Typical Day on Safari

Have you ever considered going on safari? What really is a safari? I had an idea of what to expect prior to my trip to Kruger National Park, but experiencing it first hand is unlike any other, and sometimes hard to put into words! Here is what your typical day on safari will look like […]

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More Than the Mara: Top 3 Places to Safari in Kenya other than the Maasai Mara

No one will dispute that a safari in Kenya must include some well spent time in the Maasai Mara.  However, this East Africa country offers numerous wildlife gems – and further experiences to be had outside of just game drives alone. #1 Amboseli National Park: Located in Southern Kenya, Amboseli most notably lays claim to […]

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How to Choose a Family-Friendly Safari

  When planning a family safari to South Africa, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is which lodge to choose. There are many choices in South Africa but the key is to choose a kid-friendly accommodation that fits your budget and lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when searching for the best family-friendly […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Sabi Sands and the Panorama Route

It’s a good idea to include some extra time in your schedule when traveling – that is always good advice, and traveling in South Africa is no different. The #Gr8SA team from South African Airways Vacations was reminded of that fact when driving the approximate three and a half hours from the Drakensberg Mountains to […]

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#Gr8SA Trip Update: Our First Safari

Talk about the experience of a lifetime. Our #Gr8SA team (eight employees from South African Airways Vacations traveling in South Africa) had an incredibly moving experience – our first safari. A couple of team members have been on safari before, but for most of us it was a brand new, thrilling and emotional experience. We […]

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What Are Africa’s “Big Five?”

If you’ve ever done any research on Africa, you’ve probably heard of or seen reference to the “Big Five,” but what are they? The animals included are the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. For today’s visitors to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and several other southern and eastern African countries, spotting the Big […]

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A day in the Shark Capital of the World – Gansbaai, South Africa

Getting up at 4:30 am on a cool Cape Town morning is not what most people would call “vacation,” but this morning was different. Just within a two hours’ drive north of Cape Town is Gansbaai, the White Shark capital of the world, and today this is where we are going. After some hot coffee […]

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Waterside’s Giraffe

We arrived at Waterside Game lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve on a warm October afternoon after a short transfer from Hoedspruit Airport, filled with lively conversation from our driver. It’s always one of my favorite parts of the African experience, chatting up the locals. We pulled along side the beautiful lodge entrance, where […]

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