Why a family safari will be your best holiday

While the very thought of taking kids or grandparents on a safari might make some take pause, it shouldn’t. Family travel offers a completely new dimension to your trip and will leave your whole family with a lifetime of memories. There are some common misconceptions surrounding family travel to Africa. First, that young children won’t get 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…

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…

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…