• couple in a canoe watching elephants
  • close up picture of shoebill bird

Off-Beat Africa: A Quartet of Quirky Safaris

Most African safaris involve your basic game viewing, a day or night drive into the bush – but that punches up to an altogether different level when you’re with an outstanding guide, one who can [...]

  • Ruan Reynecke at Camp Jabulani.

Tips From The Experts – What You Need To Know BEFORE Going On Your Next African Safari

When traveling, a good rule of thumb is to always be sensitive to the local culture. When on an African safari, that includes the animals you are watching. Don’t forget that you are in their [...]

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Kids Go Wild: 10 Amazing, Family Friendly Safaris

Experience the thrills of the African bush with the entire family. Today, children are more and more able to get in on the action with many lodges and reserves welcoming children over the age of [...]

  • Private Dining at the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge-Namibia

Shine Bright Like An African Starry Night

Today, an astounding 50% of the world’s population can no longer see the stars because of pollution. But in many remote areas of Africa, you will be amazed by the thousands of points of light [...]

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Safari Corner: The Top 10 Types of Safaris

SAFARI! The word conjures romantic images of 19th-century explorers, Ernest Hemingway’s Kilimanjaro, the bush, big game, and Ralph Lauren clothing! But safari simply means “journey” in Swahili. A safari might be an overland exploration in [...]

  • Two lions in Tanzania, Africa

African Rain: Still a Super Safari, With or Without It

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog post on safaris in Tanzania. Previous posts: part I) So many of this season’s drives have been spectacular, if not simply stunning, both in dry [...]

  • A beautiful view of the Plantation lodge in Tanzania, Africa

African Rain: Still a Super Safari, With or Without It

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog post on safaris in Tanzania. Subsequent posts: part II) The thing about rain and tin roofs is that it can quickly become a deafening clatter. [...]

  • A man sitting by the Tugela falls Drakensberg escarpment in South Africa, Africa

Safari Code Breaker

Dropping down over the Drakensberg escarpment, an immense shelf of land that gives way in great carved ravines to the vast plains below, I was awed by its magnitude. Instinctively, I felt my arrival in [...]

  • An elephant walking in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, Africa

Booking a Safari

From my professional experience, I know that the way to go about booking a personal and unique safari is to imagine your overall experience and what you’d most like from it. You can then narrow [...]

  • A beautiful view of the Sunset overlooking the hills in Namibia, Africa.

Rumit’s African Journey June-July 2010: PART 5 — NAMIBIA

June 29-July 3: Namibia Namibia is an absolutely unrealized and underexposed country, located north of South Africa with a long Atlantic coastline. Being here can be best described as the “Serengeti meeting the Grand Canyon.” [...]