Unique Safaris That Get You Away From The Crowds In Style

Unique Safaris That Get You Away From The Crowds In Style

Philip Briggs, December 27, 2017 Categories: Kenya, Travel Tips, Zambia
When you contemplate booking an African safari, it’s the obvious icons that spring to mind – Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger, South Luangwa, Okavango and the like. But...
Top 10 Tips for a True Taste of Africa

Top 10 Tips for a True Taste of Africa

Your first African safari – or second, or third – can be a life-changing experience. Coming from media-dominated Europe or North America, the remote and untrammeled African bush possesses a thrillingly timeless and offline quality.
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 (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 Categories: Responsible travel, Safari Planning Guide, Safari Tours, Travel Tips
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 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...
10 Things NOT to Expect on Safari

10 Things NOT to Expect on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, August 9, 2015 Categories: Responsible travel, Safari Planning Guide, Safari Tours, Travel Tips
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, July 19, 2015 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 Safari Myths Revealed

10 Top Safari Myths Revealed

Patrick Brakspear, July 7, 2015 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 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...