African cultures to know before you travel

Africa is an amazing place to visits and thousands of tourists flock here every year. It is popular for its safari holidays and amazing culture. If you are planning a trip to Africa then it is worth spending some time learning about some of the main culture values that you may want to bear in mind: Greetings – As with many places, a greeting is one of the most important things you can do. Offering to shake someone’s hand and saying hello is what is expected in Africa. As with many cultures, pointing the bottom (the sole) of your footContinue Reading…

Gap year in Africa

Africa has a wide range of activities and experiences for people of all ages and interests. An African safari holiday can make memories that last for a lifetime, but knowing that you have also helped the local community is priceless. If you are planning on taking a gap year out of education or work then why not look in to going as a volunteer to Africa. Africa has the second largest population in the world and they are often in need of people willing to assist them in roles in education, wildlife conservation, healthcare and also teaching. Often you areContinue Reading…

South African seasons

Deciding what time of year to go on a safari can be vital if you are expecting to see certain wildlife or want certain weather conditions. The season in South Africa vary greatly from that of the UK so you do need to do your research prior to booking. The main factors that affects the weather in South Africa is the altitude and the surrounding oceans. The east coast of South Africa is situated on the Indian ocean with has a warmer current whilst the west coast is situated on the Atlantic Ocean which has a lot colder current. TheContinue Reading…

South African Culture

If you are planning a trip to South Africa, why not take a little time to explore their culture before you go on holiday there. This will not only allow you to respect their way of life but will also give you an insight in to the kind of experiences you can expect. There is a huge diversity of culture in South Africa with a substantial number of rural inhabitants, who lead largely impoverished lives. It is amongst these people that most of the historical cultural ways of life have survived. Many people living in the urban areas speak EnglishContinue Reading…

Family culture holidays

Many families believe that a holiday should be much more than just lying on a beach or lazing by the pool. You travel thousands of miles to another part of the world, and you might want to explore all that the location has to offer. You can learn a lot about a culture from studying historical places, sampling the local traditional dishes and mixing with the local people. In some ways it seems a waste to go all that way away from home and not get involved in these sorts of activities. Mixing with the local people will allow youContinue Reading…