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The Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa by Month

Best Time to Go on Safari in Africa

Since moving to South Africa, going on safari has become one of my favorite things to do. From South Africa to Kenya and beyond, the continent has such raw, natural beauty. And Africa has way more diversity than you might think!

Far from a one size fits all experience, you can choose the best safari experience in Africa for you and your travel style.

I’ve been lucky enough to explore the African bush a few times and experience some of the best safari destinations in Africa. I absolutely adore interacting nature this way and seeing animals in their natural habitats.

Of course, if you’re a shutterbug like yours truly, an African safari is a must. You’ll be traveling through some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. African safari photography will take your snaps to the next lev...


An insider’s guide to Africa’s top 10 best-kept secrets

The truth is, anyone who has been on safari will tell you to go exactly where they went?-?because here is a fun little secret; everyone has an amazing time on safari. A lot of people therefore flock to the famous names to check them off a list, whilst casually glossing over some of the lesser-known and most spectacular experiences on the continent.

After travelling far and wide in Africa, I have compiled together my favourite pockets of true wilderness which hopefully might inspire you to get well and truly off that beaten tourist track on your next adventure.

1. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Ruaha is magnificent. Burnt red earth studded with towering, ancient baobabs?—? you could go here simply to marvel at the raw and unruly landscapes...


20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Namibia

Namibia is one of my favorite African countries. I’ve gone on two road trips through Namibia, and I have plans to go back a third time to venture further north to Etosha and up the Skeleton Coast.

On my first trip to Namibia, I organized a girls’ trip with one of my closest friends. We had an incredible adventure and stayed in some of Namibia’s most beautiful lodges. At Little Kulala, we watched the hot air balloons go up into the sky while we had breakfast. While staying at Wolwedans Dune Lodge, we went on a game drive, and I got to capture the iconic Oryx (a large antelope)!

On my second adventure, I went on a road trip with my friend, Travis. We stayed at the beautiful Spitzkoppe Lodge and visited the Erongo Wilderness, Swakopmund, Soussuvlei and Walvis Bay.

The highlight of that ...


5 of the hottest hotel openings in southern Africa in 2019

With the ever growing demand for luxury travel, it doesn’t come as a big surprise that there is a growing number of luxury hotels opening too. Southern Africa is not missing the boat with several new openings in 2019. Here are 5 of the hottest hotel openings which you need to put on your “to do” list.

The Farmstead, Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

This new project which will be the newest addition to the famous Royal Portfolio is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park and where the wildlife roams freely between the two areas...


Africa’s most exciting new openings for 2019

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say: Africa is the most exciting luxury destination in the world right now. The influx of investment in infrastructure, new flight routes, ground breaking conservation projects, and increased attention from the international media are putting the countries of East and Southern Africa in particular on the tourism map. And in 2019, some absolutely extraordinary new properties are scheduled to open. Not only are they incredibly luxurious, but they’re imaginative, too, and will open up new areas of the continent for the most discerning of visitors.

These are the five openings I’m awaiting with great anticipation ...


Vineyard escapes in Africa

Ask me to list the things in life which make life worth living, and family, travel, and wine would quite possibly be the top three. Every now and then, the fates collide and I can enjoy all three at once, which makes for a wonderful experience indeed.

When I talk about wine – and in particular wine tourism – in Africa, South Africa is inevitably the first destination which comes to mind. Not only are South African wines well known in the UK market, but they are renowned for their quality and value for money. What you find, however, is that in South Africa and its neighbouring countries, there are a good number of excellent wines which never make it to foreign lands. If you want to drink them and learn about them, you have to go straight to the source.

Let’s think about South Africa fir...


Unforgettable bike riding adventures

Do you remember the first time you rode a bike without stabilisers, or freewheeled down a very long hill? That joy of cycling really is second to none, and whether you’re a casual, fair weather cyclist, or hop on the bike committedly for your daily commute, it’s something which can always be rediscovered.

One of the best ways to see a new destination is on a bike: you’ll cover far more ground than walking, and it is more eco friendly than a car. Africa is one of the most scenic continents on Earth, and what better way to explore it than under your own pedal power?

The Garden Route, South Africa

The Garden Route is the 300 km stretch of coastline around the Cape from Mossel Bay in the west to Storms River in the east...