The bush offers a lot during the wet green season

Everybody knows that the best season to travel Southern Africa is during the classic safari season, being between June and October. Right? For once everybody might be wrong! The region’s green season has a lot to offer…

Normally people prefer the dry season because they can see more animals and it is cooler. However, the other seven months of the year, the so-called green season, have a lot to offer, says Laura Waite from Ila Safari Lodge on the Kafue River in Zambia. Continue reading The bush offers a lot during the wet green season

What to look out for when you rent a vehicle for overlanding

Equipping a vehicle for overland travel is costly, so if you do not intend to use the vehicle regularly, or you are not yet sure if you would really enjoy this in the long term, you should consider renting a fully equipped 4WD vehicle for a once-off trip.

There are many trustworthy companies with good experience offering this service and for some people it’s a really good option to fly to a tourist destination and rent a vehicle for their African safari.

If you want to visit national parks it is advisable to make accommodation reservations prior to committing to hire a vehicle. Some parks, including all the Botswana parks, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe and the Kruger National Park in South Africa, are just so popular that you simply have to book months in advance. See the blog about booking national parks in Botswana. Continue reading What to look out for when you rent a vehicle for overlanding

All you need to know about the Otter Trail

The Otter Trail is breathtakingly beautiful as it follows one of the most rugged and scenic coast lines of South Africa. The trail leads you through both fynbos and forest vegetation.  When you walk in the open, the sea can be deafening at times, however, when you are in the forest, the surf is muted to a soft whisper by the trees and the cheerful singing of the birds…

The route is physically challenging, very challenging. You have to climb about a thousand steps, both up and down, and in many places you have to walk or climb over huge rocks. Carrying a backpack of 12 kg plus makes it all the more difficult. Continue reading All you need to know about the Otter Trail