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TourSafe Africa Planning your safari
Written on Oct 01, 2020

TourSafe Africa does not set the procedures and protocols and recommends the WTTC and CDC guidelines for organizations to follow. For accommodations, there are modest fees dependent on location and number of properties. This just about pays for the set-up and administration of the organization. A...

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Most safaris postponed to 2021 Planning your safari
Written on Sep 01, 2020

Tour operators appear optimistic for tourism. 41% of those surveyed have rebooked clients for Q4 2020. Most are banking on 2021. 47% have rebooked 2020 safaris for some time in 2021. Interestingly, as of now, no one is booking for 2022.

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CWCT bidiversity plan Conservation projects
Written on Jul 15, 2020

Cottar's Safaris guests are investing in the livelihood of local communities, because all Cottar’s properties are in the Olderkesi Wildlife Conservancy (OWC), in which Cottar’s is a large investor.

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COVID-19 and safaris Planning your safari
Written on May 05, 2020

2020 rates for safaris postponed into 2021 are being offered by many tour operators. Even if you’re just planning your safari, it’s worth seeing what the pricing options are, especially if you pay in full in 2020. This gives tour operators some fiscal runway and gives you a better deal on your sa...

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Helping Rwanda's children People | culture
Written on Mar 02, 2020

David Mugisha is the managing director of Wildlife Tours Rwanda and has been working in tourism for 20 years. He started out as a tourism, administration and law enforcement warden in Volcanoes National Park in 2000. Held similar positions from 2004-2007 in Akagera National Park as well as being ...

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Volunteering on safari People | culture
Written on Jan 30, 2020

Go Volunteer Africa was founded in 2009. It now operates in 43 African countries. Since its inception, 35 boreholes and spring wells have been drilled. 500,000 trees have been planted by volunteers. The largest volunteer travel organization based in Africa

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The dangerous 7 African wildlife
Written on Jan 13, 2020

The big five animals continue be a big lure for photography safari enthusiasts are: African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. The dangerous seven is the big five plus the Nile crocodile and the hippo.

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Protecting Africa's big cats Conservation projects
Written on Nov 21, 2019

Your African Safari recently interviewed Drew Abrahamson of Captured in Africa Foundation to discuss the work they do towards the protection, relocation or rescue of vulnerable and at risk big cats, both in the wild and exploited captive situations.

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Fishing safaris Planning your safari
Written on Nov 01, 2019

The day typically starts around 6am, with guests enjoying a hearty breakfast while sitting on the banks of the Zambezi River, before heading out to fish. Tigerfish, vundu, bream and tilapia are all found in this part of the Zambezi.

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Uganda gorilla permit price increase African wildlife
Written on Aug 20, 2019

Uganda has announced that it will raise the price of gorilla tracking permits in these parks from $600 to $700 per person, effective 1 July, 2020. Those wishing to trek before the price increase are encouraged to book soon.

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