Premier Tours on 2020 Wendy Perrin WOW List

Wendy Perrin’s 2020 WOW List of the world’s best travel specialists is out now, and we’re excited to announce Premier Tours’ own Julian Harrison and Allie Almario are on it once again for Safaris: Southern and East Africa and The Galapagos Islands and Ecuador...
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...
Premier Tours Botswana Special Offer

Premier Tours’ Botswana Special Offer

Situated in central southern Africa, Botswana lies at about 3,000 feet above sea level and more than 370 miles from the nearest coast. The country’s most striking features are its relative flatness and aridity. This makes the Okavango Delta even more remarkable: a wetland...
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...
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...

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...
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...