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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...

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5 forgotten safari activities in Tanzania

Safaris are one of the most popular holidays to go on. With the world becoming ever more connected, visiting these wild and untamed places is certainly still gaining popularity, especially with the rise of social media. Selfies from tourist hot-spots are the latest trend and there is a common misconception about safaris that I aim to tackle in this article. When people think of safari, I would assume 90% would instantly think about driving around in a Land Rover and viewing animals from the back of said vehicle, however this is just the tip of the ice-berg. When you enter a safari destination, you are surrounded by wildlife, you are immersed in a world of different possibilities and the more you experience, the better your understanding and enjoyment will be.

Boating safaris

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Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few of my favorite experiences.

Rovos Rail, Southern Africa

Being the African equivalent of the Orient Express, this luxurious train offers several itineraries, going from a 3 day trip within South Africa, all the way to a 15 day journey connecting Dar es Salaam and Cape Town...

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The top 5 honeymoon experiences in Africa

Nothing is more special than falling asleep to the wild hum of the African bush; couple this with a honeymoon and you have yourself the most romantic adventure this world has to offer. Any experience in the African wilderness is sure to be wildly romantic, but I have compiled the very best honeymoon experiences across the continent which will kick off married life in style.

Sleeping under the stars in The Selous, Tanzania

Safari camps come in many shapes and sizes, from solid brick structures, to the classic tented yet very spacious under canvas experience...

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Everything you need to know about the Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Migration is an ongoing event in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park where a huge herd of 2 million big grazers (wildebeest, zebra and various antelope) make their way around the park following the rainfall in a roughly circular route in search for fresh pastures. It is often heralded as the most spectacular natural event on the planet today.

I will go in depth in the pages below, but as a brief overview, the wildebeest begin their journey from December?—?March in the south of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ndutu) for calving season...

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Last minute luxury safaris

When booking a safari, it’s often recommended to book at least six months in advance. This is normally ample time for there to be availability at your first choice lodge, but with many safari lodges having a limited capacity and peak season falling in the holiday period, demand often exceeds supply.

We do however understand that not everyone has the privilege of planning their holiday so far in advance. Whether it is work commitments or because you’re spontaneous travelers, last-minute luxury travel is certainly trickier to plan, but definitely possible. With the addition of a new Lion King movie and numerous television documentaries airing, it comes as no surprise that people are being inspired to spontaneously head off to Africa for a luxury safari.

The key to booking last minute s...

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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...

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Top 5 destinations for a luxury honeymoon

From dining under the stars at a lantern-lit beach table to sipping champagne from a private infinity pool and watching wildlife from a safari camp, a honeymoon is a chance to head on what is truly your dream luxury holiday. So, we’ve picked out some of the very best places to celebrate after your big day – whatever your ideal romantic getaway may be. Here are just five of our favourite destinations and luxury hotels perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.

South East Asia

From private-pool luxuries to gourmet cuisine and stylish but excellent-value hotels, t...

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Under the waves on World Wildlife Day

The UN marks World Wildlife Day each year on 3 March. It is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants, and to encourage people around the globe to think about what they can do – big or small – to have a positive impact.

This year the theme for World Wildlife Day is “Life below water: for people and planet”. I’m really excited about this because it casts a spotlight on species we often forget about. When you ask someone to tell you about species which are threatened, they will usually mention the rhino, tiger, or perhaps the panda. Marine wildlife gets far less attention, but it’s estimated that there are more than 200,000 different lifeforms beneath the waves...

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Top 5 off-the-beaten-track camps in Tanzania

Today, Tanzania is one of the most popular destinations for first-time safari-goers and safari aficionados alike. This is because it always delivers in terms of incredible wildlife viewing and wonderful scenery – and in northern Tanzania, there’s bags of culture too! It really is a magical place to visit. However, travellers can be put off by how busy certain areas have become, most notably the famous Northern Circuit, which includes Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, and of course the Serengeti. Nevertheless, there are places in Tanzania that get you off the beaten track for a more remote and less busy safari adventure – and here are 5 of our favourite authentic properties.

Serian Serengeti South, Kakesio, South Serengeti

Alex Walker’s Serian Serengeti South is the firs...

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