Best Safaris in Africa: Our Top 5 Picks

Some of the best safaris in Africa include Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa, the Great Migration in East Africa, and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Each of these destinations is bound to blow you away. But it all depends on what you want to see and do! Find inspiration with these recommendations from Read More…

My South Africa Wedding and Honeymoon!

I’ve decided I may have to give up traveling, as I recently returned from the greatest trip of my life, and I can’t imagine anything ever comparing. Okay, part of that is an exaggeration, but I did spend the last 2 weeks of March on my South Africa wedding/honeymoon, and it was absolutely magnificent! Our Read More…

Best Time to Visit South Africa

What is the best time to visit South Africa? South Africa is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year! Generally speaking, we think the best time to visit South Africa is September and October, when the weather in Cape Town is good and the safari parks offer excellent wildlife viewing. Read on Read More…

Beyond the Big Five: African Wild Dogs

One of the most rewarding things about going on safari is discovering a new favorite animal you’ve never heard of before. African wild dogs aren’t necessarily the first animal that comes to mind when you think of a wildlife safari; you’re more likely to picture elephants, giraffes, lions, and zebras. But after seeing these incredible Read More…

Unbelievable Safari Experiences in Tanzania!

Hi, travel friends! I’m currently trying to readjust to normal life after nearly three incredible weeks in Africa. I visited Tanzania for the first time as part of a familiarization trip, and ended in the Winelands outside Cape Town, all to gather new experiences so I can be a better travel partner for you! Just Read More…

African Safari Travel: It’s All About Location!

How do you choose the best safari lodge in Africa? There are hundreds upon hundreds to choose between, from tented camps to grandiose permanent lodges.  But the most important thing to think about with safaris is location! Your camp’s location will determine where you can go on game drives, the length of your safari excursions, Read More…

Photography Tips for Your African Safari

Heading on a trip to Africa? A wildlife safari is likely the most photographic trip you will take in your life. Whether the animals are drinking from a waterhole, stalking their prey, nursing young ones, or (my personal favorite) acting like house cats rolled over waiting for you to pet their bellies, there is a Read More…

Best Safari Lodges in Africa

Looking for the best safari lodges in Africa? Africa has hundreds of incredible safari lodges for every type of traveler. Below, find some of our favorites for families, romance, and adventure. Of course, these are just a handful of the options available! Our travel designers visit Africa regularly to experience these properties firsthand, and we Read More…

Wildlife of South Africa: 10 Underrated Species

South Africa is home to incredible wildlife! The animals you’ll find on safari have adapted to the bush in fascinating ways. On your game drives or walking safaris, your expert guide will help you spot some of the more elusive animals and tell you all about the wildlife of South Africa. You’ve probably heard of Africa’s Big Read More…

Off the Grid: Remote Zambia Safari

Hi, all! I have just returned from my trip to Africa, where I was fortunate enough to participate in Classic Portfolio’s Sustainable Africa Mega Fam. I had a choice of 7 trips featuring 19 sustainable companies, 36 authentic experiences, 51 travel partners, and 6 countries. I chose to be part of the Zambia – A Read More…

My First Safari in Kenya

In early October, I took my second trip to Africa, and my first safari in Kenya. I had already fallen in love with this amazing continent upon visiting South Africa and Victoria Falls in 2015, but seeing how unique Kenya was only strengthened that love. The landscape was so open (and dry) compared to Kruger, Read More…

African Wildlife: The Big 5

The most iconic African wildlife are certainly the Big 5. If you’re heading on your first wildlife safari, you’re probably hoping to check these sightings off your bucket list. But what exactly does “Big 5” mean? They aren’t necessarily Africa’s largest animals or the most famous. The term “Big 5” is actually taken from hunting Read More…

Chobe River Water Safari

With a new year upon us, I’ve been reflecting on all the amazing travel experiences I had in 2015. One of my highlights was a Chobe River water safari while staying at Ngoma Lodge in Chobe National Park. With just 8 private suites, the lodge is a luxurious way to experience this famed park. It Read More…

Botswana Wildlife & Wonder

Botswana is a unique and magical destination. Home to some of the greatest wildlife on the planet, Botswana is one of the most sought-after destinations for African safaris. From deltas to deserts, the ecosystems of Botswana and their inhabitants are awe-inspiring. Lion cubs in the Savute area of Chobe National Park. Image: Desert & Delta Read More…

Discover the Magic of a Kenya Safari

Kenya is located in East Africa. Full of beauty, culture, and amazing wildlife, Kenya is a popular destination. From snow-capped mountains and harsh deserts to dense forests and the lush tropical coastline of the Indian Ocean, this versatile and vibrant land is the perfect place for an adventure. Wildlife is abundant in Kenya, including all Read More…