Packing for a Safari : Clothes, Gear and Gadgets
May17

Packing for a Safari : Clothes, Gear and Gadgets

We’ve seen plenty of first-time khaki clad travellers disembarking from vehicles wearing pith helmets, hiking boots and heavy-duty clothing to protect them from Africa’s harshest elements. Many travellers come from the bustling lights of the city with a notion that they must be protected from the wild – and being fully outfitted in khaki will surely do the trick.  We do understand that going on safari is an excuse to...

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The Lowdown of the Serengeti Migration
Feb15

The Lowdown of the Serengeti Migration

The Serengeti migration is one of the world’s most spectacular mass movements of wildlife. The migration comprises thousands of wildebeest moving in a circular pattern on an annual basis. The wildebeest are accompanied by herds of zebra, Thompson’s gazelle, eland, impala and other smaller groups of plains game. Wide open plains are literally littered with wildebeest, and waiting in the wings during the breeding season, are...

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Exploring Malaria Free Safari Options in South Africa
Oct30

Exploring Malaria Free Safari Options in South Africa

Malaria is the dreaded safari disease, prevalent in many areas throughout Africa and is transmitted through the bite from the Anopheles mosquito. It’s a life-threatening blood disease that destroys red blood cells and is easily preventable by use of prophylactics and being aware. Malaria is a huge concern for visitors to South Africa and while most areas in South Africa are low risk, there’s still a need for visitors to be...

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Mobile Safari, Luxury Safari or Walking Safari in Africa?
Sep06

Mobile Safari, Luxury Safari or Walking Safari in Africa?

Safari is Swahili for journey. A journey in to the heart of Africa’s safari countries, where high concentrations of game congregate and untouched raw Africa awaits your presence. A sojourn to Africa is a fantastic idea, but everybody’s journey to Africa is different, as it is in life. After narrowing down the country/countries to visit, the next step is work out the type of safari you’d like to go on. Will it be a...

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Suzelle DIY Visits Mabula Game Lodge
Jul19

Suzelle DIY Visits Mabula Game Lodge

South African YouTube sensation, Suzelle DIY, has brought her hilarious catch phrases, unique outfits, and of course, her best friend, Marianne, to the bush. Suzelle launched her video – What to do on Safari – and had her audience in stitches with her reference to having a pair of ‘goodbye noculars’, a pink ‘bush survival kit’, and introducing us to Ryno of the Bush. All this hilarity took place in South Africa’s pristine Waterberg...

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hyenas
Jun26

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hyenas

The spotted hyena is a notorious scavenger with a reputation for stealing kills from big cats. They’ll stop at nothing to whisk away a meal from under the noses of predators. However, while being successful scavengers they are also proficient hunters. Hyenas serve a vital role in the ecology of a reserve and help prevent the spread of diseases such as anthrax.  We refer to hyenas as the “clean-up crew” of the safari...

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Top 5 Safari Dos-and-Don’ts
Jun02

Top 5 Safari Dos-and-Don’ts

We could wax lyrical about the many do’s and don’ts of going on safari but today we’ll just stick to five points. The most important thing to remember while you’re traversing wild Africa is to relax and have fun. This is your time to forget the daily stresses of life and to immerse yourself in the sheer beauty of a continent boasting many splendours. You might be anxious about a few things before jetting off on...

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