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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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Adventure Travel in Africa

Five Best African River Safari Destinations

Pula! Mvula! In southern and East Africa, rain goes by many different names. That’s because it’s incredibly…

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This blog, the last in our three-part series on things to do in Cape Town, lists just some of the incredible offerings the areas surrounding the Mother City has for both locals and visitors.

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How has overland travel in Africa evolved over the decades? We chat with two pioneers in the Africa overlanding industry, Ken Hill and Vivian McCarthy, to find out what’s changed. And, in some cases how the adventure has stayed the same.

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The low season offers distinct advantages in East Africa's top destinations - Masai Mara and Serengeti. One of the most delightful rainy season discoveries is that it's birthing time for many of the animals. Saving on costs is another major perk of low season safaris in East Africa, but that's not all...

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A snapshot of Africa’s Best National Parks in the 7 Top Safari Countries, from the legendary Masai Mara in Kenya to Namibia's dramatic Etosha Park and wild South Luangwa in Zambia.

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This blog, the second in our three-part series on things to do in Cape Town, lists just some of the incredible offerings the Mother City has for both locals and visitors in and around the CBD to appreciate nature.

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African safaris with kids can be hugely rewarding and easier than you think. Our recent budget Kruger family safari turned out to be the trip of a lifetime for all. See what an African safari with children entails and get some great tips for the best family safari experience!

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This blog, the first in our three-part series on things to do in Cape Town, lists just some of the incredible offerings the Mother City has for both locals and visitors in and around the CBD.

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Choosing the ultimate adventure activities at Victoria Falls can be tough given the plethora of options available. Here are 10 of the best things to do at Vic Falls with short videos of these adrenalin pumping and laid-back adventures.

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Looking for everything you need to know about the great migration in East Africa? In this blog, we explain the ‘hows, whens, wheres and whys’ to help you plan and experience the best great wildebeest migration safari. Find out how to witness this incredible natural spectacle that moves through the Serengeti and Mara each year.

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Are African Safaris for seniors? Yes! African adventure travel is hugely popular with the growing trend of senior travellers jet-setting around the globe to all manner of exotic destinations. Thre great news: more and more budget tours are ideal for senior travellers in Africa! See why 50+ safaris are a big hit with mature globetrotters...
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