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Southern Africa Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Southern Africa Safari

Get to Know Southern Africa

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By Adelle Belle

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Discover Africa offers safaris in Botswana, Namibia Safaris, Zambia Safaris, Zimbabwe Safaris, and South African Safaris. Although these countries are all found in the Southern African region, they all have incredibly unique landscapes, activities and experiences to offer. All of these southern African safari destinations have incredible wildlife, landscapes, and cultural heritage. These countries and their peoples make this part of Africa one of the most memorable parts of the continent.

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Southern Africa

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Why Southern Africa?

  • Unforgettable safari wildlife experiences
  • Endless choices of luxury and standard safari lodges
  • Spectacular beach and bush travel combinations
  • Rich culture and historic experiences

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Recent reviews from travellers who planned and booked their Africa trips with Discover Africa Safaris
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Antoinette was a competent, experienced, and well informed tour operator.

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Darron and Mary, United States
11 Aug 2021
Hard working, patient, persistent and thorough!

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David, United States
09 Aug 2021
Wonderful vacation and service.

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David, United States
30 Jul 2021
Fantastic safari, excellent logistics and service for a fair price.

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Francisco, United States
05 Jul 2018
With Discover Africa I had the most wonderful experience of my life!

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FAQs about Southern Africa

  • Parents who are travelling with their child but not their spouse and those who wish to send their child on a trip accompanied by someone other than a parent or unaccompanied require an unabridged birth certificate. (It does not affect those travelling within South Africa.)
  • An Unabridged certificate is a certificate that reflects the particulars of both parents of the child. All children born in South Africa after 14 March 2013 were issued with a valid unabridged birth certificate automatically and free of charge.
  • Everyone born before that and those from countries who do not automatically issue an unabridged certificate must apply for the document well before their travel date.
  • The application process for Unabridged Birth Certificate are as follow; You can apply at your nearest Home Affairs office where your Biometric information will be varied. You will need your ID book along as well as your child’s ID number.
  • All documents submitted must be originals or certified copies. The Unabridged Birth Certificate costs R75. It can take up to eight weeks to acquire an Unabridged Birth Certificate from the date of application.
  • Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with your loved ones. Most camps and lodges have free Wi-Fi for guests to make free calls and texts messages.
  • Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz
  • Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz
  • Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz
  • Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz
  • Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz
  • Namibia: Electric plug M 220V and 50Hz
  • Seychelles: Electrical plug G 240V and 50Hz
  • South Africa: Electric plug M 220/230V and 50Hz, In some areas it’s plug C, G
  • Tanzania: Electric plug D,G 230V and 50Hz
  • Zambia: Electric plug C,D,G 230V and 50Hz
  • Zimbabwe: Electrical plug D,G 220V and 50Hz
  • Africa has a long history of exploration and keeping to the bare basics when it comes to making sure that this serene beauty remains in tact. Many companies have capitalized on this by providing luxury tented mobile camps in the heart of the African bush, there are also options for permanent camps and lodges which all come with hot showers, game drives and three meals a day.
  • South African travelers are exempt from obtaining visas for many African countries, however visa requirements are vastly different from country to country so it's strongly advised to do your research before travel to avoid disappointment.
  • Countries in the Southern African region have a very varied climate and depending on what time of year you travel you may need to pack for all weather conditions. Getting stuck in a storm on safari is possible so always make sure you pack something waterproof. Certain areas and cities experience mild weather conditions all year round.
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