5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

5 Best Places to See Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla encounters are the ultimate wildlife experience, whether they’re mountain gorillas, Western lowland gorillas or even the rare Grauer’s gorilla. The sheer majesty of the silverbacks, the playfulness of the toddlers and the tenderness of their mothers are just mesmerizing. So where...
Top 10 Best Luxury African Safari Lodges & Resorts

Top 10 Best Luxury African Safari Lodges & Resorts

Heather Richardson Categories: African Hotspots, Safari Planning Guide
From classic Big Five safari camps to sumptuous riverside retreats, the range of luxury African safari lodges is nothing short of extraordinary. In no particular order, these are 10 of the continent’s best...
To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

To Self-Drive or Not to Self-Drive Safari

Alan examines the benefits and drawbacks of branching out and doing part of your safari on your own. A so called Self-drive Safari. Driving in Africa sound...
Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Top 10 Reasons to Go on Safari

Why Bother? You fly all the way to Africa to spend a few weeks zipping around wildlife parks…Alan lists the reasons to go on Safari and buy that plane ticket...
10 (or more) Ways to Help Your Guide (and Yourself) on Safari

10 (or more) Ways to Help Your Guide (and Yourself) on Safari

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 Categories: Safari Planning Guide, Safe on Safari, Travel Tips
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 Things NOT to Expect on Safari

10 Things NOT to Expect on Safari

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 Reasons to Use an Africa Travel Specialist

10 Reasons to Use an Africa Travel Specialist

Patrick Brakspear Categories: Safari Planning Guide, Travel Tips
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 Categories: Safari Planning Guide, Safari Tours
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 Considerations for Families Going on Safari

10 Considerations for Families Going on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: Family Safari, Safari Planning Guide, Travel Tips
When going on safari as a family there are a number of challenges worth keeping in mind – not least of which will be cost! Here are few more considerations worth noting: