Botswana, Kenya, Safari, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

5 Unforgettable Safari Destinations for Your List

Jan 30, 2024



Let us take you on a thrilling journey through five exceptional destinations that define the epitome of African safari vacations – Botswana, the Serengeti, Kenya, Hwange, and Kruger

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Destinations and Safari

6 of Our Best All-Inclusive African Safari Holidays

Jul 26, 2023



From immersing yourself in the untamed wilderness of Tanzania’s vast reserves to embarking on a breathtaking micro lighting experience over the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, these amazing safaris guarantee an adventure of a lifetime.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and Travel Tips

6 Safari Travelling Trends to Experience in 2024 in Africa

Dec 13, 2023



f you are considering traveling to Africa in 2024, it’s time to look at the latest safari trends to ensure that you make the most of your experience. Let’s explore 6 of the latest safari trends that you can experience when you travel to Africa.

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Safari and Sustainability & Conservation

7 of Our Favorite Safaris for A Sustainable Adventure

Jun 21, 2023



Embarking on a safari is a dream come true for many adventure seekers. The opportunity to witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitats is truly awe-inspiring. However, it’s always important to consider the environmental and ethical impact of such vacations. Fortunately, there is a rising trend in eco-friendly vacations and sustainable safaris that prioritize conservation, community engagement, and responsible travel.

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Adventure and Safari

7 Reasons why a hot air balloon safari should be on your bucketlist

Sep 15, 2023



Explore a bucket list experience; a hot air balloon safari across the African skies. Add this to your travel itinerary when travelling through Africa.

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Adventure, Botswana, Kenya, Safari, South Africa, Tanzania, Wildlife & Birdlife, and Zambia

8 Places You Can Find Lions on Safari

May 3, 2023


8 Places You Can Find Lions on Safari
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Safari, South Africa, Top/Featured Item, Travel Advice, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

8 Spectacular Safari Destinations in Southern Africa

Apr 19, 2023



If you are searching for an unforgettable wildlife experience, then a safari in Southern Africa is an absolute must-do. Comprising of diverse landscapes and ecosystems, Southern Africa boasts some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife destinations.

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Adventure, Safari, Wildlife & Birdlife, and Zambia

A Birder’s Delight – a Safari at Thorntree River Lodge

Apr 4, 2023


Thorntree River Lodge

Our expert Safari Planner Lauren recently visited Thorntree River Lodge, which graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Here’s her story of her experience.

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Safari and Wildlife & Birdlife

African Safari Bliss: A Journey through Grazing Animal Hotspots

Oct 23, 2023



If you are an adventure seeker and want to explore the wilderness, then an African wildlife safari is a perfect match for you. Journey through the grazing animal hotspots in Amboseli National Park, Etosha National Park, the Kruger National Park, the Masai Mara, and the Serengeti. We’ll give you an overview of what you can expect to see, the best time to visit, and some of the predators you might encounter.

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Botswana, Kenya, Luxury Experiences, Namibia, Safari, South Africa, Stories from Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia

An expert’s guide to safaris in Africa: interview with Lauren Maker from Explorer Safari

Jun 22, 2020


Safari Q&A With Lauren Maker

At Explorer Safaris, our deep love for Africa informs everything we do. Which is why our team travels far and wide across the continent in search of incredible places to stay and unforgettable activities, so that our recommendations are backed up by first-had experience.

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Kenya, Safari, Tanzania, Travel Tips, and Zanzibar

Best time to visit East Africa

Jul 3, 2020


Best time to go to East Africa

As the world reopens, travelers everywhere are dusting off their destination bucket lists and starting their travel planning! For us at Explorer Safari, we can’t wait to welcome guests back to Africa.

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Botswana, Safari, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Botswana’s Wildlife Adventures: Spotting Elephants, Lions and more

Jul 20, 2023



Experience the thrill of a Botswana safari where everything is bigger and better. Discover super-sized elephants, vast landscapes, and unforgettable experiences that are truly beyond measure. With the renowned Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park as her pinnacle wildlife destinations, Botswana emerges as one of the ultimate safari destinations in Africa.

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Safari and Travel Advice

Discover The Beauty of Walking Safaris in Africa

Feb 21, 2024



If you’re ready to trade the roar of engines for the whisper of the wind and the rustle of grass beneath your feet, then grab your hat, and let’s dive into the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

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Safari and Tanzania

Discover the Wonders of the Serengeti: A Safari Adventure

Feb 28, 2024



Renowned for its vast landscapes, rich wildlife, and captivating experiences, this iconic East Africa destination guarantees an unforgettable African safari when you choose your Serengeti travel package. Join us as we uncover the mysteries of the Serengeti!

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Adventure, Safari, and Travel Tips

Don’t Miss Out on Safari Magic: Tips for Travelling to Remote African Locations

Apr 26, 2023


Tips for Travelling to Remote African Locations

While many of the popular tourist destinations in Africa are found in the more developed and stable regions of the continent, there are also many remote locations that offer breathtaking experiences that are worth exploring.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and South Africa

Dulini Leadwood: A Romantic Oasis in the Heart of Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sep 29, 2023



Explore Dulini Leadwood in the heart of Sabi Sands in Kruger National Park in South Africa with our travel planner and product manager, Lauren Maker. Lauren explores all the luxury and game viewing. Here’s a review of her stay.

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Safari and Wildlife & Birdlife

Embark on an Epic Adventure: The Great Migration Safari

Feb 28, 2024



The thrill of a migration safari is unparalleled, offering a front-row seat to one of the most breathtaking phenomena in the natural world: the Great Migration in East Africa. It’s a journey that promises a deep connection with the raw beauty of nature. Take a look as we embark on a Great Migration safari.

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Safari, Stories from Africa, and Travel Tips

Expert Tips for Spotting Lions on Your African Safari

Jun 15, 2023



Embarking on a safari adventure in Southern and East Africa is an experience like no other. Among the diversity of animals that roam these magnificent landscapes, lions stand out as the regal and awe-inspiring rulers of the savannah.

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Destinations and Safari

Explore Africa’s Must-See Natural Wonders for Unforgettable Family Adventures

Jul 13, 2023



Africa is a continent of breathtaking beauty, teeming with natural wonders that captivate the hearts and minds of travellers from around the world. From stunning landscapes to diverse wildlife, Africa offers an array of unique experiences for families hoping to find extraordinary adventures. Let’s take a look at the seven natural wonders of Africa and explore other awe-inspiring natural attractions that make this continent a paradise for family explorations.

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Safari, South Africa, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Exploring SA’s Photographic Safari Hotspots with 2021 Youth Winner of the African Wildlife Awards

Aug 22, 2023



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Adventure, Safari, South Africa, Stories from Africa, Travel Advice, Travel Tips, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Get to know the Explorer Team: Pauline Deleplanque

Oct 29, 2021


Get to Know Pauline - Explorer Safari Meet the Team

At Explorer Safari, you are not just a number. In every step of your safari planning and travels, you will encounter passionate people to assist you in making your African dream come true. Get to know our team, what inspires them about travel, why they love safari, and their personal recommendations on where to go.

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Safari, South Africa, Stories from Africa, Travel Advice, and Travel Tips

Get to know the Explorer Team: Shanaaz Ziervogel

Nov 18, 2021


Get to Know the Explorer Team - Shanaaz

At Explorer Safari, you are not just a number. In every step of your safari planning and travels, you will encounter passionate people to assist you in making your African dream come true. Get to know our team, what inspires them about travel, why they love safari, and their personal recommendations on where to go.

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Romantic Safaris, Safari, and Travel Advice

Glamping In Africa: A Few Of the Best Luxury Tented Camps

May 5, 2023


Glamping in Africa

If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious way to experience Africa’s natural beauty, then glamping (glamorous camping) is definitely for you! Combining the thrill of camping with the comfort of a high-end hotel, a glamping safari has become the latest travel trend in the tourism industry. And what better place to try it than in the heart of the Savannah, surrounded by majestic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes?

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Destinations, Luxury Experiences, Safari, and Travel Tips

Glamping In Africa: A Few Of the Best Luxury Tented Camps

Jun 15, 2023



If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious way to experience Africa’s natural beauty, then glamping (glamorous camping) is definitely for you! Combining the thrill of camping with the comfort of a high-end hotel, a glamping safari has become the latest travel trend in the tourism industry.

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Safari and Wildlife & Birdlife

How to Spot the Big 5 on Safari in Africa

May 15, 2019


HOW TO SPOT THE BIG 5 ON SAFARI IN AFRICA

Heading on safari in Africa soon? Here’s your guide to spotting the illustrious Big Five: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.

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Romantic Safaris and Safari

Into the Wild: The Perfect Honeymoon Safari Adventures in East Africa

Sep 28, 2023



When it comes to selecting a perfect honeymoon getaway, nothing can truly beat the allure of the wild. Journey with us as we explore the best experiences that East Africa has to offer for the perfect honeymoon safari.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, South Africa, and Stories from Africa

Kids on safari – a review of Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

May 15, 2020


Kwandwe Kids on Safari

Set in the heart of the Eastern Cape’s Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Ecca Lodge offers breathtaking views onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. This Big 5 reserve is situated close to Grahamstown in a malaria-free area and is perfect for families with children.

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Adventure, Safari, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Kigali: The Gateway to Gorilla Adventures

Nov 17, 2023



Kigali is renowned for its serene beauty and vibrant culture. We’ll explore what makes Kigali an enticing destination and how it serves as the perfect starting point for your unforgettable gorilla trekking safari.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, South Africa, Top/Featured Item, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Luxury Guide to the Kruger Park

Aug 26, 2019


Luxury Guide to the Kruger Park - Explorer Safari

Famous the world over for its fantastic wildlife safaris and regular sightings of the illustrious Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino), the Kruger Park in South Africa is often the first-choice safari destination for both new and repeat travelers.

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Luxury Experiences, Romantic Safaris, Safari, and Zimbabwe

Modern meets Colonial Old-World Safari at the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

Apr 13, 2023



The stately, yet luxurious Stanley and Livingstone Boutique Hotel is situated on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, and offers guided Victoria Falls tours, game drives, and hikes with experienced guides.

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Botswana, Luxury Experiences, and Safari

Our 5 Best Luxury Lodges in Okavango Delta, Botswana

Nov 4, 2020


Our Best 5 Luxury Lodges in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Botswana offers one of Africa’s finest and most exquisite safari destinations to escape to and explore: the Okavango Delta. In an untouched ecosystem, the Delta is one of nature’s supreme masterpieces. This UNSECO World Heritage Site gives you ample opportunities to view the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) in a virtually untouched ecosystem.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, Stories from Africa, Travel Advice, Travel Tips, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Our Guide to Photographic Safaris in Africa

Apr 11, 2023


Our Guide to Photographic Safaris in Afric

If you’re looking for a breathtaking adventure that will also provide unforgettable memories, then a photographic safari in Africa is most likely at the top of your list.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and Zambia

Our Top 5 Safari Lodges on the Zambezi River

Sep 23, 2022


Our Top Five River Lodges on the Zambezi River

The Zambezi River – which runs through much of Southern Africa – is the largest river to flow into the Indian Ocean. It is also the river that tumultuously pours over Victoria Falls, one of the most loved natural wonders of the world.

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Adventure, Safari, South Africa, Travel Advice, and Travel Tips

Our Top 8 Things to Pack for a South African Safari

Mar 16, 2022



You have booked and are ready to pack for your South African safari! Not sure what to toss in your luggage? Don’t worry – we have compiled a list of our personal must haves to bring along.

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Destinations, Safari, Travel Tips, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Our Top Tips for a Gorilla Trekking Safari

Aug 3, 2021


Gorilla Trekking Travel Tips

Without a doubt, one of the most requested wildlife encounters to Africa is a gorilla trekking safari. Searching the indigenous forests of Rwanda for these incredible creatures is an unforgettable bucket-list experience, as Peter-John our CEO found out on his recent trip.

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Destinations, Kenya, Luxury Experiences, Safari, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Plan Your Masai Mara Safari

Jul 8, 2019


Wildebeest in Maasai Mara

Considered by many to be the best safari destination in Kenya, the Masai Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, when massive herds of wildebeest make their way north across the golden savannah plains on their circular journey.

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Luxury Experiences and Safari

South Africa Safari Lodges: Our Top 5

Jan 14, 2019


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With some of the most diverse landscapes in Africa, from forests and mountains to Savannah, wildlife watching in South Africa is unbeatable. And with over 600 publicly owned reserves (including 19 national parks) and about 200 private reserves, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect safari in South Africa.

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Adventure, Safari, South Africa, Stories from Africa, Travel Tips, and Wildlife & Birdlife

Stories from Africa – Gorah Elephant Camp in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Oct 27, 2021



Explorer CEO, Peter-John, shares his latest Story from Africa – his incredible stay at Gorah Elephant Camp in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and Travel Tips

Take a Fine Food Safari through South Africa

Sep 6, 2019


Take a Fine Food Safari Through South Africa - Explorer Safari

Fondly referred to as “the Rainbow Nation,” it’s no surprise that South Africa’s melting pot of colorful cultures and contrasting landscapes has resulted in a destination that serves up some seriously tasty experiences for food travelers.

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Safari and South Africa

Tanda Tula Safari Camp: Where Luxury Meets Wilderness

Sep 12, 2023



Journey with us as Lauren shares her captivating travels through the heart of South Africa’s wilderness, with a special focus on the Tanda Tula Safari Camp.

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Kenya, Safari, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

The Best African Safari Destinations for Families

Jun 1, 2023



Are you dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure? Planning a family vacation to Africa can be an exciting experience filled with amazing wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and incredible memories – but the process may seem a little daunting! To help you make the right choice, we have compiled a list of the best African safari destinations for families.

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Safari, Travel Advice, and Travel Tips

The Best Tips for What to Wear on an African Safari

Jun 9, 2023



Embarking on an African safari is an exhilarating experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and wildlife of this magnificent continent. Whether you’re planning a classic walking safari, a game drive adventure, or even a marine-based safari, it’s important to pack the right clothing and accessories to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

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Destinations, Safari, and Wildlife & Birdlife

The Big 5 and Beyond: Wildlife Viewing in Southern Africa

Jun 15, 2023



Southern Africa is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness some of the world’s most iconic animals in their natural habitats.

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Botswana, Kenya, Luxury Experiences, Namibia, Safari, South Africa, Travel Tips, and Zambia

The evolution of safari: what’s your safari style?

Jan 15, 2020


The Evolution of Safari

Going on safari in Africa is an adventure. It’s an exciting way to experience the sights, sounds and fascinating wildlife of Africa.

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Safari and Wildlife & Birdlife

The Great Migration in East Africa: Your Ultimate Travel Guide for December – March

Dec 13, 2023



While the migration happens year-round, December to March is the best time to witness it in the southern Serengeti in Tanzania. In this blog post, we will discuss where the wildebeest goes, where you should base yourself, and what to expect with the climate and weather during these months.

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Safari, Tanzania, and Wildlife & Birdlife

The Serengeti’s Hidden Gems: Unusual Animal Encounters during the Migration

Sep 27, 2023



The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is an exceptional game-rich reserve that attracts many visitors year-round, but especially during the annual Great Migration. Take a look at some of the Serengeti’s hidden gems and share with you where and when to spot them on a Great Migration safari.

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Botswana, Kenya, Safari, South Africa, Tanzania, Travel Advice, and Zambia

The Top 5 Safari Tours You Need to Experience in 2023

Mar 13, 2023


The Top 5 Safari Tours You Need to Experience in 2023

If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, there’s no better way to do it than by going on an African safari.

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Destinations, Safari, and Travel Advice

The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Right Safari Destination

Jul 4, 2023



Embarking on an African safari is a dream come true for many travelers. The continent is blessed with breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural experiences that make it an exceptional destination.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and South Africa

Thornybush’s Hidden Gem: Saseka Tented Camp

Sep 12, 2023



Journey with us as Lauren shares her unique adventure, showcasing Thornybush Saseka’s blend of luxury and natural beauty.

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Botswana, Namibia, Safari, South Africa, Travel Advice, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Southern Africa.

Apr 6, 2022


10 Reasons to Visit Southern Africa - Explorer Safari

Southern Africa has proven time and again that it belongs on every traveller’s bucket list! With exceptional wilderness destinations home to prolific wildlife and birdlife, beautiful beaches, award-winning wineries, vast landscapes filled with jaw-dropping scenery and the simple pleasures of sunshine and a welcoming smile or two – here are our top ten reasons to visit Southern Africa.

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Namibia and Safari

Top 5 Places to Visit in Namibia in 2023

Nov 18, 2020


Top 5 Places to Visit in Namibia in 2021

Prepare to be blown away with these top 5 destinations that Namibia has to offer you. Make your 2021 Namibia safari travel plans with Explorer Safari today.

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Luxury Experiences, Safari, and South Africa

Top 5 Romantic Lodges for a Honeymoon Safari in South Africa

Feb 14, 2020


Top 5 Romantic Lodges & Camps for a Honeymoon in Africa

Indulge in candlelit dinners for two on a private beach or sleep beneath the stars in a luxury treehouse. Whether you’re making your first memories together as a married couple or celebrating your wedding anniversary, take your pick from the best honeymoon destinations in South Africa.

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Romantic Safaris, Safari, Stories from Africa, and Top/Featured Item

Tswalu, the best Kalahari experience.

Mar 23, 2021


TSWALU, THE BEST KALAHARI EXPERIENCE.

Tswalu, The Motse, is a contemporary safari lodge situated in the heart of the red-sand and grassy Kalahari and is well known for its exceptional service and remarkable food. With endless landscapes and unbelievable game-viewing, it’s worth every moment.

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Safari and South Africa

Unforgettable December: Family-Friendly Safaris in South Africa

Dec 13, 2023



As the festive season beckons — and the Northern Hemisphere’s winter intensifies — seize the opportunity to create lasting memories with family-friendly safaris in South Africa. Madikwe, Addo, and indeed all the national parks and game reserves of South Africa promise a unique and unforgettable christmas.

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Adventure, Safari, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls and Zambezi River: A Perfect Combination for Adventure Enthusiasts

Sep 8, 2023



Are you a thrill-seeker on the hunt for your next heart-pounding escapade? Look no further than Victoria Falls and the majestic Zambezi River. This awe-inspiring natural wonder — combined with a range of exhilarating activities — makes for an adventure enthusiast’s dream destination.

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Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Safari, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

What’s the Best Safari in Africa?

Dec 11, 2018


Herd of hippos in the water with people in canoes behind - Explorer Safari

With half a continent at your disposal, where do you start? Which is the best safari in Africa for you? Not all safaris are created equal.

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Kenya, Safari, Tanzania, and Wildlife & Birdlife

When to Go for the Migration

May 25, 2020


When to Go to East Africa for the Migration

As one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, it is no wonder the annual Great Migration, also known as the wildebeest migration, is on the top of everyone’s African travel bucket list.

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Safari, Tanzania, and Zanzibar

Why a Tanzania Safari Should Be On Your Bucket List

Apr 8, 2019


Why a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is home to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – two world-renowned wildlife hotspots. However, it is the Great Migration in the Serengeti, when over a million wildebeest thunder across the plains and cross the dangerous rivers to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara, for which the country is most famous.

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Safari, Tanzania, and Zanzibar

Why a Zanzibar Holiday is the Perfect Way to End Your Tanzania Safari Adventure

May 30, 2023



Embarking on a Tanzania safari is an exhilarating experience that allows you to witness the breath-taking beauty of Africa’s wildlife. However, after days of thrilling game drives and exploring the vast savannah, it’s only natural to seek a tranquil and idyllic retreat to unwind and rejuvenate. Look no further than Zanzibar, a tropical paradise nestled in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Mindfulness & Wellness and Safari

Why Mindfulness? Our guide to taking it all in on safari

Jul 12, 2019


Why Mindfulness? Our guide to taking it all in on safari

If you’re guilty of checking your emails while on vacation, you’re not alone. In today’s hyper-connected world, we often forget to “unplug” from our daily routine and truly “be” in the moment. This is even true on holiday, when our bodies are present, but our minds are somewhere else.

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Safari, Tanzania, and Zanzibar

Why Tanzania should be your first post-covid vacation

Jul 22, 2021


Choose Tanzania as your First Post Covid Trip

The world we live in has changed, but that’s no reason to stop exploring it. Across the globe, lockdowns are slowly lifting, and borders are opening. In the new post-pandemic era of tourism, we’re here to help you travel responsibly by choosing your destinations with care.

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Destinations, Luxury Experiences, Safari, South Africa, and Travel Advice

Your Guide to a Luxury Kruger Safari for the Whole Family

Jun 9, 2023



Embarking on a luxury Kruger safari is an unforgettable experience that offers the perfect blend of adventure, wildlife encounters, and relaxation. The Kruger National Park provides an incredible opportunity for families with children of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonders of the African wilderness.

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