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small group guided walk zambia
An African safari is truly a bucket-list, and often life-changing, adventure. And being well prepared ensures it really is the trip you’ve always dreamed of. Days on safari can be long, dusty, and action-packed, and having the right clothes can make a big difference to your experience. An African safari isn’t about fashion, it’s about...
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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
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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plan a safari
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
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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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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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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sundowners Chobe Botswana
Most of our clients fit into the ‘mature’ category, so feel we’re well-positioned to share eight important holiday tips for seniors with you. In amongst our personal safety and travel advice tips, the major message we want to share is that age is no barrier to experiencing the adventure of a lifetime!  Top Holiday Tips...
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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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