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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.

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.

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!

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.

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 nature and wildlife. 

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

What makes a safari in Serengeti National Park so special? Where exactly is the Serengeti? And when to go? In this guide about the greatest national park in Tanzania we answer these questions, and more! 

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 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. 

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, to paradisiacal islands with sun-soaked beaches, there is so much more to Tanzania than what you’d expect.

Money Matters: How to Budget for Your Trip to Africa [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.

Top Safari Destinations to Visit in February

February is a great month to travel if you want to go on a safari or on a wildlife tour. While you probably want to avoid the bone-chilling Northern Hemisphere, there are plenty of options around the world.

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.

10 Reasons Why Cape Town is 2018’s Most Beautiful City in the World

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.  

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.

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: 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!

Africa’s Top 6 Must Visit Destinations for the New Year

Summer may be well and truly over but it doesn’t mean that the holiday season is. With 2018 closing its chapter and 2019 fast approaching, travelers are on a frenzy, deciding on their next destination for the upcoming New Year. 

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.

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.

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

Located in the Indian Ocean just 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an exquisite gem in East Africa. The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of many small islands and two larger ones. It is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, with its capital located on the island of Unguja.

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!

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.

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. 

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. 

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!

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!

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.

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. 

South Africa's Most Famous Tribes and Their Language: Part 2

Part of South Africa’s magic is the rich cultural heritage that can be discovered while traveling around the region. We’re not dubbed the “rainbow nation” for nothing. While traveling through South Africa, you are bound to hear a vibrant array of languages that each have a fascinating culture and rich history behind them.

South Africa's Most Famous Tribes and Their Language: Part 1

One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is being exposed to new cultures, traditions, and ways of living. It is a chance to expand and challenge your current beliefs, and to become grateful for the life that you currently live.

What We can Learn from South Africa's Drought

‘The year is 2019 and Cape Town has become the first major urban center to run out of water’ - It’s hard to believe that this could have been the headline splashed on the front of newspapers across the world. Thankfully, the city of Cape Town has narrowly avoided this disastrous state, but this doesn’t mean that we’re in the clear just yet. Here’s what you need to know about the drought and what this city did to prevent Day Zero.

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?

Family Safaris: How To Plan a Family Adventure of a Lifetime

Did you know that Africa is an amazing destination for family vacations? In the great wilderness, children can get close and personal with the animals they’ve seen on their favorite cartoons, be in touch with nature and have fun learning about a new culture. 

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. 

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.

The Best Safaris In Tanzania for 2019

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.

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.

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.

Taste Africa: Great Wines to Try in South Africa

For the wine drinkers of the world, South Africa is a great place to see, taste and ultimately delight in good quality wine. The country, which is three times the size of California, is an old player in the wine industry, with its wine making history stretching back to the 17th century. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Adventure Safari: Exhilarating Things To Do On A Safari That Will Give You an Adrenaline Rush

Craving for an adrenaline rush as you travel around the African savannah? Want to do more than just sitting on a moving jeep traveling from one park to the next?

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.

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. 

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. 

Little Five Game – 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; they’re all majestic creatures that roam Africa and attract millions of tourists each year. But did you know that there is also something called the small five game? 

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. 

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.

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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