10 Reasons to visit Botswana, one of Africa’s great safari destinations

Posted on October 25, 2016 by - Interesting Reads, Lists and Top Tens

Most people need little convincing when it comes to booking a trip to Botswana. Home to the highest concentration of elephants in the world and teeming with big cats, African wild dog and other wildlife, Botswana is truly is one of Africa’s greatest safari destinations.

Here’s our personal top 10 reasons to visit Botswana:
  • Watery game-viewing in Okavango Delta
  • Elephant-spotting by sunset boat cruises on Chobe
  • Canoeing on Selinda Spillway
  • True sense of wilderness with very few people
  • Quad biking on Makgadikgadi salt pans
  • Mokoro trips
  • Mobile camping
  • Wild dogs in Linyanti Swamps
  • Adventure safaris eg. Mashatu Game Reserve
  • Bushmen (San) people of the Kalahari

Reasons to visit Botswana

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Best Tours & Things to Do at Victoria Falls

Posted on October 12, 2016 by - Lists and Top Tens

This post summarizes our top 15 things to do at Victoria FallsBoth on the Zimbabwe side and Zambia side at Livingstone. It doesn’t aim to cover absolutely everything you can do but it gives you our candid opinions.

Most of the excursions below are available from either side of the falls. If it is only available on one side, we’ll tell you. However with the new uni-visa, there’s much less to stop you from enjoying activities on either side of the Victoria Falls. Times & prices of the excursions may vary by country so contact us for a quote.

Best Time to visit Victoria Falls

The maximum flow of water over the Victoria Falls peaks in late Southern hemisphere summer (March/April). The best time to view and photograph the Falls is probably between May and August when the spray is not so all-pervasive. This will allow you to actually see the Falls – and yet the flow of water is still impressive.

As the dry winter season progresses, the volume of water over the Victoria Falls declines dramatically especially on the Zambia side. We really cannot stress this enough! If you are visiting the Victoria Falls at this time, we recommend that you get univisa so that you can visit the Falls on the Zimbabwe side (best views at this time of the year) but also take an excursion to Livingstone Island from the Zambian side (see below). Livingstone Island can only be visited in the drier part of the season.

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Adventure Honeymoon ideas that’ll get your heart racing

Posted on September 13, 2016 by - Honeymoon, Lists and Top Tens

Everyone’s idea of the ‘perfect’ honeymoon is different. Some couples would love nothing more than to be pampered and laze around a pool all day, sipping on ice cold beverages and over-indulging in delicious food. Others prefer a more action-packed adventure honeymoon that gets their hearts racing.

Here we suggest activities that will add some action and adrenalin to your honeymoon…

South Africa honeymoon - adventure honeymoon by mountain biking

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