Entries by Bianca Bunge

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Best Countries In Africa for First Time Safaris

Are you thinking about going on your first safari in Africa? If so, we couldn’t be more excited for you! African safaris are high up on countless travellers’ bucket-lists. And why shouldn’t they be? From the untamed beauty of the African wilderness, magnificent wildlife sightings, diverse landscapes, and thrilling safari experiences – what’s not to love?

If you’ve never been to Africa before, you have so much to look forward to. Home to some of the most exclusive safari destinations and premier National Parks, game reserves, and conservation areas in the world, Africa truly offers wildlife and nature lovers a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience. With so much to offer, deciding where to go on your first safari in Africa can be an intimidating experience.

Depending on the type of safari you’re looking to experience, you need to choose the country and safari destination you would most like to visit very carefully. Here are some of the best countries in Africa to enjoy an unforgettable first-time safari experience.

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Tips for planning your African safari

Regarded as one of the top safari locations in the world, an African safari ticks all the right boxes if you’re looking to venture off the beaten track, explore the great outdoors, witness magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat and experience the many thrills that only safari life can deliver. With so much to offer, how do you plan your dream safari trip to Africa? Here are four great tips for planning your African safari that will help you optimize your travel experience for a bucket-list African safari holiday you won’t forget.

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15 Best Safari Destinations in Africa for first timers

Every love affair must start somewhere. For most, their love of Africa starts before they even arrive, feeling the lure and excitement whilst planning their first ever African safari. From the moment you first set foot on African soil and fully immerse yourself in your safari experience it is officially game over – you will be forever hooked, hopelessly and head-over-heels in love with the wild untamed natural beauty and enthralling magic of the African bushveld, never wanting to leave, and always yearning to return.

From unsurpassed natural wonders, astounding wildlife, and a vast diversity of contrasting landscapes, ranging from searing deserts, freshwater wetlands, dramatic coastlines, and soaring mountain peaks to thunderous waterfalls, endless stretches of open savannah plains, and lush tropical rainforests, Africa is unlike any other continent. Here are our 10 best safari destinations in Africa for first timers.

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Top 5 Big 5 Safari destinations in South Africa

From the nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled African wilderness of the renowned Kruger National Park (South Africa’s Flagship National Park), the astounding tropical bushland and coastline of KwaZulu-Natal, the star-studded skies of the arid Karoo desert, the vast Green Kalahari of the Northern Cape, and the world-famous champagne-coloured savannah teeming with incredible wildlife and birdlife species, to majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, pristine National Parks, game reserves, conservation areas, and private safari loges, discovering, exploring, and experiencing South Africa’s amazing variety of remarkable, diverse, and one-of-a-kind landscapes and wilderness regions is truly unparalleled and should undoubtedly be right at the top of EVERYONE’S travel bucket-list.

There are few things that can compare to embarking on a remarkable, riveting, and exhilarating Big 5 Safari adventure in the vast, wild, and untamed South African wilderness, so be sure to enjoy every single second of this unbelievable experience! Here are our top 5 Big 5 safari destinations in South Africa.

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Top 5 Reasons to go to Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa

Regarded as a piece of unspoiled Africa, the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, is a combination of the Timbavati, Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserve, forming one large expanse of pristine wilderness. Located in the heart of the Lowveld region of South Africa, Timbavati Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park (South Africa’s flagship National Park).

As there are no restricting fences between Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger it allows wildlife to migrate and roam freely between the reserves, ensuring high-quality, exciting, and exceptional wildlife sightings and an unforgettable and unbelievable African safari experience. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should go to Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa.

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Romantic Safari Holiday in Africa

Couples looking to combine adventure, romance, luxury, and exclusivity with phenomenal game viewing, vast unspoiled landscapes, the magic of the African bushveld, beautiful beaches, bucket-list worthy safari experiences, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and so much more, Africa will undoubtedly exceed all your expectations as a romantic holiday destination.

Revel in the natural beauty of the unspoiled African wilderness as you embark on an unforgettable romantic holiday and luxury safari experience in some of the best – if not the best – National parks, conservancies, wildlife reserves, luxury lodges, and safari destinations in the world. It’s no surprise people travel from all corners of the globe to experience all of Africa’s wilderness wonders, safari magic, unparalleled wildlife viewing, and glorious natural beauty first-hand. With more luxury, privacy, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anywhere else on earth, you’re bound to fall deeper in love with both each other as well as the unapologetic beauty and blissful serenity of the African bushveld on your romantic holiday in Africa.

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Top 6 Reasons to visit Sabi Sand Game Reserve

A jewel within the Greater Kruger National Park! The spectacular Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most sensational must-visit safari destinations and premier private game reserves in both South Africa and all of Africa. It is also one of the oldest and most beloved wildernesses in the country.

Boasting an incredibly diverse wildlife and birdlife population (which is known to draw avid birders & eager wildlife enthusiasts from across the world), spectacular landscapes, wild & wonderful wilderness surroundings, several luxury private lodges, and an endless array of exhilarating safari adventures, the glorious Sabi Sands Game Reserve is guaranteed to exceed all your expectations – allowing for a truly unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience. There is no denying that the Sabi Sands Game Reserve should be on every avid traveler, game-loving tourist, adventure seeker, and head-over-heels wildlife lover’s safari bucket-list. Here are the top 6 reasons to visit the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

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Top 10 Big 5 Safaris in Africa

There are few things that can compare to embarking on a remarkable, riveting, and exhilarating Big 5 Safari adventure in the vast, wild, and untamed continent of Africa, so be sure to enjoy every single second of this unbelievable experience!

While Africa’s Big 5 is surely in need of no introduction, it makes sense for us to give credit where credit is due. As the most highly acclaimed, famous, and celebrated collection of animals on the African continent a Big 5 safari in Africa is an unbelievable experience that should be on everyone’s travel & safari bucket list! What could be better than seeing a leopard lazily lounging in a tree soaking up the African sun, the mighty rhino browsing through the grasslands, elephants trudging their way through the African bushveld with their young, buffalos grazing in the distance with their oxpecker companions, and lions, the all-mighty king of the bushveld, wondering the vast plains in search of their prey? There truly is nothing quite like it!
These remarkable wildlife species are not only the most recognised symbols of Africa, but its crowning glory too! Undoubtedly making a Big 5 safari one of the top and most popular requests from any and all travellers and wildlife enthusiasts visiting Africa.

Lucky for you, you can find these magnificent wildlife species in several countries across the African continent. To ensure you have the absolute best chance of spotting these African wildlife gems in their natural habitat, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 Big 5 safari destinations in Africa.

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Top 7 Reasons to go to the Victoria Falls

Located in southern Africa on the Zambezi River, between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the breathtaking Victoria Falls is regarded as one of the world’s most iconic and magnificent waterfalls. While the Victoria Falls is neither the tallest nor the broadest waterfall in the world, the combination of its width and height creates for a truly unforgettable and mesmerising spectacle. Beyond its sheer unapologetic natural beauty, the Victoria Falls is known to draw thrill-seekers, adrenalin junkies, and avid adventurers with its plethora of bucket-list worthy experiences and activities.

It’s safe to say that the Victoria Falls is not only one of the most spectacular sights in all of Africa but offers something for absolutely everyone to enjoy. The mighty and magnificent Victoria Falls is without a doubt a not-to-be-missed destination for anyone planning a trip to Africa. Here are our top 5 reasons to go to the Victoria Falls.

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Top 15 Places to Propose in Africa

Love is in the air – the African air that is! Can you feel it? Because we sure can! Are you ready to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life that long-awaited, earth-shattering, beyond-meaningful, and magical question – ‘Will you marry me?’. If the answer is yes, that’s fantastic, plus, you’ve successfully completed the first step of your proposal journey. Now it’s time to decide when, but more importantly, WHERE, to pop the question – and trust us, this is a big one! While there is no shortage of romantic picture-perfect proposal destinations, there is one specific destination that will undoubtedly exceed ALL your expectations, trust us! We’re talking about the one & only AFRICA!

If you’re looking for a destination that is known for its wild, untamed, unspoilt, and unapologetic natural beauty, is unique and authentic, is filled with more romance than you could ever imagine, is vibrant and culturally rich, warm and welcoming, wildly diverse, exceptionally thrilling, and breathtaking in a million and more ways, Africa is without a doubt the perfect destination for you to get down on one knee.