Cultural Values to Take Note of Before Travelling to Africa

Cultural Values to Take Note of Before Travelling to Africa 10

Often a visit to Africa can be overwhelmingly full of exciting, wonderful and unique things. From its vast landscapes to its bustling metropolises and an array of fauna and flora to see between, a vacation to the African continent can feel like a whirlwind adventure. While there is already a lot to prepare when choosing to embark upon a journey to Africa, it’s important you also take the time to prepare yourself as best you can for the interactions you’re sure to have with the people who call Africa their home. With centuries of tradition behind them, you’ll make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime if you just pay attention to these signs of respect for African people and their cultures.

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10 Myths about Travel in Africa

Ruaha male lion

Despite living in the 21st Century, there are many myths and misconceptions that remain about travel in Africa. Ranging from the absolutely silly (everyone has a pet lion in their backyard) to the downright bizarre (Africa is an entire country), these myths can create some confusion when those who believe them finally set foot on the continent. In an effort to better prepare you for your future travels to beautiful, mesmerizing Africa, we’re taking a look at 10 of the weirdest myths and misconceptions that people have.

Tourists sitting on the dunes in the Namib dessert

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Andrew and Joni Explore Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia

Safari with Jenman African Safaris

Our trip started when we flew into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where we picked up one of Jenman Safaris custom built Land Cruisers called ‘Tshomi’.

We planned to spend two weeks in Zimbabwe, and then cross over into Botswana for two weeks and head back down to Cape Town by travelling the last two weeks through Namibia.

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Love is in the air this month… Happy Valentines Day!

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Valentines day
Valentines Image

Don’t forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner… for your own ‘safety’ this is a day you don’t want to forget! To help you with some ideas and inspiration we asked some of the guys in the Jenman African Safaris office, what their plans were;

Garth (Managing Director of Jenman Safaris); I think the classics are always perfect for Valentines Day… My plan is to buy my wife a bunch of flowers and take her to dinner at her favourite restaurant.

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Great Namibia holiday – Botswana or Kenya next?

Namibia Safari

I just wanted to let you all know about my trip to Namibia in the hopes that it might inspire some of you to visit this beautiful country!

My 10 day adventure began as I landed at the Hosea Kutako International Airport. Stepping out into the hot African it really hit me that I was in Namibia and that my dream holiday was just beginning! We were met by our guide and taken to our accommodation (the Roof of Africa Lodge) so that we could freshen up after our long flight. Later that day we were treated to a city tour of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It was great to learn more about the history of Namibia and to see the quaint old fashioned town of Windhoek. By the time my head hit the pillow that evening all I could think about was exploring the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei that I had heard so much about, even though we were only going to visit them at the end of the safari…

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Open letter to our Foreign Media friends


by Peter Davies 09/06/2010 09:09

Dear World Cup visitors,

Now that you are safely in our country you are no doubt happily realising you are not in a war zone. This may be in stark contrast to what you have been bracing yourself for should you have listened to Uli Hoeness or are an avid reader of English tabloids, which as we all know are only good for wrapping fish ‘n chips and advancing the careers of large-chested teens on page three.

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