Food on safari

Food on safari: What to expect

Before I went on safari, I had no expectations on what the food would be like on safari. I hoped it would be good, but also knew that most of the lodges are located several hours away from the nearest town and wasn’t sure how fresh things would be. I also had memories of the camping trips I took as a child, where we’d hike in and carry our meals. Ever had the free…

Food on safari

Food on safari: What to expect

Before I went on safari, I had no expectations on what the food would be like on safari. I hoped it would be good, but also knew that most of the lodges are located several hours away from the nearest town and wasn’t sure how fresh things would be. I also had memories of the camping trips I took as a child, where we’d hike in and carry our meals. Ever had the free…

Internal flights on safari: Are they worth the extra cost?

The first Tanzania safari I took came with a bit of sticker shock, I will admit it. I had completely different expectations of lodging and transportation costs and was especially surprised to see that internal flights in Tanzania were similarly priced to those in Europe or North America. A one-hour flight from Arusha to central Serengeti can run range from $200-$300 and made me reconsider if we sh…

Internal flights on safari: Are they worth the extra cost?

The first Tanzania safari I took came with a bit of sticker shock, I will admit it. I had completely different expectations of lodging and transportation costs and was especially surprised to see that internal flights in Tanzania were similarly priced to those in Europe or North America. A one-hour flight from Arusha to central Serengeti can run range from $200-$300 and made me reconsider if we sh…

Luggage restrictions on safari

An African safari is one of those times where less is truly more. From my experience, the best type of luggage to bring on safari is something that is soft-sided. Not only will this fit better in the safari vehicle, but it’s also lighter and easier for the porters to carry. There’s not much tarmac out in the African wilderness, so wheeled luggage or hard-sided suitcases are impractical and awkward…

Luggage restrictions on safari

An African safari is one of those times where less is truly more. From my experience, the best type of luggage to bring on safari is something that is soft-sided. Not only will this fit better in the safari vehicle, but it’s also lighter and easier for the porters to carry. There’s not much tarmac out in the African wilderness, so wheeled luggage or hard-sided suitcases are impractical and awkward…