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South Africa visa

South Africa Visa Update

New Zealand passport holders can once again travel to South Africa without the need of getting any type of visa. After more than two years under the visa regime South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced the news during South Africa’s Home Affairs Budget Vote in July. In 2017, in what was considered...
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single use plastic bags

Single-use plastic bags

Passengers to Zanzibar are being warned not to bring single-use plastic bags, including zip lock bags, to the island. This comes after the government began to strictly enforce a ban on all plastic bags which was introduced in October 2018. Zanzibar has joined the growing list of African countries which have banned single-use plastic bags....
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Eco-tourism in Botswana

Why Ecotourism Is Vital For African Communities And Wildlife

The absolute essence of a safari with African Encounters is the wildlife that we get to experience. Africa is full of majestic creatures that we are all in awe of when we see them on safari. But it’s no secret that wildlife populations are dwindling around the globe. Some species are on the brink of...
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Tanzania plastic bag ban

The Government of Tanzania advises travellers to the country that, from June 1, all plastic carrier bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania. This excludes plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuffs, sanitary and waste management. Visitors...
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Amboseli, Kenya

National Parks, Concessions and Conservancies

Madagascar is home to an extraordinary array of weird and wonderful animals and plants.
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hand luggage

What should you pack in your hand luggage?

Airlines are tightening up on luggage restrictions these days, and there's nothing worse than having to repack at check-in!
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Madagascar lemur

6 reasons to visit Madagascar

Madagascar is home to an extraordinary array of weird and wonderful animals and plants.
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Zambia elephants

5 Reasons why we love Zambia

Zambia is one of Africa's last true wildernesses. If it's not on your bucket list, it should be!
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Sundowners on an African safari

Is an African Safari on your bucket list?

Africa is a bucket-list destination with incredible wildlife, breath-taking landscapes and fascinating cultures.
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