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South Africa Vs. Botswana for Safari Experience

We get asked all the time, what is the best country to do safari in?  And the short answer is, it depends on what you want from your safari.  Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Tanzania are all wonderful but do offer different experiences. Hello travel friends, it’s Shannon. I have just returned from a 14-day Read More…

Top Tips for Your First Trip to Africa

Every time I visit Africa I experience more magic, more special moments and more surprises. The continent is so grand and diverse that you can visit time and again and never duplicate your experiences. My most recent trip to South Africa brought me much needed relaxation, an appreciation for slowing down, impressive wildlife sightings, rare Read More…

Ten Things to Know About Zanzibar

Are you planning to travel to Zanzibar and searching for a few Zanzibar travel tips? Whether you are on an African honeymoon, finishing up your Kilimanjaro Trek, or exploring the plains of the Serengeti, if you are thinking of adding on a beach portion, one thing is for certain – Zanzibar Island is beautiful. Vanessa Read More…

End your trip in style at Mara Bushtops in Kenya

Candice just returned from a trip to Africa. And here is her review of her time at Mara Bushtops in Kenya. While traveling in Africa is always and adventure, sometimes the early mornings and late nights can take its toll. One way to combat this is to finish at a destination that allows a bit Read More…

Why should I book my 2021 or 2022 trip now?

In the age of a global pandemic, it may not feel like the right time to be planning travel. We understand you may have had to put current and upcoming travel plans on hold – we definitely have. And with quarantine measures in place, we know we are all craving for the time when we Read More…

What is it like to travel now during the Covid-19 pandemic?

We understand it can be difficult to stay on top of any changes needed for your travel in 2020 – requirements for travel seem to be changing daily! Here are some answers to the questions you may have now about traveling. What is it like to fly during Covid-19? Each airline has their own set Read More…

The Advantages of Using a Travel Advisor

There is incredible value in hiring a travel advisor to plan your dream vacation. These days, so much information is accessible online that it can seem easy to book hotels and tours on your own. However, there are many advantages to using our white-glove service to plan your trip. 1: We are the experts in Read More…

What will a trip to Africa look like post COVID-19?

In the span of two months, most people’s lives have been turned topsy-turvy. It seems that with each day we hear of new challenges that we must conquer. And yet each day hopeful news materializes that we are advancing in the right direction and will come out on top. Albeit, with time. We at Africa Read More…

What is October like in the Maldives?

October is the Best Value For Money for The Maldives This island nation is not known for being budget-friendly, especially for families. That being said, those looking for a bit of a deal should consider May to October. The rates are generally lower, and resorts are extremely generous with value ads (e.g., free transfers, kids Read More…

Chyulu Hills, Kenya

Enchantment & adventure in the “Green Hills of Africa.”

Tanzania Travel Tips for the Path Less Traveled

I have just returned from my first adventure in Tanzania and thought I would share some of my Tanzania travel tips with you all! Long story short: This destination is not for everyone. But if you want a wild, adventurous, and life-changing safari experience (and have a little patience with the transportation), you will fall Read More…

Best Safaris in Africa: Our Top 5 Picks

Some of the best safaris in Africa include Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa, the Great Migration in East Africa, and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Each of these destinations is bound to blow you away. But it all depends on what you want to see and do! Find inspiration with these recommendations from Read More…

10 Best South Africa Safari Tours: Our Top Luxury Packages

With so much to see and do, South Africa is perfect for your first trip to Africa! South Africa safari tours offer unbelievable wildlife viewing and a full range of accommodations, from great value options to all-out luxury. Cape Town delights with its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, and cosmopolitan feel. Nearby are beautiful winelands and outdoor Read More…

Best Things to Do in Cape Town: 11 Must-See Places

Cape Town—the Mother City, breathtaking and brimming with things to do. You can’t beat South Africa’s cultural capital for natural beauty, from the impressive and ever-present Table Mountain to glorious stretches of golden beach. Here you’ll find world-class cuisine, a thriving fashion scene, inspired art and design, independent shops, coffee roasters, food markets, and so Read More…

Green Season Safari: Why You Should Visit South Africa in March

I recently returned from my second trip to South Africa! It was also my second visit to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which borders the famous Kruger National Park. This time around, I did a green season safari, which means warmer weather, longer daylight, and lots and lots of babies! The lush greenery and Read More…

Best Time to Visit South Africa

What is the best time to visit South Africa? South Africa is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year! Generally speaking, we think the best time to visit South Africa is September and October, when the weather in Cape Town is good and the safari parks offer excellent wildlife viewing. Read on Read More…

How to Pack for Safari (and Look Good!)

The luggage limits on safari don’t make it easy to create a photo-ready travel wardrobe, but with a few simple tricks, you can maximize your packing list to create functional and Instagrammable ensembles!

African Safari Travel: It’s All About Location!

How do you choose the best safari lodge in Africa? There are hundreds upon hundreds to choose between, from tented camps to grandiose permanent lodges.  But the most important thing to think about with safaris is location! Your camp’s location will determine where you can go on game drives, the length of your safari excursions, Read More…

Best African Safari Lodges: How to Choose the Right Camp

When you’re planning an African safari, there’s an overwhelming abundance of safari lodges and camps to choose from. And it’s an important choice, because out in the remote corners of Africa, where you stay will truly make or break your trip. After you’ve woken up at the crack of dawn and spent several hours on Read More…

Photography Tips for Your African Safari

Heading on a trip to Africa? A wildlife safari is likely the most photographic trip you will take in your life. Whether the animals are drinking from a waterhole, stalking their prey, nursing young ones, or (my personal favorite) acting like house cats rolled over waiting for you to pet their bellies, there is a Read More…

Best Safari Lodges in Africa

Looking for the best safari lodges in Africa? Africa has hundreds of incredible safari lodges for every type of traveler. Below, find some of our favorites for families, romance, and adventure. Of course, these are just a handful of the options available! Our travel designers visit Africa regularly to experience these properties firsthand, and we Read More…