest desert on earth. Hidden in what was once a little-known corner of Namibia, between the wild Skeleton Coast and the gravel-faced Naukluft Mountains, the Sossusvlei dunes come close to sand-dune perfection. For those visiting Sossusvlei, find here the guide to visiting the sand dunes of Namibia...
Gorilla Permit Uganda 2020 – Everything You Need to Know

Gorilla Permit Uganda 2020 – Everything You Need to Know

Uganda is home to the largest population of mountain gorillas. Ecotourism is one way in which these animals are protected. Every guest must have a permit to visit the mountain gorillas. Here, we explain everything you need to know about the gorilla permit in Uganda...
10 Interesting Namib Desert Facts

10 Interesting Namib Desert Facts

Perfectly formed sand dunes press up against a deserted stretch of coast, and inland for as far as the eye can see. Not only is the Namib Desert one of the world’s most beautiful deserts, it’s also a place of mystery which conceals its secrets well. Find here 10 Interesting Namib Desert Facts...
Top 10 Best Serengeti Safari Lodges & Camps

Top 10 Best Serengeti Safari Lodges & Camps

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a spectacular safari destination famous for the Big Five and big cat sightings. With a wealth of wildlife acting as a drawcard, there are many accommodations in the area. Here are 10 of the best Serengeti safari lodges and camps, in alphabetical order...

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