Best time to Travel to Southern Africa - Malawi

When is the Best Time to Travel to Southern Africa?

The bottom tip of the African continent comprises the region known as Southern Africa. Moving along the southernmost area clockwise, this region includes the following safari destinations: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. The rule of thumb in...
Cape Town - South Africa - malaria free zone

Malaria Free Safari Areas and Other Malaria Considerations

The female Anopheles mosquito spreads malaria when it has been infected with the malaria parasite. The best way to protect yourself against malaria on safari is to avoid getting bitten in the first place. As such, the easiest option to protect yourself against malaria is simply...

Start 2020 on Safari with Premier Tours

Our favorite time to go on safari in East Africa, a time when the plains turn green, the crowds disappear, and an abundance of resident wildlife flourishes. These 2020 specials offer exceptional value for a safari-of-a-lifetime between January and May 2020. Gnus and Gorillas...
What to pack for an African Safari

What Should I Pack for My African Safari?

Packing for your safari may seem like a daunting task, but taking a systematic approach to the process by planning ahead will make it way more manageable. Here are a few tips from the pros at Premier Tours to help streamline your packing process: Tip 1: Start with the basics and...
Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tours

Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tours in Rwanda

Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is a popular African travel destination where you can plan specialized gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking safari tours.  Since there are only approximately 1000 Gorillas remaining worldwide, the ubiquitous appeal of gorilla...

A Timeline for Planning Your African Safari

You should start planning your safari in the same way as you would for any type of trip. Research books and read travel guides about your particular regions of interest. Get inspired and remember that deciding which areas to visit and choosing which safari operator will be...
African Great Migration Frequently Asked Questions

The Great Migration – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Great Migration? The wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara reserve is one of the most mesmerizing natural spectacles on Earth. Nowhere else will you get the opportunity to behold so many wildebeest in one place. Where can I see the Great...
Photography Tips on Safari

Pro Tips for Photography Enthusiasts Going on Safari

Photography enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to exercise creative license with the diverse range of shots available while on an African safari. From wildlife action shots to picturesque landscapes and macro snaps of insects and plants, capturing the splendor of Africa as you...
Colors of the Desert of Namibia

See the Driest of all African places at Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia

Namibia is one of Southern Africa’s most charming regions given it’s home to a myriad of natural wonders. Foremost of these natural wonders is the Namib Desert, one of the oldest and driest deserts worldwide. Here, you can experience rare desert species and unparalleled...
Gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda

The Great Gorillas of Uganda

It’s no secret that one of Uganda’s most enjoyable and unique attractions is seeing the wondrous primate reserves. If you’re planning on visiting this country, affectionately nicknamed “the Pearl of Africa” for your next safari, you should strongly consider adding a trip to the...