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On & Beyond Wildlife

Explore vast savannas, thick jungles, winding waterways, and nature reserves chock full of stunning wildlife. Find tips & tricks for your safari adventure and read inspiring stories that will take you across the globe.

The Serengeti: How to Have an Epic Wildlife Experience [Tips]

Imagine yourself standing in the savannah, surrounded by breathtaking nature and fascinating sounds.

Great Reasons to Visit the Okavango Delta

Located in the north-west part of Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a unique and picturesque delta system.

African Safari with Kids: Why & How You Should Travel with Children

For some parents, the idea of traveling with young kids may be something to avoid at all costs.

How to Plan the Perfect Itinerary in Rwanda & Uganda

If you ask travelers who have a soft spot for wildlife what type of experience tops their bucket list, chances are, you’ll find gorilla trekking in the wild listed.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Safari Destinations in Africa

Hiking may not be Africa’s number one attraction, but it sure is a great way to explore its landscape, wilderness, culture and observe its wildlife. There’s nothing quite like sleeping under a canopy of stars after tip-toeing behind your guide all day through complete wilderness. 

Traveling to Rwanda: What You Need to Know to Plan an Unforgettable Trip

From the lush forests that are home to the endangered mountain gorillas to the scenic shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda offers delightful beauty and diversity in both scenery and wildlife.

What Type of Safari Transportation is Best For You?

You’ve been dreaming of an African safari holiday for a while and you’ve finally decided to go for it.

Why Should you Choose a Jeep Safari in Kenya?

For many, dreams of an African safari conjure images of an open 4x4 vehicle gliding across the vast plains of the Masai Mara that allows its occupants to get up close and personal with various species of wildlife.

Adventure of a Lifetime: An Itinerary Combining Safaris in Kenya & Tanzania

When you think of Africa, it’s most likely that the endless plains of Serengeti and Masai Mara come into mind. Indeed, there are fewer things better to do during a vacation than a Kenya & Tanzania safari.

Conservation Safaris: Endangered Animals in Africa and What You Can Do to Help

Did you know that in the last 500 years, as many as 800 species went extinct due to human activities? 

Traveling to Tanzania: What You Need to Know

On your quest for an authentic safari adventure, you’ve decided on exploring the beautiful country of Tanzania – a land unlike anywhere else in Africa. 

Top 8 Countries for an African Safari: How to Choose the Right One for You

How to choose the right destination for your African safari? This guide compares the top 8 safari countries in Africa on national parks, highlights, and the best time to visit. 

Top Countries for Budget African Safaris

African safaris are still surrounded by an aura of glamour and exclusivity which only reinforces the misconception that they are all pricey.

What to Do in Zimbabwe: 5 Things You Shouldn't Miss

Located off the tourist trail, Zimbabwe is an amazing destination to explore in Southern Africa.

Safaris in South Africa: Top National Parks to Visit

Home to 21 national parks, South Africa is a vast country that offers many interesting places to visit and places to marvel at.

How I Kayaked My Way Through a Delta Safari

I love the great outdoors. It’s where I feel relaxed, aware, and happy. It’s where I feel I belong.

Zanzibar: 5 Awesome Things to Do Worthy of Your Bucket List

Located in the Indian Ocean just 24km/15 mi off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an exquisite gem in East Africa. 

Bird Watching in the Amazon: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you’re an experienced birder or just getting your feet wet with birding, chances are the immense Amazon basin is already on your bucket list.

Safaris in Tanzania: Top National Parks to Visit

Tanzania is a feast for the senses. Its unparalleled natural beauty and wildlife viewing are simply breathtaking.

10 Stunning African Creepy Crawlers

Insects, otherwise known as bugs or creepy crawlers, usually have a not-so-pleasant reputation all over the world.

Top 5 Mountains in Tanzania For Hiking & Climbing

Tanzania is an exotic tapestry of colors, flavors, and sights. From the vast plains of the Serengeti, teeming with Africa’s iconic Big Five animals, to paradisiacal islands with sun-soaked beaches, there is so much more to Tanzania than what you’d expect.

Safari in South Africa: Your Itinerary to Addo Elephant Park and the Garden Route

For most travelers heading to South Africa, exploring the Garden Route is high on their bucket list.

Little Five Animals – A Look at Africa’s Smaller Creatures

We’ve all heard about the Big Five game: African leopard, rhinoceros, African lion, Cape buffalo, and African elephant.

Camping Safaris: Get Up Close and Personal with Africa's Wilderness

Picture this: you’re lying under a blanket of stars while listening to the soundtrack of the African bush.

Top 10 Fascinating Animals You Can Spot in the Amazon Rainforest

As the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon is famed for its biodiversity. The warm climate and a variety of available ecosystems have all contributed to the abundance of wildlife here.

Kenya Safari: An Itinerary for a Magical African Adventure

If you are looking to enjoy a slice of Africa by visiting only one country, then Kenya may be it.

Wildlife in Indonesia: 10 Must-See Endemic Species

Bridging Asia and Australia at the crossroads of the Pacific and Indian oceans lies Indonesia, the home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife. 

Great Reasons to Visit Addo Elephant National Park

Most travelers visiting South Africa and looking to experience a safari for the first time would likely opt for Kruger National Park, as it is one of Africa’s most popular parks.

10 Best Things to Do in South Africa

Located at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa offers varied landscape and endless opportunities to have fun! Home to 21 national parks and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the country is a treasure trove for anyone who is fascinated by nature, wildlife, and history.

The 5 Top Places to Spot the Elusive Leopard in Africa

Consisting of the African lion, African leopard, African elephant, the Cape buffalo, and the endangered black rhino, the Big Five are the ‘celebrities’ of the African bush. Out of these five species, the African Leopard is the most elusive and hardest to spot as it’s a master of camouflage and stealth.

The Best Destinations to Catch a Stunning African Sunset

The setting sun, so easy to explain scientifically and almost impossible to describe in words… We all agree Africa is pretty amazing – the incredible wildlife, dramatic landscape, and unspoiled wilderness are bound to strike a chord in each of us. But wait till you see the sunsets!

Birding Tours: 8 Destinations You Should Not Miss

Birds. Free and fascinating. They live in every corner of the world. Free to fly at a moment’s notice, they gather in huge flocks for the sake of company and cross hemispheres in search of places to spend the winter and breed. And they fly back again next spring. 

Top 5 Places in Africa Where You're Likely to Spot a Lion

As you may already know, the lion is often dubbed as the ‘King of the Jungle’. Funnily enough, though, you won’t actually find these magnificent creatures in any of the world’s jungles! However, they can be found across the great continent of Africa. 

Great Reasons Why Uganda Should Be on Your Safari Bucket List

The “Pearl of Africa”, as Winston Churchill referred to Uganda, is essentially a representation of the whole continent of Africa condensed into one country.

Your Helpful Guide to Visiting the Amazon

The canoe is gliding silently on the Amazon high waters. In the distance, you can hear the roar of a howler monkey.

Your Guide to Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

A spec of black amidst the green foliage. It is stirring! Your guide points up in the tree where a gorilla is minding its own business as if they aren’t even bothered by the humans.

Your Guide to Visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve

A large expanse of gently rolling grassland. From place to place, a flat-topped acacia tree dots the scenery. Zebras and wildebeest graze undisturbed.

The Amazon: Awesome Facts About The World's Largest Rainforest You Need to Know

The Amazon rainforest is, perhaps, one of the most underrated wildlife travel destinations in the world. 

5 Types of African Safaris You Need to Book This Year

For most travelers, the idea of going on a safari conjures images of spotting lions while driving in a jeep around the Serengeti.

A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Zanzibar

Just booked a trip to Zanzibar? Congrats, you’re going to have a great time!

Budget Safaris: What Makes Up the Cost of a Safari?

When you search for safaris in Africa, you are bound to come across plenty of ‘expensive’ options. After all, the most widespread misconception about safaris is that they are pricey and above most travelers’ budgets.

Traveling to Uganda: What You Need to Know

Deciding that you want to go on a safari in Uganda is the easy part. How cool would it be to visit the source of the Nile River or live a real-life adventure by going on a gorilla trekking safari in misty mountains? This is the stuff that adventure and wanderlust are made of!

7 Safest Destinations in Africa for Solo Travelers

No matter the destination, traveling alone is quite an adventure on its own.

What You Need to Know about Planning Family Safaris in South Africa

You’ve just arrived at the gate of the game reserve. The drive to the lodge already shows the magic of South Africa. A warthog here, an elephant there, and your child’s eyes light up with excitement and curiosity.

Elephant Safaris: Top African Countries to Observe Elephants in their Natural Habitat

The mighty elephants once roamed the entire globe. Nowadays, they can only be found in Africa and some parts of Asia. 

What You Need to Know About Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

You are trekking in the Ugandan tropical forest. One moment you aren’t sure why you decided to do the trek, the other your guide motions to make a stop and points to the tree just near you. A large mountain gorilla is watching with curiosity. You fumble but somehow manage to take a photo making sure to capture this surreal moment.

Fascinating Wildlife Species to Marvel at in Kruger National Park

As the jeep makes its way on the dusty roads, suddenly it comes to a stop. The ranger motions you to stay quiet. The next second, he points to a bush where a family of lions is busy watching the zebras grazing nearby. All the while, there are also wildebeest and antelopes lurking by. 

Kruger National Park: What to Expect from a Budget Safari

One of the biggest and most prevalent misconceptions about safaris is that they are all expensive. But that’s not necessarily true. 

Your Guide to Visiting Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Crater is certainly one of a kind. It’s the largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera on Earth offering unique wildlife viewing and the only place where humans and animals coexist in harmony.

Your Guide to Visiting Amboseli National Park

Often called the “Land of Giants”, due to the massive tusks that the elephants carry here, Amboseli National Park showcases classic East-African landscapes.

A Handy Travel Guide to South Africa [FAQ] [Updated]

For many travelers, South Africa is the gateway to Africa – their first and most important point of contact with this continent.  

Top 10 African Safari Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Is an African safari on your bucket list?

From the charms of Kenya to glorious South Africa, Botswana, and Uganda, there are dozens of exciting opportunities to explore Africa.

All You Need to Know About Visiting Chobe National Park

Established in 1967, Chobe National park is Botswana’s first game reserve. It is the country’s most biologically diverse park and home to huge herds of elephants.

6 Amazing Things To Do During a Safari in Botswana

Blessed with some of the best wildlife on Earth, Botswana is home to national parks and reserves that cover more than one-third of the country.

Safaris in Botswana: Top National Parks to Visit

The leader in low impact, upmarket tourism, Botswana offers an eco-friendly approach to a true wilderness experience. 

10 Awesome Reasons to Go on a Safari

Are you a lover of travel and wildlife on the hunt for an unforgettable trip? If your answer is “Yes!”, then an African Safari should really be a part of your travel bucket list!

What You Need to Know Before Visiting Etosha National Park

Namibia’s best park for game viewing, Etosha National Park, is famous for the vast Etosha pan as well as its waterholes, the perfect places for animal viewing. You’d also be happy to know that four of the Big Five animals can be seen here along with other endangered species, such as the black rhinoceros.

Travel in Namibia: Best Things to Do

Traveling in Namibia is often an adventure in itself. Located in southern Africa and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Namibia is twice the size of Germany. But the desert conditions make many parts of the country inhabitable.

Safaris in Namibia: Top National Parks to Visit

Wide open spaces, red-colored sand dunes, and ghostly coastal areas make up Namibia’s unique and otherworldly landscapes.

What Exactly Are the Big Five Animals? And Where Can I Spot Them? [Updated]

If you’ve ever done a search for safaris on the web, chances are you’ve encountered the term ‘The Big Five animals’ or ‘The Big Five’ game safaris amongst your results. Though it may sound straightforward, there are many misconceptions about the five species of the African wildlife included within the group.

The Great African Migration: Where & When to Go on a Migration Safari

If you’re planning to go on just one safari in your lifetime, it would have to be the Wildebeest Migration safari! Often dubbed as “The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth”, it is a definite must-see for lovers of wildlife & nature.

Your Guide to Visiting Serengeti National Park

The oldest game reserve in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.  

Safaris in Kenya: Top National Parks to Visit

The birthplace of safari travel, Kenya offers incredible natural beauty, great game viewing, the heart-pumping wildebeest migration, and interesting cultural encounters.

Africa’s Most Romantic Safari Adventures

Picture yourself waking up to the sound of wilderness next to that special someone, spending the day crossing vast plains in the dramatic landscapes of Africa, quenching your thirst for adventure. Return to your not so humble abode in the evening to sip a glass of bubbly on the porch while watching the sun set over the savanna, enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars and end the day with an outdoor bubble bath.

Top National Parks for Safaris in Ghana

Ghana is a great country to visit during your first trip to Africa. Blessed with an abundance of natural treasures – from beautiful beaches to renowned national parks – Ghana offers a lot of things to do.

Money Matters: How to Budget for Your African Safari [FAQs]

You’ve finally decided to go on the adventure of a lifetime and cross an African safari off of your travel bucket list. Now, all that’s left to do is to think about the one aspect that stumps even the most thorough planner among us: money.

Your Guide to Visiting Kruger National Park

What is the best time for a safari in Kruger National Park? Which wildlife can you spot in Kruger? are some of the questions answered in this guide to the Kruger National Park. Read about all you need to know before going on a safari!

Traveling to Kenya: What You Need to Know

Let’s face it: Africa is a long journey away from where most of us are based.

5 Must Visit African Safari National Parks [Updated]

Africa is a vast and beautiful continent blessed with a diverse wildlife and nature unlike any other in the world, ensuring it a place in most travel lovers’ bucket lists. One activity you should not miss on your next trip to Africa is visiting its breathtaking national parks. 

Top 4 Bush to Beach Safari Destinations

When it comes to picking the right safari destination for your next getaway, it has to tick all the boxes. It has to have great weather, epic wildlife viewing, and should preferably be easy on the wallet; just to name a few.

Traveling in South Africa: 10 Reasons Why Cape Town Should Top Your Bucket List

South Africa’s gem, Cape Town has, yet again, topped the World’s Greatest Cities list by the Telegraph Travel Awards.

7 Epic Safari Cruise Destinations in Africa

The unique ecosystems along Africa’s great rivers are home to a staggering array of wildlife, impressive ancient cities, and temples, as well as fascinating tribes and cultures that flourished on their banks.  

Facts About Endangered Wildlife from David Attenborough’s Dynasties

“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” - Sir David Attenborough

African Safaris: 10 Things You Must Know Before You Go

Thinking of going on an African safari? You’re not alone! Afterall, a wildlife safari is an experience like no other. Just you and raw, untamed mother nature at its best.

[Infographic] What Does Your Zodiac Say About Your Spirit Animal?

There are many ways for one to discover their spirit animal. 

It can be as simple as finding an animal that you identify with the best or as complicated and magical as going on a Spirit Walk. 

The Positive and Negative Impacts of Ecotourism on African Wildlife

Africa is famous for a number of reasons – its unmatched wildlife, mesmerizing landscapes, fascinating culture and the fact that it is considered the birthplace of humankind. 

What Is Global Warming? Climate Change & How it Affects Life on Earth Explained

We’ve all heard about climate change at one point or another. Some may claim it doesn’t exist, others say that it is the single biggest threat to our world.

Northern Lights Safari 101: Swap The Plains Of Africa For The Arctic Wilderness

The Arctic Circle is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after holiday destinations on Earth and with good reason.

India's Top 6 National Parks for a Wildlife Safari

With its breathtaking artistic heritage, ancient traditions, and sumptuous culinary creations, India is one of the most fascinating South Asian destinations.

Wildlife Photography: How to Take the Perfect Wildlife Shot

As you sit in your jeep, watching the big cats of the savanna hunt their prey, you are in awe. They strategize, stalk, and when the time is right, they go in for the kill. The scene is intense and quick. Blink and you just might miss it!

How to Travel Cheap in India: 5 Tips for a Safe and Inexpensive Vacation

The advantage of traveling cheap around India is that it gives you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in this hypnotic culture. Instead of staying in one of the well-known hotel chains that look the same on the inside as they do in every other country in the world, why not experience the intense colors, tastes and smells of true Indian life? 

Responsible Tourism: 3 Animal Tourist Attractions You Should Never Do

As travelers on a quest for new experiences, we are constantly attracted to the unique and adventurous. We crave for a different experience, look to pushing boundaries and find the need to live our lives to the fullest. Because why shouldn’t we? But our travels should be responsible and our actions should always be ethical. 

6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do in South Asia

To travelers looking to explore Asia, South Asia is brimming with exotic destinations to discover and sites to behold. Consisting of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan, there is certainly much to see and do in this part of the world.

A Safari in Sri Lanka: The Complete Travel Guide

As the summer heat starts to grip the plains of Africa, the safari spotlight has turned on Sri Lanka! And, what a beautiful country it is!

5 Must Visit Asian National Parks for Your Next Safari Adventure

There are a variety of national parks to visit in Asia, each offering unique experiences to the traveler. Planning to hike in the Himalayas? Check! Want to see giant pandas? Check! How about taking photos of Bengal tigers? Check! 

Best Safari Experiences That Aren't in Africa

Think “safari” and images of the Big Five animals roaming over the vast savannah will immediately spring to mind. Or, if you’re anything like me, you might just imagine Rafiki holding a baby Simba up for all the African animals to see in the Lion King’s most iconic moment.

Ecotourism in Africa: The Personal Experience of a Travel Blogger

I’ve heard many amazing stories about Africa and its thriving ecotourism industry, so I wanted to check out a truly natural safari experience. For that, I’ve chosen Botswana, one of the most beautiful, safest, and welcoming countries on the continent.

5 Advantages of Choosing a Short Safari Tour

Going on a safari through Africa is a travel experience that will change your life. While exploring the continent’s vast wild spaces, your urban existence melts away when you compare your shoes with the giant footprints of elephants. As you silently witness big cats seeking refuge in the scant shade of an umbrella thorn tree and watch campfire smoke spiral into the Milky Way, you drift off to the sounds of nature hoping this would never end.

Conservation Success Stories: 5 Animals That Are No Longer Endangered in 2018

With the numbers of animals in the wild dwindling at a rapid rate, it seems needless to say that it’s time for everyone to be conscious about the actions that they take each day and start to actively protect our wildlife before they all go extinct. 

Here’s Exactly Why You Should Add Wild Elephant Encounters to Your Bucket List

Elephants are the largest mammals on Earth. These magnificent animals have roamed the planet for centuries and are extremely intelligent being able to produce different types of sounds to signal different emotions. In the past, they numbered in the millions, but have you ever wondered how many elephants are left in the world today? 

Safari 101: How to Survive an Attack from Africa’s Most Dangerous Animals

With the increasing popularity of walking safaris in Africa, the question of how to survive an animal attack is a reasonable one to ask. Humans have impressive brainpower but, let's face it, we’re pretty useless at defending ourselves against wild animals. (Bear Grylls is probably the only exception to this.)

Discovering the Gentle Giants’ Charm: An Elephant Sanctuary Experience

Who knew that this day would finally come? The day when I’d get to meet elephants and closely interact with them in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Is It Safe to Go on a Safari? Here's What You Need to Know

Going on a safari in Africa is inspiring and exciting. It is also wild. And while wild animal encounters make the experience that much more memorable, they are the biggest reason why we should discuss safety. 

Earth is Weird: Top 8 Natural Phenomena Explained

In this century, we’re getting closer and closer to sustaining life on other planets. Who knows? Maybe one day we’ll be going on a safari on Mars!

A Safari Anti-Bucket List - What Not to Do & Helpful Alternatives

Going on a safari is guaranteed to be one of the best adventure vacations of your life. While trekking through the vast Savannah or the untamed Kruger, you’re putting yourself in the midst raw and beautiful nature. In these wild, open spaces lions could lazily walk by your jeep at any moment and giraffes might just pop their heads into your camp to say hi.

7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Mandela that Will Inspire You to Visit South Africa

There are some people that come into this world and inspire us all. From Mother Teresa to Gandhi, Anne Frank, and DR Martin Luther King, these are just some of the men and women who have completely changed the course of history and made a positive contribution to the world and everybody in it.

Meet 2018’s Top 5 Newly Discovered Animals

The planet Earth is a weird and wonderful place so it is no wonder that we humans just love exploring its ever-changing surface. The history of life on Earth goes back about 3.8 million years and is believed to have started with single-celled prokaryotic cells that evolved over billions of years into what we know and recognize today. 

The Impact of the Drought on South African Wildlife

Think about the last time you got up to get a glass of water. It probably wasn’t too much of an effort, now was it? All you really needed to do was take a few steps from your living room to the kitchen, reach into the cupboard to grab a clean glass and then hold it under a fresh stream of clean water that gushed from the faucet as soon as you opened it.

A Guide to Choosing Your Safari Travel Style

There really is nothing else quite like a safari holiday. These unique experiences have been a favorite of travelers for some time, and it’s easy to see why. They allow you to get right up close to some of the most majestic animals on the planet, and see them existing in their natural habitat.

An insider’s Guide to Cape Town: Advice from a Local

Ah, South Africa. Home to the legendary Big Five, fascinating tribes, vast open plains and… me. So, if you’re planning a trip to the motherland and are fretting over all the negative stories on the news and tedious travel guides written by once-off visitors, then you’re finally in the right place. Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a comfy chair and sit back, because I’m about to give you the inside scoop on Cape Town. The good, the bad, and the beautiful!

Beyond the Big Five: Africa’s Most Underrated Animals

Thinking about traveling to Africa? Well, I am sure there are plenty of things you’re excited to see, from the jaw-dropping landscapes to the diverse cultures and, of course, the ever-popular Big Five. These are the pillars of African travel and with good reason! But, there is so much more out there just waiting to be discovered.

Driving Across Africa: How to Take a Road Trip Like A Local

When exploring a continent as vast and widespread as Africa, driving yourself around may just be the better option. After all, you might want to visit a few countries, including the ever-popular South Africa and mesmerizing Kenya.

Ecotourism Safaris: Traveling That Benefits the Planet

Traveling is one of the great joys of life. People spend billions of dollars every year on vacations to their dream destinations. Whether you fly first class or economy, everybody enjoys packing a bag and leaving their regular lives behind for a while. The globe is full of amazing destinations from South Africa to Beijing and Rio de Janeiro there are many possible destinations making it quite difficult to choose just one place for your next vacation.

11 Reasons Why You Should Visit Africa

Are you a globetrotter? If that’s the case, you’ve probably visited the most popular European destinations. Chances are, you’ve also seen a big part of the American continent. What about Africa?

Best Outdoor Adventures in Africa to Experience in Your Lifetime

Africa is not all arid deserts and vast savannas teeming with large mammals and predators. Its barely touched jungles, narrow valleys, dramatic cliffs, snow-capped peaks, and crystal-clear seas are just aching to be explored. 

Sustainable Tourism on Your Safari: 8 Things You Should Do

In the travel industry, as well as in many other areas, there are many misconceptions that might stop you from going to certain places or doing certain activities you’d love to. This is what usually happens when it comes to safaris and sustainability – it’s commonly believed that some practices are not very beneficial for the local communities or the animals.

10 Essential Safari Accessories & Tools for any Destination

Ask any traveler to name the most challenging part of preparing for their trip. Deciding on the location and packing will likely be on top of their lists. Especially for first-time safari-goers, picking the right equipment, gear, and accessories will be the most difficult part. 

The Ultimate Safari Checklist: What to Pack for Your Wildlife Adventure

Plane ticket, passport, vaccinations? Check, check and check! If you’ve already decided on your travel itinerary and have all the details sorted out, there’s only one thing left to do before you begin your wildlife adventure of a lifetime: packing!

Safari 101: The Beginner's Guide to African Safaris

Thinking about going on your first Safari experience? This guide will help you get a good grasp of what you should expect and provide you some crucial and interesting information you need to know before embarking on a great adventure in an African Safari.

5 Reasons Why You Should Scale a Mountain

When my husband first proposed the idea of climbing Mount Kinabalu, I was hesitant. It wasn’t because I was unfit, or afraid of heights. It wasn’t because I was afraid of an adventure. In fact, I was fit, had no fear of heights and adventure was my middle name. I was hesitant because I feared the idea of climbing a mountain. They always seemed daunting and unattainable.

Safari Planning: 5 Important Things to Keep In Mind When Planning Your Safari

A book started like this: ‘It was all going well until I turned around and found a grizzly staring right into my face.’. That book was never completed or published; we all probably know the reason why. Well, don’t take this so seriously as most people do ‘survive’ their safari trips (or do they?).

Group Travel Planning: The Ultimate Guide to a Smooth Vacation

They often say that your travel experience is enriched not only by the places you visit but also the people you visit them with. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel not only on my own but also with my family and my son. Each experience is different from the other, but every one of them has been memorable.

The Animals of Madagascar: A Guide to Some of the World’s Rarest Animals

Movie buffs will remember the hilarious comedy animation Madagascar that followed the story of four animals from the Central Park Zoo who unexpectedly ended up on the island of Madagascar. There, Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippopotamus attempted to navigate life on the island and find friendship with some of its inhabitants.

Travel Photography: How to Pick the Best Travel Camera

One of the very top things that you have on your travel-packing checklist before setting off on an adventure is your camera. After all, how else are you going to capture and freeze those memorable moments that you are bound to experience? 

Africa Uncovered: 6 African Myths You Probably Thought Were True

When I mentioned traveling to Africa to a good friend, she stared at me in surprise for a moment and then asked, “Are you sure? Isn’t it dangerous?” Through popular culture and news of recent attacks and unrests in parts of Africa, many have cultivated the belief that Africa is dangerous. 

The Small Five: 3 Reasons Why This Book Will Encourage Your Children to Appreciate Wildlife

As a mother of a two-year old in a world filled with technological distractions, I find myself fighting the good – and sometimes challenging – fight to instill reading habits in my young one. 

Wildlife Photography: Tips That Will Help You to Snap Perfect Photos of Mountain Gorillas

Next to seeing the Big Five in the African savannah, encountering gorillas up close and personal in their natural habitat comes up close on most adventurous traveler’s bucket list. 

Vaccinations You May Need Before You Travel to Africa

As you pack for your next vacation out of town, you start running through your checklist. Listed among your comprehensive list are the essentials, which normally include clothes, toiletries, phone chargers, medications, passports and travel documents. But in your packing frenzy, you may have overlooked the most important thing you might need on your trip, especially to Africa. Vaccination.

Save The Rhinos: Can We Keep Them From Going Extinct?

My first encounter with a rhino was in a zoo in Asia. As a young girl, I came face to face with a Sumatran rhino; similar to the ones my great grandmother had told me that she had seen roaming in the Borneo jungles. Though large in stature, it had a quiet nature about it, seemingly friendly. I remember being in awe of this creature, wondering if I would ever spot it in the wild. 

Saving the Wildlife: 5 Easy Ways You Can Help

It is no secret that most of our wildlife is either in danger or on the verge of extinction. While many of us are concerned about this disheartening situation, we also feel that the problem is larger than us and that what we do or don’t do will not effect change. 

Captivating Congo: 5 Awesome Reasons to Visit This Wild African Country

When one thinks about the Republic of the Congo, tourist destination doesn’t immediately come to mind. Congo has always been painted as a troubled country with little to offer but danger and violence. However, a deeper look into this beautiful region will find you delightfully surprised!

Africa’s Most Dangerous Predator: The Hippopotamus

Part of the unassuming thrill of a safari is the possibility of coming close to danger and looking it in the eye. It is in the possibility of staring down at it, knowing full well that very little sits between you and possible chaos that kicks your adrenaline into overdrive and have you on the edge of your seats. 

Is A Zebra Black With White Stripes Or Vice Versa? Plus Other Outrageous Zebra Facts

Is a zebra white with black stripes, or black with white stripes? This age-old question will certainly be at the back of your minds especially if you, like me, have children who are constantly looking to fill their inquisitive minds.

My Very First African Safari: What It's Really Like to Go on a Safari

Doing things for the first time is exciting and fun, but it can also be a bit scary. Especially when it comes to safaris – a situation that puts you in a new country surrounded by wild animals! That said, once you know you’re in good hands, the anxiety dissipates and you’re left with the freedom to make the most out of your adventure. 

Jaw-Dropping Facts About Big Cats – The Leopard

When it comes to animal watching, nothing can be quite as majestic as being able to see big cats roam the earth in the wild. The big cats – consisting of the four largest members of the Panthera genus – refer to tigers, African lions, jaguars and leopards. 

5 Awesome Facts About Safaris In Kenya That You Didn’t Know About

If you, like me, have been obsessed with The Crown series on Netflix, you will remember that momentous scene where then, Princess Elizabeth spent a few nights with the Duke of Edinburgh at Treetops Hotel during a safari trip in Kenya.

Top 20 African Safari Myths

Misconceptions are awful things: based on hear-say or pure fantasy, they manage to influence people, sway their opinions and some will even harm us. 

Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 5 – the African Elephant [Infographic]

Often referred to as Gentle Giants, elephants are highly intelligent creatures with a brain structure, social structure and behavior that are strikingly similar to ours. They reach puberty when they are around 13 years old, give birth to a single calf and in rare cases to twins, and their median life expectancy is 70 years. Sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it?

Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 4 – the Cape Buffalo [Infographic]

With short coarse hair and a permanent angry look on their faces, Cape buffaloes appear hostile towards everyone and everything around them. These large bovines display imposing horns shaped like question marks, which come in handy when they need to protect themselves against predators, to make way through the herd or to fight for dominance.

Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 3 – the Leopard [Infographic]

Remember the old saying “A leopard can’t change its spots?” Easily recognizable thanks to their golden fur covered in black and brown spots called rosettes, leopards are renowned for their climbing skills and their ferocious yet graceful hunting techniques. 

Is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Really for You?

Each year, around 25,000 people travel to Tanzania in the hope of reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is on top of many adventure seekers’ bucket-list. Is it on yours as well?

Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 2 – the African Lion [Infographic]

What is the first animal that springs to mind when thinking about an African safari? The lion, of course, the King of Beasts. And for good reason – with a hair-raising roar and kingly appearance, it truly deserves its reputation. Throughout history, it has stood as a symbol of strength, courage, nobility and chivalry, and is currently present on the coats of arms of numerous European countries. 

Wild Facts About the Big Five: No. 1 – the Rhinoceros [Infographic]

The Big Five are the most renowned, searched for and recognizable of all African animals. They are truly impressive but, despite their nickname, they are not necessarily the biggest or the most dangerous. In fact, towards the end of the 19th century, the term referred to Africa’s most difficult animals to hunt on foot. 

Fascinating African Tribes You Can Actually Visit

Thousands of years before the Europeans began colonizing Africa, the continent’s inhabitants set out to colonize the world. Today, it remains a culturally rich territory, with the majority of its people of indigenous origins, quite different from one another in terms of language, culture and traditions.

The African Safari Lifestyle: Then and Now

Safari trips have always had a place of honor in literature and Hollywood movies. Decades ago, safaris were all about superlatives, decadent and opulent at the same time. Yet we cannot argue they exhaled a certain nostalgic charm. So where did it all begin?

Monkey Business: The Best Destinations Observe Primates in their Natural Habitat

Did you know? There are three primate groups that you can encounter and observe  – monkeys, apes and humans. We all have complex brains, excellent eyesight, the ability to walk upright and skillful opposable thumbs, and the interesting part is that this is only where our similarities begin! 

Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite African Countries for Safaris

Gone are the days when it was both hard and very expensive to plan a safari trip. Nowadays, it is normal to throw some clothes in your backpack and explore the wildlife during a weekend.  

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