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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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Here in Africa we believe that this is the nearest place to heaven on Earth. The African veld, better known to locals as ‘the bush’, is serene and savage, peaceful and thrilling, with bright sunshine and pitch-black nights with stars so brilliant they are like fluorescent lights in the sky. Yes, a place of contrast and a place that you will always yearn to return to. Welcome to a day in the bush on a luxury safari – Welcome to 24 hours of ‘Heaven on earth!’ So, you have finally gotten here. Africa. It is colourful, and

Botswana really is an amazing place to visit. A thriving country producing valuable diamonds, and from the high-powered business hub of Gaborone, to the incredibly unspoilt getaways in its many wildlife preservation areas, it is, without a doubt, a land of great contrasts. It offers a smorgasbord of things to do and see, like vibrant cities, cultural villages, places of historic interest, top level accommodation and wildlife galore! Host to the famous Okavango Delta waterways and the Chobe National park, it also has one of Africa’s best kept secrets - the Mashatu Private Game Reserve! Many international

Summer is a special time, especially for wildlife enthusiasts visiting the Botswana region of Africa, especially when you choose to visit the Savute region of the Chobe National Park. Savute boasts the second-largest summer Zebra migration in Africa; its timing is determined by the rains, but usually occurs between November and December and again between February and April, when huge numbers of zebra move from the rivers in the north in search of the rain-ripe grasslands and full waterholes in the southwest of the park. The migration is always followed by large numbers of predators, including

There are many great destinations on the continent of Africa. For international tourists, it can be difficult to decide which country to visit specifically, unless they have the time and money to see many in one trip. We at, Jewel of Africa Safaris have packages to many of Southern Africa’s best destinations, but this article tells of one place, not as internationally well known as Cape Town or the Victoria Falls perhaps, but one that offers a wealth of wonderful vacation experiences - it is Botswana – our top destination for 2018. So, what makes this country so special? Well Botswana

When one thinks of an African Safari, we automatically associate it with exciting sightings of Africa’s beasts of river and veld, but there are literally multitudes of beautiful creatures of the wilds that adorn the African skies too. Bird watchers and bird lovers may be forgiven for turning their binoculars to the skies and treetops whilst others are pointing at Lions and Elephant! One of the things about engaging really flexible guided tour operators like Jewel of Africa Safaris, one of Africa’s most successful, is that you as a bird watcher can have your Safari experience geared towards

If there is one country that needs to be on the ‘destinations’ bucket list of every international traveller, it is Namibia in Africa. Here you can explore the oldest desert in the world and with its amazing nature & wildlife, Namibia is affectionately known as ‘The Jewel of the Desert.’ Hauntingly beautiful, its German influence is evident throughout and this is really one of the world’s natural treasure troves. This article, compiled by one of Africa’s preferred travel companies Jewel of Africa Safaris, specifically looks at Etosha National Park, Namibia’s greatest wildlife sanctuary.  About the Park Etosha National Park is indisputably

Much has been written about the fabulous ‘Big 5’ of the African veld. They are the five sightings that must be made in order for one to say that you have really experienced a great African Safari. We believe however that their tiny counterparts (and they do exist) are just as charming and if truth be told probably far harder to spot! It is only when one takes a personalised African safari, that knowledgeable game rangers will take you off the beaten track for a walk in the African bush to teach you about the plant life

It is not surprising that it has always been one of the official ‘Wonders of the World.’ So magnificent is it to see, that one just has to be there to experience the thrill of this amazing sight known as The Victoria Falls. The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world.  The locals call it “Mosi-oa-Tunya" - The ‘Smoke That Thunders’ and the spray when the falls is in full flood does indeed resemble a thick cloud of smoke – and the thunder? – You can hear

Swakopmund is a beautiful Namibian town with a distinctly German flavour due to its history and its many German inhabitants. It is snuggled on the outskirts and seen as the gateway the magnificent Namib Desert. The Namib is the oldest desert in the world and home to the amazing natural wonders and wildlife of Namibia, affectionately known as ‘The jewel of the desert.’ Swakopmund, at the mouth of the Swakop River is an elegant, charming and friendly city with broad avenues. Founded by German settlers, it is a little piece of Hamburg at the edge of

What is not known by many travellers and especially our valued international tourists are that when visiting the Kruger National Park, the adjacent private game reserves and nearby Hoedspruit, there are a number of really great activities to partake in, apart from the obvious ones, when in this area. Here’s a list compiled by our travel specialists of all the activities on offer when visiting the Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit and surrounds, some of which you may not have thought of to include in your tailor made package to this much sought after area. In The Kruger National Park And

It has to be the most romantic place in the world. A bush boma at sunset, a winelands tour in the fairest Cape, five-star accommodation in plush surroundings and the magnificence of a desert sunrise, are just a few of the myriad of choices available to you when planning a honeymoon in Southern Africa. The difficult part is simply deciding which of the perfect honeymoon destinations to include in your itinery and what’s even better is knowing that certain preferred tour operators not only insure that your honeymoon is incredible, but will organise tailor made packages suited to your specific

Much has been written and spoken about Africa’s ‘Big 5’. They are the five species of animals that are deemed to be the prize sightings when on safari - Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and the usually very elusive Leopard. It is said that if you haven’t seen them all you haven’t completed your safari experience and so as an avid wildlife enthusiast you will keep travelling on safari until you have. This is not so easy for international travellers journeying to Africa for what may be just a ‘once in a lifetime’ safari experience