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What to Know on Safari

What to know on safari

What is a safari “bucket” shower?

Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps…

What to know on safari

What is the accommodation like on safari?

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with…

What to know on safari

Which reserves are Malaria-free in South Africa?

All game reserves in Madikwe, the Pilanesberg and the Eastern…

What to know on safari

How can I be certain that my valuables…

Most lodges and hotels will have safes for your valuables…

What to know on safari

What is the local currency and how should…

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are…

What to know on safari

What is the time difference in South Africa?

GMT +2


Languages and Culture

Languages and culture

What languages are spoken in Tanzania?

Languages The official language in Tanzania is Swahili but…

Languages and culture

What languages are spoken in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages namely: Chewa, Chibarwe,…


Best Time to Go on Safari

Best time to go on safari

How far in advance do I need to book my trip?

I would recommend that when you are certain about your dates…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Hell’s…

The best and only time to experience the thriving Gorongosa…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Grumeti…

A Grumeti safari is rewarding throughout the year. However,…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Chizarira…

The best time to visit Chizarira National Park is during the…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Shamwari…

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Mount…

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the…

What to Know on Safari

What to know on safari

What is a safari “bucket” shower?

Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps…

What to know on safari

What is the accommodation like on safari?

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with…

What to know on safari

Which reserves are Malaria-free in South Africa?

All game reserves in Madikwe, the Pilanesberg and the Eastern…

What to know on safari

How can I be certain that my valuables…

Most lodges and hotels will have safes for your valuables…

What to know on safari

What is the local currency and how should…

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are…

What to know on safari

What is the time difference in South Africa?

GMT +2

What to know on safari

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Zambia?

According to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, you…

What to know on safari

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Namibia?

Before heading out for a Namibia safari, it’s important to…

What to know on safari

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Botswana?

If you’re travelling to Botswana, you will need vaccinations…

What to know on safari

What is the minimum age for children to…

Children under the age of five are advised not to travel to…

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What is an Unabridged Birth Certificate?

Anyone who wanting to travel from or to South Africa with a…

What to know on safari

Is tipping expected in Zimbabwe and how…

Tipping is not compulsory, and the amounts that you tip each…

What to know on safari

Are there special health requirements…

Yes, because Zimbabwe is a malaria area and the use of…

What to know on safari

Do I need any vaccinations when entering…

No vaccination is mandatory for entering South Africa except…

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Is there electricity at the safari lodges?

Electricity in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa,…

What to know on safari

Is tipping the norm in South Africa?

Tipping is common practice in South Africa. Some guidelines…

What to know on safari

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is…

What to know on safari

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful…

What to know on safari

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by…

What to know on safari

How fit do I need to be to climb the…

There is no need to go overboard with fitness preparation for…

What to know on safari

Is Tanzania a good birding destination?

Tanzania is a good birding destination - estimated with 800…

What to know on safari

Do I have to be over 18 to book a trip to…

Yes, you have to be over 18 to book a trip to South Africa.

What to know on safari

What currency do I use when visiting Botswana?

Botswana currency official money is the Botswana Pula (BWP).…

What to know on safari

How did the ‘Big Five’ get their name?

The term ‘Big Five’ refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild…

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What month is the best to see the…

August is the best time to see the wildebeest migration cross…

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When is the calving season?

The wildebeest migration calving season generally starts in…

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Will I be able to use my smartphone…

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your…

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What happens if the weather affects my…

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your…

What to know on safari

Is it advisable to take the whole family…

Some areas won’t suit the family and it's also wise to be…

What to know on safari

Is going on a safari dangerous?

You are putting yourself in a position where you are exposed…

What to know on safari

What are the visa requirements for travel…

South African travelers are exempt from obtaining visas for…

What to know on safari

What are the highlights when visiting Rwanda?

The highlight of the Rwandan experience is arguably getting…

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What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented…

What to know on safari

Does Durban have anything going on…

Durban might be a sleepy city, but because of its great all…

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What research should one do when thinking…

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of…

What to know on safari

Where is the best place to go for…

Northern Tanzania! Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site,…

What to know on safari

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will…

What to know on safari

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be…

What to know on safari

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap…

What to know on safari

Is Uganda a good place to watch birds?

Besides for Uganda being a great place to see the iconic,…

What to know on safari

What kind of selection of luxury bush…

Southern Africa is a hot wildlife destination. Hence there is…

What to know on safari

Which is a more recommended country to go…

Trekking for gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda is very similar and…

What to know on safari

What are some of the more remote areas to…

Although some of the game parks have become quite overrun…

What to know on safari

What type of weather should I expect on a…

South Africa and countries in the Southern African region…

What to know on safari

What is the standard of luxury…

Dar es Salaam has many accommodation facilities to choose…

Languages and Culture

Languages and culture

What languages are spoken in Tanzania?

Languages The official language in Tanzania is Swahili but…

Languages and culture

What languages are spoken in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has 16 official languages namely: Chewa, Chibarwe,…

Best Time to Go on Safari

Best time to go on safari

How far in advance do I need to book my trip?

I would recommend that when you are certain about your dates…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Hell’s…

The best and only time to experience the thriving Gorongosa…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Grumeti…

A Grumeti safari is rewarding throughout the year. However,…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Chizarira…

The best time to visit Chizarira National Park is during the…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Shamwari…

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Mount…

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo…

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The…

Best time to go on safari

When is the best time to visit Mokala…

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, the…

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When is the best time to visit Ithala…

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry…

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When is the best time to visit Tankwa…

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from…

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When is the best time to visit Marakele…

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May…

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When is the best time to visit Augrabies…

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year,…

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When is the best time to visit Arusha…

The best time to visit Arusha National Park is from June to…

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When is the best time to visit Nyungwe…

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the…

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When is the best time to visit Anysberg…

The best time to visit Anysberg Nature Reserve is during late…

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When is the best time to visit…

You may visit Wolhuterskop Game and Nature Reserve all year…

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When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to…

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When is the best time to visit Rubondo…

Rubondo Island National Park is best visited in the dry…

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When is the best time to visit Saanane…

June to August during the dry season, is the best time to…

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When is the best time to visit Timbavati…

The best time to visit Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is…

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When is the best time to visit Leopard…

During the dry season of May to September is the best time to…

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When is the best time to visit Royal…

The best time to visit Royal Natal National Park is during…

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When is the best time to visit Mkomazi…

June to October is the best time to visit Mkomazi National…

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When is the best time to track…

July to October, during the dry months - is the best time to…

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When is the best time to visit Mikumi…

June to October is the best time to visit Mikumi National…

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When is the best time to visit Samburu…

The months of December through March and July through October…

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When is the best time to visit Mala Mala…

May through September, during the winter months, is the best…

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When is the best time to see the…

January to March is the best time to witness the Makgadikgadi…

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When is the best time to visit Lake Mburo…

June to August and December to February - during the dry…

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When is the best time to climb the…

The best time to climb the mountains is from June through to…

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When is the best time to visit Kibale…

December to February and June to July is the best time to…

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When is the best time to visit Tsavo East…

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West…

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When is the best time to visit Lake…

June to September, during the dry season. The wildlife is…

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When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest…

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When is the best time to view wildlife at…

January to February and June to July during the dry season is…

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When is the best time to visit Rwanda for…

The best time to visit Rwanda for a gorilla trek is during…

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When is the best time to visit Saadani…

January and February and from June to August after the rains.…

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When is the best time to visit Durban?

You can visit Durban any period of the year - whether it’s…

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When is the best time to visit Volcanoes…

During the drier season, periods between December to early…

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When is the best time to visit Cape Point?

May and October is the best season to visit Cape Point - this…

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When is the best time to visit Namibia?

June to October is the best time to visit Namibia - wildlife…

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When is the best time to visit Mountain…

October to March is the best time to visit Zebra National…

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When is the best time to visit Hwange…

April up to October is the best time to visit Hwange National…

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When is the best time to travel through…

The dry month of June to September is the best time to travel…

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When is the best time to travel through…

June to October is the best time to travel through Lake…

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What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as…

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When is the best time to visit the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is an excellent all year safari destination,…

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When is the best time to visit the Okavango Delta?

If you'd like to experience a mokoro ride (a dugout canoe)…

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When is the best time to visit the Sabi…

The dry season / winter months of May to September is the…

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When is the best time to visit Chobe?

If you're looking to experience the large elephant herds and…

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When is the best time to visit Thornybush…

The best time to visit the Thornybush Game Reserve is during…

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When is the best time to visit the Phinda…

The best time to visit the Phinda Private Game Reserve is…

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When is the best time to visit the Kapama…

The dry winter months of May to September is the best time to…

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When is the best time to visit the Addo…

The dry season winter months of May to September is the best…

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When is the best time to visit South Africa?

It's important to take activities into account instead of…

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When is the best time to visit Bazaruto Island?

The best time to visit Bazaruto Island is during the dry…

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When is the best time to visit the…

The dry season months of June through to November are the…

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When is the best time to visit Victoria Falls?

To make the most of your Victoria Falls safari, it's best to…