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

The Best Hotels In Zanzibar

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The best Zanzibar Hotels

After four months of driving from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam, when we arrived on the island we set out to find the best hotels in Zanzibar. After all, the hotels and resorts of Zanzibar are designed for decompression after a long safari in Tanzania. It’s the perfect place to trade in your safari attire and binoculars for a bathing suit and a coconut water. The island’s coastline is fringed by white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of a tropical Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is the perfect place to sit on the beach, drink some coconuts, and forget. However, there is depth to the sunny island, a … Read More

Etosha National Park Safari Guide

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Etosha National Park Guide

Etosha National Park Etosha National Park is without a doubt one of the best value safaris in Southern Africa. The park offers some of the best game viewing in Southern Africa. However, it does come at a price as barren Etosha is far from the most beautiful national park. Despite this, the Etosha National Park is considered one of the best places to go on Safari in Southern Africa and for good reason. The lack of water in the area is also its saving grace as animals are concentrated at watering holes. The quality of roads, lack of huge crowds, and general ease … Read More

A Serengeti Safari Packing Checklist

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Serengeti Safari Packing Checklist

A safari in the Serengeti is unlike any other wildlife experience on earth. When you come to Tanzania to see some of Africa’s best animals you want to make sure you dress the part. After all, I doubt anyone wants to experience the wildebeest migration wearing a winter coat or sunburnt because they forgot a . That means you should grab everything you can from this Serengeti safari packing checklist. This will help with everything from clothes, to electronics, to even the travel shoes. So, get ready to dig in and be on the lookout for the big five and more!  The Ultimate Serengeti … Read More

10 Things to Know Before You Travel to Zanzibar, Africa

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Things To Know Zanzibar

Planning to travel to Zanzibar, Africa? Whether you are on an African honeymoon, finishing up your Kilimanjaro Trek, exploring the plains of the Serengeti ending it all with a long beach holiday one thing is for certain  – Zanzibar Island is beautiful. We spent three weeks on the island taking a beach break from our long overland trip that started in Cape Town. Here are a few things that are good to know before your Zanzibar vacation. Things to Know Before You Travel to Zanzibar, Africa Not all Beaches are created equal All the different beaches on Zanzibar offer something … Read More

Best Place To Go On Safari In Southern Africa

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best place to go on safari in Southern Africa

Deciding on the best place to go on safari can be a difficult decision. I remember when we first landed in Africa and we just simply went to what we thought was the closest national park to Johannesburg. That happened to be Kruger National Park, and self-driving it ended up being one of the greatest decisions we made in Africa. We saw a plethora of wildlife on a self-drive safari and we had no idea what we were doing. Now, we’ve been to every major park in Southern Africa and have countless stories of spotting African wildlife in their natural … Read More

The Ultimate Southern Africa Bucket List

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Bucket List Southern Africa

It’s hard to nail down a Southern Africa bucket list. Between Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia there are so many must do things. Visitors can choose from wildlife safaris in the bush to diving with whale sharks in Mozambique. There is just so much to do and see in the massive area. It can feel a bit daunting when you first start coming up with your Southern Africa bucket list.  This isn’t some generic list of places someone’s pulled off of Google with creative commons images. We’ve been there, done it, and checked it off our … Read More

Victoria Falls Accommodation: 10 Reasons to Stay at Victoria Falls River Lodge

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Victoria Falls Accommodation

Looking for the perfect Victoria Falls Accommodation? On the banks of the mighty Zambezi River is the secluded Victoria Falls River Lodge. Set among the wildlife in the Zambezi National Park, but still deep enough in the bush to go undetected is the ideal lodge to experience Victoria Falls from. Here are 10 reasons to stay at the Victoria Falls River Lodge in Zimbabwe.  The Room (or house) When we first were shown our room at the lodge we were blown away by the size. The room was monstrous with a king size bed,  sectional couch, coffee bar, indoor and outdoor … Read More

Ultimate Safari Clothes Guide: What To Wear On Safari In Africa

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Best Safari Clothes

Safari clothes are a serious affair in Africa. Yes, it is a bit “old fashioned,” but some fashions never die. Unlike, certain parts of the world you won’t be laughed at for showing up in all khaki. In fact, there is even a South African brand called Khaki Fever that specializes in all khaki garments.  We’ve been in Africa going on eight months now and have been on more than a few safaris. Since entering Africa we’ve been on safari in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania. In fact we’ve been to all of the best places to go on safari in Southern Africa. Okay, we … Read More