Cape Town is the world’s top destination for 2014

The world’s top destination for 2014, is on African soil. The New York Times has announced Cape Town , South Africa as this year’s must-see and must-experience destination. Competing with places such as Los Angeles and the Seychelles, Cape Town has won over and over again. If you are planning an African safari, be sure to include this city in your itinerary! Cape Town is an excellent entry or exit…

Cape Town is the world’s top destination for 2014

The world’s top destination for 2014, is on African soil. The New York Times has announced Cape Town , South Africa as this year’s must-see and must-experience destination. Competing with places such as Los Angeles and the Seychelles, Cape Town has won over and over again. If you are planning an African safari, be sure to include this city in your itinerary! Cape Town is an excellent entry or exit…

Increased park fees for Kenya, but more funding for conservation support

Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) announced a rather pricey increase in park fees.  The increased fee came into effect on January 15, 2014.  The new fees came as a surprise for some tourists bargaining on old park fees, especially as the new fees are now also relevant for any reserves and sanctuaries that fall under KWS.  But let us consider for a moment what the increased fees can mean for KWS and th…

Increased park fees for Kenya, but more funding for conservation support

Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) announced a rather pricey increase in park fees.  The increased fee came into effect on January 15, 2014.  The new fees came as a surprise for some tourists bargaining on old park fees, especially as the new fees are now also relevant for any reserves and sanctuaries that fall under KWS.  But let us consider for a moment what the increased fees can mean for KWS and th…

Okavango Delta: Botswana’s top safari destination

In December, Your African Safari (YAS) surveyed just shy of 250 tour operators to find out which destination was currently trending to be the most popular among their clients and potential clients.  

Tour operators could choose one of the following:

·         Central Kalahari Game Reserve

·         Chobe National Park

·         Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

·         Makgadikgadi Pan…

Okavango Delta: Botswana’s top safari destination

In December, Your African Safari (YAS) surveyed just shy of 250 tour operators to find out which destination was currently trending to be the most popular among their clients and potential clients.  

Tour operators could choose one of the following:

·         Central Kalahari Game Reserve

·         Chobe National Park

·         Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

·         Makgadikgadi Pan…

East Africa’s single tourist visa launch date delayed

East African countries Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya failed to implement the all-new three-country single tourist visa on 1 January, as was promised at last year’s World Travel Market in London. For months, tourists, tour operators and local tourism industries anticipated the single tourist visa, which will enable tourists to move freely between these countries with only a single visa.  The single join…

East Africa’s single tourist visa launch date delayed

East African countries Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya failed to implement the all-new three-country single tourist visa on 1 January, as was promised at last year’s World Travel Market in London. For months, tourists, tour operators and local tourism industries anticipated the single tourist visa, which will enable tourists to move freely between these countries with only a single visa.  The single join…

Controversial Drakensberg Mountain cable car

With mountain top names such as Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Peak and God’s Window, the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Province are among the world’s natural beauties. The rolling green hills and majestic mountain tops have made this mountain range and surrounds a local and international tourist attraction of note.  But, very few people can actually reach the escarpment to …

Controversial Drakensberg Mountain cable car

With mountain top names such as Cathedral Peak, Giant’s Peak and God’s Window, the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Province are among the world’s natural beauties. The rolling green hills and majestic mountain tops have made this mountain range and surrounds a local and international tourist attraction of note.  But, very few people can actually reach the escarpment to …