So often I’m asked what the ideal time is for the very best wildlife-viewing in Africa.
True – July to October is when you may witness spectacular scenes of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara. And wildlife concentrations are high in the Okavango Delta.
However, wildlife roams the African savannah all year around, and there are many advantages to travelling in the off-season…
Imagine hopping into one of our open 4×4 safari jeeps at first light to spot the Big 5 in their natural environment, or venturing out on foot with an armed ranger to track the fascinating Little 5.
Originally from Africa, Christine Boecker has fostered strong connections throughout the African continent and has access to the best specialist guides, whether you’re into photography, birds, reptiles or the diverse and beautiful flora. We take the guess-work out of planning your African Safari, allowing you to focus on the experience, not the logistics.
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Going on a safari is one of those bucket-list experiences, commonly enjoyed by guided game drives. Here are some life-enriching, out-of-the-ordinary safaris for those, who want go beyond the safari vehicle, and a guideline of when to start planning your journey to Africa.
Most people associate Uganda with gorilla trekking. Our genetic cousins hold a special allure, and the thought of coming face to face with the endangered Mountain Gorillas got even me excited to hike through a dense rain forest and up the side of a dormant volcano! But there is so much more to this ‘Pearl of Africa’, as I’ve discovered…
The drums were not loud, but gentle and persistent. The sun was just rising and it was time to get up and start a day of wildlife encounters. I had my camera, binoculars, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen – I was ready.
You live in the city, yet your heart yearns for the great spectacles of nature. Stir up your wanderlust and find out why you should not hesitate for another moment to plan your African Safari!
Botswana offers an all-round safari experience and the magnificent Okavango Delta and its diversity of habitats is astounding. Gaze at it from different angles by air, water and land, and you have the ideal safari!
My parents shared a deep love for the African wilderness and, starting in my early childhood they would load all four children into our old stationwagon, along with a great clatter of pots and pans, provisions and a heavy old canvas tent, and we would head for “the bush”.
It all started in Morocco at 7 this morning, when I was dropped off at Casablanca airport in time for my flights back to Vancouver, via Montreal…