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New as of
fall 2017:

Group travel
to South-Africa
guided by
The Africa Bug

In association with

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Alluring options
for friends
and family members
who love to
travel together


What's it about?


Let's not beat around the bush. Even though South-Africa might be the most "Westernised" African country, for some of you, visiting the country might be a little bit daunting. The language differences, driving on the "wrong" side of the road (unless you're from the UK), etc...

Lots of people would like a guide to drive them around and accompany them. But if you're traveling as a couple, the cost of a private guide is much too high (the extra room, his/her fee, ...).

Maybe choose group travel then? To be honest that might also be far from ideal. The cost (per person) of the guide will be easy enough to carry. But there's disadvantages too. With a big bus you hardly get anywhere you really want to get. And you lose lots of time; by the time the last person has gone to the toilet, the first person's bladder is full again.

From now on The Africa Bug offers
a nice in-between solution! We will travel in small groups, and yet offer personal guiding that's very affordable.

How do we do that? Simple!

By doing all transfers ourselves, and by doing all (nature-)guiding and hosting ourselves.
In other words we are not extra attendants on top of the regular guides already present at the safari lodges. We simply replace these guides with our own The Africa Bug guides. As such we are not an extra cost on your final bill.

Note that
we have all necessary certificates to guide and drive you, in Kruger National Park as well as in the private reserves. We are also allowed to drive on public roads with a large group of people.

Side note; lots of "foreign" guides take chances in this regard. They drive people around on public roads, without having a PDP ("Professional Driver's Permit"). Or they go into the National Park without DEAT registration (which as a nature guide you can only get if you have valid FGASA and CATHSSETA certificates). They operate "below the radar" by driving in closed vehicles without any logos. But if anything goes wrong (a car accident, an animal that hurts anyone), then there can be serious consequences and you might not be insured at all. Please be careful when hiring your guide(s)! To be complete; The Africa Bug will take you into the National Park in an
open vehicle.

Furthermore; we choose accommodation that can be hired in its totality (a complete villa, a complete safari lodge). This can be an extra advantage in terms of cost; the more members in your party the lower the cost per individual person.

But on top of that there's another serious advantage; the safari vehicle that comes with the lodge is completely ours. We do not share it with anyone else. This means your group has much more freedom regarding decisions to be made while on game drive (how long to take for the sundowner-stop? What animals will we focus on? Etc...). For the record; regular lodges charge 500$ or more per day for the privilege of driving in a private game drive vehicle.

We are absolutely sure;

At this moment there is no one else that can match The Africa Bug's offer

A private safari vehicle
and private lodges/villas

Drives on big-5 property
(open to Kruger)
with your own
The Africa Bug guide
behind the wheel