African Safaris

Hiking Namibia’s Sossusvlei Dunes

Namibia is an ideal destination for exploring on foot and hiking the Sossusvlei dunes will take you into a unique and strange landscape.  Sossusvlei is classic Namib Desert scenery with magnificent, apricot dunes sculpted by the wind and set against a cobalt blue sky.  Hiking the Sossusvlei Dunes can be a surreal experience as you…

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african sundowner

What is a Safari Sundowner?

A safari sundowner is simply an African happy hour where you sit back, cocktail in hand, and watch the sun slip below the horizon.  It’s a classic safari tradition dating back to the colonial days.  Sunset is a peaceful time in Africa and it’s also the perfect time to relax, reflect on the day’s events,…

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Victoria Falls – “The Smoke that Thunders”

Victoria Falls is one of the world’s natural wonders and is easily visited on your southern African safari.  The Falls is formed by the Zambezi River as it cascades into a chasm 300 feet deep and over a mile wide.  Since the Zambezi forms the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe, about ¾ of the Falls…

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Tanzania Safari Report

I recently returned from an amazing safari in Tanzania where I joined a small group of travel agents who also specialize in creating unique African journeys.  Being on the ground is the best way to learn about a destination and during our 2-week safari I learned a great deal about Tanzania, the logistics of planning…

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A Poem of Africa

I came across this poem of Africa and thought I would share it.  When I first posted the poem I had no idea who wrote it but a reader left a comment saying the poem was written by C. Emily Dibb.  Having camped many nights in the African bush this simple poem captures that feeling…

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Great White Shark Cage Diving

Looking for an adrenaline packed natural history experience?  You should try Great White Shark cage diving if you’re in the Cape Town area.  This unique day trip gets you up-close and personal with the magnificent Great White Shark from the safety of a cage.    Great White Sharks Great White Sharks are found in the…

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The Green Season in Botswana

The dry, winter season (June-October) is widely considered to be the optimal time for game viewing in Botswana.  The low grass and lack of vegetation make the animals easier to see.  As water sources deep in the bush dry out, animals are forced to congregate in large numbers around permanent rivers.  The green season in…

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The End of Low Season Gorilla Permits?

UPDATE (Sept 29, 2017):  The Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced an increase in the price of gorilla permits that will now cost a flat fee of $600 in both low and high seasons for all visitors effective immediately on all 2018 departures.  November, 2017 is your last chance to take advantage of the low season…

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namibia lodges

A Few Favorite Lodges in Namibia

As elsewhere in Africa, Namibia hosts many wonderful lodges.  Scattered in remote areas throughout the country, these various lodges provide exceptional service, incredibly friendly staff, and superb guides.  Most lodges offer unique activities where you can track rhinos on foot, search for desert elephants and learn about the strange plants and animals inhabiting the world’s…

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African Safari Adventure

How to Choose the Right African Safari Adventure

African Safari Adventure Packages are our specialty and we can arrange a wide range of safari styles and destinations throughout Africa.  The continent offers a bewildering variety of safari styles, activities, and accommodation.  Trying to choose among all these safari adventures and accommodation styles can seem daunting.  Read on for a quick list of pros-…

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