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Top 5 Reasons to Visit South Africa

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit South Africa By Carolyn Tett 1. A year-round destination with a great climate. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, South Africa enjoys a temperate climate, with some regional variation, but a very low annual rainfall overall, making it a destination for all seasons, and ideal for building a custom safari (with options for beach time, wine tasting, whale watching, and much more) around any dates you desire.   2. World-class wildlife viewing and private reserves perfect for families. South Africa’s Kruger National Park is a world-renowned wildlife destination, and the oldest national park in Africa. Sharing a border with Kruger, Mala Mala Game Reserve is a private reserve with exclusive game viewing areas and the highest land to guest ratio in the region.  90% of the reserve is strategically sandwiched between the 11 mile open boundary with the Kruger National Park and the Sand River. If you only visit Africa once, this is the place where you are most likely to see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros). In addition, Mala Mala offers a Junior Ranger program with activities designed just for kids and teens.
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Posted in: African Safari Trips, South Africa, Victoria Falls South Africa

Luangwa Valley Walking Safaris in Zambia, Southern Africa

  Luangwa Valley Walking Safaris in Zambia, Southern Africa No matter where you go – in urban or wilder settings – the seasoned traveler knows you can only get to really know your surroundings by walking them:  not just to get your bearings, but to discover the sights, sounds and smells that are unique to that place. Although four-wheel-drive safari vehicles are inextricably linked to the image of the classic African safari, many safari-goers are taking their adventure to another level entirely by selecting a destination and camps which have perfected the art of the walking safari. Beyond connecting with the wilderness you’ve traveled so far to see, you have the added advantage of staying active on your vacation. One of our favorite destinations is the Luangwa Valley in Zambia, where Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris in the 1950’s, preferring the traditional way of exploring the surrounding wilderness. Every detail – from guide training to bush camps – is aimed at helping you become a part of your surroundings. You are alert to the sound of breaking branches and animal sounds, and smaller details reveal themselves, like subtle changes in the foliage and the presence of insects.
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Posted in: African Safari Trips, Zambia, Luangwa Valley in Zambia Southern Africa, trips to southern africa

Best Planning Guides for Africa - New 2014 African Safaris Brochure

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Posted in: Africa Travel Guides and Tips, African Safaris in the Serengeti, Serengeti Migration Safari Trips, African Safari Trips

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