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TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES Update #116
October 2018
When, Where and How to Safari?
WHEN  is the best time to book, and then take a Safari?

Well, if you fancy a safari in the next six months there is no time to waste.  The green season is baby-time in the bush and is great for photography and birding, especially if you are okay with elevated temperatures. Low season also means fewer travellers and relatively keen prices, so this really can be a very smart time to be out on safari.
 
The African winter (May to October) falls in the dry season and is by far the most popular safari time. If you're taking the family or travelling with a group of friends, it's advisable to start planning at least a year ahead, since the better safari lodges cater to just 24 guests. 
Solo travellers should also book early, which can possibly save that dreaded single room supplement.

Bottom line - it's never too soon to get in touch to ensure the best value and top choice of lodges and guides.
 
And please don't feel you have to have it all researched in advance. Even if your plans are a little vague, I am always happy to chat and come up with some ideas for you to consider.
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WHERE do the Birders go?
Namibia is a haven for birds!   As arid is the country is, the Waterberg region of Namibia has recorded over 300 bird species in its multiple habitats. 

Springs supply an abundance of water to the mountain plateaus, cliffs, slopes, valleys and plains, home to a myriad of species ranging from Cape Vultures to Verreaux's (black) Eagles, Blue Cranes, Secretary Birds, Barred Wren-Warblers and Half-Collared Kingfishers, Ostriches, and Kori Bustards - the largest flying bird native to Africa.

In addition to the prolific birdlife, the Waterberg also offers exceptional hiking, rhino tracking, a history path to the site of the Battle of Waterberg and Herero cultural experiences.
 
HOW to Safari beyond Game Drives?
Going on a safari is one of those bucket-list experiences, most commonly enjoyed by guided game drives, which are certainly not to be missed.

However, if you're adventurous and want to 'kick it up a notch' we have some wonderful out-of-the-ordinary safaris that go beyond the safari vehicle, including walking, cycling, riding, flying, paddling and even Yoga Safaris.
In a couple of weeks I'm heading to the Bahamas to attend a travel conference and meet with industry leaders from around the world.
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Let me know if I can bring you anything from there. Wish I could pack up the sunshine and white beaches, but I'm  thinking perhaps some insider tips for your next vacation :)

Yours in travel,

Christine Boecker
TRAVELBOECKER ADVENTURES
Tel: 604.338.9211
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