When is the best time to travel to Southern Africa?
Southern Africa is a year-round destination as different regions are spectacular at different times. Winter months are between May and September. These months are often popular for game viewing, as it is dry and the wildlife is much easier to see and it is also cooler. It rains from November to March, coinciding with Green…
When is the best time to travel to East Africa?
East Africa is a safari destination and the best time to travel is during the dry months. The rainy season is from April to June – and there are short rains from late November through December. This time offers great birding opportunities. It is often less expensive to travel during the long rainy season, as…
What are the meals like on safari?
We cater for vegetarian, halaal and other dietary requirements in Southern and East Africa. Just let us know in advance and we will be able to organise your preferred meals. Our tour guides are trained to cater for different types of culinary tastes. As a rule: do not eat anything purchased at the side of…
What type of vehicles does Jenman African Safaris use?
We have a range of vehicles which we use depending on the terrain that is travelled. For safaris, we have a fleet of custom-made Toyota Land Cruisers which are either 10 or 12 seaters. The vehicles are customised in our Cape Town workshop to improve both comfort and game viewing capability. For non-safari trips, we…
What medical supplies are available on safari?
Pack your prescription medication. Cities and towns all have pharmacies (drugstores) with everything one requires from aspirin to Xanax and Zambuk. Bear in mind that South Africa has a first-world infrastructure, but the further north one travels the more difficult it may be to get medication.
What are the special attractions of the countries you operate in?
Click here to find the full list of attractions of the countries we operate in.
What camera equipment is essential on safari?
Binoculars are recommended, preferably wide angle. A good DSLR camera with a powerful zoom or telephoto lens will reward you with superb shots.
What are the accommodation facilities like on a Jenman safari?
Tents in the permanent tent camps are large, spacious and beautifully decorated. Each tent has two three-quarter beds, floor rugs, en suite bathrooms with flush toilet, adequate space to hang clothing, and a viewing deck. Luxury mobile camping tours use either large Hemingway or Meru tents. Semi participation camping safaris use igloo style tents for…
What activities are available during the safari?
There are many different types of activities available while on safari such as: game drives, guided walks, bird watching, boat cruises or canoeing. Adventure-based activities like white water rafting, helicopter flights over the Victoria Falls, and hot air balloon trips over the Serengeti, to name just a few, are also available.
Is Jenman African Safaris committed to responsible and sustainable tourism?
The cultures, environments and economies that we visit are fragile and require an ongoing commitment from us to ensure a lasting, positive effect. Tourism, when carried out in a responsible manner, can be a real help to local communities providing an income, a positive cultural exchange and a financial incentive to protect the natural environment….
Do you create tailor-made safaris for groups and individuals?
Yes, we can tailor–make a safari for an individual or for large groups. Contact us for more information.
Do you run family safaris?
Africa offers outstanding value for families. But some destinations and establishments cater more fully for the enjoyment of children than others. Kenya: Children who are five years old and younger are generally not allowed on game drives in the parks and reserves. Tanzania: It is not recommended for children younger than eight years. Botswana and…