Luxury Kruger Shalati train-on-a-bridge

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Do you love wildlife? Do you love the nostalgia of train travel? Staying aboard the luxury Kruger Shalati train-on-a-bridge is a once in a lifetime experience designed just for you! We absolutely love Kruger National Park in South Africa and have travelled there many, many times over the years. Skukuza is the main rest camp in the heart of southern …

Mokoro magic in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

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There are certain things that everyone in the world should experience – and gliding on a dugout canoe in the pristine heart of southern Africa is absolutely one of these! Here we explain why mokoro magic in the Okavango Delta, Botswana must be on your bucket list. What is a mokoro? Mokoro is the Tswana word for a dugout canoe …

CovidSafe Travel and Covid Contingency Supports

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At Travel Africa we’ve always been committed to our clients’ safety. Your trip of a lifetime should be exactly that – something you can enjoy while you’re there and remember with equal excitement for the rest of your life. We understand the uncertainties and hesitancies that can come with the return of international travel. That’s why we have put the …

There has never been a better time to visit southern Africa!

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Travel Africa was delighted to be invited to attend Africa’s Eden inaugural Travel Show in Victoria Falls in February, 2022 and to be to be one of the first Australian travel agents to return to Southern Africa after 2 years enforced absence. How incredible to be able to see what COVID-Safe travel now looks like, to understand first hand the …

Is self-drive travel in southern Africa for you?

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Take our ‘Is self-drive travel in southern Africa for you?‘ quiz to see whether self-travel will suit you for your safari in southern Africa. 1.       Do you like having independence in your travels? Yes!If you enjoy some level of independence in your travels you should certainly consider self-drive travel options as they allow you to:·       Completely tailor-make your itinerary. Travel Africa will …

Khaudum National Park – for the truly adventurous

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Tucked into north eastern Namibia, right on the border with Botswana, very few visitors get to experience Khaudum National Park. Only established in 1989, it forms the perfect corridor between the Caprivi Strip to the north and the Nyae Nyae Conservancy to the south, enabling wildlife movements in tune with the seasons, rains and food sources. As we were in …

Namibia Desert Tour, Swakopmund, Namibia

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When you are in the desert what animals do you expect to see? Many people totally underestimate all the life that deserts support. In southern Africa, the Namibian deserts are homelands for lots of big and impressive mammals including desert elephants, oryx and giraffe, but people often don’t stop to think about the smaller wonders that call the sand home. …

Responsible tourism at its best – !Xaus Lodge

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Southern Africa is still recovering from so many of the injustices of colonialism and apartheid. As such it is a real pleasure to be able to support initiatives which are at the heart of healing and justice and !Xaus Lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park does just that – it is remote splendour and responsible tourism at its best! As …

Makgadikgadi Pans – meerkat tour and migration mayhem

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The Makgadikgadi Pans form an alluring space on the map of Botswana. Nestled below the better known Okavango and Chobe regions, the magic that occurs on these fossilised lake beds is not known by many travellers. We were lucky enough to experience the pans during the wet season and not enjoyed the magic of an encounter with a family of …

Canopy Tour Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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By Cadan, 11 years old (with help by Rhian, 14 years old) As we hopped into the Wild Horizons truck we were wondering how it was going to be. It had been 7 years since the last time we did the canopy tour Victoria Falls and I did not remember a thing (probably because I was 5 years old then). …

Camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – animal encounters at Mata Mata campsite by 14 year old Rhian

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What do you expect to see at a rest camp in a national park? Maybe a few springbok or birds? What we saw over 3 days camping in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park at the Mata Mata Rest Camp was absolutely amazing. After we arrived and finished setting camp, my brother Kai cut open a plastic water bottle and filled it …

Whitewater rafting Victoria Falls by 16 year old Kai

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Up nice and early and we were off! Off on a cheeky bit of whitewater rafting Victoria Falls for my 16th birthday.  I’d always wanted to go whitewater rafting at Victoria Falls, but last time we went, I was too young. Now, finally that I’m over the minimum age of 15, I could live my dream. And what better time …

How a bad start became the best Kruger night drive ever

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A big thank you to 12 year old guest blogger Nicky for this fabulous blog – we are so happy that your last night drive in Kruger became the ‘best Kruger night drive ever’!! As we drove in silence slowly down a dirt stricken track each of our  eyes was ready to see something spectacular. Then, when my eyes  looked …

Storms River Waterfall Walk – the start of the Otter Trail

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The Otter Trail is a well known 3 day overnight hike that the more fit and adventurous traveller can do along the spectacular Storms River coastline. For those who don’t have the time, or fitness, there is a great half day walk which we highly recommend to a waterfall which plummets down the rocky cliff faces of the Storms River …

A Flight of Angels – rejuvenate the soul through a birds-eye view of the Victoria Falls

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There are so many fantastic activities at Victoria Falls it can be hard to decide what to do. A helicopter flight over the Falls is not the cheapest of options but it is worth every cent as the breath-taking views of the Flight of Angels cement the Falls as truly one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The …