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 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...
10 Travel Tips When Going on an African Safari

10 Travel Tips When Going on an African Safari

Patrick Brakspear, June 9, 2015 Categories: 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...
Top Safari Travel Trends

Top Safari Travel Trends

Sandra Mallinson, April 5, 2015 Categories: African Couleur Locale, Conservation, Family Safari, Namibia, Remarkable Projects, Travel Tips
Over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014, a 4.7% increase on the previous year (UNWTO World Tourism Barometer). And while the second half of last year saw some turbulent times for travel to Africa; a quarter of the way into 2015 the peaks and troughs have settled into a steady upwards trend.
10 Insights on What to Expect on Safari

10 Insights on What to Expect on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, February 19, 2015 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...
10 Considerations for Families Going on Safari

10 Considerations for Families Going on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, February 3, 2015 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:
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.