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Choosing Between Eastern & Southern Africa Safaris
Destinations, Planning Tips and Tools

Safari veterans broadly divide Africa into two regions, eastern and southern. Because of the continent's enormous size, if you can narrow down your interests, focusing on one region or another makes sense during a two-week stay. As you consider the distinctive qualities of each region, it is important to note that these are generalizations only, and exceptions abound...

Optimizing Your Safari: 10 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Safari Company
Our African Heritage, Planning Tips and Tools

Selecting the right safari company goes a long way in ensuring the best experience from beginning to end – a trip that is tailored entirely to your priorities and delivers seamless logistics and excellent wildlife sightings. When considering a safari company, here are some important questions to ask. 1. Does the safari company create authentic...

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Route of the Migration from Tanzania to Kenya in September

The Great Migration, though commonly referred to as an annual event, is actually a year-round trek of zebra and wildebeest traveling across Tanzania and Kenya. The circuit route they follow has a total length of 1,200 miles. Consider it a never-ending spectacle taking place in East Africa’s most beautiful parks and reserves. During the Serengeti-Mara […]

Zanzibar in March

Where:  Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands a short distance off the Tanzania coast in the Indian Ocean Why: Some of the nicest beaches in East Africa, as well as some of the best dive spots, can be found on Zanzibar and its adjacent islands. When: In March the visibility in the tropical water is […]

Skeleton Coast in March

Where: The Skeleton Coast is a windswept strip of desert located along the Atlantic shoreline of northwest Namibia. Why: Skeleton Coast National Park was established to safeguard the distinctive coastline shoreline as well as the northern wilderness area, which is home to Cape Fur seal colonies, endangered black rhinoceroses, desert-adapted elephants, and other animals. When: […]

Sabi Sands Game Reserve in March

Where:  Sabi Sands Private Wildlife Reserve is a 65,000-hectare reserve located on the south-western edge of Kruger National Park and shares a 50-kilometer unfenced border with the park, allowing wildlife to freely move between the two regions. Why: Sabi Sands has been recorded as having the highest density of big game in South Africa and […]

Why Visit Ranthambore National Park, India?

Ranthambore National Park is a 500-square-mile expanse of lush jungle, golden savanna, towering cliffs, and lotus-filled lakes. The park is located in southeastern Rajasthan, about 80 miles from Jaipur. Once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the park is reputed to be the best place in the world to see elusive Bengal […]

'Sea' you on Mahé Island, Seychelles

Mahé is the largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It’s famous for its sugary-soft, white-sand beaches, sparkling turquoise sea, and densely forested granite mountains. In this tropical paradise, you might not want to do much more than laze on the sand. However, swimming, snorkeling, […]

Make memories in the Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara National Reserve, located in Kenya’s far southwest in the Great Rift Valley, is the East African country’s showpiece: a massive wilderness with plentiful big game, beautiful vistas, and the site of one of the world’s most epic wildlife migrations. The Masai Mara is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral […]

Did you know that South Africa featured #15 in NYtimes?

The New York Times has published its yearly list of the greatest places to visit throughout the world. This year’s list is titled “52 Places for a Changed World”, and includes places, entities, institutions, and collectives from all around the world that work to improve their local and global communities, do not contribute to over-tourism […]

Ngorongoro Crater in February

At a Glance: Where is Ngorongoro Crater?:  The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located 110 miles west of Arusha City in northern Tanzania.  Why visit the Ngorongoro Crater?: Offering an incredible diversity of species and landscapes in a compact area the Ngorongoro is often referred to as a ‘garden of Eden’. The crater is a UNESCO […]

Volcanoes National Park in February

At a Glance: Where is Volcanoes National Park?:  Volcanoes National Park is located in the north of Rwanda, 81 miles from the capital, Kigali. Why visit Volcanoes National Park?: The best spot in the world to see the endangered mountain gorillas is in Volcanoes National Park. Dian Fossey began her decades-long habituation of these gentle […]

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