archive-com.com » COM » S » SOUTHERNCROSSSAFARIS.COM

Total: 107

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Safaris in Uganda - Specialist Tour Operator in Uganda | Southern Cross Safaris
    Mean Time Languages English is the official language with Swahili Luganda and other Bantu languages also spoken Country Dialling Code 256 CLIMATE Uganda has a typically tropical climate with little variation in temperatures throughout the year Distinctive wet and dry seasons characterise the climate of most of the country except in the semi arid north east The dry season generally from December to February and mid June to mid August is the best time to visit The two rainy seasons are from March to May and September to November In the south the rainiest month is April The mountainous areas in western and eastern Uganda can be cold at night CURRENCY BANKS The unit of currency is the Ugandan Shilling However when changing money US Dollars cash is the preferred currency Any dollar bills taken must not be tattered or torn and should not have been issued prior to 2001 It is difficult to change money outside Kampala Credit cards are not widely accepted and not all lodges will take them Small local purchases such as souvenirs and drinks will definitely have to be paid for in local currency ELECTRICITY In Uganda the general voltage is 240 and the frequency is 50 Hz The British three rectangular blade plugs are common Electricity in most camps is provided by generators Batteries may be recharged in the camp during the day but it is wise to double check with the camp manager As the sockets can vary a Travellers Adaptor Set is recommended Voltage sometimes fluctuates and whilst power cuts are rare they are not unknown It is useful to carry a torch HEALTH Health requirements vary from country to country We recommend you speak to your local Travel Doctor for up to date information and advice The following information is to be used as a guide only Malaria It is recommended that precautions against malaria are taken for travel to most regions in Africa We suggest you contact your doctor for advice on which prophylactic is recommended Yellow Fever A Yellow Fever vaccination is required All travellers must carry proof that the Yellow Fever vaccine has been administered at least 10 days prior to travel ROAD TRAVEL Please note that road surfaces vary from tarmac gravel sand and occasionally vehicles may travel off road Additionally if visiting remote areas or National Parks and Reserves the roads may well be rough bumpy and in a poor condition and may be affected by adverse weather conditions VISA INFORMATION At the time of writing a visa for Uganda is required for Australian Passport Holders The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport Single Entry Visa USD 50 per person on an Foreign Passport subject to change We hope that you will find this country Information on Uganda useful for reference when preparing for your holiday All the information above was correct at the time of writing and is to be used as a guide only Health visa and other specific details should

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/safaris-in-uganda (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Safaris in Zanzibar - Specialist Tour Operator in Zanzibar | Southern Cross Safaris
    TANZANIA EWASO RIVER WALKING SAFARI KENYA GIRAFFE MANOR NAIROBI LUXURY TENT AT SATAO ELERAI AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK WILDEBEEST MIGRATION CROSSING THE MARA RIVER KAREN BLIXEN CAMP MASAI MARA Choose your African Destination Safaris in Kenya Overview Highlights Safaris in Uganda Overview Highlights Safaris in Zanzibar Overview Safaris in Rwanda Overview Experiences Accommodation Safaris in Tanzania Overview Highlights Experiences Locations Accommodation Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages Overview DER Touristik Programmvorstellung 2015 Overview Choose your African Experience Safaris City Stays Family Safaris Adventure Safaris Honeymoons Groups Escorted Tours Beach Retreats BE Southern Cross Exclusive CC Connoisseur Collection A Active FF Family Friendly Home Destinations Safaris in Zanzibar Share Safaris in Zanzibar Overview A short hop from mainland Tanzania the island is an exotic location for a complete change of pace Surrounded by pristine coral reefs azure blue water natural lagoons mangrove swamps and beautiful coconut palm fringed sandy beaches choose to snorkel dive or relax on the beach and explore the historic charms of Stone Town a striking labyrinth of Arabian style crooked alleyways old mansions palaces and bazaars Destinations Safaris in Kenya Safaris in Uganda Safaris in Zanzibar Safaris in Rwanda Safaris in Tanzania Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/safaris-in-zanzibar (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Safaris in Rwanda - Specialist Tour Operator in Rwanda | Southern Cross Safaris
    Celsius at night throughout the year The exceptions are the chilly upper slopes of the Virunga Mountains and the hot low lying Tanzania border area protected in Akagera National Park CURRENCY BANKS The unit of currency is the Rwanda Franc RWF However when changing money US Dollars cash is the preferred currency Any dollar bills taken must not be tattered or torn and should not have been issued prior to 2001 It is difficult to change money outside Kigali Credit cards are not widely accepted and not all lodges will take them Small local purchases such as souvenirs and drinks will definitely have to be paid for in local currency ELECTRICITY The general voltage in Rwanda is 240 and the frequency is 50 Hz Generally a 2 pin European style plug is used Electricity in most camps is provided by generators Batteries may be recharged in the camp during the day but it is wise to double check with the camp manager As the sockets can vary a Travellers Adaptor Set is recommended Voltage sometimes fluctuates and whilst power cuts are rare they are not unknown It is useful to carry a torch HEALTH Health requirements vary from country to country We recommend you speak to your local Travel Doctor for up to date information and advice The following information is to be used as a guide only Malaria It is recommended that precautions against malaria are taken for travel to most regions in Africa We suggest you contact your doctor for advice on which prophylactic is recommended Yellow Fever A Yellow Fever vaccination is required All travellers must carry proof that the Yellow Fever vaccine has been administered at least 10 days prior to travel LOCAL LAWS Photographing government buildings is prohibited and plastic bags are prohibited in Rwanda You may be requested to pay a fee if you are found carrying any plastic bags on entry at the international airport ROAD TRAVEL Please note that road surfaces vary from tarmac gravel sand and occasionally vehicles may travel off road Additionally if visiting remote areas or National Parks and Reserves the roads may well be rough bumpy and in a poor condition and may be affected by adverse weather conditions VISA INFORMATION At the time of writing Foreign Passport holders are required to pre register for an entry visa for Rwanda prior to arrival The visa is then paid for on arrival in Kigali Single Entry Visa USD 60 per person on an Foreign Passport subject to change Applications are available online with an entry facility application on the Rwandan immigration authority s website www migration gov rw under the topic Public service click on entry facility The form that appears should be completed with the basic details of name passport number arrival date and port of arrival and you then submit it over the net Remember to print a copy in case your copy is not at the visa counter when you arrive We hope that you will

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/safaris-in-rwanda (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Safaris in Tanzania - Specialist Tour Operator in Tanzania | Southern Cross Safaris
    than 1 5 million Wildebeests accompanied by hundreds of thousands of Zebras and Gazelles help to preserve the species Predators such as Lions Leopards Cheetahs Hyenas and Crocodiles are too glutted to take advantage of all the opportunities Vultures marabou stocks and other eagles clear the skies to accumulate at the feast There are some creatures living in the Kopjes Best Time For the migration from December to May in the South of the Park and from June to October to the Western Corridor and to the North Ngorongoro Crater The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a huge area with a total of 8 288 sq kms The area includes some other small craters known as Empakai Olmoti together with mountains the archaeological sites of Olduvai Gorge rolling plains forests lakes dunes and of course Ngorongoro Crater The highest peak of the area stands at 3 600 mts above the sea level known as mount Lolmalasin Active volcanoes of mount Oldonyo Lengai is located on the North East side of the Area Ngorongoro Crater the first view of it is absolute splendor The most striking feature the Eden of Africa one of the wonders of the world The Crater has an area of about 260sq Km that is 19 km across It stands 2 286mt above the sea level the floor lies about 610mt below the rim The crater has a spectacular concentration of wildlife Within the crater there is shallow Soda Lake Magadi and flamingos that dwell around the lake which remains dry sometimes It is the best place to see rhinos throughout the year the bird life is also rich and the hunting ground for lions cheetahs and hyenas Between the Ngorongoro and Serengeti area lies the world s most important archaeological site the Olduvai Gorge The cradle of mankind where the oldest trace of men and animals were found by the Leakeys Best Time Whole year rainy season in April Lake Manyara National Park Within the Greatest African Rift Valley the Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of 325 sq kms and consists of five distinct vegetation zones with a wide range of flora The park is famous for its tree climbing lions that often laze on the branches of acacia trees Manyara Park is sanctuary to elusive buffalos and hippos giraffes impalas zebras troops of baboons elephants reedbuck waterbuck blue and vervet monkeys and many more Lake Manyara itself is a magnet for large varieties of birdlife other species can be found around its shores including huge flocks of flamingos The Hotels and Lodges are situated at the top of the rift walls offering comfortable accommodation and spectacular views of the Park and the Lake The dry season is from June to September and January to February Best time Whole year Island of Zanzibar Zanzibar is located about 35 kilometers off the East Coast of Tanzania It comprises the 1 464 square kilometers of Unguja also known as Zanzibar and the island of Pemba 868 square kilometers which is located about 50 kilometers north of Unguja and famed for its deep sea fishing and scuba diving and a number of smaller islands Kiswahili is the main language and more than 90 per cent of the population is Muslim Visitors should dress modestly in public places Zanzibar is warm almost all year round with heavy rains from March to May and lesser rains during October and November February is the hottest month with a maximum average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius while in August the temperature falls to 21 degrees Celsius Think of Zanzibar and images of romantic dhows with curved white sails veiled women ancient ruins and exotic spices float before your eyes Zanzibar is known throughout the world as the jewel of the Indian Ocean and has a romantic colourful history of seafarers and explorers of riches and tragedy and the dark stain of slavery Best Time June to Mid March with the hottest months from January Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park with an area of 2600 sq kms situated only 120 km from Arusha is famous for its dense wildlife population The park offers a splendid view over the savannah interpassed with acacia and baobab trees includes the swamps rivers and rock outcrops The area is engulfed by several hills Between June and December thousands of animals migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to Tarangire River looking for water Among species to be seen in Tarangire are buffalo elephant lion warthog eland the fringe eared and a large number of impalas and gazelles Tarangire National Park is also famous for the tree climbing pythons and abundant bird life Best Time to Visit From June to February Mount Kilimanjaro The highest in Africa just 330 kms South of Equator in Northern Tanzania It is composed of two dormant volcanoes Mawenzi 5 149 mt and the permanent snow caped Kibo the highest peak 19 330 feet 5 895 mt The total area of the Park is 755 sq kms Kilimanjaro also one of the world s highest solitary mountain can be climbed at any time of the year except during the long rains from March to May The ascent can be made by any normal fit person with assistance of guides and porters via Marangu route The route usually requires 5 to 6 days This mountain apart from featuring breath taking landscape is also notable for its birdlife and beautiful rain forest Those who reach Uhuru Peak the actual summit or Gillman s Point on the lip of the Crater will have earned their climbing certificate and their memories There are six major Trekking Routes Best time Whole year except April and May rainy seasons Choose your Experience Breezes Beach Club Located along a pristine beach on the east coast of the island the hotel with 70 air conditioned rooms leading out to balconies or terraces is renowned for its attention to detail design flair and hospitality Stroll on the white sandy beach dine in

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/safaris-in-tanzania (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Destinations | Southern Cross Safaris
    in some of the major tourist destinations Eastern Africa Kenya Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda For beach lovers there are the tropical retreats of Zanzibar Safaris in Kenya Located on the Equator in East Africa Kenya offers a huge diversity of landscapes with game rich savannahs National Parks and Game Reserves timeless cultures and tribes unchanged by the 21st century beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs deserts rain forests and snow capped mountains Visitors have endless opportunities for adventure and discovery on safari and rest and relaxation on the tropical coast Read more Safaris in Tanzania Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions from the early days of mankind s history to the merchants and traders along the Swahili coast With its diversity of landscapes from the Serengeti savannahs to the lakes mountains tropical rain forests and beautiful beaches Tanzania offers the ideal destination for travellers be it game viewing on safari in the National Parks and Reserves climbing the highest Mountain in Africa Mt Kilimanjaro or relaxing on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar Read more Safaris in Rwanda Rwanda is situated in the heart of Africa between the Congo basin and the Great Rift Valley of East Africa It shares the natural riches of both regions resulting in a country of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates in particular the world s last surviving mountain Gorilla populations found in the magnificent Virunga Mountains and one of the most amazing wildlife encounters in the world Read more Safaris in Zanzibar A short hop from mainland Tanzania the island is an exotic location for a complete change of pace Surrounded by pristine coral reefs azure blue water natural lagoons mangrove swamps and beautiful coconut palm fringed sandy beaches choose to snorkel dive

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park | Southern Cross Safaris
    Retreats BE Southern Cross Exclusive CC Connoisseur Collection A Active FF Family Friendly Home Experiences Nyungwe Forest National Park Share Nyungwe Forest National Park BE A Extension Options Gallery You can choose to extend your trip by adding the following options Or talk to one of our experts now Destinations Safaris in Rwanda Rwanda is situated in the heart of Africa between the Congo basin and the Great Rift Valley of East Africa It shares the natural riches of both regions resulting in a country of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates in particular the world s last surviving mountain Gorilla populations found in the magnificent Virunga Mountains and one of the most amazing wildlife encounters in the world Find out more Safaris in Uganda Sprawling across both sides of the equator a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda s biodiversity not only the mesmerising tracts of thorn bush savannah teeming with antelope buffalo and elephant one tends to associate with equatorial East Africa but also lush expanses of tropical rainforest shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life and the glacial peaks of Africa s tallest mountain range Find out more Safaris in Kenya Located on the Equator in East Africa Kenya offers a huge diversity of landscapes with game rich savannahs National Parks and Game Reserves timeless cultures and tribes unchanged by the 21st century beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs deserts rain forests and snow capped mountains Visitors have endless opportunities for adventure and discovery on safari and rest and relaxation on the tropical coast Find out more Safaris in Tanzania Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions from the early days of mankind

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/experiences/nyungwe-forest-national-park/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Volcanoes National Park | Southern Cross Safaris
    Beach Retreats BE Southern Cross Exclusive CC Connoisseur Collection A Active FF Family Friendly Home Experiences Volcanoes National Park Share Volcanoes National Park Extension Options Gallery You can choose to extend your trip by adding the following options Or talk to one of our experts now Destinations Safaris in Rwanda Rwanda is situated in the heart of Africa between the Congo basin and the Great Rift Valley of East Africa It shares the natural riches of both regions resulting in a country of exquisite beauty and unsurpassed biodiversity Among its many and enduring attractions are the primates in particular the world s last surviving mountain Gorilla populations found in the magnificent Virunga Mountains and one of the most amazing wildlife encounters in the world Find out more Safaris in Uganda Sprawling across both sides of the equator a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda s biodiversity not only the mesmerising tracts of thorn bush savannah teeming with antelope buffalo and elephant one tends to associate with equatorial East Africa but also lush expanses of tropical rainforest shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life and the glacial peaks of Africa s tallest mountain range Find out more Safaris in Kenya Located on the Equator in East Africa Kenya offers a huge diversity of landscapes with game rich savannahs National Parks and Game Reserves timeless cultures and tribes unchanged by the 21st century beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs deserts rain forests and snow capped mountains Visitors have endless opportunities for adventure and discovery on safari and rest and relaxation on the tropical coast Find out more Safaris in Tanzania Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions from the early days of mankind s history to

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/experiences/volcanoes-national-park/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Windhoek | Southern Cross Safaris
    Overview Highlights Safaris in Zanzibar Overview Safaris in Rwanda Overview Experiences Accommodation Safaris in Tanzania Overview Highlights Experiences Locations Accommodation Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages Overview DER Touristik Programmvorstellung 2015 Overview Choose your African Experience Safaris City Stays Family Safaris Adventure Safaris Honeymoons Groups Escorted Tours Beach Retreats BE Southern Cross Exclusive CC Connoisseur Collection A Active FF Family Friendly Home Destinations Safaris in Rwanda Windhoek Share Windhoek Destinations

    Original URL path: http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/destinations/safaris-in-rwanda/windhoek/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive



  •