The Circle of Life – Why Simba is eating Pumba

Elrika GeyserSafari Tips

The Circle of Life

Your guide has found you a kill: this is what you’ve all been waiting for! But then an innocent voice asks, “Mom, why is Simba eating Pumba?”. We don’t often consider that nature can be traumatic for a child – or an adult. A guest recently had to comfort their child well into the night after experiencing a predator eat … Read More

What to wear on safari for the WHOLE family

Elrika GeyserSafari Tips

family safari

You can already picture your family… all kitted out and dressed in their perfect crisp khaki safari outfits. Just imagine those photos on your wall! Priceless. But dressing right isn’t only for appearances. There are practical reasons why people carefully choose what to wear on safari. What to wear on safari for all ages: Sunblock- Most good safari clothes will offer … Read More

Searching for Africa’s Little Five

Claire BirtwhistleSafari Tips

elephant-shrews

Guests are always eager to get on their way in search of The Big Five. Seeing these sought after animals is one of the main reasons why they chose a safari holiday. Cameras snap away as they spot lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and if they are lucky enough, the elusive leopard. But, what about the little guys?  Sometimes, we also … Read More

Traditional South African Food that Kids Will Love

Claire BirtwhistleSafari Tips

Dinner time on safari

For foodies, this is a dream come true. For parents, it can sound like a nightmare. Getting children to eat their meals on a good day can be a challenge, so the idea of asking them to try a food they’re completely unfamiliar with, can seem laughable.  While there is no shortage of restaurants and cafes in South Africa offering … Read More

Malaria-Free Family Safari

Claire BirtwhistleSafari Tips, Safari trips

Malaria-Free family safari South Africa

When planning a trip to Africa, malaria is of one of the only major medical factors to take into consideration. Transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito, malaria is present in many African countries and can be a serious cause for concern for parents wanting to travel with their children. While it is possible to prevent malaria with … Read More