A typical day on safari

If you’ve never been on an African safari before, you may be wondering what an ‘average’ day is like. Although every camp in every park is slightly different, there are some general themes that are consistent. Here is a rough idea of what one day on safari entails. 

Morning game drive

The morning game drive is my favorite drive of the day. The air is fresh, the birds are vocal and it’s a gre…

A typical day on safari

If you’ve never been on an African safari before, you may be wondering what an ‘average’ day is like. Although every camp in every park is slightly different, there are some general themes that are consistent. Here is a rough idea of what one day on safari entails. 

Morning game drive

The morning game drive is my favorite drive of the day. The air is fresh, the birds are vocal and it’s a gre…

The Emerald Season at Nsefu

Why you should visit Nsefu in South Luangwa, Zambia in March

South Luangwa is a prime destination for those wishing to experience the best of African wildlife. Many people, however, eschew the rainy season as they believe they won’t see as many animals. We’re here to dispell those beliefs.

While it’s true that the amount of tourist activity decreases during the rainy season, this is not the …

The Emerald Season at Nsefu

Why you should visit Nsefu in South Luangwa, Zambia in March

South Luangwa is a prime destination for those wishing to experience the best of African wildlife. Many people, however, eschew the rainy season as they believe they won’t see as many animals. We’re here to dispell those beliefs.

While it’s true that the amount of tourist activity decreases during the rainy season, this is not the …

Photographing wild dogs of South Luangwa, Zambia

South Luangwa, Zambia is home to many wonderful animals. Lions, leopards, giraffe, zebra and hyena are just a few of the animals you’re likely to see on safari. But, a big draw for me, and for many guests of South Luangwa, is the African wild dog, which I’ll refer to as just ‘wild dog’ for the remainder of this piece. I was particularly keen to see a wild dog, as this was one animal I’d not yet ha…

Photographing wild dogs of South Luangwa, Zambia

South Luangwa, Zambia is home to many wonderful animals. Lions, leopards, giraffe, zebra and hyena are just a few of the animals you’re likely to see on safari. But, a big draw for me, and for many guests of South Luangwa, is the African wild dog, which I’ll refer to as just ‘wild dog’ for the remainder of this piece. I was particularly keen to see a wild dog, as this was one animal I’d not yet ha…

Serengeti safari in January

January spotlight on The Serengeti

Serengeti National Park, located in Northern Tanzania, is Tanzania’s top safari destination and arguably one of the top safari destinations in Africa. This is a park that can be visited any time of the year, as there are always herbivores and big game present. From about late June through October, people flock to northern Serengeti to watch wildebeest cross, s…

Serengeti safari in January

January spotlight on The Serengeti

Serengeti National Park, located in Northern Tanzania, is Tanzania’s top safari destination and arguably one of the top safari destinations in Africa. This is a park that can be visited any time of the year, as there are always herbivores and big game present. From about late June through October, people flock to northern Serengeti to watch wildebeest cross, s…

Solo female on safari in Zambia

Going on an African safari is something that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of us, mainly due to the high costs and the amount of holiday time required. It’s usually more cost-effective to travel with a companion, too, as many lodges impose a supplement on single travelers.  So, what happens when the chance to visit Africa happens and you can’t find anyone to go with you? You go to Za…

Solo female on safari in Zambia

Going on an African safari is something that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of us, mainly due to the high costs and the amount of holiday time required. It’s usually more cost-effective to travel with a companion, too, as many lodges impose a supplement on single travelers.  So, what happens when the chance to visit Africa happens and you can’t find anyone to go with you? You go to Za…

How elephant-back safaris impact elephants

The scary truth behind elephant-backed safaris 

Most tourists sign up for experiences with elephants because they love wild animals and don’t know about the cruelty behind the rides, tricks and photo opportunities. World Animal Protection realizes that if most people did, they wouldn’t participate. Some venues also market themselves as sanctuaries but don’t let them take you for a ride, literal…

How elephant-back safaris impact elephants

The scary truth behind elephant-backed safaris 

Most tourists sign up for experiences with elephants because they love wild animals and don’t know about the cruelty behind the rides, tricks and photo opportunities. World Animal Protection realizes that if most people did, they wouldn’t participate. Some venues also market themselves as sanctuaries but don’t let them take you for a ride, literal…

Comparing the climbing routes of Kilimanjaro

Anyone who has planned a trip to climb Kilimanjaro has been faced with a main question: which route should we take? It is generally agreed that there are six main routes to the top of the world; we’ll focus on the top-four. 

What are the main differences between the Rongai, Machame, Lemosho and Marangu Routes?

Time to summit Kilimanjaro

The Rongai, Lemosho and Machame Routes are camping r…

Comparing the climbing routes of Kilimanjaro

Anyone who has planned a trip to climb Kilimanjaro has been faced with a main question: which route should we take? It is generally agreed that there are six main routes to the top of the world; we’ll focus on the top-four. 

What are the main differences between the Rongai, Machame, Lemosho and Marangu Routes?

Time to summit Kilimanjaro

The Rongai, Lemosho and Machame Routes are camping r…

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Royalty in Uganda safari destinations

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of 10 national parks and game reserves that is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. It is conveniently located between two other parks: Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale . But, QENP does not often receive the accolades or visibiltiy that parks like Murchison Falls and Kidepo do. In fact, when I was planning my gorilla trekking trip for November 2015, I didn’t eve…

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Royalty in Uganda safari destinations

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of 10 national parks and game reserves that is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. It is conveniently located between two other parks: Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale . But, QENP does not often receive the accolades or visibiltiy that parks like Murchison Falls and Kidepo do. In fact, when I was planning my gorilla trekking trip for November 2015, I didn’t eve…

Uganda lowers price of tourist visa

On July 1st, 2015, Uganda increased its tourist visa from $50 USD to $100 USD. One year later, on July 22nd, 2016, it has opted to reverse this increase and has lowered the price back down to $50 for a single entry tourist visa. The decrease comes as neighboring countries see increases in prices. Tanzania recently overturned article 21 of the VAT Act of 2014, which exempted “supply of tourist guid…

Uganda lowers price of tourist visa

On July 1st, 2015, Uganda increased its tourist visa from $50 USD to $100 USD. One year later, on July 22nd, 2016, it has opted to reverse this increase and has lowered the price back down to $50 for a single entry tourist visa. The decrease comes as neighboring countries see increases in prices. Tanzania recently overturned article 21 of the VAT Act of 2014, which exempted “supply of tourist guid…

How to sell safaris on your website: Three key website tips for safari tour operators

If you read the first part of this series, your website should (hopefully) be decked out with not only beautiful, but more importantly, relatable pictures of your safaris. And while photos definitely play a huge factor when it comes to piquing the interest of every safari enthusiast that lands on your page, it’s your tour descriptions that will actively sell them on your safaris. So, you need to m…

How to sell safaris on your website: Three key website tips for safari tour operators

If you read the first part of this series, your website should (hopefully) be decked out with not only beautiful, but more importantly, relatable pictures of your safaris. And while photos definitely play a huge factor when it comes to piquing the interest of every safari enthusiast that lands on your page, it’s your tour descriptions that will actively sell them on your safaris. So, you need to m…

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