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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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 remember that less is more. You should only need three changes of clothing for an entire trip since most safaris include laundry as part of the package. For summer, the basics include two pairs...
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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 tours in Rwanda is not surprising. Planning ahead of time, however, is crucial for these types of tours. Specifically, it’s necessary to book the required permits for both gorilla and chimpanzee...
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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 organizing your trip are the most important things you need to do. During your safari planning process, refer back to this handy checklist to make sure that you’ve covered all your bases. Six months to...
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