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Useful South African, Swahili, and Zulu Words and Phrases

Familiarizing yourself with the cultural landscape of Southern and East Africa is an important part of the preparation process for any safari traveler. It would behoove you to brush up on a few useful words and sayings before you embark on your next trip to Africa. When going on...
Safari considerations for older travelers or those with disabilities

Safari Considerations for People With Disabilities and Older Travelers

The natural delights Africa has to offer extend to a wide range of travelers of all ages and levels of physical fitness. The most important piece of advice to remember if you’re an older traveler or if you have a disability is to carefully plan your safari itinerary so you can...
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LGBT Travelers on Safari

When planning an international trip, it’s always a good idea to get familiarized with the local laws and customs of your specific travel destination. Accordingly, members of the LGBT community traveling to Africa should be aware of local attitudes towards same-sex couples in...

Why Kenya is an Ideal Destination for a Family Safari

Kenya is a superb African destination thanks to the diverse array of activities it has to offer families. This country boasts a plentiful population of elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros for your family to behold. Additionally, children of all ages are welcome at...

Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon

  Top 3 Countries for an African Honeymoon: Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia   A honeymoon safari in Africa is indeed the ideal fusion of romance and adventure. Since the continent of Africa is such a large place with five geographic areas, it can be quite the...
African woman doing laundry

Laundry Services at Safari Camps and Lodges

  Packing all the right essentials for your safari involves choosing lightweight clothing that will compactly fit inside a carry-on bag, preferably a duffle bag. Less is more when packing, but you may be worried that you’re not taking enough clothing with you to last the...
elephant in Zimbabwe's unspoiled wilderness

Zimbabwe’s Unspoiled Wilderness

From awe-inspiring vistas to an impressive array of wildlife, Zimbabwe invites curious travelers to explore its unspoiled wilderness. Within Zimbabwe’s local reserves, you have the unique opportunity to see abundant endangered species that once inhibited a vast portion of Africa....

Julian Harrison featured in the Boston Globe article “For less crowded tours, try a safari in peaceful Botswana”

Our own Africa expert Julian Harrison is featured in the in an Winter Travel article in the Boston Globe about planning  a trip a safari to Botswana, one of his areas of expertise. Click the image or here to read the article.
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Safari Honeymoon in South Africa

Nothing says love like sharing an alluring adventure with your partner, so consider South Africa as the romantic backdrop for your unforgettably enchanting safari honeymoon excursion. Since planning a honeymoon safari can be quite the daunting task, you should take a tip from the...

Ecotourism and African Safaris

The topic of ecotourism has certainly generated much debate surrounding the exact definition. However, it is now widely accepted that most ecotourism strives to expose travelers to natural settings, particularly those regions with an established sense of sustainable land usage...