Traveling to Zambia is a tick off the bucket list for the adventurer with its beautiful landscape and abundance of wildlife, where night time means exchanging stories around the campfire while listening to the African bush and its amazing night sounds. Often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Zambia offers a truly welcoming and exceptional safari experience for experienced travellers that prefer the road less travelled.

We will focus on the three main attractions of this beautiful country.

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Namibia is a favourite amongst self-drive travellers to Southern Africa.  The changing landscapes will leave you breathless, the wildlife is rich in diversity and photographic opportunities abound around every corner.  For the adventurer at heart Namibia is a kaleidoscope of experiences in one country.  Here are our Top Ten Reason to visit Namibia:

  1. Family Friendly Destination – activities abound to keep young and old entertained for hours. It’s a great country for children to get out of their comfort zones and in touch with nature.
  2. Photographic Paradise – from the budding amateur to the serious professional, Namibia’s dramatic landscapes and spectacular wildlife will keep photographers occupied for hours on end.
  3. Archaeology Treasures – marvel at the 2500 petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein which are over 2 000 years old
  4. Ghost Town – visit the ghost town of Kolmanskop, near Luderitz, once a bustling little German town was abandoned when diamond prices crashed and operations were moved to Oranjemund. The town is slowly being enveloped by encroaching sand dunes.
  5. Wildlife Galore – Etosha National Park is one of the biggest game reserves on the African continent and does not disappoint when it comes to wildlife viewing. Etosha is famous for its “white ghosts” – Elephants with a thick coating of white dust that lets them blend in with the landscape, a sight to behold!
  6. Ship Wrecks – the Skeleton Coasts is the last resting place of over a thousand wrecks all with interesting stories behind them. One of the most famous wrecks is the Dunedin Star which sank in 1942.
  7. Quality Camp Sites – Namibia offers a variety of camp sites throughout the country, perfect for adventurous self-drive travellers. Camp sites are generally well maintained and nothing beats sitting around the camp fire admiring the star filled skies.
  8. Sunny Climate – with winter temperatures reaching up to 23 degrees, and hot summer months of 40 degrees, Namibia makes for a great all year destination. Keep in mind that in winter the desert can cool down dramatically at night.
  9. Spectacular Landscapes – with too many to mention, Namibia offers some of the most dramatic landscapes for visitors to enjoy – including Spitzkoppe, Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei and the Skeleton Coast to name a few.
  10. Improved Access – with more international routes opening it is now even easier to connect to Namibia from Europe.  QATAR recently started operating flights four times a week via Doha to Windhoek.

(written by Barbara Kuhn)

Not sure where the next destination should be, consider a trip to Southern Africa.  Whether you prefer a self-drive adventure in the wilderness of Botswana or a luxurious hideaway on one of Mozambique’s private islands, we are just a phone call away to assist with logistics and product knowledge.

Southern Africa is rich in fascinating wildlife and natural beauty –  some of the most amazing experiences in the world.  From South Africa’s inspiring attractions, the unspoiled natural treasures of Botswana, the primordial Namibian landscapes, the thundering Victoria Falls in Zambia; through to the world of wonders found in Zimbabwe and the unforgettable pearls of Mozambique – Southern Africa beckons you to visit again and again.

With its generally sunny climate and often mild winters, Southern Africa is a good all year round destination.  Tuck into hearty meals prepared on the open fire, whilst discussing the day’s game sightings, or watch the fisherman bring in the catch of the day which talented chefs serve as mouth-watering dishes.  Major cities are abuzz at night with cafes, bars and clubs to entertain until the early morning or soak in the simplistic luxury of the rural countryside where star filled skies and good company are the preferred forms of entertainment.

From camping and glamping to private villas, and everything else in between, Southern Africa caters for all budgets.  A favourable exchange rate means that international visitors can comfortably enjoy the highlights on offer.

A question for many arises as to where to start and where to go, but sit back and let one of our knowledgeable consultants assist you with an unforgettable itinerary. Just think adventure, excitement and relaxation!

(written by Monique Streicher)