Africa News – May 2015

May 8, 2015  By: Gretchen

Update On Traveling To South Africa With Children, Good Food & Wine Show and…

Regulations for Traveling to South Africa with Children

The Department of Home Affairs has published a brochure that summarizes the new regulations in the Immigration Act for children travelling to South Africa. View the full document here.

Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show

May 21 – 24 will find the lucky visitors to and residents of Cape Town celebrating this year’s Good Food & Wine Show. The Show promises a tasteful journey from interactive cooking, great activities for children, wine appreciation and tastings, craft beer and much more. Tickets can be found on the The Good Food & Wine Show website.

Running Wild Race in Denver

This year marks the inaugural ‘Running Wild – Racing Against Extinction’ 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run in Denver. The race will start and end on the Regis University campus on June 20th and starts at 8 AM.

Running Wild will donate proceeds from the race to 4 different wildlife conservation organizations which focus entirely on the preservation of African wildlife. The 4 organizations benefiting are Wildlife Protection Solutions, Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative.

If you’d like to register for the race or sign up to volunteer, please visit the Running Wild website.

Shark Season is Underway in False Bay

Peak shark season has started in False Bay, South Africa. The season started in early February and shark sightings have been constant through March. In April, shark numbers sighted increased and the first few breaches of the season are spotted. Common dolphins are also been prevalent in False Bay during this time. May moves deeper into the season, and it’s time to start looking out for the spectacular predatory behavior unique to False Bay.

The False Bay season is February to the end of September. After September, we are able to facilitate great white shark bookings in Gansbaai, two hours from Cape Town.Good Food & Wine Show image courtesy Good Food & Wine Show
Shark image courtesy Apex Predators

20 Years of Experience & Passion

Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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Get Started

You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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