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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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 Southern Africa is that winter is best for seeing game, but this season is also dry and dusty. Summers in South Africa are best for bird viewing and to see the grasslands and woodlands in their entire...
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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 to travel to a non-malarial safari destination. The most popular malaria free safari areas include the Skelton Coast, Etosha Pan in Namibia, the Eastern Cape in South Africa, and high altitude...
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