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3 Great Opportunities for Travel to Africa in 2017-18

3 Great Opportunities for Travel to Africa in 2017-18

​2017 is shaping up to be a wild year for travel to Africa! From our Private Kenya Family Safari to our Ultimate Namibia Safari and nearly everywhere in between, I'm seeing great interest in the continent from first-time and repeat travelers alike. Below are three opportunities to consider right now so you don't miss out on your safari in Africa.

1. Holiday Space in the Serengeti

The December holidays are a perfect time to give (or receive) the gift of our Serengeti Family Safari to Tanzania in East Africa. Space is limited and in-demand over the holidays so it's best to lock in your 2017 or 2018 reservations soon. The 10-week window from December to the end of February is the best time to catch the great wildebeest and zebra migration gathering in the fertile southern savannah to calve; lions, cheetahs and leopards are out in force too. Keen safari-goers know that this short dry season is when the skies are bluest and grasses greenest creating the perfect backdrop for incredible wildlife photography.

Wildland Alums Peter and Ruth brought back some incredible wildlife photos from their custom safari in Tanzania and Kenya in February:

2. Wild Botswana

5 spaces just opened on our July 7th Wild Botswana Safari. These are the only remaining spaces this Summer! This VERY popular mobile camping safari is our most affordable Botswana adventure designed to take you deep into prime wildlife habitats with exceptional bush guides. I do not expect these spaces to remain unfilled for long so don't miss this opportunity. Let me know if these dates work for you and your family. (7/7 - 7/16/2017)

​3. Elephants in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

In all of Africa, Hwange is famous for its vast herds of elephants. In the latter half of the dry season (September - October) and until the rains begin in November, huge families of elephants congregate around the few available seeps, drips and water sources. Zimbabwe's pro-guides lead walking safaris, take you into hidden underground blinds, and to observation spots for up-close and personal encounters with these beautiful creatures.

On our Wild Zimbabwe Safari, you'll stay 3 nights at Nehimba, which just happens to be built alongside one of these water sources where you'll enjoy "bush television" like this:

Across this vast continent, safari space is filling fast and availability is tighter than usual for this time of year, so don't wait to make your own adventure plans.

When you are ready to plan you own African adventure, I'm happy to help.

Your African safari expert,

Chris Moriarty

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