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 chimpanzee refuge on Lake Victoria’s Ngamba Island and/or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to your itinerary. For a thrilling wildlife encounter unlike any other, head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest...
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Some usefuluseful South African Zulu and Swahili words and phrases - Zulu man looking over landscape

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, conquering the fundamentals of just two foreign languages, Zulu and Swahilu, will suffice for communication purposes throughout most regions. If your destination is Zimbabwe or South...
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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 rest assured that all your needs will be properly met. Safety First Since safety is always a top priority when traveling, it’s imperative to be prepared for what your destinations will offer....
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Cape Town's De Waterkant Village courtesy of 17 on Loader Guest House

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 various countries. Some regions in Africa will welcome LGBT tourists with open arms while other places maintain distinctly less progressive stances towards gay and lesbian rights. South Africa Part...
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