When is the best time to visit Botswana?

Posted on September 11, 2019 by - Africa FAQs, African Travel Tips

This African gem is a year-round safari destination, so the ‘best time to visit Botswana’ really depends on what you want to do. Do you want to be able to spot a multitude of wildlife gathered around a scarce water source without much effort? Or are you not too phased by potential rain and would love to see newborn animals in the lush green grass? Whichever you prefer, it is worth noting the monthly changes in weather and the effect this has on the country’s wildlife. For this reason, we have detailed the dry and wet season, and what each time of the year will bring you in turn…

If the details bore you, then scroll down for a quick summary of the best time to visit Botswana, and the worst!

 

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Safari Clothing in Africa – Top Tips for Autumn

Posted on April 10, 2019 by - Africa FAQs

‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa?’

‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa?’ (or any other African destination we offer). Our clients often ask us about packing a few weeks before their safari. The answer to this varies very much by season. And to some degree, by the type of safari.

Download our Insider Guide to What to Wear on Safari for the ‘full monty’ & useful packing lists…

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Otherwise keep reading! Below I summarize some essential pointers for people travelling in the African autumn months from April to May…

Malaria free safari in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

This blog post is written by Cedarberg Africa, a specialist Safari company for Southern and East Africa. Contact us if you would like us to assist you with your Africa safari planning…

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What is Load Shedding & How will it affect my safari?

Posted on March 28, 2019 by - Africa FAQs

Load shedding first happened for a few weeks in January 2008 and then again six years later in 2014 and now it is back in 2019. In the past it has only happened in the summer when air-conditioning ramps up demand. However, this time, we understand that it will be an ongoing concern for at least the next few months.

However South Africans are resilient people who ‘maak a plan’ and we are sure that this current energy shortfall will lead to innovative solutions a more careful stewardship of our energy resources.  Most likely, it will only have a minor effect on the enjoyment of your safari trip. As I write (in late March 2019) there are no more power cuts planned for this week. But it is always best to be informed and aware of the possibility.

 

What is Load-shedding?

This term, unique to South Africa, is more commonly known as ‘rotational blackouts’ in other countries. Quite simply, it is an engineered power shutdown where electricity is stopped for periods of time over different parts of the distribution region. It is a necessary response for a situation where electricity demand outweighs supply. This is currently the case in South Africa if a power station goes down unexpectedly.

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