Welcome to South Africa

Photo courtesy of South Africa Tourism.
Photo courtesy of South Africa Tourism.

I’m excited to announce that Ujuzi is now offering safari tours in South Africa.

South Africa is a unique destination for safaris. It’s one of the few places where you can plan a safari that never takes you into a malaria zone. Many of the national parks have paved roads, and visitors have more options for getting around. Self-driven tours are a possibility in addition to the traditional guided tour. On guided tours, it’s common for game vehicles to have open sides for uninterrupted viewing and a greater sense of being one with the landscape.

Springbok near Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism
Springbok near Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism

Malaria-free safaris are a wonderful option for individuals who are unable (or don’t want) to take malaria-prevention medications. The two malaria-free safari areas of South Africa are the Garden Route Region along the south coast and Madikwe Game Reserve near the northern border with Botswana. They have the “Big Five” (elephants, rhinos, cape buffalos, lions and leopards), and Madikwe is also famous for its populations of African wild dogs. These areas offer so much great wildlife viewing that you’ll want to include them on your South Africa safari itinerary whether you need to avoid malaria medications or not!

Contact me to start planning your South African safari!

De Wildt Cheetah Farm, Hartebeestpoort, North West Province. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism
De Wildt Cheetah Farm, Hartebeestpoort, North West Province. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism
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