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Saturday
Aug112018

The Best South Africa Luxury Safari Experiences

A luxury safari in South Africa is likely to be one of the most best vacations of your life. For some travelers, seeing iconic African species in the wild and discovering the most beautiful places on the African continent is a life-changing journey. While you stay in some of the top-rated safari lodges with amenities like private plunge pools, award-winning food, and the most stunning views of the African bush, you can also choose to incorporate special experiences that will make your trip more than just an amazing vacation. You can learn about endangered species, interact with wildlife in a natural and respectful way, and have the chance to positively impact local communities.

Curious travelers who are especially interested in endangered species can opt to join a day excursion with a conservation scientist, where they will be able to take part in microchipping or collaring a wild animal in order to help preserve the future of the species. For example, you’d take off in a helicopter with a team of experts and locate a rhino, tranquilize the animal and help the team place a microchip under its horn so it can be tracked remotely and therefore better protected from poachers. You can get a preview of how the magic happens in this short video. It’s an incredible privilege to be in such close proximity to one of these amazing animals.

The endangered pangolin is the world’s most-trafficked animal, and research scientists are doing their best to save this scaly, nocturnal creature from extinction. Travelers who plan their safari with Epic Road can join an expert in the field for a night walk to a pangolin’s burrow, where they may have the chance to see this elusive animal up close, something that few people ever get to do.

For pure fun and exhilaration, go diving to see massive yet harmless whale sharks off the coast of South Africa. Whale sharks can grow over 40 feet long and almost 50,000 lbs, and swimming alongside these gentlest of giants is a true adrenaline rush.

For a more human interaction, visit a remote village where members of an indigenous tribe are living without electricity, and give them the gift of solar light which allows them to safely work or study after the sun goes down. Check out this video to see one of Epic Road’s clients take part in this rewarding experience. Travelers who choose this experience will have the opportunity to deliver and demonstrate the use of the lights in person, and then go home knowing they’ve made a difference in the lives of a number of people on the other side of the world.

To add special and impactful activities onto your luxury safari in South Africa, you must plan your safari well in advance with the help of an expert travel advisor who has the connections to create best and most memorable trip possible. Epic Road specializes in custom-made safaris in South Africa and all over the rest of the continent, sending clients to the world’s most exciting destinations.

Monday
Oct222012

Rhino Poaching in South Africa


South Africa Rhino Poaching

 

This year in South Africa poachers have killed a record number of Rhinos—their horns can be sold in Asia for use in traditional medicine. The species is already considered endangered, and the increased demand from the Asian market threatening the survival of the species.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19966164

Thursday
Oct182012

Waterfalls - Devil's Pool

 

Victoria Falls Devil's Pool

 

Beautiful photos of waterfalls from BBC. Make sure to check out Zambia’s Victoria Falls and South Africa’s Libson Falls. Epic Road can take you there.

www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20120803-beautiful-waterfalls-around-the-worldtt

Sunday
Mar042012

Swimming with Penguins

South African Safari Penguins

Boulders Beach, South Africa- Swimming with penguins in the freezing waters off the southern tip of South Africa. - Mark Lakin, Epic Road Co-Founder