Category: Namibia

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Safari and service - the perfect combination for families

Unless you are focused on seeing the likes of tigers, pumas, jaguars, bears, or wolves, Africa is by far the best region for wildlife safaris.
Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

Messing about in boats... a safari with a difference

There are more than 150 tripoints in the world but only one international quadripoint, and here we were, perched precariously, in the top of a 2,000 year old baobab tree, looking out over the only place in the world where four countries meet and two great African rivers join. We were on Impalila Island, on
Safari with kids in 2021?

Safari with kids in 2021?

Can you go on an African safari with your kids? Yes! In 2021, with Covid? Yes! This is your best chance to observe wildlife with far fewer tourists jostling for prime viewing positions in safari jeeps. The best months to go are from now to September. Malaria is an obvious concern, more so than Covid
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Now is the time for Africa

In many respects, 2021 is the best opportunity to travel to Africa and go on a safari. Here’s why: Covid has dramatically lowered the number of people traveling so if you go now, you can have the place with far fewer other guests This is particularly exciting for the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania
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Where can Americans travel to in May?

Travel is back! ‘Flights’ is one of the most searched for terms on Google, and especially if you have been vaccinated, you may want to start turning those pent-up travel dreams into reality. The following destinations will let you in without testing if you are fully vaccinated: Belize Croatia Ecuador Georgia Iceland Seychelles In further
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Where can Americans travel to in April?

Update: the vaccines are working! People are booking trips again – do you want to be part of this? Depending on your individual circumstances, the time may be right for you, before places get overrun again. Whilst Americans can’t yet travel to as many destinations as in 2019, and you must exercise your judgment, you
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Where can Americans travel to in March?

Good news! Our prospects for traveling more extensively and safely are steadily improving, and this New York Times article makes the point that all five vaccines have eliminated Covid deaths, and are reducing Covid to the status of a mild flu. I am excited, and no doubt you are too. Whilst restrictions on where Americans
Where can Americans travel to in February?

Where can Americans travel to in February?

We have reason for optimism that 2021 will be far better than 2020, what with vaccinations being rolled out across America, and of course a new President taking office, who appears determined to get on top of Covid. This is clearly exciting, and good news for all, especially those keen to travel again. Whilst there
6 reasons to enjoy a private fly-in safari in Namibia

6 reasons to enjoy a private fly-in safari in Namibia

Namibia is a land of contrast, with landscapes ranging from the rusty coloured sand dunes of the Namib Desert, to the rocky Damaraland and the lush sceneries of the Caprivi Strip… Etosha and the parks in the Caprivi Strip are great for game viewing, but Namibia is also home to some desert-adapted wildlife, such as
Where can Brits travel to in January?

Where can Brits travel to in January?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out in the UK, which is positive, and good news for those eager to travel. In the meantime, there are still restrictions on where Brits can travel to in January.  But with January having some of the lowest temperatures in the UK, you may have a hankering to get out
10 reasons to go on a safari to Namibia during the 'Green Season'

10 reasons to go on a safari to Namibia during the 'Green Season'

In most of Southern Africa, including Namibia, the “Green Season” refers to the summer months of November to April. These months correspond to the rainy season, where the landscapes come back to life with the first drops of rain and display all kind of green hues in the prolific vegetation. Historically, travelers looking for a
Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

Why it's the perfect time to visit Southern Africa right now

This pandemic has really thrown us a curveball and I doubt if many had seen it coming a year ago. Then again, tourism is an industry that has been through some tough times before, and I’m sure it will come out stronger once again as it has shown in the past. However, there are still
6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when
5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

Southern Africa has so much variety that is hard to know where to start. Without trying to fit every destination into one holiday, it is better to take your time and explore a couple of places at a more leisurely pace. Below are five of the best destinations to visit with a few examples of
Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Without the regular revenue-flow from tourism, many of the conservation and community projects caring for Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and people are themselves, now under threat. I spoke with several luxury lodges around Africa to hear their reflections, what
5 of the best escapes in Namibia

5 of the best escapes in Namibia

In the last few months new phrases have entered the English language and in a short space of time have come to feel familiar. One phrase, perhaps more than any other, stands out, and that is social distancing. We have all been learning how to safely keep our distance from one and other and staying