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Best Private Game Reserves in South Africa - Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Best Private Game Reserves in South Africa

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While South Africa has no shortage of beautiful destinations to explore, going on an authentic safari in the unspoiled African bushveld should undoubtedly be at the top of every traveler’s bucket-list. From the unapologetic natural beauty of the African wilderness, diverse landscapes, nature reserves, National Parks, and protected ecosystems, to thrilling wildlife encounters and spectacular birdlife sightings, South Africa offers an unparalleled African safari and wildlife experience. Here are the top 10 best private game reserves in South Africa to add to your African safari bucket-list.
Best Time To Go To Rwanda

Best Time To Go To Rwanda

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The African continent is renowned for its once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings and encounters. However, few are as highly sought-after as Rwanda where avid wildlife enthusiasts from across the world have the opportunity of witnessing Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. In fact, Rwanda is deemed the best place in Africa to engage in what is arguably the world’s single most powerful wildlife experience and thrilling wildlife encounter - tracking mountain gorillas through the steep bamboo and forest-swathed slopes of the Virunga Mountains.
How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

How To Go Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda

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This Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Guide Includes: What is Gorilla Trekking? Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda What Is The Trek Like In Rwanda? How Difficult is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda? How to Book Gorilla Trekking…
Best Time To Go To The Serengeti

Best Time To Go To The Serengeti

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Home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s flagship conservation area and a must-do for first-time and returning safari goers alike. Meaning “endless plains” in the Maasai language, the Serengeti National Park is arguably one of the finest national parks in Africa as well as one of the most celebrated wilderness areas in the world. While the Serengeti is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife, it is best known as the site of the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Best Time To Go To The Masai Mara

Best Time To Go To The Masai Mara

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The Masai Mara National Reserve and its neighboring conservancies form Kenya’s flagship conservation area and is one of the finest wildlife and safari destinations in Africa. The Masai Mara’s sprawling wide-open plains provide a sanctuary for its abundant wildlife to freely roam the vast Masai Mara wilderness and beyond. It is also the site of the iconic Great Migration in Africa - also known as the Gnu Migration, Serengeti Migration and Masai Mara Migration.
Serengeti National Park - Great Migration

Serengeti National Park

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The Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the greatest wildlife destination and national parks on earth. Home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife and vast open grasslands, the Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s flagship conservation area and a must-do for first-time and returning safari goers alike.
How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Guide Includes: What is Gorilla Trekking? Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda What Is The Trek Like In Uganda? How Difficult is Gorilla Trekking in Uganda? How to Book Gorilla Trekking…
How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

How to Go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

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The African continent is renowned for its once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings and encounters. However, few are as highly sought-after (or as frequently featured on traveler bucket lists) as coming face-to-face with Mountain Gorillas in…
Top Things To Do In Uganda

Top Things To Do In Uganda

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Uganda is home to an incredible variety of national parks, sanctuaries, and reserves, a remarkable diversity of wildlife, and is deemed a strong contender for one of the world’s best bird watching destinations. Undoubtedly making it one of…
Top Tourist Attractions In Uganda - Murchison Falls National Park

Top Tourist Attractions in Uganda

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Uganda is home to an incredible variety of national parks, sanctuaries, and reserves, a remarkable diversity of wildlife, and is deemed a strong contender for one of the world’s best bird watching destinations. Undoubtedly making it one of Africa’s top safari and travel destinations. Less well-known, less-well travelled, but no less enchanting than its East African neighbours, Uganda is a country full of surprises and unbelievable highlights. As lions stalk their prey through grasslands, hippos soak lazily in the shallows, mountain gorillas move purposefully though tangled forests, and calm waters of Lake Victoria transform into the thundering rapids of the River Nile as it makes its way across Africa – It is a country and safari destination unlike any other.
Best Time To Go To Uganda

Best Time To Go To Uganda

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If sitting with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat is on your bucket-list, a Uganda safari will deliver on all your expectations. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has become one of Africa's most powerful wildlife experiences and sought-after safari adventures. While renowned for its remarkable mountain gorillas, a Uganda safari is not only about gorilla trekking in rainforests. This landlocked East African country is home to a vast array of diverse national parks, sanctuaries, and reserves, and is a strong contender for one of the world's best bird watching destinations.
Best Safaris in Africa

Best Safaris in Africa

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Declared one of the best safari destinations in the world, an authentic African safari should be at the top of every traveler, avid adventurer, and nature and wildlife enthusiast’s travel bucket list. Some of the top safari destinations in Africa include Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
How many days do you need for a safari

How many days do you need for a Safari?

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Are you looking to plan a trip to Africa, but you’re not sure how many days you need to enjoy a memorable African safari? For a well-rounded and rewarding safari experience, the ideal number of days for a safari getaway is anywhere between 7 – 15 days. While this is a great benchmark for safari-goers, it varies from one traveler to the next depending on their travel requirements. Planning a shorter safari trip is possible, but spending any less than four days on safari will simply not be worthwhile.
Best Time To Go To Kenya

Best Time To Go To Kenya

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Kenya is one of the world’s most pristine and highly sought-after African safari destinations. Home to some of the best national parks, conservancies, and wildlife reserves in Africa, avid travelers and eager wildlife and nature enthusiasts travel from around the globe to experience all of its wilderness wonders and safari adventures first-hand. Kenya is renowned for its vastly unspoiled and varied landscapes, highly diverse and abundant concentration of wildlife and birdlife, incredible seasonal highlights, and not-to-be-missed wildlife spectacles.
Best Time To Go To Tanzania

Best Time To Go To Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of the most captivating and diverse African safari destinations. Boasting a remarkable array of national parks and game reserves, ranging from the expansive and world-renowned Serengeti National Park to the wild and secluded hidden wilderness gem of Katavi National Park, Tanzania has it all! There are few destinations in Africa that can rival Tanzania's sheer diversity and abundance of wildlife and vast and varied landscapes.
Where can people from the UK travel red list FI

The best places travellers can go in Africa that are not on the UK red list

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The UK government have announced that on Monday 11th of October 2021 they will reduce the countries on the UK travel red list to just seven countries. This means that international travel will become a lot more accessible to UK travellers, who will no longer need to quarantine for 2 weeks when returning to the UK from a number of countries.
10 Things You Should Know About The Greater Kruger National Park

10 Things You Should Know About The Greater Kruger National Park

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Located in the north-eastern corner of South Africa, the Greater Kruger and Kruger National Park are considered two of the country’s greatest wilderness areas. Combined, the Greater Kruger and Kruger Park boasts one of the finest and most diverse biospheres and wildlife and birdlife destinations in Africa. While many assume the Greater Kruger and Kruger National Park to be one and the same, it is important to know the difference between the two and to recognise the different regions that make up the Greater Kruger and how they fare in terms of wildlife sightings and experiences. To help you differentiate, here are 10 things you should know about the Greater Kruger National Park.
What is the difference between the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger Park

What is the difference between the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger Park?

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One of the most frequently asked questions by both local and international wildlife and nature enthusiasts is - What is the difference between the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger Park? Despite the fact that the Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger are used interchangeably, with many assuming there is no distinction between the two, there are several obvious and distinct differences between the Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger Park.
Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve

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Set within the Greater Kruger National Park, the renowned Thornybush Game Reserve, also known as Thornybush Nature Reserve, is a pristine 14,000-hectare private game reserve. Beyond being one of the most sought-after game reserves in Africa, it is every bit as wild and untamed as its famous neighboring national park, the Kruger National Park, with the added bonus of sharing an unfenced border with Timbavati Nature Reserve and the Kruger Park.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Regarded as one of the best safari destinations and premier private game reserve in South Africa, Sabi Sand Game Reserve should be on every wildlife and nature enthusiast’s African safari bucket-list. Boasting 65,000 hectares of vast untamed wilderness, the notorious Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, allowing animals to roam freely between the reserves.
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

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South African tourism has a secret weapon – the Kruger National Park! Regarded as one of the greatest national parks in the world, the renowned Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship national park. Deemed the third largest national park worldwide and one of the largest in Africa, the pristine wilderness within the Kruger Park consists of nearly 2.2 million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld.
Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve

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Located in Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve is situated in one of the largest inland deltas and premier wilderness areas in the world, the vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland of the Okavango Delta. Covering most of its eastern sector, the reserve stretches across several thousand square kilometers.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tanzania - Serengeti National Park

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of the most diverse and captivating African travel safari destinations. Boasting a vast and unique array of national parks and game reserves, ranging from the world-renowned Serengeti National Park to the wild and secluded…
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve

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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, allowing wildlife to migrate freely between the two reserves.
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Explore Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp is an intimate, exclusive, and rustic tented camp with a contemporary safari elegance situated in Botswana’s vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland of Okavango Delta. Deemed one of the world’s premier wilderness areas and largest inland deltas, the Okavango Delta covers between 6 and 15 000 square kilometres of Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana and owes its existence to the Okavango (Kavango) River, which gives rise to the Delta’s vast and dynamic ecosystem.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Zambia - Zambezi River

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Zambia

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A landlocked country in southern Africa, Zambia is emerging as a premier safari travel location due to its unspoiled landscapes and diversity of wildlife and birdlife. But it’s the sheer remoteness of Zambia’s many wonderful wilderness…
Top 8 Foods To Eat in Botswana - Botswana flag

Botswana Food: Top 8 Foods To Eat in Botswana

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Travelling to Botswana is an experience like no other which is only enhanced by its range of unique and delicious traditional dishes. In many countries around the world, Botswana’s cuisine is known as the Rainbow’s Gastronomy, which…
Explore Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp - Safari Game Drives in the Delta

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is a country endowed with so much natural beauty, profound history, vast and remarkable landscapes, and an incredible diversity of wildlife, birdlife, national parks, and reserves to explore. Zimbabwe boasts a range of diverse habitats,…
Why you should visit Aberdare National Park in Kenya

Why you should visit Aberdare National Park in Kenya

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Regarded as one of Kenya’s top parks to visit for both first-time and avid safari-goers, the Aberdare National Park is a fairly small national park located in Kenya’s cool central highlands along the Great Rift Valley. Aberdare National…