Africa News – February 2015

February 3, 2015  By: Gretchen

Africa Adventure Consultants in the NewsOur award-winning safaris have been making headlines to kick off the new year. Namibia, Kenya and our Private Jet journey are all highlighted in publications like Money Magazine and Maxim.Click Here to View Our Custom Kenya SafarisMoney MagazineMoney Magazine also has a ‘best of’ list for 2015 – theirs is a ‘Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2015.’ They checked with AAC president Kent Redding for advice on when to visit Kenya. May is the tail end of the green season, and is one of the best and most affordable months to take a safari. While the dry landscapes of high season make it easier to spot big game, visitors arriving in May will instead enjoy wildflowers and lush scenery. Even better, it’s birthing season, so you’ll see baby animals.Epicure and CultureOur Namibia Ultimate Group Safari was recognized in Epicure & Culture’s Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015. Between days filled with activities such as hiking, kayaking and climbing the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes, and evenings spent feasting on Namibia’s legendary braaied (barbecued) meats paired with South African wines, travelers will stay fit while adventuring through one of the world’s most interesting and least densely populated countries.View the Full Namibia Ultimate SafariView Our Africa By Private Jet SafariMaxim OnlineIf you’re feeling particularly flush, Maxim curated a list of ‘The Best Private Jet Journeys of 2015.’ Our 23-day adventure covers an amazing number of highlights on the African continent, and does so in style. Whether you’ve always wanted to snorkel in the Seychelles, see the Great Wildebeest Migration, trek volcanoes to visit mountain gorillas, or witness the majesty of the Victoria Falls, our ‘Africa By Private Jet’ will let you experience each of these wonders, and more!Other Africa NewsSouth Africa and Botswana have agreed to drop yellow fever certification as a requirement for travelers from Zambia, following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring Zambia a yellow fever free zone. We do recommend that travelers to Zambia that do have Yellow Fever cards bring them along for travel during February, as news can sometimes be slow to reach border crossings.

Proflight Zambia will begin flights to the Kafue National Park, Zambia this year. Flights will operate during the dry season (July to October 2015), when accessibility and wildlife viewing is at its annual peak. The schedule was designed to facilitate numerous connections including international outbound connections with Emirates and South African Airways, domestic outbound connections with Lower Zambezi and Livingstone and domestic inbound connections with Mfuwe and Lower Zambezi and Livingstone.

In the world of entertainment, Angelina Jolie is set to direct the biopic ‘Africa,’ which depicts Richard Leakey’s efforts to stop elephant poaching in Kenya in the 1980’s. Brad Pitt is said to be in talks to play the role of Leakey. We’ll be in line for tickets when this movie comes out!Travel + Leisure – World’s BestThere’s still time to vote in Travel + Leisure’s 2015 ‘World’s Best’ awards. Complete their survey and you’ll be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip to the destination of your choice!

Additional prizes include:

Two First Prizes: A $5,000 dream trip
One Second Prize: A $2,500 dream trip
Two Third Prizes: $1,000 cash
And more!

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