Posted on July 2, 2019 by Christine - African Travel Tips
Are you considering a safari between August and October, but have no idea where to go in Africa? We know all too well about the endless options in such a sizeable and diverse continent as ours… The choices can be overwhelming!
In this article in our ‘Where to go in Africa’ series, we give you our expert advice and recommendations for travel during the months August, September and October.
Posted on May 25, 2019 by Kate Bergh - African Travel Tips
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what safari clothing should we pack? So I attempt to address this question with a blog at the beginning of each season. As our answer does vary by season!
Download our Insider Guide to What to Wear on Safari below for the ‘full monty’ & useful packing lists…
In the meantime here are some essential pointers for people travelling in the Southern African winter months which is generally from June to mid August…
Safari clothing in South Africa – Winter
I have lived in South Africa for 25 years and I have noticed that South Africans tend to ignore the fact that we have a winter. However our guests, used to wall to wall central heating, certainly feel it.
During winter, you will need to pack a range of clothing as what an African winter feels like varies considerably from place to place.
In the Cape, where the winters are Mediteranean – think Spain or Italy or Southern California – the hotels and lodges are reasonably well-equipped with underfloor heating and roaring fireplaces. But central heating is unheard of.
Plus you might have some rain in the Cape so come prepared with a rainproof jacket.
Posted on March 26, 2019 by Christine - African Travel Tips
We know plenty of keen visitors to Africa don’t have the luxury of choosing the “ideal” dates to travel. Let’s be honest, life is busy! This might seem like a limiting factor when planning a safari trip, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the beauties of Africa is its diversity, which means there’s an abundance of options to satisfy almost everyone, at any time of year. However this don’t make the task of choosing where to go in Africa any easier! So over four seasonal blog posts, we’ll be looking at your best safari options for the coming year.
Here are our recommendations for where to go in Africa during May, June and July …