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Tanzania / Kenya Safari – Should I Travel During Rainy Season to Save Money?

Safaris are expensive and clients often ask if it makes sense to plan a Kenya / Tanzania safari during the …

South Africa Updates Child Travel Entry Requirements – But Bring Your Children’s Birth Certificates Anyway!

Good news – changes to the Unabridged Birth Certificate requirements have now been gazetted by the South African Government and …

United to Fly Direct New York to Cape Town!

Starting December 15, 2019 United Airlines will offer a 3 times a week service, nonstop, between New York/Newark Liberty International …

Johannesburg Airport Bans Irregular Shaped Bags / Luggage

MAY 9 , 2019 UPDATE:   Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, General Manager of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, says there is no …

Safari in Style: Your own plane, private pilot / guide, red carpet rollout, private headsets for inflight guiding, and executive seating!

If you are planning a luxury safari then you may want to consider flying with your own private pilot / …

Safari Travelers Beware – Botswana Bans Plastic Bags

The Botswana Government will ban the use of plastic bags effective November 1, 2018. Visitors to Botswana are therefore advised to …

Emirates Hotel Voucher – Don’t Leave Your Flight Check-in Without It

I fly Emirates from the USA to Africa regularly and when I have a long’ish Dubai connection (longer than 6 hours …

Taking Prescription Medicines on Safari – My Opinion Based on 25+ Years African Travel

There is a lot of talk online about people being stopped at airports / borders in Africa for prescription drugs… in particular …

Africa Specialist… not so much.

Received an email from Fly South African Airways Vacations and had to shake my head…   As you can see …

New Private Jet Service to Singita Sabi Sands!

Ultimate Africa clients can now fly by private jet from Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sands – our favorite luxury safari …

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