Tips & Tricks

South Luangwa National Park, image credit Sherry Rix (Travel Africa magazine)

Where to look?

You’re heading out on your game drive, camera and binoculars at the ready. But how do you find the wildlife? Here are a few tips to boost your chances. By Mike Unwin

Remote Africa walking safari, Travel Africa magazine

12 Helpful tips about walking safaris

Recognising the growing desire from travellers to connect with nature and to be more active, more and more lodges are offering guided walking options, ranging from a short few hours to longer expeditions. Sue Watt visited South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, and sent us these tips.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Image credit Sherry Rix, Travel Africa magazine

Choosing a safari company: questions to ask

Whether you’re a first-time Africa traveller or an avowed safari addict, if you choose to book your next trip through a specialist company, consider these questions to ask. First published in Issue 95 of Travel Africa magazine.

Kids on safari, by BlueOrange Studio, Shutterstock. Travel Africa magazine

On Safari with Kids: 10 tips before you book

1. Wait We started going on safari when our kids were toddlers and it was exhausting and stressful. The tension came from keeping our hectic children still and quiet during game drives, meals and midday siesta periods. Exhausting because the safari day up-ends little kids normal routines (early wake-ups, different meal times, late dinners) and our …

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Safari packing list, Travel Africa magazine

Safari packing advice

Many people preparing for a trip to Africa, particularly for the first time, will feel a little anxious when it comes to packing. Any time you venture into the unknown, you’re bound to worry you haven’t thought of everything, but clearly the conditions and experiences you’ll face on safari will call for more considered planning. …

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