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Experience one of the best tourism offerings in Africa during this Luxury Zimbabwe Safari with Jewel of Africa Safaris. This safari combines three of the top destinations in this beautiful country, including Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and Mana Pools National Park.
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This unique Africa safari offers guest the definitive African experience combining two different wildlife destinations, Mashatu in Botswana and MalaMala. Explore the largest private game reserve in South Africa for a thrilling adventure and wildlife safari.
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The African Guide

Jewel of Africa Safaris’ travel team offers up-to-date advice, news, inspiration and tips from the road to help you plan your next safari.
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Botswana’s Okavango Delta is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places to be in Africa and it is really one of the most fascinating places too. Here we give you 10 reasons to book a safari to the Okavango Delta. 1. One of The World’s Largest Deltas The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest inland deltas. Most river deltas lead to an ocean, but the Okavango River sprawls out onto open land, which floods the savanna creating this unique and always changing inland delta. 2. A

There are a multitude of wildlife conservancies, better known as ‘National Parks,’ in Africa and they all have something uniquely different to offer. What they all have in common however, is that they are home to our wildlife and bird populations and therefore are precious conservation areas that make a significant contribution to Africa’s proud heritage and economy. Be assured that it is primarily through the support and assistance of our international tourists that many of them survive, so we, as one of Africa’s preferred tour operators appreciate your visits to any of these areas. We do however

One of Africa’s top tour booking companies recently conducted an extensive survey based on the reviews of thousands of experts in the tourism industry to determine the best safari destination in Africa for 2020. The consistently top-rated destination, not surprisingly, is one that continues to provide some of the most amazing safari experiences on the planet – Botswana. More than 4,000 reviews were analyzed in the comprehensive study conducted by ‘Safari Bookings’ and safari goers from all over the planet made valuable contributions. The analysis of reviews included reviews from many esteemed travel journalists, mainly guidebook writers

A safari or guided tour to the Western Cape in South Africa is said by many to be the most idyllic vacation one can ever experience. Majestic Table Mountain oversees a vibrant city, beautiful beaches and superb scenic mountains that surround wonderful, world renowned winelands. It is as much as you could ever want in one vacation, but what about those who want to know where to go just to boost their adrenalin flow? Is this serenely beautiful, relaxing place somewhere you can have a real adventure holiday? You

For almost 20 years we have built a reputation as one of Africa’s finest guided safari and tour operators and this is not without reason. We love what we do! We are a boutique, family-owned company with a boutique team of safari and tour experts. South Africa is our home and we are passionate about Africa and the service we provide. We love the country, its rich heritage and culture and nothing gives us more pleasure than to introduce travellers to this incredible place, its precious wildlife and its proud people. We have three key areas

We have written a range of articles on the great adventure activities that can be enjoyed when on safari in Africa. The thrill of spotting the ‘Big 5,’ Africa’s most elusive wildlife species, is something that is hard to parallel, but many travellers also love to get their adrenaline pumping in other ways. Those who long to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors couldn’t ask for a much better place to visit than South Africa and there is no better place to combine a great safari with an adventure vacation than at and around the

The tourism industry is one that is vital to a country such as South Africa, where low productivity and economic issues are often offset by the income it generates. Spectacular beaches, scenic routes, winelands and of course the world’s best wildlife preservation areas, all contribute to a healthy tourism industry. There is however, if one will excuse the pun, a bit of a ‘black cloud’ that hangs over tourism and its contribution to ecological issues in the country. Responsible research shows that it is in fact a global issue. Tourism generates 10% of the world's GDP, one

A safari or guided tour to the Western Cape in South Africa is said by many to be the most idyllic vacation one can ever experience. Majestic Table Mountain oversees a vibrant city, beautiful beaches and superb scenic mountains that surround wonderful, world renowned winelands. It is as much as you could ever want in one vacation, but what about those who want to know where to go just to boost their adrenalin flow? Is this serenely beautiful, relaxing place somewhere you can have a real adventure holiday? You bet it is! Whether you are in

The Wildlife and Birdlife of Akagera The game drive from the gate to Magashi takes 45 – 120 minutes, depending on wildlife sightings and photo opportunities and is part of the splendour of a stay there.   Magashi is situated in the only area where you can combine a bucket list gorilla trek in the legendary Virunga Mountains with a sublime savannah safari experience!   See It In Style This is yet another of the ever growing number of

Cape Town and the iconic Kruger National Park may the favoured destinations of many who travel to South Africa, but there is another area that is rapidly becoming a favourite. Durban, the colourful vibrant city that centres a long coastline of beautiful quaint coastal towns and villages along the Indian Ocean coastline, the world famous Drakensberg mountain range and some of the finest game preservation areas in Africa, all make up magnificent Kwa Zulu-Natal – Come and experience its splendour!  Year Long Summer It is known as the ideal winter retreat in Southern Africa as this sunny, sometimes somewhat

It is a beautiful description of a land that is both serenely unspoiled and wild but vibrant, sparse and dry, but tempered with greenbelts that play host to a myriad of wildlife. Affectionately known as “The Jewel of the Desert,’ Namibia is a hauntingly beautiful country. Its German influence is evident throughout and this truly is one of the world’s natural treasures. There is such a vast range of things to do there that we felt we should try to nail it down to just the premier points of interest for our clients – and so

Many international tourists are under the misconception that an African Safari would not be a suitable family holiday. They see the game drives as boring for the little ones and the bush as a dangerous environment. Nothing could be further from the truth! An African Safari can be both a fun and extremely educational experience that your kids will never forget. It’s perfectly safe, providing normal rules are observed and what a ‘show and tell’ they will have when returning to school after their African safari vacation! It is also an excellent way for a family

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