When traveling, a good rule of thumb is to always be sensitive to the local culture. When on an African safari, that includes the animals you are watching. Don’t forget that you are in their habitat, so be respectful and don’t do anything to scare them. We’ve asked three rangers [...]
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Experience the thrills of the African bush with the entire family. Today, children are more and more able to get in on the action with many lodges and reserves welcoming children over the age of eight. Whether your family is looking to fully immerse in the culture and [become a [...]
Today, an astounding 50% of the world’s population can no longer see the stars because of pollution. But in many remote areas of Africa, you will be amazed by the thousands of points of light that fill the sky without interference from city lights or smog. As stars have influenced [...]
So many of this season’s drives have been spectacular, if not simply stunning, both in dry and wet conditions. In fact, even though safaris have become more confined to the inside of our land cruisers, few of our drives bear any resemblance to road trips most anyone has ever experienced, unless of course they are safari aficionados.
The thing about rain and tin roofs is that it can quickly become a deafening clatter. This morning, while lying in the snug comfort of my mosquito-netted bed, I was awakened by a sudden downpour and the sharp, fast repetitive calls of the Long-tailed Glossy starling that was proudly heralding in the new dawn—and perhaps rejoicing the opening of the heavens. It was 5:45 am.
Dropping down over the Drakensberg escarpment, an immense shelf of land that gives way in great carved ravines to the vast plains below, I was awed by its magnitude. Instinctively, I felt my arrival in “the bush” and began to prepare my mindset for this first safari in Mpumalanga province, southeast of South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
Rumit Mehta, recently returned from safari in four African countries, shares his extraordinary experiences with Africa.com. This is the fifth in a five part series being released this week (complete with photos!) detailing his travels in Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
Rumit Mehta, recently returned from safari in four African countries, shares his extraordinary experiences with Africa.com. This is the third in a five part series being released this week (complete with photos!) detailing his travels in Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.
June 17-21: Okavango Delta, Botswana
We experience four spectacular days in this unique and pristine ecosystem, located in the northern part of Botswana. The January rains in Angola slowly creep down to the Delta, permeating the bone-dry flood plains and the five large water channels, bringing bird life and animals back. By May and June the Delta is filled up, often up to two to four meters in some areas, and then slowly recedes until the rains in November begin allowing the circle of life to continue for another generation of wild life…