Reasons Not to Travel to Southern Africa

Sep 27, 2017 Safari Prep
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If you’re thinking of coming to Southern Africa on safari, there are a few things you should probably know before you book your tickets…

Reason #1

The seasons are back to front – I mean, this is supposed to be winter!

Reason #2

All the trees are dead – there’s nothing to look at.

Reason #3

Everyone’s gloomy all the time.

Reason #4

They don’t make anything for themselves.

Reason #5

All they want is a hand out.

Reason #6

Some of the animals are really dangerous.

Reason #7

So maybe it’s a good thing that you can’t get close to them…

Reason #8

And that they all just want to run away.

Reason #9

Which means you need a really big camera to get good pictures.

Reason #10

The TV only has one channel.

Reason #11

And the music is terrible.

Reason #12

You can’t get any kind of connection.

Reason #13

Or decent reception.

Reason #14

Things look really backwards.

Reason #15

Don’t mention the medical facilities.

Reason #16

It’s a fashion disaster zone.

Reason #17

Don’t even mention the food.

Reason #18

And you have to wait until it gets dark before you’re allowed a drink.

Reason #19

Africa? It’s just one big conflict zone.

Reason #20

It’s all about black and white.

Reason #21

You need tons of paperwork.

Reason #22

And about a hundred shots.

Reason #23

All in all, it’s a bit of a dive.

Of course, we’re joking. Southern Africa is awesome! If the pictures above have inspired you to come and experience everything that a safari holiday involves, then please contact us!

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By Nick Galpine

The call of the wild – and too many BBC wildlife documentaries – persuaded Nick to abandon the smoky steelworks of his childhood for the clear waters and immense skies of the Okavango Delta. Arriving at Mombo on the same truck as the first reintroduced white rhinos in late 2001, Nick soon realised (as did the rhinos) that this truly was heaven and earth. With the ashes of his return ticket to the UK cooling in a campfire somewhere on Chief’s Island, Nick spent the next several years helping monitor the first wild rhinos in Botswana in a decade. Several years of camp management across the Wilderness portfolio subsequently ensued but by early 2014 it was time to check out a different kind of jungle and Nick relocated to Johannesburg to focus on marketing, and pursue his interest in the manoeuvres of the world’s finest taxi drivers.

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