Why Kenya and Tanzania Safaris?

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Why Kenya and Tanzania Safaris?  

Why Kenya and Tanzania Safaris?

Recommended Top 5 tours because they offer more than just the incredible game viewing, they offer a cultural experience and picturesque landscapes which can be experienced anytime of the year.

We have accommodation to suit your comfort levels, without losing the ‘Africa Bush’ feeling. We have tried and tested lodges to pitching a tent in the wild.

Not only do you get to experience the magic of Africa while making new friendships but this makes visiting Africa affordable for any budget, giving you that extra buck in your budget to enjoy sundowners with our African sunset!

 

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Kenya and Tanzania is ready to welcome you…..

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Overland Africa

BecauseKenya and Tanzania is ready to welcome you…..

With Kenya and Tanzania being ahead of the pack and clients on safari already, we have our top 5 tours to experience the best that Kenya and Tanzania have to show case!

 

All tours offer the most incredible game viewing and landscapes of Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and much, much more…. Game drives in the national parks are done in 4×4 vehicles offering each guest the best view for spotting the big 5! If you need to break out and enjoy the wide open spaces again talk to us, we will help you get there….

 

 

You still have the opportunity to witness the great migration in the next few months:

 

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Once in a lifetime Madagascar Adventure

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Once in a lifetime Madagascar Adventure

 

As the biggest island in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is famous for its distinctive wildlife and biodiversity. With spectacular views of nature, white sandy beaches, beautiful rainforest and delicious local cuisine, Madagascar offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

Most famous for its lemurs (primitive relatives of monkeys, apes, and humans), vibrant chameleons, magnificent orchids, and gigantic baobab trees, Madagascar is home to some of the world’s most unique flora and fauna. When to Go? Generally speaking, the north is hot and humid, the east is wet and the south is arid.

The wettest season is Jan-Mar, with cyclones in February, but outside of these months the best time to visit Madagascar depends on your itinerary.

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Once in a lifetime Madagascar Adventure

Take a look at our Madagascar tours below:

Madagascar Escape

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Experience Madagascar’s varied habitats during this journey which takes you from the waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d’Ambre National Park to the underground caves and limestone ‘tsingy’ of Ankarana Reserve, before enjoying the tropical beaches of Nosy Be. Throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to encounter a multitude of animals, most of which are endemic to Madagascar.

1000 Views of Madagascar

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Discover the best of Madagascar during this fascinating eleven-day tour with lemurs, colourful tribes, tropical beaches, bustling markets and ever-changing scenery. Begin your adventure in Tana and travel through unspoilt nature, the dense forests of Andasibe, the eroded hills of Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, Isalo National Park, Ifaty and Tulear.

 

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Our Top Picks for Travel in April

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Our Top Picks for Travel in April

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Our Top Picks for Travel in April

Season-Autumn Average Temperature for April-22 Celsius-71 Fahrenheit

What: Wine tasting in Franschhoek or Constantia, visiting the African penguins at Boulders Beach, climbing the lighthouse at Cape Point and taking the cable car to the top of Table Mountain.

Why: April heralds classic autumn weather in South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful city. The heat and south-easterly winds of summer have passed, and the chilly drizzle of winter is yet to set in, making this month almost perfect in terms of the weather.

 

Click the link to take a look at our top tour that gives you time to explore Cape Town before hitting the road:

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Bazaruto Archipelago Mozambique

Season-AutumnAverage Temperature for April-25 Celsius-76 Fahrenheit

What: Snorkelling and scuba diving. Not to mention spa treatments, seafood feasts and long walks on the beach.

Why: By April, the five islands that make up the Bazaruto Archipelago are drying up after the summer rains before peak season arrive. Visitor numbers are slowly growing, leaving you with a good choice of honeymoon or family vacation.

 

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Sossusvlei & Etosha National Park Namibia

Season-AutumnAverage Temperature for April-23 Celsius 73 Fahrenheit

What: Spellbinding landscapes at Sossusvlei and rewarding game watching in Etosha.

Why: The intense heat of summer has passed and the rain is pretty much over but the cold evenings of winter are yet to arrive. The landscape still has some greenery and pools of water dot it here and there.

 

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Our Top Picks for Travel In March

Posted on July 23rd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Our Top Picks for Travel In March

Southern Serengeti Tanzania

Why: By March, the thousands of babies that ‘dropped’ in January and February are strong enough to join their parents on their trans-savannah trek. It is also Green Season in Tanzania, meaning low rates and low visitor numbers but high opportunities for photographers.
What to see: Seeing the mega herds of the Wildebeest Migration begin to move northwards.

Our Top Picks for Travel In March

Sabi Sands Game Reserve South Africa
Why: The Sabi Sands shares an unfenced border with Kruger, making it one of the most exciting game destinations in the country. By March, summer’s afternoon thunderstorms are largely over but the vegetation remains lush and verdant – an excellent backdrop for photographers.
What to see: Excellent leopard and rhino sightings in Big 5 country, topped off by incredible accommodation and service as well as night drives and nature walks.

 

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The RHINO Orphanage – South Africa

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Overland Africa

The RHINO Orphanage – South Africa

Have a look at this amazing organisation ….
The Rhino Orphanage is a non-profit organisation close to our hearts.  This wonderful Rehabilitation and Rescue facility cares for orphaned or injured baby rhinos of South Africa due to the poaching crises which feeds the illegal trade in horns. These baby rhinos are hand-reared with the intention of releasing them back into the wild. They have done incredible work and have saved so many baby rhinos.

The RHINO Orphanage – South Africa

OUR COMMITMENT

  1. Build and manage the World’s First Rhino Orphanage
  2. Create an environment where orphaned rhinos are safe from poachers
  3. Ensure that all rhinos within the orphanage receive the proper treatment, care and love they deserve
  4. To ensure that all human contact is kept to an absolute minimum to ensure release back into the wild
  5. Keep the public informed on the progress of the rhinos without commercializing or exposing these animals for any profit or gain
  6. Continue the fight on behalf of these wonderful animals who cannot fight for themselves

Their mission – These helpless, defenceless babies need love, a life, a home and the chance to receive the greatest gift of all – freedom.

The Legend Rhino Orphanage has been established as a not?for?profit charity (Section 21 company in South Africa) with all donations going directly to fund the centre and the care and rehabilitation of the rhinos.

Learn more about this amazing organisation www.therhinoorphanage.co.za or like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheRhinoOrphanage

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Bringing Africa’s Top Safari Parks to you .. Botswana Chobe Safari: Africa’s Elephant Paradise

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Bringing Africa’s Top Safari Parks to you .. Botswana Chobe Safari: Africa’s Elephant Paradise

Explore some of Africa’s TOP Safari parks ..dream now ..travel later 

Soon we will all travel again! In the meantime, we will continue fuelling our inspirations and travel dreams to you until you can go on safari again.

Choosing when to go on a safari is something that should be carefully considered for the experience to meet your expectations. For general game viewing, there is no real ‘best time’ to go. We would love to share some information to help you decide where and when to go on safari!

Botswana Chobe Safari: Africa’s Elephant Paradise

Why Go?

If there’s one memory that you’ll take away from a Chobe safari, it’s that of elephants. About 120 000 live in and around Chobe National Park, and inconceivable numbers of these gentle giants can be seen crowding the banks of the Chobe River during Botswana’s dry season.Chobe is also one of the best places in Africa to witness the most dramatic predator action – its Savuti region is where lions regularly clash with hyenas and powerful prides famously take down Africa’s biggest game like buffalo, giraffe and even elephants.

Chobe National Park is about the size of Northern Ireland and a haven for the biggest elephant populations on the planet. Chobe offers game drives and river cruises in an unspoilt environment that supports massive herds of not only elephant but also a multitude of buffalo that is unrivalled elsewhere in Africa.

When to Go?

Most visitors go to Chobe National Park for its famous dry-season game viewing. From May to the end of October/early November, ever-increasing numbers of water-dependent animals (especially elephants and buffalo) are concentrated along the Chobe River as well as in the park’s central Savuti region.

May, June and July are bone-dry with cold nights but temperatures rise rapidly as the rainy season approaches. August, September and October offer sensational game viewing but under very hot conditions.

If you can handle the heat, this is the best game-viewing time for a Chobe safari. The arrival of the rains trigger a dispersal of game from the Chobe River area but the warm, rainy December to March summer months are the best time to visit Chobe for bird watching, the impala birthing season (great for predators!) and to see the Savute zebra migration. Indeed, many safari experts rate early summer as the best time to go to Savute.

2 of our most popular Botswana adventure tours that visit this region  …

13 day Botswana Wildside Camping
7 day Delta and Chobe Fully serviced

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Bringing Africa’s Top Safari Parks to you .. Namibia…Etosha National Park

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by Overland Africa

Explore some of Africa’s TOP Safari parks ..dream now ..travel later 

Soon we will all travel again! In the meantime, we will continue fuelling our inspirations and travel dreams to you until you can go on safari again.

Choosing when to go on a safari is something that should be carefully considered for the experience to meet your expectations. For general game viewing, there is no real ‘best time’ to go. We would love to share some information to help you decide where and when to go on safari!

Namibia…Etosha National Park one of Africa’s TOP Safari parks

Why Go?

Regarded by safari experts as one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, the 22 750 km² Etosha National Park is one of the easiest, safest and most rewarding big game destinations in Southern Africa. You will appreciate the good roads and wide range of animals and photographers will relish the action at the game-packed waterholes! Dominated by the pancake-flat Etosha Pan, a 5 000km² seasonally flooded depression, Etosha National Park is an area of open, grassy woodland and thick scrub, studded with waterholes.

When to Go?

May to October winter months are widely regarded as the best time to visit Namibia for game viewing. The skies are clear, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, and animals are increasingly concentrated around water sources as the dry season wears on. Prepare however for freezing night time temperatures in June and July whereas September and October can be extremely hot. The summer rains between November and April turn the country green and occasionally bring floods to the desert. December can see very rewarding game viewing in Etosha and summer is the best time to go to Namibia for bird watching though you’ll need to watch out for malaria in the Caprivi Strip (newly renamed the Zambezi Region), Namibia’s wettest region and a place best avoided in the peak wet months of January and February.

Have a look at the following adventure tours ….they visit Etosha and a few other exciting safari destinations 

20 days Cape Town to Vic Falls Accommodated
7 day Pride of Namibia Camping

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Bringing Africa’s Top Safari Parks to you .. Namibia…Etosha National Park

Posted on June 1st, 2020 by Overland Africa
Bringing Africa’s Top Safari Parks to you .. Namibia…Etosha National Park

Why Go?

Namibia Etosha National Park…. Regarded by safari experts as one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves, the 22 750 km² Etosha National Park is one of the easiest, safest and most rewarding big game destinations in Southern Africa. You will appreciate the good roads and wide range of animals and photographers will relish the action at the game-packed waterholes! Dominated by the pancake-flat Etosha Pan, a 5 000km² seasonally flooded depression, Etosha National Park is an area of open, grassy woodland and thick scrub, studded with waterholes.

  • The sheer abundance of game. Above all else, Etosha is known for its wealth of big game.
  • The dramatic landscapes. Etosha’s most well-known feature is the vast salt pan that is found at its heart, which is so big it can be seen from space. …
  • The park is packed with an eclectic mix of familiar faces such as elephant, giraffe, lion, leopard and zebra as well as the desert specialists like springbok and the handsome gemsbok.
  • It’s also one of the best places in Southern Africa to see the endangered cheetah and black rhino not to mention rare antelope species like black-faced impala, Damara dik dik and roan antelope, plus there’s a bird count of 340 species – an interesting blend of savannah, water and desert birds.
  • The chance to explore beyond the park..

 

When to Go?

May to October winter months are widely regarded as the best time to visit Namibia for game viewing. The skies are clear, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, and animals are increasingly concentrated around water sources as the dry season wears on. Prepare however for freezing night time temperatures in June and July whereas September and October can be extremely hot. The summer rains between November and April turn the country green and occasionally bring floods to the desert. December can see very rewarding game viewing in Etosha and summer is the best time to go to Namibia for bird watching though you’ll need to watch out for malaria in the Caprivi Strip (newly renamed the Zambezi Region), Namibia’s wettest region and a place best avoided in the peak wet months of January and February.

Have a look at the following adventure tours ….they visit Etosha and a few other exciting safari destinations 

20 days Cape Town to Vic Falls Accommodated
7 day Pride of Namibia Camping

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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Posted on April 14th, 2020 by Overland Africa

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Silky black against the rainforest’s radiant green, a family of gorillas headed by a watchful but benevolent silverback male. The efforts of your forest trek evaporate in an instant and for one captivating hour you spend with them, an odd sense of familiarity settles on you. Young gorillas rough and tumble like wrestlers, maternal females gather in grooming groups, occasionally reprimanding the little ones, while the patriarchal silverback keeps a protective eye on the surroundings. The fact that gorillas as a species are on the brink of extinction and treks are a highly restricted activity, encountering wild gorillas is considered a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

Uganda’s mountain gorillas live in the epically named Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, a cloak of tangled green that covers the country’s south-west mountains. It’s a day’s drive from the capital Kampala or a quick flight so you’ll work a little harder to get there than in Rwanda but it’s worth it! Bwindi is a World Heritage Site with over 350 bird species and 200 kinds of butterflies and, thanks to income from trekking, its mountain gorilla population has grown by a third in recent years.

What to Expect on a Gorilla Trek in Uganda

For a gorilla trek you need to be fairly fit, equipped for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest hike, and in good health – gorillas are vulnerable to human illnesses but don’t have our immunities, which means a common cold can be deadly to a whole family of gorillas and you won’t be permitted to trek if you are unwell. Even in the dry season, the rainforest is a challenging environment: it’s humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes, plenty of insects and thick vegetation.

Your professional guide and tracker lead you into the forest’s secret paths, looking for a habituated gorilla family. Once found, you’ll approach the gorillas quietly and settle down to observe them from between 7 and 10m (22 to 32 ft) away. You’ll spend between 40 minutes and an hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play. You’ll be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience and one of the reasons that gorilla trekking is such a life changing encounter.

About Chimpanzee Trekking

While you may see chimps and other primate species on your gorilla trek, there are several superb chimpanzee trekking destinations, including Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream and the forested corners of Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks as well as Kibale Forest.

Chimpanzee trekking is quite different to gorilla trekking. Chimps are often found in easier trekking terrain than gorillas but they are wary of humans and harder to find. Only the habituated chimp families at Kibale Forest offer a similar encounter to gorilla trekking.

Traveller FAQs Answered:

Q: Will I definitely see the gorillas?

Because they are so closely monitored, and either researchers or trekkers are in touch with them every day, guides know more or less where the different families are and you probably have a 98% chance of seeing them. Of course, there are no guarantees with wild animals and an overnight thunderstorm or an unexpected encounter with a predator may cause a troop to move unexpectedly in a completely different direction but it’s likely that scouts will pick up their trail again soon. It is very seldom that trekkers don’t find the gorillas.

Q: Can I touch them?

No, absolutely not although we completely understand the instinct to want to reach out and cuddle an adorable baby. Firstly, because they’re wild animals and thus very strong and unpredictable – you could be severely injured. Secondly, gorilla populations are already under severe threat from logging, poaching and human encroachment on their environment plus they are highly susceptible to human diseases.

Not only can you not interact with them but you will have to keep a distance of at least seven metres / 22 feet at all time and, in some instances, wear a mask. If you are ill, you will not be allowed to trek so ensure you are in excellent health before you travel and take precautions not to pick up a bug on the plane over.

Remember, once you find the gorillas, you are only allowed an hour with them so as not to stress them out. This passes by in a flash so don’t spend all your time behind a lens: put the camera down after a few minutes and just bliss out watching them, grateful that you have the privilege of seeing them in the wild.

Q: How fit do I have to be?

With any strenuous activity, the fitter you are, the better. But this doesn’t mean that you need to be able to complete a triathlon or bench press three times your body weight.

Trekkers will be divided into groups of similar age and fitness levels, and the oldest and least fit people will generally be allocated the gorilla family that is nearest the starting point. You won’t be split up from family members or friends but – obeying the golden rule of hiking – the fastest walkers will have to slow down to the pace of the slowest so that the group stays together safely.

The fittest or youngest people will be chosen to find the group furthest away. Your guides are very experienced in assessing how the group is coping and will stop when necessary for a break, to drink water, admire a view or even have a snack (packed lunches contain water and perhaps energy-giving items like roasted cashews or peanuts, fruit like bananas or apples, chocolate bars, muffins, small sandwiches or bread rolls and local treats like ‘rolled eggs’ – a kind of omelette eaten cold).

It is always easiest to trek in the dry season. In the wet season, the mud can make trails slippery and the trek tougher. The gorillas and chimps may also seek refuge from the rain in nests or trees, making them harder to find and see. Take lightweight binoculars along to really bring their antics and expressions into focus.

Also, not all gorilla families will be lolling around, munching leaves and basking in the sunshine – some will be on the move. And they’re a lot better adapted to moving through their rainforest home than we are!

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Best Things to Do on a Kruger Safari!!

Posted on April 7th, 2020 by Overland Africa

Best Things to Do on a Kruger Safari

Kruger is primarily a safari area and the focus is definitely on seeing the game. There are limited cultural and historical excursions to be had, and these may only be possible if you are in the area – the park is enormous and it may be far to drive to a significant site.

Some important sites in the Kruger Park include:

If you stay at a lodge in one of the neighboring reserves, then you have a greater choice of activities, depending on the specific lodge, of course:

If you venture outside the park and reserves, then you can see the magnificent Panorama Route, which comprises sites like:

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Africa’s Kruger National Park – South Africa!

Posted on April 6th, 2020 by Overland Africa

Africa’s Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is arguably the oldest wildlife reserve in the world.  It was proclaimed in 1898, made a World Heritage Site in 2001 and today covers an area the size of Wales. The ‘Kruger area’ and a ‘Kruger safari’ comprise the massive national park itself (it spans a colossal 19 500km² / 7 500mi²) and the park’s surrounding private reserves.

 

Reasons to Visit The Infamous Kruger National Park:

 

Best Time of the Year to Go to Kruger

The safari is controlled by rainfall. The Kruger falls in the Lowveld, which has a rainy summer (October to May) and a dry winter (May to October).

 

SUMMER WINTER
WHEN About October to May About May to October
SEASON Green or low season Peak or high season
RAIN Yes, late afternoon thunder showers No
MALARIA Low risk Very low risk
COST Best rates available Premium rates
AVAILABILITY – BOOK BY 3-6 months before travel 9-12 months before travel – top lodges book out fast, especially over July and August

 

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