Soweto Cycling Tour: important insights into South Africa

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When we tell people that we have taken our children out of school for 5 months to travel through southern Africa, one of the first questions they ask is – what about school? After spending 4 hours doing a Soweto cycling tour I know the answer – they will absolutely learn more by travelling than they can ever learn in …

A morning walk in Kruger with National Park rangers

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Our walking safari guides – South African National Park rangers Faisal and Dingan -were just fantastic. They were funny and engaging, so incredibly skilled and deeply respectful.  We met before dawn had cracked, at 5.15 in the morning in the Lower Sabie car park, our indemnity forms signed and ready for hand over. After a short briefing off we went, …

Southern Africa road trip: The adventure tour that Australians seem to fear

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The Sydney Morning Heralds’ Ben Groundwater describes his recent self-drive trip around southern Africa as the best travel experience of his life – and yes, he’s an incredibly experienced travel writer!!!! Ben also bemoans the fact few Australian’s are doing similar travel. This is exactly the type of travel Travel Africa is set up to support. So do contact us …

Safety on safari – understanding lions’ behaviour in Africa’s national parks

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This excellent article highlights important differences between spending time with animals in a game reserve (national park) and a lion park – a glorified zoo – where a lady was killed recently by a lion in South Africa. Travel Africa’s itineraries focus on quality time spent in game reserves: http://africageographic.com/blog/safety-with-lions-on-safari/