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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime completely immersive private trekking boat safari in the Okavango Delta, which will get you close to both the water and wildlife of this magical wilderness region.
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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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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

Many international tourists when travelling to far off, exciting destinations feel a little more comfortable when travelling in a group. They feel that being in a foreign country can be a bit daunting, even if you’re with an expert tour guide.  Single travellers especially, tend to prefer to go with the crowd. Well if you choose to travel in this way, you should not let those who say it isn’t personalised enough put you off at all, because there is a lot to be said for guided group tours and this article looks at a

As we embark on a whole new season of guided tour and luxury safari adventures in Southern Africa in 2018, there are three in particular that really stand out. They are all proudly offered by Jewel of Africa Safaris, one of the area’s premier touring companies and they include superb travel experiences not only to South Africa, a much sought after travel destination, but also the surrounding territories of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. The three packages we consider to be Southern Africa’s top safari packages for 2018 are all adventure packages that take you from one premier destination

Anyone who has the privilege of embarking on an African safari will know about Africa’s ‘Big 5.’ These are the five species of animals that are regarded as the ‘Royalty’ of Africa’s wildlife. The five animals that game spotters most want to see when on safari. It is believed that if you have not seen all five of this prestigious group, you have not seen all you need to

For the most part, tourists to Africa seeking an African safari experience, or possibly just a guided tour, are offered various packages and the vacation experience is fairly confined to the regulated itinerary. This doesn’t always suit many travellers though, who for various reasons, need something a bit more ‘tailor-made’ to match their own requirements, availability

International travellers are not starved for choice when it comes to travel destinations throughout the globe. The multi-billion dollar tourist industry is massive business and hundreds of countries beckon American, Asian and European tourists to their shores, extolling the virtues of their sights and vacation experiences. Research shows however that Southern Africa and particularly the Republic of South Africa is one of the fastest growing tourist industries in the world

When travelling to one of South Africa and its surrounding territories preferred destinations, there are many choices regarding the tour operators you may partner with. Your vacation, after all, especially as an international traveller, may be a first time experience and you may not be familiar with the preferred tour operators in the region. This article looks at a few things that we believe any great tour operator specialising in African safari and guided tours needs to embrace to ensure that every vacation is a unique and special experience. We call them ‘pillars of excellence’, the essential qualities that

As a prospective traveller to Africa embarking on one of the most thrilling international vacation experiences, an African safari, you have a couple of choices, a standard African safari, or a luxury African safari. So what is the difference? In this article we look at what makes an African safari a luxury African safari? After all (and make no mistake about this) if you use a preferred tour operator in the Southern African region, whichever you choose will be a good experience, but if you prefer to go first class all the way, you can chooses a luxury safari experience