Baby Elephant follows her mother

Baby Elephant in the African Bush

Seeing elephants in their natural African habitat is undeniably magical. This stunning species resides in sub-Saharan Africa and the rainforests of Central and West Africa.  They are rather hard to miss considering their massive size – reaching 8.2 to 13 feet from shoulder to toe and weighing a whopping 5,000 to 14,000 pounds once full grown. You may even be lucky enough to see a baby elephant during your next safari excursion. If you do, they will be...
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Safari Honeymoon in South Africa

Safari Honeymoon in South Africa

Nothing says love like sharing an alluring adventure with your partner, so consider South Africa as the romantic backdrop for your unforgettably enchanting safari honeymoon excursion. Since planning a honeymoon safari can be quite the daunting task, you should take a tip from the pros and make absolutely sure the bride’s airline ticket, passport, and visas all use the same last name. This is essential to ensuring a stress free travel experience for you and your partner....
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Will I Be Able to Use My Smartphone on Safari? Child on phone on game drive.

Will I Be Able to Use My Smartphone on Safari?

There are numerous factors that will determine whether you will be able to use your smartphone on safari, including whether your cell phone provider covers international calling. Double check the call rates to avoid amassing an exorbitant cell phone bill due to roaming fees and remember that it’s generally more affordable to text than to call.  Since outgoing call and Wi-Fi access will be limited, consider leaving your smartphone on airplane mode at all times to...
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What are the minimum age for children on safari?

What is the Minimum Age for Children to Go on Safari?

Going on a family safari is a great way for children to unplug from their usual attachments and to let their imaginations soar by taking in all the fascinating sights of the African bush. But you may have some questions about how to plan a family safari depending on how young your children are. The majority of private game reserves and safari operators do not accept children under a specific age. This age limitation typically applies to children under the age of 8, but...
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