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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…
Top 10 tourist attractions in Kenya

Top 10 tourist attractions in Kenya

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Kenya is regarded as one of the world’s most pristine African safari destinations. Home to some of the best – if not the best - parks, conservancies and game reserves in Africa, people travel to Kenya from all around the globe to experience…
Top 10 Sights To See In Botswana

Top 10 Sights To See In Botswana

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Botswana is not only regarded as one of the most exclusive safari destinations in Africa, but one of the most remarkable wilderness areas on earth. Boasting vast areas of protected wilderness, pristine landscapes, and a rich diversity of…
What is Heritage Day and why its Important in South Africa

What is Heritage Day and why its Important in South Africa

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Heritage Day is an important South African public holiday which is celebrated on the 24th of September each year. It is a day on which all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions,…
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Sabi Sands Specials

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The Sabi Sands Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is home to some of the most famous luxury safari lodges in Africa.
Kruger National Parks Game Lodge Specials

Kruger National Park game Lodge Specials 2021

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With the global pandemic restricting world wide travel a number of Kruger National Park Game Lodges have announced and continue to run some amazing South African resident deals.
The Kruger National Park

Is The Kruger National Park Open

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The Kruger National park is South Africa’s most beautiful and exciting African Safari destination. This South African National Park is also one of the largest game reserves in Africa.
When to go to Africa

When to go to Africa

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Are you looking to plan the ultimate safari trip to Africa, but you’re not sure when the best time is to go? When planning your trip, it is vital to do the necessary research on the best time to go to Africa for the experience you desire.
Engagement at Silvan Safari Lodge - Secret Africa

Engagement at Silvan Safari Lodge

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When we were approached by one of our guests to help him book and plan a romantic proposal in the heart of the African bushveld, we jumped at the opportunity to make it a memorable and magical experience neither of them will forget.
Visit Kruger National Park during SANParks Week

Visit Kruger National Park during SANParks Week

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Visit the Kruger National Park during SANParks Free Access Week 2020! The annual South African National Parks Week is an initiative aimed at giving all South African citizens the opportunity to experience the incredible variety of National…
Why You Should Go on a Kruger Park Safari

Why You Should Go on a Kruger Park Safari

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It’s time to explore the renowned Kruger National Park like you never have before. Boasting nearly 2.2 million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld that stretches for 352 kilometres across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north…
Can you take kids on a safari

Can You Take Kids On A Safari?

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Are you thinking of going on a safari holiday with your kids, but you’re not sure what to expect? A safari might not be the first activity that comes to mind when planning a getaway with young children, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find…
Elephant Seals in Cape Town

Elephant Seals in Cape Town

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Have you spotted the Elephant Seals along the Cape coastline? There are a few different species of seals that can be found along the South African coast. The charismatic and playful Cape Fur Seal is by far the most popular and commonly seen…
COVID-19 African Country Travel Restrictions
COVID-19 African Country Travel Restrictions Southern Africa - Zambia
Best time to go to Botswana

Best Time To Go To Botswana

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Botswana is one of Africa’s most exclusive safari destinations. One of Botswana’s primary attractions is its vast wilderness. The evergreen jewel of the Okavango Delta is at the heart of Botswana’s safari attractions, flanked in the east by the rolling savannah of the Savute and the sought-after elephant paradise of the Chobe. South of the Delta you will find the far-flung stretches of the Makgadikgadi saltpans and the semi-desert grasslands of the Kalahari.
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Kruger National Park named one of the top post lockdown travel destinations

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The Kruger National Park has been named the 20th most popular travel destination in the world on Big 7 Travel’s list of ‘The 50 Most Popular Destinations For Post-Lockdown Travel’ – and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Big 7 Travel looks…
Okavango Delta

Best Time To Go To The Okavango Delta

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The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas. It is a vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetland and is deemed one of the world’s premier wilderness areas. The 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 Okavango Delta’s dynamic ecosystem.
Visit the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is Open During Lockdown Level 3

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Great news for wildlife and nature lovers! It’s finally time to explore the nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled natural beauty and untamed wilderness and wildlife of the real African bush at the renowned Kruger National Park. South…
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Best Virtual Safaris Online During The Corona Virus Lockdown

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As South Africa is in the midst of a Nationwide Lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, all travel has been placed on hold for the foreseeable future. Just because we can’t physically travel to some of our top African safari destinations,…
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Bones On A Rock

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The ‘Bushman Trail’ is situated in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. A typical walk moves through grassy valleys that are flanked by rolling hills. The crests of these hills are crowned by piles of massive, rounded, blocky, boulders. It is difficult to walk at any pace here as you are tempted to stop and search these huge granite rockeries with your binoculars. They appear to be the perfect hangout for klipspringers, baboons, and leopards. If you look carefully you will see the first two. Leopards are more elusive. However, even if you do not see them, the setting creates an expectation that the cat lives here and will appear at any moment.
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Male Baboon Steals Lion Cub And Grooms It In A Tree – Kruger National Park

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Kurt Schultz of Kurt Safari Tours, captured this amazing sighting in the Kruger National Park. Kurt came across a troop of baboons near Skukuza camp in the Kruger National Park. The baboons seemed restless and it was soon discovered that…
When To Go To The Kruger National Park

Best Time To Go To The Kruger National Park

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The Kruger National park is South Africa’s most beautiful and exciting African Safari destination. This South African National Park is also one of the largest game reserves in Africa.
Secret Africa - Facts about Elephant Shrews

Facts about Elephant Shrews

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Elephant shrews may in fact be one of the tiniest and cutest animals discovered in Africa. They are also known as jumping shrews. The elephant shrew has 19 species in total around Africa. They can survive in all kinds of habitats.  These include…
Secret Africa - How do the Samburu say Hello_

How do the Samburu say Hello?

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So, you’re planning a trip to Africa, how do you connect with the country that you are going to visit? Easy, you learn the language! Samburu is a Maa language dialect that is spoken by the Samburu tribe in northern Kenya.  Tanzania is…
Learning how to say Hello in Africa

Learning how to say Hello in Africa

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Sometimes communication in Africa can be tough because of the local slang. Even English has its own flavour in South Africa! Africa has 1,500 to 2,000 different dialects. A lot of languages borrow from Afrikaans, as well as the many African…
Secret Africa - Best Things to do in Kosi Bay

Best Things to do in Kosi Bay

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Kosi Bay is a series of four lakes interlinked in the Maputaland area of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. There’s no bay specifically, but the town, which is referred to as Kosi Bay is 30km away from the coast. Maputaland is located in the…
12 Edible Indigenous South African Plants

12 Edible Indigenous South African Plants

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South Africa is home to a wide variety of edible indigenous plants. The Botanical Society of South Africa is responsible for encouraging indigenous gardening, conservation awareness, and the proper use of indigenous plants in Southern Africa. Planting…
Five Fun Facts about Wildebeest

Five Fun Facts about Wildebeest

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The wildebeest, also known as the Antelope of the African plains, is a mammal that lives all over the eastern, southern, and central parts of Africa. They are also called the gnu, which is sometimes referred to as the “fool of the veld”…