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Big 5 Game Viewing in South Africa

Kruger National Park » Destination Overview
South Africa's flagship national park, this world-famous game viewing destination is home to abundant wildlife, including the Big 5. A vast wilderness area hosting diverse birds, animals and plants.
Best Time to Go
Winter (May to August) is the best time for game viewing in South Africa, as animals gather at water sources and are easier to spot in sparse bush. Malaria risk is low, days are warm and nights cool.

Urban Adventures, Beaches & Nightlife

Cape Town » Destination Overview
At the foot of Table Mountain lies one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Cape Town. A stylish city blessed with rugged mountains, wine lands, stunning beaches and a vibrant mix of cultures.
Best Time to Go
Best visited in February and March when the weather is finest, or during the peak summer season from November to January. Winters still see sunny days, but this is the cold, rainy season.
Cape Town

The Great Migration & Great Rift Valley

Serengeti » Destination Overview
The ultimate wildlife experience, the awesome Great Migration sees over 2 million animals thunder across the endless Serengeti plains. A pristine, vast African wilderness teaming with wild animals.
Best Time to Go
To witness the annual Great Migration the best time is from December to July. The best time to sight predators in Serengeti is from June to October. To avoid crowds and pay less go from April to June.
Serengeti, herd of Impala

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda » Destination Overview
Encountering endangered mountain gorillas in the wild is a rare and unforgettable wildlife experience. Track gorillas into the heart of lush forests in mountainous Bwindi Impenetrable Park in Uganda.
Best Time to Go
Gorilla Trekking can be done year-round, but the best time is during Uganda's two dry seasons, from January to February and from June to early October. Best to avoid the heavy rains of April and May.
Treetop Lions, Entebbe, Uganda

Zanzibar: Africa's Spice Island

Zanzibar Islands » Destination Overview
This tropical isle off Tanzania’s coast is an idyllic beach getaway for relaxing after a safari. Enjoy white-sand beaches, unspoilt coral reefs, rain forests, exotic spices, rich history and cultures.
Best Time to Go
The best time to travel to Zanzibar is from June to October when its warm, but not too hot. During the main rainy season, from March to May, heavy rainfall occurs and the temperatures soar.
Zanzibar Islands

Victoria Falls - The Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls » Destination Overview
Marvel at the mighty Vic Falls, one of the world's natural wonders. This is Africa's adventure capital offering lots of thrilling activities from bungee jumps to helicopter flights and elephant rides.
Best Time to Go
Winter (May to August) is best for activities with warm days, cool nights and less bugs. Water levels peak in about April, but rafting isn't always possible in the rainy season (October to April) .
Aerial, portrait composition showing the full extent of Victoria Falls

Botswana : Chobe, Delta, Desert & Salt Pans

Okavango Delta » Destination Overview
One of the world's last truly wild places, the delta -a pristine, watery wonderland of winding channels, tranquil lagoons and remote birded islands. See the Big Five in Chobe and vast, open salt pans.
Best Time to Go
Winter and autumn are the best times to go, as delta water levels are high. In Chobe and the salt pans animals congregate at scarce water sources in the sparser vegetation, making them easier to spot.
Taking the Land Rover for a swim

The oldest and strangest land on Earth

Namibia » Destination Overview
Namibia is like nowhere else on the planet. Immense red-orange sand dunes silently tower over the world's oldest desert, The Namib. Vast, alien horizons that fill your soul with electric solitude.
Best Time to Go
Summer temperatures soar to over 40°C (104°F) from September to March in Namibia's deserts, so mornings and evenings are the best times to go into the dunes. Nights can get freezing cold in winter.
Some things are so magical and so divine that they can't be hidden

Desert Island Paradise in Mozambique

Bazaruto Islands » Destination Overview
A truly beautiful tropical paradise, Bazaruto Archipelago off Mozambique's coast is an unspoilt gem with deserted sandy beaches, dhow sailing, superb diving in warm azure waters and great fishing.
Best Time to Go
This tropical spot is warm year-round. The best time to go is from May to September, which is warm and dry. Rainy season (November to March) is humid and hot, with cyclones in January and February.
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Malaria Free and Family Friendly Trips

Garden Route » Destination Overview
The incredibly scenic Garden Route along the picturesque south coast of South Africa, offers a family-friendly beach paradise brimming with adventure activities and nature, even game viewing at Addo.
Best Time to Go
The weather is best in summer, but it gets crowded over Christmas and Easter holidays. For quieter beach holidays, the best time is from February to April, and for whale watching from July to October.
Garden Route Coast

Ethiopia - rich cultures and ancient history

Ethiopia » Destination Overview
One of world's oldest countries, Ethiopia is full of ancient heritage, diverse tribal cultures and beautiful scenery. Exploring Ethiopia is a journey like none other, ideal for adventurous travellers.
Best Time to Go
Best time to go is October to March during the dry season, although nights can get chilly. It's worth travelling to Ethiopia over festival times, such as Meskel or Timkat, to catch the ceremonies.
World Wide Web, Ethiopia

Nosy Be Island & Northern Madagascar

Madagascar » Destination Overview
Lush rain forests with lemurs and exotic creatures, sacred caves and waterfalls - the unique north. Nosy Be - Scented Island of flowers, palms, spices, marine life and tropical beaches off Madagascar.
Best Time to Go
Best time is July to November in the cooler, dry months. Northern Madagascar is hot and tropical and Nosy Be sports a near perfect climate. It's sunny all year, but cyclones hit in February and March.
Red ruff lemur

South Luangwa Valley's remote wildlife haven

South Luangwa National Park » Destination Overview
Authentic Africa, South Luangwa National Park is one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries on earth. Pioneer of walking safaris and home to one of Africa's highest wildlife concentrations -a wild beauty!
Best Time to Go
Peak safari season is May to October, but the weather is good until August. From October to December temperatures and humidity levels soar. Some lodges close in the rainy season (January to April).

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi » Destination Overview
The Jewel of Malawi, a massive freshwater Great Lake fringed with golden-sand beaches, fishing villages and pretty mountains. Clear warm waters, friendly locals and colourful fish in crowd-free bliss.
Best Time to Go
Best time to travel to Lake Malawi is in the dry season (April to November) when the weather is mild and malaria risk is lowest. October is one of the best months, as the water is calm and it's warm.
Lake Malawi

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Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa’s Rainforests

Martijn.Munneke (link)
Here's an in-depth guide to trekking critically endangered mountain gorillas in the tropical rainforests of central Africa - from where is best to go and how the trekking works, to making the most of this unforgettable wildlife experience and getting permits. Read on

Guide to Planning a Safari to Botswana

Thinking of taking a trip to Botswana? Here's a detailed travel guide for planning a Budget Safari to Botswana - from choosing the right tour and deciding which top destinations to visit, to the best activities and pre-safaris to-do's. Read on

Tanzania - Land of Legends

Not sure which country to explore on safari in East Africa? Tanzania comes out tops! Read on

Africa’s Best National Parks in its Top 5 Safari Countries

Serengeti by Leon BerlottiGet a snapshot of Africa’s Best National Parks in the 5 Top Safari Countries, from the legendary Masai Mara in Kenya to Namibia's unique Etosha Park. Read on

Top 7 Reasons to go to Zanzibar Islands

Zanzibar IslandsZanzibar is an alluring beach destination ideally located off the coast of East Africa's Tanzania, one of the best safari destinations in Africa. Safari goers often combine their game viewing adventures in Africa with a relaxing getaway to the beautiful white sand beaches of Zanzibar and with good reason. Read on

The Rare Nature of Bontebok National Park

Chris Hills
Chris Hills (link)
Bontebok National Park - a small national park with a big impact on conservation. This haven of calm protects rare and endangered endemic fauna and flora, from bontebok antelopes and cape mountain zebras to renosterveld fynbos.  Read on

Hogsback - Tolkien’s Middle Earth in the Amathole Mountains?

Landia Davies
Landia Davies (link)
Looking for something different to do on your trip in South Africa? Head off the beaten track to the absolutely beautiful mountain village of Hogsback, located in the rural Eastern Cape Province. This magical spot is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and simply unwinding in nature, surrounded by ancient forests, pretty waterfalls and peaceful mountains. Read on

My Absolute Best in Botswana

Landia Davies
Landia Davies (link)
The mesmerizing scenes and wild animals of Botswana became indelibly etched in my memory on a recent safari through this inspiring land. Here are three of the top highlights from my marvelous travels in Botswana. Read on

The Wildlife Drama of Etosha Park

William Routard05
William Routard05 (link)
One of Southern Africa's top game viewing destinations, the world-renowned Etosha National Park is the best place for wildlife watching in Namibia. See how to get the most out of your Etosha Safari... Read on

Explore Kgalagadi for Wild Kalahari Safaris

by Joachim HuberFor some of South Africa's best game viewing and stunning raw landcapes, away from the maddening hordes... Can you say Kgalagadi?  Read on