Being Sensitive to Cultural Differences

Whenever you travel outside of your own country, you are likely to come across cultural differences. These can be very interesting and are one of the main reasons that people love to travel – to experience something new and meet interesting new people. However, if you are travelling to somewhere and haven’t done your research, it’s possible that the cultural differences could take you by surprise. Here are some ideas: Try to learn some of the language. Even though many people will probably speak English, it will look like you have made an effort if you learn even just aContinue Reading…

Planning travel arrangements for your holiday

If you are planning a holiday then it is vital to arrange your travel in advance. Not only can this give you peace of mind that everything is booked but it can also mean you save money on the travel by booking in advance. If booking flights, check times and days when booking as often travelling in the middle of the night or early hours of the morning or flying mid week can save you money. Leaving transfers to and from the airport until the last minute can prove costly and may also eat up valuable time when away. DoContinue Reading…

Becoming a conservation volunteer in Africa

Africa is a beautiful place and it a popular destination for thousands of tourists year upon year, especially for safari trips. With so many tourists flocking to this country year after year and with hunting still a very popular sport, it is no wonder than the country is crying out for volunteers to help maintain and improve the conservation areas. As the great Nelson Mandela once said: “Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these (wildlife) parks, then the people will have no interest in them, and the parks will not survive”. As a conservationContinue Reading…

South African Climate

South Africa is a popular destination for sun seekers and safari lovers. The weather and climate in South Africa can change very quickly dependant on the time of year and also the altitude you are at. The country is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean; their waters meet at Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of the continent. South Africa is a fairly dry country and has an average annual rainfall of about 456mm. Unlike in the UK, South Africa’s summer is from mid October to mid February and usuallyContinue Reading…

Family safaris

A family safari holiday can be a great way for children to learn about different cultures and encounter many different species of animals and birds. It is also extremely fun and adventurous and will make fantastic memories for years to come. To make the most out of your safari holiday you need to book with an agent that will take the time to plan a bespoke trip based around what the family enjoys to do and also the ages of the children and what would be appropriate. Often it is not suitable to book a safari where children are expectedContinue Reading…