A Timeline for Planning Your African Safari

You should start planning your safari in the same way as you would for any type of trip. Research books and read travel guides about your particular regions of interest. Get inspired and remember that deciding which areas to visit and choosing which safari operator will be...
African Great Migration Frequently Asked Questions

The Great Migration – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Great Migration? The wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara reserve is one of the most mesmerizing natural spectacles on Earth. Nowhere else will you get the opportunity to behold so many wildebeest in one place. Where can I see the Great...
Photography Tips on Safari

Pro Tips for Photography Enthusiasts Going on Safari

Photography enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to exercise creative license with the diverse range of shots available while on an African safari. From wildlife action shots to picturesque landscapes and macro snaps of insects and plants, capturing the splendor of Africa as you...
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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...

Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List

We couldn’t wait to share the news: We’ve been named to Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts  It’s time to start planning your dream trip: Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of the world’s best travel specialists is out now and we’re excited to...
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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...