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Choosing Between Eastern & Southern Africa Safaris
Destinations, Planning Tips and Tools

Safari veterans broadly divide Africa into two regions, eastern and southern. Because of the continent's enormous size, if you can narrow down your interests, focusing on one region or another makes sense during a two-week stay. As you consider the distinctive qualities of each region, it is important to note that these are generalizations only, and exceptions abound...

Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Safari Company
Our African Heritage, Planning Tips and Tools

Selecting the right safari company goes a long way in ensuring the best experience from beginning to end – a trip that is tailored entirely to your priorities and delivers seamless logistics and excellent wildlife sightings. When considering a safari company, here are some important questions to ask. 1. Does the safari company create authentic...

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The UK has moved Kenya from its Red List to its Amber List in a move that will ease travel.

The decision which takes effect at 4 am on September 22, is part of a series of changes that will focus on vaccination status. Quarantine is still required for Kenyan arrivals until September 22nd. From September 22 Travellers from Kenya will be exempted from compulsory hotel quarantine, although they may be required to isolate for […]

South Africa further relaxes restrictions with declining COVID-19 cases

After a steady decline in COVID-19 cases, restrictions on people’s movements and gatherings have eased in South Africa. Lockdown restrictions have eased to allow for larger gatherings, longer trading hours for alcohol sales, and an extended curfew. Inter-provincial travel for leisure has resumed, and restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centers are open. In an exciting […]

Safari Forecast - September

September is a fantastic time to visit the Masai Mara. The area experiences beautiful sunny and dry weather in September, with an average daily high of 80°F. In September, you can witness the sight of millions of animals moving in the Great Migration and have a good chance of witnessing wildebeest crossing the Mara River. […]

Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony to be held online on September 24, 2021.

The Rwanda Development Board will digitally hold its yearly ceremony to name the new infant gorillas born this year on September 24, World Gorilla Day. This will be the 16th annual ‘Kwita Izina’ naming ceremony. 24 baby gorillas will be given names this year. 10 of the 24 infants are in Fossey Fund monitored groups. […]

Children in the Wilderness (CITW), a Wilderness Safaris partner, has launched a new impact initiative in Rwanda.

Avocado seedlings and large-scale agricultural assistance will be given to each home in the Kinigi Sector, which has a population of 23 000 people. This is only one of several major projects done in the areas surrounding Magashi Camp, Bisate Lodge, and the Gishwati-Mukura National Park. Other projects completed as part of Wilderness Safaris’ mission […]

Thrill-seekers can now visit Devil’s Pool on the edge of mighty Victoria Falls!

Devil’s Pool is a natural infinity pool on the edge of Victoria Falls that can only be reached by boat from Livingstone Island. Swimming in Devil’s Pool is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the business is well-managed with safety as a top priority.    Devil’s Pool is typically open from August to January, depending on […]

Emirates’ partnership with Airlink allows more flights to South Africa.

From September 1, Emirates will offer twice-daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg, as well as daily flights between Dubai and Durban. Emirates has announced a codeshare agreement with Airlink. Passengers flying into and out of South Africa now have access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations in 12 African countries.   After the […]

One year until Incredible Africa combines Africa's greatest wonders by private jet.

Our hallmark adventure in 2022 takes place over the course of 22 days. This extraordinary private jet adventure combines the finest African wildlife locations with 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 8 countries.    This epic journey is brought to life by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local specialists who describe remarkable cultural wonders and animal encounters […]

Serengeti COVID Centers

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has set up a new COVID-19 sample collection center at Kogatende. Serengeti National Park now has two COVID-19 test sample collection centers, one in Seronera, and another in Kogatende in preparation for the Serengeti migration. Appointments need to be made via the official Ministry of Health Portal, 4 days […]

RwandaAir Announces Loyalty Partnership with Qatar Airways

RwandAir has become the first – and only – Sub-Saharan African airline to launch a loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways. The two carriers have joined forces to offer RwandAir Dream Miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty members access to each other’s destinations.  The airlines say the move is a major step forward to greater […]

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