A Field Guide to Safe Self-Drive Camping Safari

A Field Guide to Safe Self-Drive Camping Safari

Christopher Clark, November 3, 2015 Categories: Safe on Safari, Travel Tips
I’ll never forget my first big self-drive camping safari trip through southern Africa. I was certainly jumping in at the deep end: a seven week, 12,000 km odyssey through Botswana and Zambia with a small team of travel experts...
10 Tips on Vehicle Etiquette on Safari

10 Tips on Vehicle Etiquette on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, September 28, 2015 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...
Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

Safari Safety: Keep Your Window Closed!

This week, Alan has a rant about some basic safari safety, reflecting on some recent incidents, while recalling his own experiences. Seriously…going on safari isn’t rocket science. The animals are wild, often unpredictable and driven by instinct...
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.
Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

Getting Close to Animals on Safari: How Close is Safe?

A question that has vexed this blog writer for years in southern Africa. Alan considers how close you can, and should, get to the animals when on safari. Is there any hard-fast rule?