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...

Start 2020 on Safari with Premier Tours

Our favorite time to go on safari in East Africa, a time when the plains turn green, the crowds disappear, and an abundance of resident wildlife flourishes. These 2020 specials offer exceptional value for a safari-of-a-lifetime between January and May 2020. Gnus and Gorillas...
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...
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...

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...
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 considerations for older travelers or those with disabilities

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...
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...

Why Kenya is an Ideal Destination for a Family Safari

Kenya is a superb African destination thanks to the diverse array of activities it has to offer families. This country boasts a plentiful population of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros for your family to behold. Additionally, children of all ages are welcome at...

Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon

  Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon: Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia   A honeymoon safari in Africa is indeed the ideal fusion of romance and adventure. Since the continent of Africa is such a large place with five geographic areas, it can be quite the...