10 Reasons to Go on Safari in the Green Season

10 Reasons to Go on Safari in the Green Season

Patrick Brakspear Categories: Responsible travel, Safari Tours, Sustainability in Africa
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?
Safari Secret: Waterberg Plateau Park in Namibia

Safari Secret: Waterberg Plateau Park in Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park in the north of Namibia is a unique park set on a plateau that rises out of desert sands. It’s more like a sanctuary for threatened and rare species of animals.
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 Top Safari Myths Revealed

10 Top Safari Myths Revealed

Patrick Brakspear Categories: Safari Tours, Travel Tips
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...
Top 50 Best African Safari Parks and Destinations of 2015

Top 50 Best African Safari Parks and Destinations of 2015

SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,008 reviews to put to rest the question of which park was best for African safaris. With an overall rating of 4.89 out of 5, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania came out as the clear winner of the Top 50 Best Safari Parks of Africa. Rounding up the top 3...
Akagera National Park, Rwanda: A Story of Survival

Akagera National Park, Rwanda: A Story of Survival

Rwanda isn’t just about mountain gorillas. Sue Watt explores Akagera and discovers a fascinating story of recovery behind one of Africa’s prettiest parks. Surprisingly few people have heard of Akagera National Park, on Rwanda’s eastern border...
10 Top Guided Walking Safari Destinations

10 Top Guided Walking Safari Destinations

Patrick Brakspear Category: Safari Tours
Many safari camps and lodges offer guided walks in the morning as an activity option (although some are merely nature walks and conducted in close proximity to camp or within its grounds). But in a number of more established walking destinations...
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 Insights on What to Expect on Safari

10 Insights on What to Expect on Safari

Patrick Brakspear Categories: Safari Tours, Travel Tips, What not to do, What to bring
You are probably aware of this already but going on safari is not like any other holiday you may have taken…it’s really not. So if you like to know what to expect on safari...
How to Avoid the Crowds in Kruger National Park

How to Avoid the Crowds in Kruger National Park

Alan knows that spotting cars is sometimes easier than spotting wildlife in Kruger National Park. However, its massive proportions mean you can get that bush experience you came to Africa for.