VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

The Tanzanian government has thrown the safari industry into a state of confusion by introducing a value-added tax (VAT) of 18% to many tourist services previously exempt from VAT. The changes became applicable as at 1 July 2016...
Four South African Parks in the Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa

Four South African Parks in the Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa

No less than 4 South African parks have been awarded a top 10 position in the definitive list of Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa. MalaMala, Sabi Sands, Phinda and Kgalagadi all received a top 10 ranking. No other safari country...
Top 50 Best Safari Parks of Africa

Top 50 Best Safari Parks of Africa

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...
10 General Travel Tips When Going on Safari

10 General Travel Tips When Going on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, June 9, 2015 Categories: Safari, SafariBookings, Safety, Travel Insurance, Travel Tips, Travel Tips, What to bring
Here are a few general travel tips that you might want to keep in mind when going on safari: I would strongly recommend taking out travel insurance immediately you confirm your travel plans - even before paying a deposit. This way you...
10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

10 Best Places to Locate Cheetah on Safari

If asked, most people would list leopard as the most elusive of the big cats to locate on safari, but in truth, cheetah might be even more difficult – if for no other reason than they are nowhere common (with very few exceptions) whilst leopards, in fact, are extremely...
10 Things You Must Pack for Your Safari

10 Things You Must Pack for Your Safari

Patrick Brakspear, January 1, 2015 Categories: Safari clothing, Safari Tours, SafariBookings, safaris, Safety, Travel Tips, What to bring
You’ve waited months for your safari to finally come around…now you have to decide what you should take, what clothes to pack…and how to fit it all in. Here are a few tips:
The Unfortunate Impact of the Ebola Outbreak on the Safari Industry

The Unfortunate Impact of the Ebola Outbreak on the Safari Industry

SafariBookings.com conducted a survey among 500 safari tour operators and concluded that about half are receiving 20 to 70% less bookings due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
5 Fascinating Facts About the African Rock Python

5 Fascinating Facts About the African Rock Python

Do you suffer from ophidiophobia – or fear of snakes? Then you might want to avoid the African rock python, Africa’s largest serpent, which may reach a length of six metres and has been known to attack and even start to swallow a human being.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Flapneck Chameleon

5 Fascinating Facts About the Flapneck Chameleon

How much weirdness can you handle in one animal? Chameleons have it all: skin that changes colour, swiveling eyes, an extendable tongue and the head of a dinosaur. No wonder these perfectly harmless lizards excite fear and superstition across rural Africa. This species is one of the most common...
Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa

Tanzania Voted the Best Safari Country of Africa

SafariBookings.com conducted an in-depth analysis of 3,061 reviews of safari tourists and acclaimed experts and concluded that both have voted Tanzania as the best safari country of Africa. Over the past two years a distinctive SafariBookings taskforce searched for those who have been on safari and invited them to write a review. As a result, over 1,000 people from 53 nationalities wrote more than 2,300 user reviews.