South Luangwa National Park Guide

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South Luangwa Guide

South Luangwa National Park is touted as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries on earth. It is Zambia’s largest tourism draw asides Victoria Falls with safari goers frequenting the park. At 9,050 sq km, it is massive in size and harbors an astounding amount of wildlife. It is famed for a healthy leopard population that almost guarantees guests sightings of the majestic hunter. Established as a game reserve in 1928 the park is one of the last natural habitats in all of Africa. Its inaccessibility is the primary reason for this wildlife haven since the park is nearly unreachable from the North … Read More

Stop Being Scared To Travel Africa

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It was our first time in Sub-Saharan Africa. I had dreamed of traveling across Africa ever since The Lion King. However, the moment we arrived I was nervous to be in Johannesburg, South Africa. What if we were carjacked? What if I got killed by a hippo? What if I contracted a life threatening disease no one had ever heard of? What if I were to get lost in the wild? We arrived without a plan or clue to what we were doing. One year later, Cameron and I have driven through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, … Read More

Nairobi National Park: Your City Safari Guide

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Nairobi National Park Guide

We went to Nairobi National Park for one reason – a photo. The photo is a familiar scene in Africa.  A lion laying in the grass making eyes at the photographer. The backdrop to this photo is one of the largest cities in Africa. The moment we saw it we knew we had to go to Nairobi National Park. I won’t lie and say it’s the most beautiful park or the best place to go on safari. However, Nairobi National Park is the only l major National park located in a city center. It’s amazing that within one hour you can go from … Read More

A Relaxing Weekend at Hemingways Nairobi

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Hemingways Nairobi

After driving 25,000 miles across Africa in a truck older than ourselves it was time to hit the reset button. We landed in Nairobi ready for a new take on Africa. Instead of driving and camping, we would take bush flights and stay in hotels like Hemingways Nairobi.  We entered Kenya with a rush and excitement visiting busy Nairobi for the first time. Nairobi is not a city for weary travelers, but the historical neighborhood of Karen is a residential enclave with ties to the famous Karen Blixen. So when we found Hemingways Nairobi online and knew it would be the perfect place … Read More

10 Kenya Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

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Kenya Travel Tips

When we first decided we would travel around Africa, we knew that a trip to Kenya could not be missed. After selling our beloved Land Cruiser in Uganda we hopped on a flight over to see what Kenya had to offer. From the plains of the Masai Mara to buzzing Nairobi to laid back Swahili beach vibes these are the Kenya travel tips to keep in the back of your head.  Kenya Travel Tips Nairobi isn’t that bad Nairobi or “Nairobbery” has a strong reputation for being unsafe. Before we landed in Africa years ago I heard terrifying stories about visitors in Nairobi. … Read More

The Best Diani Beach Hotels

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Diani Beach Hotels

While most are familiar with the island of Zanzibar or Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa; it’s likely only those who have visited Kenya know of Diani Beach. Just 30 km’s south of Mombasa is a 10 kilometer stretch of beautiful white sand. The town boasts a great coral reef, primates, Kinondo culture, a wide range of accommodation, and the warm Indian Ocean. We took to the Kenyan coast to uncover the best Diani Beach hotels.  The Best Diani Beach Hotels Kinondo Kwetu Kinondo Kwetu is a barefoot boutique paradise. Here you’ll find healthy food, a gym, large lap pool, quiet beach, and an inviting atmosphere. Our … Read More

Masai Mara National Reserve Guide

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Masai Mara Natinoal Reserve Guide

It is undeniable that the Masai Mara is one of the most well known parks in Africa. My first thoughts of going on safari in Africa were of Kenya and its wide open grasslands. The fact that Kenya is home to the original safari and the Masai Mara is the epicenter of the industry should come as no surprise. Located in the Southwest of Kenya the 1,510 square km Masai Mara National Reserve is home to an abundance of game including the seasonal wildebeest migration. The migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, when over a million wildebeest cross plains, valleys, and … Read More

The Best Safari Boots For Bush Walks

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Best Safari Boots

A good safari boot is the one thing that is a must when it comes to safari wear and bushwalks. Sure you can dress up in khaki, leather, leopard print, and dark green, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter all that much about what you wear on safari if you don’t have the shoe. However, protecting your feet in the bush is important. If your safari has plans to do any bush walks in search of the “Big Five” picking up a good pair of boots before your trip is a necessity. A good pair of safari boots are … Read More

What is a Balloon Safari Over The Masai Mara Like?

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Balloon Safari

One of the best safari experiences in Africa has to be a balloon safari. While it is not a cheap or “local” experience it is without a doubt a once in a lifetime one. Drifting above the plains, forests, and rivers of the Masai Mara feels like a dream. There is no turbulence and no loud motor – just you and your temporary balloon drifting over wild elephants, lions, and giraffe.  Preparation For A Balloon Safari over the Masai Mara Balloon safaris should be booked in advanced due to a high demand and limited space available. We’d suggest booking with Governor’s Balloon … Read More

Let’s Talk About the Internet in Africa

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Internet in Africa

I wondered about the internet in Africa before we left. It’s the least developed continent and I’ve never seen anyone raving about keeping up with their Netflix addiction in Zambia. When we landed in South Africa we were uncertain of how we would be able manage digital work while traveling Africa. Information on the topic is vague. Some of our friends have even stated that “there is no internet in Africa.” While that may not be true – this is Africa – not the North Pole and we are in the 21st century. Here is the state of internet in Africa from a first … Read More