10 (or more) Ways To Help Your Guide (And Yourself) On Safari

10 (or more) Ways To Help Your Guide (And Yourself) On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, October 20, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Tips On Vehicle Etiquette On Safari

10 Tips On Vehicle Etiquette On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, September 28, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Unusual Species Sightings On Safari (And Where To Find Them)

10 Unusual Species Sightings On Safari (And Where To Find Them)

Patrick Brakspear, August 30, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Things To Avoid On Safari

10 Things To Avoid On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, August 18, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Things NOT To Expect On Safari

10 Things NOT To Expect On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, August 9, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Beer Recommendations On Safari

10 Beer Recommendations On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, July 30, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Reasons To Use An Africa Travel Specialist

10 Reasons To Use An Africa Travel Specialist

Patrick Brakspear, July 19, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
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...
10 Top Activities While On Safari

10 Top Activities While On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, April 9, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
So what types of activities are available ‘on safari’? Each of the activities listed below should go a long way to enhancing your safari experience – grab the opportunity with both hands.
10 Birding ‘Specials’ To Look Out For On Safari

10 Birding ‘Specials’ To Look Out For On Safari

Patrick Brakspear, February 26, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
Rather than try to select a birding ‘top 10’ (almost impossible) I have selected 10 birds that anyone would be privileged to see on safari – with each also presenting a bit of a challenge. Each is colourful, localised, but not necessarily uncommon (but will likely stop even your guide in his tracks)...
10 Destinations For The More Adventurous

10 Destinations For The More Adventurous

Patrick Brakspear, February 9, 2015 Category: Patrick's top 10's
Africa was once considered the Dark Continent, few people from the outside had ventured into its interior, and only ivory and slaves made their way out. Going on a safari used to mean a hunting safari to the most out-of-the-way places.