Making the most of a stay in Africa

Africa is a continent full of incredible scenery and amazing animals. Some of the greatest sights on Earth can be found in Africa and it is the perfect location for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. From the pyramids in Egypt and Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, to the vast range of wildlife, there is an abundance of things to see and do. Various countries in Africa are affected by war, but there are many relatively safe places to visit as long as you take sensible precautions – try not to wear expensive jewellery or carry valuables like mobile phones or large cameras, and be careful about the food and drink... Read More »

Safety Whilst Fishing on Holiday

Safety should be of paramount importance whilst you are fishing on holiday. It should be when you are fishing anywhere, of course, but on holiday you will be in an unfamiliar location and you will need to be more aware of local rules and safety specifications. One of the main reasons you should be mindful of safety and fishing rules is the local wildlife. If you leave fishing rods, hooks and nets lying around, they can be a real danger to animals and wildlife. If you are fishing using a line, you should use a biodegradable version in case it breaks, as animals could get tangled up in it. Make... Read More »

Choosing Activities Whilst on Holiday

There are a lot of different activities you can do on holiday, whatever part of the world you might be visiting. If you are going to Africa especially, there will be lots of opportunities to see animals, to do various sports and to see some incredible landscapes that nowhere else in the world can compare to. You may want to book some of the more popular activities before you go on holiday. Many tour operators around the world will now have a website that you can use to make your booking. The downside of this is that you might well be charged more to pay online using a card. However,... Read More »

Fishing in the Dark

When fishing from shore or a dock, cover the hook with your bait and try several different places. Try fishing around weeds, lily pads, brush and other panfish hangouts. Dunk the bait and move it around until you catch your first fish. Where there is one, there usually are more. Keep trying different depths until you begin catching fish. Once you locate a school, you can catch enough for the whole crew. If you don’t catch fish within your immediate area, try casting out farther. Eventually, you will find the fish. A flashlight is handy for locating different kinds of cover.If you’re using a bobber, drop the bait close to... Read More »

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Zambia

After the de riguer mammals are ticked off your checklist, Zambia’s rare species and migrations are sure to excite even the most jaded safari-goer. In Kasanka National Park in the northeast, eight million fruit bats darken the sky in November and December, and sitatungas, a semi-aquatic and highly elusive antelope, are commonly spotted. Nearby in the Bangweulu wetlands, herds of thousands of black lechwe roam; this is the only place in Africa you can see the antelope in large numbers. In November, tens of thousands of blue wildebeest gather on the plains of Liuwa Plain National Park, and in Kafue National Park lions can be seen swimming in swamps and... Read More »