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

A Women’s Safari Clothing Checklist

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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

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

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