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Africa’s Secret Seven – do you know them?

If you’ve been on safari in Africa you may have seen the Big Five, possibly also the Small Five, and maybe even the Ugly Five. But have you heard of the Secret Seven? Africa’s Secret Seven aren’t easy to spot – in fact, they are the most difficult game animals to discover on safari. They...
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Dollars and more, money matters on safari

Dollars and more – Money Matters on Safari

Dollars or local currency? Money is always a major consideration when travelling overseas. How Much Cash do I Need?  On a mid range to luxury safari you will need very little cash as most things will be included in your safari package. On a budget safari you will generally be required to contribute to a...
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morning tea with elephants on your African safari

5 tips when planning your African safari

While there are some things you really do need to take seriously when planning your safari (more about those in another blog!), there are other things that people tend to worry about much more than necessary. Here are my Top 5 tips to take the stress out of planning your African safari.   1. Support When...
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Your African safari - morning tea with elephants

Supporting conservation and communities

Commitment to local conservation and community projects are things we look for when choosing our partners on the ground in Africa, together with superb accommodation and exceptional service, of course!
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How to Plan a Safari the Right Way

When it’s time to attack your bucket list and plan a safari, you want to make sure you get it right! After all, for most of us, a safari is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But to plan a safari the right way, you need to know certain things and as NZ safari tour...
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Hwange, Zimbabwe

7 Tips for Taking Photos on Safari

As much as it’s about being there and seeing everything in person, taking photos on safari is also important. As well as providing you with memories of your African adventure, you can also share them with others, turn them into large wall canvases or even sell them to fund your next safari adventure. Whether you...
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Botswana and Zimbabwe, Hwange lions

What Are the Big Five & Where Can I See Them?

On an African safari, seeing the Big Five game animals ranks highly on most people’s lists. A term originally coined by big-game hunters, the Big Five are said to be the most dangerous African animals to hunt on foot. However, this term is now used to talk about five of the most popular African animals....
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How to Stay Healthy on An African Safari

One of the questions we get often asked by clients is how they can stay healthy on an African safari. After all, when you’re out on safari, there is limited access to medical support. Clients want to know how they can prevent themselves from becoming sick with illnesses we don’t see here in New Zealand....
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Travelling Solo on Safari in Africa

A safari in Africa ranks high on your bucket list. The problem is, you are travelling alone and are not sure if you should head off on a safari or not. You may be concerned about your personal safety, or anxious about how you’ll cope organising your travel, accommodation and food. The good news is...
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