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The allure of the ‘Green Season’ – Botswana

Continuing with our thread, the allure of the ‘Green Season’, we are going to explore the Botswana ‘Green Season’ (late November to end of March) highlights and opportunities. Botswana Many in the industry confess that the ‘Green Season’ is in fact their favourite time to visit Botswana, as there are fewer tourists, the air is…

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The allure of the ‘Green Season’

If you are anything like me, the endless drab grey winter days, have you dreaming of the return of warm weather, dinner outside on a balmy evening with the chirp of crickets, and the beauty of an approaching summer thunderstorm. So in this four part blog we are going to provide insights into the allure…

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Experiences of Africa

When considering the destination of roads less travelled, and in particular ‘darkest deepest Africa’, often the mind puts up the ‘Stop’ sign. Unfortunately this negative perception prevents many prospective travellers from experiencing the exceptional Wildlife viewing; the spectacular sunsets/ sunrises over the African savannah; and the beautiful hospitality of beaming African smiles. At Destinations Africa…

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Rhodesian Rescue Mission Safari

Remember the old days when Rhodesia was called the bread basket of Africa? Imagine now that basket empty of bread with only a few crumbs remaining! Remember the gentle souls with whom you shared your daily life? Imagine them now battling for survival! Rhodesia might now have a new name and be irreparably changed from…

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Planning an African Safari

I have been asked how do we plan a safari for you? What do we know to be able to do this successfully that anyone out there does not know? A deep knowledge and understanding of every place that we would send a client to is imperative. Excellent knowledge of the geography, accessibility, means of…

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What Motivates People To Visit Africa?

This month I want to talk about what motivates people to visit Africa and then cover some alternatives to the mainstream reasons for your consideration. We are usually told that the guest wishes to “see the big 5”. Seldom are we told by these guests that they want to “experience” Africa and its wild life.…

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News On Botswana Game Lodges

It is a never ending source of frustration to me that the game lodges in Botswana are so expensive relative to others in neighbouring countries. We have had many prospective clients either decline or go to alternatives in Africa due to cost. However…………… we have good news! Not only do we have great relationships with…

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The Diversity of Africa

Africa is a continent with massive variations in topography, cultures, wild life diversity, drought, flood, conflict and tears!! This is exactly what makes a land that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. It is a place that, once visited, will infect you with a deep desire to return. We have a number…

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Best Locations To See Wildlife In Africa

Cape Town is a great place to see wild life as those locals really know how to throw a party! But seriously if it is “wildlife” rather than a “wild life” you are seeking then it does not get any better than the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve which is adjacent to the well-known Kruger…

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Top Hotels To Stay At When Visiting Cape Town

Cape Town is a great place to catch your breath between wildlife safaris (as well as balancing out the relatively high cost of safari accommodation) as it is a very good value and a fabulous tourist destination. Mount Nelson Hotel As usual there is something for all tastes and budgets. My personal preferences are listed…

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A Special Wildlife Safari

They arrived on the wings of the four winds, so to speak, some from Namibia, some from Zimbabwe, some from Cape Town and others directly from Oz the previous day. All congregating with the singular purpose of enjoying Destinations Africa’s annual Savanna Plus wildlife safari. Not alone were all but three of the participants experienced…

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How To Prepare For a Wildlife Safari

1. Select a reputable “destination expert” Why? Because they can provide a guiding hand to ensure you get the very best out of your safari. While Africa can be a good value for money destination with the South African Rand weak against most first world currencies, safari accommodation tends to be relatively expensive (at least…

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