The Ultimate Women’s Safari Clothing Guide

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Women's Safari Clothes

Women’s safari clothing can be a mystery to any first timer in Africa. An African safari will can be one of the greatest highlights of your life. However, any great safari can be spoiled with the wrong clothes, so it’s important to come prepared for safari. Before I came to Africa I knew nothing about women’s safari clothing or what to pack. Countless safaris throughout Southern and Eastern Africa later and these are items I would make sure to bring on your first African safari. Choosing Women’s Safari Clothing I love greens, beige, and khaki just as much as the next wannabe Merryl Streep … Read More

Best Camera For Safari: What Camera Is Best For You?

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What’s the best camera for safari? It’s likely one of the first questions every traveler coming to Africa asks after booking a safari. Having a decent camera for safari is on the top of our recommendation list. While, it’s not a necessity and we’re big believers in making sure to put the camera down and actually save some photos in your memory there is thrill in grabbing that perfect safari photo. There are a number of aspects to consider when looking for the best safari camera possible. This post is not meant for professional photographers. If you’re likely at that level … Read More

An Ideal Self Drive Uganda Itinerary

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Self Drive Uganda

In 1908 Winston Churchill declared Uganda the “Pearl of Africa” in his 1908 Book My African Journey. More than a century later, visitors still flock to find this pearl. After our self drive in Uganda, I can’t disagree with Mr. Churchill. The country is filled with birdlife, vast plains, jungle, rolling hills, and some of the friendliest people in Africa. We entered Southern Uganda from Rwanda with low expectations for the country. Sure, they hold the world’s largest population of mountain gorillas – but what else would we find? A road trip through Uganda was a highlight of our African road trip. Besides the endless amount of … Read More

How We Drove Across Africa for $300

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Selling a car in Uganda

A member of our family is gone. Yes, Charlie, our 1989 awesome Land Cruiser that we bought to get across Africa now has a new owner. We shared some unforgettable memories together – getting stranded in the Okavango Delta, a flash flood in Arusha, and straddling Zimbabwe and Zambia with nothing but water beneath us. Oh Africa, how we love you so much. After going through hell and back trying to buy the car in South Africa it was a serious debate to sell him or not. Here is our story of selling a car in Africa. To recap we bought … Read More

A Guide To The Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest unfilled inactive volcanic crater, or caldera, in the world. However, it’s not entirely empty as a wildlife spectacle unfolds in this dramatic setting. At the base of 610m cliff faces elephants trumpet, lions roar, and antelope…eat grass. The crater is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see the big five. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most mesmerizing natural features in the world.  Humanity has deep ties to the crater as well. The Ngorongoro Conservation area is home to footprints that date back the oldest humanoids walking upright, nearly … Read More

15 Things We’ve Learned From Overlanding Africa

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africa overland

It has been a long time since we sat naively in Europe contemplating the idea of an Africa overland trip. Now 12 African nations, 25,000 miles, and zero flat tires later it’s a time for reflection on just what I have learned from overlanding Africa. We’ll never forget the days we spent in our trusty Land Cruiser rolling through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda. We’ve gotten our 15 minutes of fame First things first, when you are overlanding Africa and get away from the tourist destinations of the Serengeti, Victoria Falls, or Zanzibar you’re going … Read More

Bwindi Lodge Review: A Home Away from Home in Uganda

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Bwindi Lodge Review

It’s not something that happens often to us, but when we stepped out our Land Cruiser and arrived at Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge in Uganda we felt at ease. The individual rooms and lodge blended in with its natural surrounding. Bandas feature windows that opened wide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here there was no end to the lodge as the park spilled right onto the property that is frequented by mountain gorillas. Bwindi Lodge The Rooms at Bwindi Lodge Bwindi Lodge has 8 spacious bandas that feature a balcony, large bathroom with his and her sinks, and a seating area overlooking the … Read More

Serenity on the Tanzanian Coast at Ushongo Beach

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Ushongo Beach

We’ve been finding ourselves lost on the Tanzanian coast recently, and don’t ever want to leave. It’s this feeling of being cast away on shores of Africa in countries like Tanzania, Mozambique, or Kenya that is truly magical. The feeling is nothing like the beaches of Greece, Jamaica, Thailand, or even Zanzibar. When you find the right beach in Africa you feel as if you’re truly exploring. The Tanzanian coast is plentiful with dhows, white sand, aquamarine water, and thousands of palm trees. It all means you’re never too far from fresh fish, a tranquil spot to relax, refreshing water, and a … Read More

What’s it Like to go Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?

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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is surreal and unlike any other experience in Africa. The atmosphere of the trek through the jungle mist is unreal. With each step your anticipation builds and the reward of seeing the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world is spectacular. The setting, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is arguably one of the most mystical in all of Africa.  Way before we decided to self-drive across Africa I asked fellow travelers about their gorilla trek experience. “To see the gorillas is incredible, it’s worth the high cost to see them in their natural habitat,” my friend had told me. It was an easy decision to add gorilla … Read More

Your First Safari and the Ten Rules You Should Know

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First Safari Tips

Getting ready to go on your first safari? We’ll never forget our first safari in Africa. It was our third day on the continent and we drove off head strong into Kruger National Park at sunrise blasting The Circle Of Life. A lot has changed since that day and we’ve now spent plenty of time in game viewers, walking, and driving ourselves around the wilds of Africa. So, what have we learned from our first safari experiences?  10 Rules For Your First Safari No Yelling! Shhh… You aren’t in a zoo and the animals are not domesticated. When safari goers are visiting … Read More