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Category: Expert Insight

Behave in Foreign Land

When visiting one the countries in Southern Africa, behave and make sure you know the rules of the road. Make sure you received Safety Tips for your trip to an Africa country! From beachfront destinations and under-water shark diving to world-class wild safaris and awe-inspiring geologic formations, Southern Africa is an exciting place to visit, but it's certainly not the place to lose your head. Often driving in Southern Africa…

Hiking in The Wild

What are the Risks and Hazards of the Hiking Trail? The Arrive Alive website too often receive reports from emergency services on the need for evacuation from hiking trails. But why would an evacuation be required and what are the most common emergencies? Hikers getting lost. Medical incidents such as strokes, heart attacks and illnesses. Fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration and heat exhaustion. Injuries from slips and falls on the trail. Injuries…

Luxury Tours in Southern Africa

As Africa’s luxury safari travel specialists, you can count on our Safari Experts to plan the best luxury vacation around your tastes and preferences. For the extreme adventurer starts here, with early mornings getting warm by the fire, having that well-brewed cup of coffee, planning the day ahead, not knowing what kind of tracks or animals we might find, with the sun just peeping over the treetops as we drive…

Top Tips for Tourists

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW? If you're visiting Southern Africa and you are worried, your safety comes down to exercising that little thing your mum used to tell you about called common sense. Would you wander around at night by yourself in your own city with your valuables out on display, and expect that nothing untoward would come of it? Probably not. Be aware, but not afraid, and you’ll…

What to Wear on Trips?

The dress code is generally casual, even in most restaurants. However, there are a few smarter city hotels and restaurants, where a smart casual outfit may make you feel more comfortable. If you are planning to travel in summer, our advice is to pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry. And don't forget a safari…

Camping – Expert Insights

ResortsNormally the large type of caravan or campsite that offer its own entertainment and facilities, for example, Swimming pools, Play parks, Spa, etc. CampsitesStandard caravans or campsite with the necessary facilities, for example, a campsite in a nature reserve. Wilderness CampNo facilities. Just a designated spot to pitch your tent. You will normally find a pioneers camp on a 4×4 trail. Bush CampBasic facilities normally with cold showers, long drop…