Is it just coincidence that August is the month when many people go on holiday and Africa becomes the perfect place to visit? In fact, there’s so much happening across the continent that travellers really are spoilt for choice: safari destinations feature the best game-viewing conditions, while the beaches and tropical islands bask beneath warm, dry skies.
You're out on a game drive when, slowly, your guide stops the vehicle, picks up her binoculars and scans the dense thicket. With a slight nod to the tracker seated out front, she reverses and points right... there, from behind a large shrub, you can just make out the first of a family elephants coming through the vegetation. Astonishingly quiet for such large creatures, you watch as one by one they come through, the little ones in the middle of the group, the rear brought up by a huge tusker that keeps an eye on everything.
Africa is full of incredible secret destinations that are just waiting to be discovered. Based on our extensive travels across the continent since 2001, these are our top picks of hidden gems in East and Southern Africa.
March in Africa is an interesting ‘shoulder month’ between high summer and the start of autumn.
As Africa Safari Experts, we’ve broken down the benefits of travelling in safari high and low seasons into this informative infographic to help you choose the right time of year for your for Big 5 vacation.
In February Go2Africa Head of Marketing, Nadia Coombe, set out on a babymoon to the Seychelles with her husband. Having been to many African island destinations before, it was their first time to the Seychelles and this is what these well-travelled island hoppers had to say about their experience.
Seeing all members of the Big 5 is undeniably thrilling but Africa’s abundance does not stop there. Get your bucket list ready because these are our top most incredible wildlife experiences and phenomena on the continent.
Uganda is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, the other half being just over the border in Rwanda. In November 2016, Africa Safari Experts Bonita and Tracy packed up their trekking gear and headed for Uganda’s exquisite montane rainforests.
Many safari goers ask whether Amboseli is worth visiting as part of their Kenya safari. Here are our expert thoughts on this small but exciting park in southern Kenya on the border of Tanzania.
Near the end of 2016 we sent Go2Africa Safari Experts, Jessica Lassen, Madelein Norval and Megan Vanderwalt on a 16-day journey through Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar island. They did a comprehensive tour, following a popular route that started with safaris in Kenya and Tanzania before hopping over to the tropical African island of Zanzibar for the perfect full-stop on an East African adventure.