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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…
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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.
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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…
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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”…
Fun Facts about the Baobab Tree

Fun Facts about the Baobab Tree

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Africa is home to many beautiful wild animals, stunning scenery, and all kinds of interesting things. The Baobab is the real representation of life in the African plains. This giant, strange looking tree grows in low-lying areas all over Africa,…
Five Interesting Facts about Rhinos

Five Interesting Facts about Rhinos

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The rhino is the second largest among all land mammals. Unlike the elephant, it’s considered one of the most aggressive. However, despite its status as being one of the biggest bullies on the African planes when it comes to humans, rhinos…
Interesting Facts About Leopards

Interesting Facts About Leopards

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The Panthera Pardus, better known as the African leopard, is one of the most sophisticated and powerfully built hunters of the African jungle. Among all the other wild big cats, the leopard is arguably one of the most gorgeous because of their…
Interesting Facts about Seaweed

Interesting Facts about Seaweed

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At first glance, seaweed might not seem like much. A slimy shrub floating in the water we see at times floating in the ocean, or washed up on the beach. Many people are repulsed by it, refusing to swim with it. Don’t be fooled though, these…
The Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

The Best Places to Visit in Rwanda

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Rwanda is considered as one of the smallest countries of Africa. It is located just a few degrees south of the equator. The country is bordered by Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mutilated by perhaps the most…
Secret Africa, Interesting Facts About Mountain Gorillas

Interesting Facts About Mountain Gorillas

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Mountain Gorillas are one of the most delightfully friendly and loving animals in the world. While many find them to be extremely ferocious creatures, they are actually the total opposite in nature and can warm up to humans easily compared to…
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The Majingilane Lions of Sabi Sands

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The Majingilane Coalition got their name from the reference of watchmen patrolling the night. They marched with intention, never altering their course. Their origin was traced to the Manyelethi Game Reserve, where they were part of a pride with…
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Scary Facts about Lions

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The lion (Panthera Leo) is part of the big cat family, Felidae. A lion is an animal symbol used by a wide variety of human cultures to depict strength, superiority, courage, and more. The mighty king of the jungle often appears as sculptures,…
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Fun Facts about Mountain Gorillas

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Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla Beringei Beringei) are a small subspecies of the Eastern Gorilla. The species is also possibly split down further into two sub groups. Just over half of the existing Mountain Gorilla population live in the Virunga…
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10 Amazing Facts About Elephants That Will Make You Love Them Even More!

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Did you know that elephants can die of a broken heart or that an elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as three kilograms? Being the largest of all land mammals on earth, elephants are magnificent, fascinating creatures. Not only are they intelligent…
Amazing Facts About Aardvarks

Amazing Facts about Aardvarks

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An aardvark, meaning an earthpig, is a little nocturnal animal. They are mostly found in Africa. These peculiar animals are not known by many people. Sometimes they are also called “Cape Anteater”, referring to the Cape of Good Hope, or…
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Top 10 Amazing Facts about Pangolins

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The Pangolins are peculiar African and Asian mammals. Their bodies are covered with hard scales and they can curl up into a cute little ball in a defensive moment. Unfortunately they also have the title of world’s most trafficked animal. The…