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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...


5 worldwide mini cruises to savor

If giant cruise liners dropping thousands of passengers at every port-of-call isn’t your idea of fun, perhaps something a little more compact, and a little more luxurious would be closer to your tastes. All around the world mini cruises – some lasting only several hours – can offer unique and unusual perspectives to many seemingly familiar places. Add a sumptuous dinner into the equation and you lift the experience to an even higher level of luxury...


Where to find Africa’s best safari guides

Even among African safari guides, Zimbabwean guides are considered the best on the continent. Of course, all safari guides are well-trained and knowledgeable, but Zimbabwe’s training to be a “Pro Guide,” is the most demanding and extensive on the continent. Typically, the licensing process and education takes about four years to complete! So, anyone interested in safari guiding needs to be determined and passionate. The requirements and examinations are created and administered by the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in collaboration with Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association.

In order to become a Zimbabwe guide, students must pass a lengthy written exam covering a variety of topics related to flora and fauna...


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...


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...


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 ...


Extraordinary experiences to try in Zimbabwe

Having bounced back onto the map for travellers, Zimbabwe is now one of the hottest safari destinations in Africa. New camps are popping up on a regular basis, new safari areas are being opened up and old, favourite lodges are reopening their doors. Zimbabwe is home to some of the most show-stopping phenomena, including the iconic balancing rocks (which sit precariously on top of each other in the Matopos National Park) and Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Combine these with seeing the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards) and you’ve got an epic wildlife-and-nature-centred getaway.

Spend a few days on a houseboat on Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba’s houseboats are a Zimbabwean institution and there are several that can be hired for a few days’ cruisi...


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...


Microlight Flight Over Victoria Falls

Microlight Flight Over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls had been one of my dream destinations for years. When I finally got there to see the falls in person, it absolutely took my breath away.

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and a truly magical place.

While the falls are beautiful from any angle, there is nothing that can compare to seeing it from above. For a view that you will never forget, a microlight flight is a must.

Here’s what you should know about taking a microlight flight over Victoria Falls!

microflight over victoria falls

My Experience Flying Over Victoria Falls

On my epic girls’ trip to Zambia, I took a microlight flight that definitely got my heart racing, but also gave me some incredible vistas.

I did a 15-minute flight, which was quick but ended up being plenty of time t...