Traveller’s Guide

As one of the world’s few remaining dream destinations, Africa is home to a vast number of truly mesmerising wild animals – an exotic wonderland in almost every sense of the word. When coupled with extraordinarily beautiful scenery and a vibrant culture, an African safari tour ultimately makes for an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. It serves as the truest way to fully immerse yourself in all that this unspoiled continent has to offer. When travelling from Australia, a Traveller’s Guide can help you see the best of Africa with ease.

To experience and appreciate authentic African culture and wildlife, South Africa should be the first stop on your safari tour. In the northeast, the untouched Kruger National Park – flanked on either side by the conservancies and private lodges of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve – offers you and your safari group fascinating African wildlife. Johannesburg and Cape Town both effectively serve as historical hubs while the lavish restaurants and glorious vineyards of the Cape Winelands region provide culturally rich locales like no other. Travelers should, however, remain especially cautious while staying in Johannesburg – particularly around the city’s central districts. Your hotel should be able to advise you on the ideal methods of safely and efficiently getting around.

When it comes to desert diversity, look no further than Namibia during your African safari tour from Australia. Namibia is home to Africa’s largest and most diverse nature reserve – the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Etosha National Park is world renowned for its stunning desert plains while Damaraland – lying to the country’s northwest – is the natural habitat for rare desert elephants. The Skeleton Coast National Park is an awe-inspiring visit on any African safari: pristinely fossilised trees along with its haunting landscapes make for some of the most striking sights you’ll ever see.

The iconic Victoria Falls are at their best from April to August and are now easily reached from the southern ports of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kruger.

With airlines expanding their flight routes within Africa, it is possible to connect from Victoria Falls into Zambia and then onto Kenya, which makes a very comprehensive and rewarding African safari experience.

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Gem of Africa

Botswana has long been recognised as the ‘Gem of Africa’. Today, it even rivals the country of South Africa as the African continent’s most illustrious and high-end safari destination, and with good reason: a Botswana safari tour serves as the wondrous beginning of a brand new African adventure. In fact, the country has swiftly been shifting its tours away from lavish lodges and ultra-luxe accommodation in favour of more active safari-based itineraries coupled with comfortable yet authentically rustic camps.

When it comes to the truest and most immersive African safari experience, exploration tours to Botswana have been defined by the Okavango Delta and its standard-setting camps: Shinde and Kanana Camps serve as home to a wide range of African wildlife – some of the continent’s most stunning and exotic creatures.  Kanana Camp offers  a “sleepout” experience where you can stay overnight in a custom built 2 level deck with star lit views as you will only find in the remote African skies.

Stanley Camp is known all across the globe for its famous elephant interaction tours where you have the unique opportunity of enjoying lunch in the bush with the elephants.

In addition to the genuine African lodgings along the delta, Botswana is also home to the vast plains of the sprawling, semi-arid Kalahari Desert. Along its Makgadikgadi Pans, you’ll find Camp Kalahari – a 10-tent affordable alternative to the classic Jack’s Camp (also situated on the pans)…… you will enjoy interaction with some habituated meerkats who will get “up close and personal”, using your shoulders or long range camera lens as a very convenient look out post…   For the game explorers, a large number of horseback safaris are also in operation – these expeditions will take you right across the scenic pans of the Kalahari. For the most adventurous and truly fearless, the Selinda Canoe Trail effectively serves as just one memorable part of an unforgettable Botswana safari experience: this four-day trip – a 30-mile tour – will take you along the ancient and enchanting  Selinda Spillway, making for a truly remarkable journey.

To the northeast of Botswana lies Chobe National Park. Home to some of the rarest species of African flora and fauna, this expansive reserve is world renowned for its massive and spectacular herds of elephants.

The Chobe floodplain provides rich grazing for the numerous animals in the park and a daily Chobe River boat cruise offers you the chance to see the animals from the water whilst they graze along the river banks and come down to the river to drink….and once you are in Chobe, you are only a one hour road transfer away from the majestic Victoria Falls.

All these areas offer a comprehensive and complete Botswana safari experience with diverse scenery and activities on offer….

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