ZOOMER Magazine by: Vivian Vassos
July 12, 2016
South Africa is one of the best destinations to consider scratching off your Bucket List for less considering our, well, lesser loonie, right now. According to travel experts, you’ll get more for your Canadian buck.
But, before the safari, experience Cape Town and Johannesburg. Get to know the culture, the people and the food, through the eyes of locals. Everyone speaks English, but there is also Afrikaans, Zulu, Swazi and more of the 11 official languages spoken here. We asked Mary Jean Tully and Judi Cohen, the experts at the Canadian based Tully Luxury Travel and its African Dreams and Private Travel Design divisions to give us the insider’s guide to South Africa.
Tully is also passionate about Africa for personal reasons: she considers herself a conservationist and is involved in the protection of wildlife, particularly where poaching continues to threaten Elephants, Rhinos and Big Cats.
Vivian Vassos: As an Africa specialist, what do you think are the three most compelling reasons to travel to Africa, in general, now?
Mary Jean Tully:
VV: When and how far out is the best timing to book South Africa?
Judi Cohen: Since most of the camps we work with are quite small, they fill up very quickly and are often booked up 12 months in advance. It’s never too early to start planning a trip!
The best time to go on safari is during the dry season because water is scarce and you will see many animals around existing water holes.
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