All you need to know about booking a safari to Africa
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When to go
The best time for an African safari is when the wildlife are easy to find and in dense numbers. Deciding when to go on safari depends on what country you would like to visit and your preferred month of travel. Seasons differ in East and Southern Africa so you can really plan a great safari for almost every month of the year, if you are flexible about where you want to go to.
For your guide to the absolute best time to plan a safari click here, a month by month planner.
If you are looking for specific wildlife such as gorillas or chimpanzee, please contact us for advice on which countries to visit and the best time of year to see that particular wildlife.
Other factors to consider may be interests such as cultural interactions, fly fishing and any other specifics you are wanting to incorporate into your safari plans.
What to do
Is your dream safari experience to track big game like the first explorers, glide over game filled plains in a hot air balloon or walk through the Africa bush with a family of elephants? Maybe it’s paddling past hippos and crocs on a wilderness river, visiting a Masaai village or helping researchers learn more about Africa’s extraordinary ecosystems.
There are many ways to experience Africa and because Rothschild Safaris has worked for years with the finest safari operators, we can tailor your safari to include the activities and experiences that you want most. Following are some of the possibilities: game drives, bush walks, boating, canoeing and mokoro excursions, cultural encounters, special wildlife interactions with researchers, white water rafting, shark diving, biking through the winelands, microlite flights, penguins, horseback safaris and more…
Camps & Lodging – choosing the right accommodations for your trip
Rothschild Safaris does not own individual camps in Africa; instead, we have contracts at every lodge allowing flexibility and more importantly, variety for your individual taste. Each year, our safari planners travel to the camps to personally experience the accommodations, activities, the best seasons for game viewing, meals and service. Our recommendations for you are based on expert and first hand experience!
Accommodation types: Bush Camps, Mobile Tented Camps or Under Canvas Camps, Permanent Tented Camps, Safari Lodges.
There are many ways to travel through Africa to view wildlife. The following is a list of the different types of safari vehicles and bush planes that you may encounter during your trip.
Bush planes (also known as light aircraft), private charter flights, open safari vehicle, closed safari vehicle, minibus.
The most luxurious and best located camp is only as good as the guides that support it, and the camps, lodges and safari operators we use employ the best in the business. They undergo long periods of training and apprenticeship and are masters at bringing the African bush alive – the secrets of tracks, game trails, and dung, the plant traditionally used as a toothbrush, how bark is made into twine, and the mysteries of the spectacular night skies of the southern hemisphere.
Typical Day on Safari
A day on safari is “wildly” different from your ordinary, day-to-day life. Click on the link below for an insider’s look at what you can expect while in the bush, from transfers between camps and lodges to game viewing activities. Your routine may vary slightly, as our aim is to custom design each individual trip, tailored to your passions and interests.
About Leora Rothschild, Southern Africa is her home away from home!
I am from South Africa (now living in Denver, Colorado). I spent years traveling through Southern Africa, taking groups to some of the most remote areas within Africa. If you have a question, ask me, I am certain to know the answer. We always try to incorporate those very raw, authentic and off the beaten path experiences into our clients trips as this is what I experienced growing up, traveling with my family to the bush, sleeping under the stars and sitting around a camp fire. To me that is Africa, not the large Game Lodges, not the fancy swimming pools (which certainly have their place ie. with kids) and not the focus being on food. Yes you will stay in amazing camps, eat incredible food and perhaps even have a pool here and there but focus should be first and foremost on the wildlife. That is what Africa is all about. I have a solid and incredible team who have travelled extensively themselves throughout Africa and are just delightful to work with. Between us we will plan an amazing wildlife experience for you whether you are a single traveler (we can join you on the right group), a honeymoon couple or a family. We will not disappoint!
To learn more about Africa Safaris contact us today. We can answer your questions, fill you in on any current specials and update you on local happenings in the wildlife areas within Africa. This is all we do all day long, we love it and we cannot wait to hear from you so we can get started on your safari!
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