Safari Travel Tips

How to book with Safari With Us

You can book online using our Booking Enquiry form. Each Safari or tour has a Book Now button which will take you to the booking enquiry form. You can also use or Quick Contact form to contact us. Alternatively you can contact us by email or phone. You don’t need a credit card to make a booking enquiry. After you submit a booking request we will confirm availability. Once we confirm availability we may require a deposit to confirm your tour. You can pay for your tour (or balance) by credit card, Paypal, bank transfer or cash.

Best times to go on Safari in South Africa

The Kruger National Park and the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve are located in summer rain fall areas. The summer months are hot and sometimes wet. The winter months are dry with chilly night and mornings. During the winter days the temperature warms and the days are mild and pleasant. We offer safaris year round and there is no single best time to go. You will have an amazing time whenever you go. However game viewing is easier during the dry winter months. Animal are easier to spot due to the sparse vegetation. Animals seek out water holes more often during the dry period. Summer has its own allure and the vegetation is lush and beautiful. You will still see many animals during the summer months, including the BIG FIVE. Outdoor activities are often more pleasant during the warm summer months.

What to pack for a Safari in South Africa

Best is too pack light. Neutral clothing works well. Always pack a light jacket or pullover for morning and evening game drives or walks. During the colder winter month layered clothing is recommended as you can add or take off as needed. Other useful items to bring aloang include

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Reading material
  • Cash

For a more comprehensive packing list follow this link: What to bring on safari  

Benefits of Guided Safaris

There are many good reasons to go on a guided safari as oppose to a self-drive safari. Your guides know the area and terrain and will ensure you get the best possible game viewing. It is also a safer option as your guides are experienced and know what to do and what not to do. Their excellent bush skills and understanding of animal behavior can only be of benefit. It is also more convenient having someone else drive while you can focus and enjoy your game viewing experience. Driving is a stressful activity and more so when you do not know a specific terrain well. In addition a safari guide has a wealth of knowledge to share with you so you will better informed. You guide also acts as a host and he or she will go out of their way to ensure you have a comfortable, safe and enjoyable safari experience.

Did You Know?

Giraffes can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances, or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances.

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