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Hello Africa!

The history of Southern Africa cannot be written as a single narrative.  The Kalahari desert forms the central depression of the Southern African plateau. Its elevation rises to the Great Escarpment, which flanks the plateau in an almost unbroken line from the Zambezi River to Angola. Southern Zimbabwe and much of South Africa are within a region of scrublands and grasslands known as the veld (field). To the southeast of the veld is the Drakensberg range, which includes…

Get Fit on The Go

Everyone needs to exercise. But if you find the interiors of a traditional gym overwhelming, confining or just plain dull, why not consider taking your training outside? Here you can lose weight, shape and tone your body, and up your fitness level (and your general wellbeing) by using the resistance of your own body weight and an individually crafted fitness plan – in none other than the Great Outdoors. Get…

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…

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