Today we introduce you to our brand new Londolozi app as well as a few of our other favourite travel apps. Scroll below to view 15 apps that have made this list due to their handy features when it comes to travelling and a few that will help you improve your knowledge of the African bush and its wildlife.
We are very excited to share our new (free) app with you – download onto your device and let us know what you think! Read more below.
Roberts V11 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa
The Roberts V11 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa iPhone edition has a five star customer rating and the stamp of approval from Londolozi rangers, many who use this app on a daily basis to identify sightings.
Stand out features: 180 field guide pages, 962 bird pages, 1700 illustrations, 5800 photos and 920 bird sounds.
eTrees of Southern Africa
Learn about the trees that you see on your holiday. Southern Africa is home to many beautiful tree species. Read our blog on our iconic trees and use this app to become a pro at identifying the many trees that shape our landscape.
eGuide to Mammals of Southern Africa
Your safari experience will be enhanced with this field guide. Tick off the species that you see and learn more about each one as you go along.
Stand out features: audible calls for certain species, a personal record of animal sightings that can be exported by email, videos for select species, over 350 species found in the region and detailed descriptions.
eSnakes of Southern Africa
This interactive version of Johan Marais’ book: A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa is an in-depth guide to the 150 species found throughout Southern Africa.
Stand out features: distribution maps, multiple photographs for easier identification, a ‘smart search’ that allows you to easily identify a snake species using head shape, type of scale and habitat.
Trusted by millions, Trip Advisor is guaranteed to help you decide on which hotels and restaurants to book for your vacation. Browse through reviews, videos and photographs and find the best option for you.
Stand out features: maps, reviews, add your own reviews and photos and use ‘near me now’ to discover places near your current location.
Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
Discover the night sky in a way that you have never seen before. This interactive astro guide follows every movement in ‘real-time and allows you to explore over 200,000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find.’
Stand out features: point your phone at the night sky and you will see stars, planets, satellites and constellations in their proper place from your location.
A scale has a time machine, slide it to explore a map of the night sky of tomorrow or a year ago.
This app will help you find your way without needing to look at a map. Enter your destination and with the help of a GPS and voice prompts, you’ll be on your way.
Stand out features: comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories. Voice guided GPS navigation for driving, cycling and walking, live traffic conditions.
Instagram is an easy and fun way to share your photographs with friends and family. Customise your images by using filters and transform your images into art! Instagram has easy tools that allow you to share your photographs to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Click here to have a look at 25 of the best #Londolozi Instagrams.
Stand out features: 100% free custom designed filters, video recording, sharing functions
A useful app for calculating and converting money into the currency that you wish. XE Currency contains a currency for every country around the world and can be used offline.
Stand out features: currencies and precious metals, live proprietary rates refresh every minute, simultaneously monitors up to 10 currencies.
This is the latest most updated version designed for the savvy traveller. Track the flight of your loved ones, search for flights and use the slick zoomable live maps to show the course of the flight. International coverage allows you to track flights worldwide.
Stand out features: Add flights to your calendar, share flight status by email, iMessage/SMS, Airdrop, Facebook and Twitter, add flight notes, predict flight delays
If you are a frequent traveller than this app is for you. Simply enter your destination and a suggested packing list of what you need is provided. Create your own list and make the most of the many features that make your packing experience a lot easier. This app will ensure that you won’t forget to pack the sunscreen or the many socks that you need for hiking!
World Clock Pro
Plan your global activities with ease, World Clock Pro is designed so that you can select an unlimited number of world cities to be displayed, helping you to plan your business or holiday trips and times without any hassle.
Stand out Features: Comparison view, scrollable world map with clocks and time zones displayed, alarm clock, customisable.
Referred to as ‘The Swiss-Army Knife for your iPhone,’ is the ultimate safety app for making sure you are clued up, that all your travel documents are safely in one place, and for easy access to numbers in case of an emergency. Look up the nearest embassy, police, ambulances and fire engines at the touch of a button.
Get the latest weather updates in a user friendly app that gives 3 hourly forecasts for the week ahead including temperature, wind direction, speed, air pressure, precipitation amount and relative humidity.
Stand out features: Hourly forecasts for 2 weeks ahead, worldwide alerts and warning levels for extreme weather, easy to read outlook.
INTRODUCING: Londolozi’s App:
We have revolutionised your Londolozi experience with the release of our new and free app – compatible with mobile and tablet devices for iOS and Android operating systems. The app has been designed to ensure that you have all the need-to-know information and some additional extras to enhance your stay with us.
Ideal for visitors as well as past guests who wish to stay connected to Londolozi through our daily stories.
Stand out Features: Maps, digital wildlife checklist, over 350 HD wildlife videos, photography rental information, access to the latest blog stories, room and safety information – everything you need to know in one app!
Do you have any of the above apps? Which one is your favourite to use and why?