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Patrick Brakspear - 20 Oct 2015

Your guide is probably the most important single factor in ensuring that your safari is an enjoyable and interesting experience. A good guide will without doubt make all the difference in ensuring that you get the most out of your safari…

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Patrick Brakspear - 28 Sep 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 vehicle etiquette on safari in mind…

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Patrick Brakspear - 13 Sep 2015

More and more I’m convinced of the advantages of going on safari in the green season (also referred to as the emerald season or summer months). Firstly, which months are we talking about?

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Patrick Brakspear - 30 Aug 2015

When I say ‘unusual’ I mean that each species is in itself an interesting animal with unusual characteristics – worthy of your attention. I do not mean it is unusual to see them on safari – more like uncommon…

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Patrick Brakspear - 18 Aug 2015

8. The temptation to feed the animals. Do not EVER feed ANY animal or bird on safari. I don’t mean the elephants and lions – I think most people understand that this would be foolish. I’m talking about the monkeys or baboons…

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Patrick Brakspear - 09 Aug 2015

1. To be driving off-road. In most National Parks and Game Reserves your guide is not allowed to leave the road. This varies between countries – in parts of Zambia and Kenya for example, limited off-road driving is permitted. Your guide…

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Patrick Brakspear - 30 Jul 2015

You will soon hear talk of the ‘sundowner’ when on safari. This is a ritual that originates from colonial times and allowed the expat community to get together at the end of a hot day in darkest…

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Patrick Brakspear - 19 Jul 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…

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Patrick Brakspear - 07 Jul 2015

You will likely hear a number of safari untruths that circulate amongst safari goers. Some have been repeated for so long that they take on a life of their own (and are considered ‘fact’). Others are genuine misconceptions…

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Patrick Brakspear - 30 Jun 2015

When you go on safari you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all about what animals you will see…but it’s much more than this…there are the landscapes, the smells…and also, the sounds.

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