It’s the oldest form of flight. And perhaps its most graceful incarnation. Indeed, hot air ballooning could be described as the pinnacle of mankind’s sortie into the skies – the honest-to-goodness grandfather of modern flying. One thing is for certain, it’s exhilarating, awe-inspiring and, curiously, amazingly tranquil. Floating gently a few hundred meters above some […]
If you are an elephant lover then there is no better place in the world to see these majestic and intelligent mammals than on a Botswana safari to the Chobe National Park. The Park has an estimated population of 70 000 elephants. These elephants are also very tolerant of humans as they have been protected […]
Guest Post by Jesper Harbers. South Africa is a beautiful country for safari holidays. You have a chance of seeing big game in a truly incredible and unique setting. During your safari tour, you will experience a broad range of landscapes. For the best experience, start off your journey by flying to Cape Town. You’ll […]
A true “pooh” story about the oryx and how this amazing animal is essential in the cycle of life. Video Summary – The gemsbok, also known as the oryx, is one of the only large animals that has adapted to desert life. – Springbok have small hooves: they sink into the sand while walking. – […]
My headline this week asks a hard question. One which I am going to try and answer in as unemotional a way as possible, given the tough subject matter and my deep commitment to protecting Africa’s last remaining wild places. Trophy hunting is a lucrative industry, with many countries in sub-Saharan Africa using the funds […]
Pongola. It doesn’t exactly sound romantic or the sort of place that has you rushing to pack your bags. However, this northern-most tip of South Africa’s largely coastal KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province more than makes up for its slightly strange name and delivers a refreshing and original take on often run-of-the-mill safari destinations. Located virtually on […]
A special list of some of the best safari tips, tools and resources AfricaFreak has to offer.
I know, it’s a sweeping statement. The “Best Place Ever” has been overused, overdone and is, frankly, over the hill. But nonetheless I am always asked what my favourite destination is – what’s “best” in my humble opinion. It’s such a stupid question, really because what I love may not be what you love. But, […]
A Kenya safari is a good choice if you are looking for an eco-friendly safari that also takes into consideration the welfare of the local communities. The environment has always been an important aspect to the tourism industry in Kenya and today, more than ever, tourism and nature enjoy a symbiotic relationship. The Kenya government […]
If you’re visiting Kenya for a holiday, you will most likely be taking a safari trip at some point to see the reserves & parks that the country offers. Kenya is of course known for some of the largest and most wildlife-rich parks in the world, making it the ideal destination for anyone looking for […]
Konrad from the Shamwari Game reserve took some of the vet students out on a darting exercise with assistant vet Dr. Stokoe. They were taken across the reserve in a helicopter. Their mission? To dart two Oryx Bulls, which locally are called Gemsbok. After being in the air for a few moments, they spotted the […]
An overwhelmingly beautiful scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. Some of the highlights of our ride included sightings of hippo, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe, crocodile, waterbuck, and more.
South Africa is hiding a well-kept secret way up on her northern-most border, where three countries and two major rivers collide. I speak of Mapungubwe National Park, a place steeped in ancient heritage, where the past and the present are melted into one, spectacularly beautiful place. It’s one of the newest national parks in Southern Africa, […]