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Useful South African, Swahili, and Zulu Words and Phrases

Familiarizing yourself with the cultural landscape of Southern and East Africa is an important part of the preparation process for any safari traveler. It would behoove you to brush up on a few useful words and sayings before you embark on your next trip to Africa. When going on...
Safari considerations for older travelers or those with disabilities

Safari Considerations for People With Disabilities and Older Travelers

The natural delights Africa has to offer extend to a wide range of travelers of all ages and levels of physical fitness. The most important piece of advice to remember if you’re an older traveler or if you have a disability is to carefully plan your safari itinerary so you can...

Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List

We couldn’t wait to share the news: We’ve been named to Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts  It’s time to start planning your dream trip: Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of the world’s best travel specialists is out now and we’re excited to...
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LGBT Travelers on Safari

When planning an international trip, it’s always a good idea to get familiarized with the local laws and customs of your specific travel destination. Accordingly, members of the LGBT community traveling to Africa should be aware of local attitudes towards same-sex couples in...

Why Kenya is an Ideal Destination for a Family Safari

Kenya is a superb African destination thanks to the diverse array of activities it has to offer families. This country boasts a plentiful population of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros for your family to behold. Additionally, children of all ages are welcome at...

Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon

  Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon: Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia   A honeymoon safari in Africa is indeed the ideal fusion of romance and adventure. Since the continent of Africa is such a large place with five geographic areas, it can be quite the...
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Laundry Services at Safari Camps and Lodges

  Packing all the right essentials for your safari involves choosing lightweight clothing that will compactly fit inside a carry-on bag, preferably a duffle bag. Less is more when packing, but you may be worried that you’re not taking enough clothing with you to last the...
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Money Matters: How Much Cash Should You Bring to Africa?

  When planning your safari, you’ll want to figure out how much U.S. money to bring and devise a strategy for handling foreign currency. Before you travel, contact your credit card company and let them know that you will be visiting Africa. This pro tip will save you the...

Internet Access at Lodges and Cell Phone Considerations

Unplugging from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine to immerse yourself in nature is one of the most captivating things about going on safari. But in today’s digital age where online communication reigns supreme, it can be difficult to detach from our electronic devices,...

Top 3 Tips for Planning a South African Honeymoon

As one of life’s grandest celebrations, your honeymoon is the perfect time to check “luxury safari” off your bucket list and make it a South African Honeymoon. Couples should be able to make their ultimate honeymoon dream a reality with a fully customized holiday in South Africa....