What to ask your tour operator in advance of your culture visit

Interactive, cultural visits on an African safari

Interactive culture visits connect travel guests with local traditional indigenous peoples living in remote areas. This stimulates self-growth and discovery for the traveler by challenging their own basic values and assumptions. They also stimulate the local rural economy.  Culturally sensitive experiential visits offer an “inside” view of livin…

What to ask your tour operator in advance of your culture visit

Interactive, cultural visits on an African safari

Interactive culture visits connect travel guests with local traditional indigenous peoples living in remote areas. This stimulates self-growth and discovery for the traveler by challenging their own basic values and assumptions. They also stimulate the local rural economy.  Culturally sensitive experiential visits offer an “inside” view of livin…

Mountain gorilla trekking: five tips to help you make the most of your hour

Trekking to see the mountain gorillas of Uganda , Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Getting up close and personal with these magnificent animals is truly an honor but, with only one restricted hour in their presence, how do you make the most of your time? Here are five tips for making this short-lived experience one of the most memorable in your life.

Mountain gorilla trekking: five tips to help you make the most of your hour

Trekking to see the mountain gorillas of Uganda , Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Getting up close and personal with these magnificent animals is truly an honor but, with only one restricted hour in their presence, how do you make the most of your time? Here are five tips for making this short-lived experience one of the most memorable in your life.

Safari highlights in Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Umfolozi: Former Zulu hunting grounds

Set amid the rolling hills in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is a park like no other in Africa. Though once the hunting grounds of the Zulu kingdom, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is now a provincial park managed by Ezemvelo, the KwaZulu-Natal parks board. While not as famous as South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe is a favorite destination a…

Safari highlights in Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Umfolozi: Former Zulu hunting grounds

Set amid the rolling hills in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is a park like no other in Africa. Though once the hunting grounds of the Zulu kingdom, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is now a provincial park managed by Ezemvelo, the KwaZulu-Natal parks board. While not as famous as South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe is a favorite destination a…

7 of the most unique hotels to visit when in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania

Hotels have become more than just a place to lay your weary head. To remain competitive, hotels must be cozy on the inside and stunning on the outside, and represent an idea rather than a business model. With the growing popularity of responsible travel and ecotourism, the most unique African hotels aim to please your eye, delight your taste buds, guard your sleep, blend in with the surrounding en…

7 of the most unique hotels to visit when in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania

Hotels have become more than just a place to lay your weary head. To remain competitive, hotels must be cozy on the inside and stunning on the outside, and represent an idea rather than a business model. With the growing popularity of responsible travel and ecotourism, the most unique African hotels aim to please your eye, delight your taste buds, guard your sleep, blend in with the surrounding en…

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