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The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring. Here lie tales of budget travel heroism, up to the minute travel news and despatches from tents on the front line of the safari dream.

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Plains of Africa by Pablo Marx
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Africa’s Best National Parks in its Top 5

Discover Africa’s Best National Parks in its 5 Top Safari Countries to get ideas on where to go on your…

Overland travel is a once in a life time experience. While the journey is long, the seats are comfortable enough and there are plenty of fun ways to stay busy. We spoke to the African Budget Safari team for some top tips to get the most out of long hauls across the continent.

While much of Africa is dry, some incredible rivers and wetlands run through it, offering the safari-goer a range of fantastic water-based activities. Here we talk about five of them.

Garonga (link)
We list eleven of our favourite – and most spectacular – safari destinations that are making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability, community participation and conservation.

Chris Preen - Frames of Mind
Chris Preen - Frames of Mind (link)
South Africa has an amazing winter season with fantastic dry weather and loads of activities. Here are 10 reasons to spend time in South Africa this winter.

For most of us, it’s always good to do a little bit of research about your travel destination. But not everything is about destinations, time tables and itineraries. To get in the mood and feel the flavour of South Africa, pull up a chair and get some popcorn on. These 5 movies will set the tone for your coming adventure.

Dan Mitler
Dan Mitler (link)
Milder temperatures and sparser bush are two just two of the many reasons why winter is the perfect time to come on safari to South Africa. Here we explain them all.

Kosie Jansen van Rensburg
Kosie Jansen van Rensburg (link)
5 Must Visit South African Winter Festivals. South Africa has a lot to offer this winter. The winter period runs from April to September. What most people don’t know is that our winters are comparatively mild and dry. That means that when winter is coming, the festivals are too!

David Scheldrick Wildlife Trust
David Scheldrick Wildlife Trust (link)
Game Reserve, National Park, Wilderness Area or Game Farm… South Africa is blessed with astounding natural diversity and beauty. Visitors are literally spoiled for choice regarding where to visit and what to see. But what do each of these different names really mean and what do these options have to offer.

Bernard DUPONT
Bernard DUPONT (link)
With Easter approaching, it seemed like a good time to discuss South Africa’s rabbit populations, especially the Critically Endangered Riverine Rabbit.

Eric Bauer
Eric Bauer (link)
So everybody’s talking about the possibility of travelling to Mars? We’ve got a far better holiday suggestion: Namibia. Here we tell you why.
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