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.

5 Budget African Safaris that Will Change the Way You Look at Safaris [updated]

Up until recently, African safaris were mostly reserved for the wealthy. You needed to spend thousands of dollars to experience the joy and adventure of an African safari, but all that has been slowly changing. 

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Gifts for Adventurous Travelers & Nature Lovers

’Tis the season to be jolly… and to fret over finding the perfect gift for your loved one.

What to Expect on a Safari: (Live Wildlife Cameras)

Going on a safari is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But, if you haven’t been on an African safari yet, you might be wondering what you can expect to encounter on your journey.

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? Extinctions are a natural part of evolution on Earth, but throughout most of our planet’s history, its biodiversity has managed to flourish. However, for the past few centuries, there has been a rapid pace of extinctions and we, human beings, are mostly to blame.

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: Why You Should Try It Out in Tadoba

India is quickly becoming one of the world’ s most unique safari destinations. Not only is it a great alternative to the plains of Africa, but it also is a magical place to sharpen your photography skills.

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? 

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! 

4 Best Safari Experiences That Aren't in Africa

Think “safari” and images of the big five 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.

Travel to Zanzibar: 10 Things to Know Before You Visit


Attention all adventurers! Are you looking for a tropical destination that you will never forget? We welcome you to set your sights on Zanzibar - a one of a kind island paradise!

A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Zanzibar

You’ve booked a solo trip to the sandy slice of heaven known as Zanzibar, and now you’re frantically combing through the internet for safety guides and travel advice. Well, you’ve landed in the right spot.

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.

10 Best Safari Destinations to Watch an 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!

The Serengeti: The Ultimate Safari Destination That You Shouldn’t Miss

Imagine yourself standing amidst chaos, where acts of nature play out. As you stand on hot sandy plains with strong winds blowing particles into your eyes – so much so that you need to squint to make out the events happening before you – you almost couldn’t believe what you were witnessing.

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.

Money Matters: How to Budget for Your Trip to Africa [FAQs]

You’ve booked your flight, decided on the length of your trip and even planned your outfits for the duration of your holiday. Now, all that’s left to do is to think about the one aspect that stumps even the most thorough planner among us: money.

5 Types of African Safaris You Need to Book This Year

If you think of going on a safari as just trying to spot lions while wearing beige clothing and driving around the Serengeti, then we’ve got something for you that will alter your perception. While all those things aren’t necessarily false, an African safari can be so much more diverse and exciting. 

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.

Best Travel Music Playlist to Inspire Your Trip to Africa

Every amazing adventure needs an epic soundtrack, right? Music is audible magic; it has the ability to motivate you to do amazing things and even to carry your mind to a totally new place. 

Why The Best Safaris Are In Tanzania

Welcome to the land of giants, where the some of the world’s largest land mammals roam free! Tanzania is Africa’s crowning jewel, jam-packed with paradisiac beaches, friendly people, captivating cultures and so much more.

Best African Safaris to Observe Elephants in their Natural Habitat

In terms of physical appearance, we have nothing in common with them. But if we stop for a second and look beyond the surface, we might find more similarities between ourselves and the mighty elephants than we would have guessed. 

Going to Tanzania? Here Are All You Need To Know and More!

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. As you decide on your travel dates and sit down to plan your unforgettable journey, you stop to think to yourself, “What now? Where do I begin?”

The Best African Safari Destinations if You Are a Vegetarian

As a vegetarian, you might be cautious about going on safari, wondering if you’re going to go hungry or worse… be served a plate of dried out falafels. The good news is that this isn’t the case!

Bush Breaks and Beach Escapes: These Safari Destinations Offer the Best of Both Worlds

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.

Here Are 2018's Best Travel Apps for Your Next Adventure!

Traveling around the world has never been so easy. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting some far-off remote island with crystal blue waters and white sand beaches, it’s amazing to think we can book a flight tomorrow to do just that, all with a few taps on our smartphones. 

10 Epic Facts You Didn’t Know About The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is, perhaps, one of the most underrated safari destinations in the world. If you’re an adventure addict, then this mythical playground should be at the top of your travel bucket list. 

The Only Travel Guide to Uganda You’ll Ever Need

I don’t know about you, but I can spend hours day-dreaming about my next travel destination. All it takes to get me started is a few minutes spent scrolling through the seemingly endless array of travel-themed accounts on Instagram. But, there is a story that those wanderlust photos don’t tell you. That story is the planning that went into traveling to that destination. 

African Safaris: 10 Things You Must Know Before You Go

Thinking of going on an African safari? You’re not alone! According to a report by Euromonitor International, safari travel has become increasingly popular in recent years and this trend is predicted to continue in the years to come. Interestingly enough, the growth in demand for safaris is no longer restricted to travelers from the western world. More and more tourists across the globe, particularly those from newly advanced economic development such as Russia, China as well as the Middle East, are flocking to Africa to experience its breathtaking wildlife and nature. 

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!

7 Safest Destinations in Africa for Solo Travelers

Traveling alone is such an adventure by itself, no matter where you’re heading, right? Well, if you agree with me you’ll also think that doing so in Africa can be one of the most outstanding plans you’ll ever do. 

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?

Lake Nakuru - A Safari in Kenya Soaked in Sunshine

After all that day’s heat, it was late afternoon and we were arriving in Nakuru Town in the rain. Only the purple flowers in the trees along the road seemed to smile back at us, as my travel partner and I were both excited because that’s the feeling that new places seed in travelers.

6 Mesmerizing Sights in Africa You Need to See

From untold treasures to the beautiful sights of mesmerizing waterfalls, Africa has a lot to add to your travel diaries. On the one hand, you can go on adventurous hiking and trail running experiences and, on the other hand, you can be completely mesmerized with wildlife safaris.

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.

A Handy Travel Guide to South Africa [FAQ]

For many travelers, South Africa is the gateway to Africa – their first and most important point of contact with this great region. South Africa is an all-around great destination to visit, with its warm hospitality, temperate weather and delicious food. 

Kenya Safari: Why Going on A Safari in Kenya Should Be Your Next Travel Adventure

Ask anyone who’s been to the continent of Africa on a safari and they’ll probably direct to you Kenya. But why? What makes Kenya one of the world’s leading destinations for exploring the majestic wildlife that Africa has to offer?

Why Traveling with Your Kids May be the Best Decision You Will Ever Make

I am a travel junkie. My horoscope told me so. So when my son came along, I was determined to start traveling with him as soon as possible. But as parents, we all know the woes of traveling with young children. 

10 Mouthwatering Foods You Should Not Miss When in Kenya

As we all know, Kenya is magical. Famous for its Olympic runners, stunning beach resorts and safari excursions for thrill-lovers, Kenya has something for just about every traveler that have come made their way to its lands.

Traveling to Kenya? Here’s the Only Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need

We all know how difficult it can be to piece together useful information on our travel destinations to help us plan our travels ahead of time. While there are plenty of sources of travel information on the web, it often takes time to sort through them and pick and choose what is truly necessary information.

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? 

Travel Africa: 5 Things You Should Not Miss Out On When Visiting South Africa

South Africa is as beautiful and multicultural as it is geographically diverse. With a landmass totaling almost five times the size of Britain, South Africa’s bountiful wildlife and scenic wonders makes it one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

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. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Full-Time

Do you want to travel the world and see its wonders but feel like it’s a risk to take? Visiting another country can be as wonderful as it is scary, as revolutionizing as it is terrifying. But when it comes to calculating risks, traveling is one risk that you should definitely take!

The Best 8 Africa Travel Apps You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

When it comes to traveling, the number one item that we take along with us aside from our passport and travel documents is likely to be our phone. Having a phone makes us feel connected to the outside world and guarantees us a safety net should anything go awry. Traveling to Africa is no different. Having a phone with you at all times will come in handy, one way or another.

5 Easy Tips that Will Enable You to Travel Africa on a Budget

The thought of trekking the globe, one destination at a time, may sound appealing. But one of the biggest problems travelers face when planning their worldwide adventure is the hefty price tag. Money, whether we like it or not, dictates much of our travels. Afterall, it buys our flights, our hotels and many of our experiences.

Traveling with Kids: 20 Tips to Ensure A Smooth and Stress-Free Journey

Often my biggest fear about traveling is taking my 2-year-old along. My fears are the same as what any parents with young children will fear. Will our kids behave? Can they sit still for a long period  oftime? How do we keep them from disrupting others? Yet, through all those fears, I still deign to take my toddler on our travels, because that’s where both he and I learn the most.

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.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Travel Adventure in Namibia

With extreme weather, miles of barren land and often-harsh living conditions, Namibia is also known as “the land God made in anger”. Taking its name from the Nama, word that means “vast place of nothingness”, a closer look at this land tells a different story. It isn’t a place God made in anger, but perhaps a place God made special. 

Buzzing Botswana: 5 Amazing Reasons Why It Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

If living among wildlife, and I mean truly living among wildlife, is something for you, then visiting Botswana should be at the top of your travel list. Botswana is a landlocked country, bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

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!

Eco-Friendly Travelling: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Make An Impact

People travel for a variety of reasons. Be it to broaden their mind, to immerse in a different culture or to be in awe of mother nature, there is always something to gain and very little to lose when you embark on a travel adventure. 

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. 

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.

5 Things to Do in Zimbabwe That You Shouldn't Miss Out On

Zimbabwe is a stunning African country, with lush national parks, stunning rivers and waterfalls, diverse wildlife and so much more. 

6 Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Safari Destinations

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 the African bush. 

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.

Africa’s Best 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.

10 Awesome Reasons to Go on a Safari

Are you a lover of travel and wildlife? On the hunt for an unforgettable trip? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions then an African Safari should really be a part of your travel bucket list! Through a safari, you will have the adventure of a lifetime, in a place surrounded by spectacular scenery and beautiful wildlife.  

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.  

5 Must Visit African Safari National Parks

Africa is a vast and beautiful continent blessed with a diverse wildlife and nature unlike any other in the world. Hence, it’s no surprise that it is found in most travel lovers’ bucket lists. Should you plan to make your way to Africa in the near future, one of the exciting activities that you simply must not miss out on is to visit its breathtaking national parks. 

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