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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.
Kruger elephant sighting

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 travel guide

The Great Migration & Great Rift Valley

Serengeti National Park » 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 elephants

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 tour packages

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) .
Victoria Falls above

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.
Okavango Delta mokoro trips

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.
Namibian  landscape near Wolwedans lodge

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.
Bazaruto

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.
Bridge in Tsitsikamma

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.
Simien Mountain vistas, 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.
Madagascar map

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).
Sunset

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 Travel Guide

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Africa’s Best National Parks in its Top 7 Safari Countries

(link)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. Read on

Love Botswana with Ingrid our African Travel Fanatic

Ingrid Van WykIngrid Van Wyk (link)Botswana is a country I fell in love with and will return to year after year. It is one of the few destinations in Southern Africa where you can truly have a remote wilderness experience. See what makes Botswana my favourite and prepare to fall in love too. Read on

Kruger Safari Advice from Our Travel Expert, Ingrid van Wyk

Ingrid van WykIngrid van Wyk (link)It’s always nice to get an inside view of what to expect on safari in Africa. In this blog, African Budget safaris travel expert, Ingrid van Wyk, takes us along to the best wildlife areas in Greater Kruger. Read on

Top 12 Reasons to visit Zanzibar Islands

RobRob (link)Zanzibar is an alluring beach destination, ideally located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa - one of the best safari regions in Africa. Safari goers often combine their game viewing adventures in Africa with a relaxing getaway to the beautiful, white-sand beaches of Zanzibar Island, for several good reasons! Read on

Serengeti vs Masai Mara: A Comparison

Marc VeraartMarc Veraart (link)A blog comparing two of the most famous (and joined) game parks in the world – Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. What are the differences and similarities between Serengeti and Masai Mara? Which one is best for an African safari? Read on

Climbing Kilimanjaro

NinaraNinara (link) Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is spectacular. Climbing it is an incredible experience and an amazing feat. Here we discuss all things Kili and the different routes up to it's peak. Read on

Our top 20 beaches in Africa - an African Beach Bucket List

(link) From East Africa to South Africa, the continent is blessed with a multitude of breathtaking beaches. Our ultimate beach bucket list will reveal the beaches that pump all summer long, the best-kept sandy secrets and the beaches not to be missed. Here we share our top twenty beaches in Africa, all worthy of a place on the bucket list. Read on

16 Things To Do In Arusha

Roman BoedRoman Boed (link) Known as the gateway town to the Northern Tanzanian Sfari Circuit, Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro, many safaris overnight in Arusha. It offers the vistor plenty to keep them busy – museums, markets, views to Mount Meru – a true African small town experience. Here's a short guide to where to visit, eat, drink, party and shop in Arusha. Read on

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa’s Rainforests

Martijn.MunnekeMartijn.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-dos. Read on