Where to go

There are many countries in Africa that offer a Safari experience, but each country will have something unique to offer

Planning Your First Safari

There are a number of different safari experiences and types of camps that can be enjoyed during a safari to Africa, these are important to understand before trying to find the safari that fits you.

Before you go

This will give you some ideas and information on what to consider and pack before setting off on your safari to Africa.

Safaris in Africa and COVID considerations

Most countries in Africa that offer a wildlife safari option, have always kept their airports and borders open for foreign tourist arrivals. So now as we learn how to live with COVID, many African countries are now only requiring that you arrive with a valid Vaccination Certificate. If you do not have this then you will need to have the PCR test which typically has to be done 48 - 72hrs prior to arrival. You should also make sure that your travel insurance caters for the possibility of a positive test which may require you going into quarantine before being retested. In most countries if you do need to go into quarantine they now have dedicated hotels that are set aside for this so you should be quite comfortable, but this will need to be paid for at the time and then you can claim back from your insurance when you get home.

COVID - Postponement or Cancellations

This is something that the travel industry in Africa has in the past 2 years done its best to be as flexible as possible with. However we are now returning to a more normal set of conditions for travel, which means that your deposit has gone back to be being non refundable and then depending on the timing of a cancellation prior to departure, there is a sliding scale of cancellation refunds. We strongly recommend now that you look at what insurance options are available to you so that you don't lose out should you have a last minute cancellation. In some cases the camps will allow us to reschedule the safari without a refund the only proviso being that you would have to adjust for any price changes. We will let you know on a case by case scenario when planning and booking your safari what the camps are offering for your safari.

Gonarezhou Mobile Safaris with Doug Macdonald

We now proud to be able to offer our own mobile tented camps and also using the semi permanent " Mananga Camps " within Gonarezhou National Park. This is an incredibly diverse National Park and can be a safari destination all on its own. It is part of one the largest protected areas in Africa - The Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park. Gonarezhou is certainly getting the attention of the conservation and tourism community so come and be a part of this truly positive story.

Zakouma National Park with Doug Macdonald

I will be conducting set date safaris to Zakouma again for next year - Feb and March 2023. Each group is 6 guests so please get in touch if you would like to see this amazing environment with so much variety and volume of everything. Space is filling up so please let me know if you are interested and we can hold a safari place for you. If you would like a tailor-made private safari option to Zakouma we can do that as well, just let us know and we can work it all out for you.

“Every safari will always have its own special sighting or scene that makes each safari unique to you”

Doug Macdonald

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