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South Africa Vs. Botswana for Safari Experience

We get asked all the time, what is the best country to do safari in?  And the short answer is, it depends on what you want from your safari.  Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Tanzania are all wonderful but do offer different experiences. Hello travel friends, it’s Shannon. I have just returned from a 14-day Read More…

Discovering Eden: Exploring the Allure of Babylonstoren in South Africa

If you have talked with me about South Africa, you will know that one of my favorite places worldwide is Babylonstoren, which is pure magic. From the moment you set foot here, you’ll be enchanted by its beauty. Here are the top 5 reasons why Babylonstoren should be on your travel wish list: Your next Read More…

Five things that make Mauritius magical

Hello everyone, it’s Shannon, and I just returned from a two-week trip to France and Mauritius with my partner Olivier.  If you aren’t familiar, Mauritius is a tiny island in the Indian Ocean due East of Madagascar and Northwest of South Africa.  This small island nation has been colonized by the Dutch, the French, and Read More…

Ten Things to Know About Zanzibar

Are you planning to travel to Zanzibar and searching for a few Zanzibar travel tips? Whether you are on an African honeymoon, finishing up your Kilimanjaro Trek, or exploring the plains of the Serengeti, if you are thinking of adding on a beach portion, one thing is for certain – Zanzibar Island is beautiful. Vanessa Read More…

Top Reasons Why You Should Travel to Botswana

Botswana is home to some of the greatest wildlife displays on earth. There are more elephants in Botswana than any other country, lions roam free, and there’s everything from endangered African wild dogs to aquatic antelopes. And with its rhino population growing and abundant birdlife at every turn, this country is a perfect destination for Read More…

Traveling During COVID – Namibia

Last month, I had the incredible experience of traveling to Namibia (and during a pandemic). It wasn’t an easy decision, but it far exceeded my expectations, and I felt safe and comfortable along the way. And I would do it again in a heart beat! For some tips and tricks on traveling during Covid, please Read More…

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…

What is October like in the Maldives?

October is the Best Value For Money for The Maldives This island nation is not known for being budget-friendly, especially for families. That being said, those looking for a bit of a deal should consider May to October. The rates are generally lower, and resorts are extremely generous with value ads (e.g., free transfers, kids 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…

Leopard Creek: What You Need to Know About South Africa’s Iconic Golf Course

Giraffes strolling across the fairway, elephants strolling by below the 13th hole… see why Leopard Creek is South Africa’s most iconic golf course!

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe: A Unique Spin on Safari

In case you haven’t heard, Zimbabwe is the up-and-coming safari destination of the year! With an emphasis on water activities and spectacular sunsets, Lake Kariba is a unique destination that offers a refreshing change of pace to your safari circuit.

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…

Trip to Africa: My Kenya Wildlife Safari

See the most memorable experiences from my trip to Africa, including a walking safari with local guides and a safari via biplane!

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…

Uganda Has It All

G’day mates, Vanessa here! If you are thinking of traveling to Africa this year, Uganda is a country that has it all. Although mountain gorillas are the big draw for many people visiting Uganda, the country offers a lot more. If adventure is your thing, you’re in the right place! After a gorilla trekking adventure and a visit with Read More…

Cape Town Food Tour, a Walking Tour Worth the Mileage!

A trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without an amazing walking tour I recently discovered. Billed as a Cape Town food tour, I found it was so much more – food, coffee, artisan shops, culture, and history, with a little wine thrown in, if you’re lucky! The Bo-Kaap neighborhood is architecturally stunning. Image: Tourism Cape Read More…

Tanzania Wildlife, Culture & Natural Wonders

This week, we’re excited to share some of the amazing things about Tanzania! The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia. It’s also home to Mt. Kilimanjaro—Africa’s highest point at 19,340 feet! From the breathtaking wildlife and nature, to the amazing cultures and beaches, Tanzania is a Read More…

All About Africa

Hello mates, English Marie here. Are you dreaming of an African safari? Well, we’ve got you covered through our sister company, Africa Endeavours! Africa is a land full of diversity in its cultures, landscapes, and wildlife. From the Sahara to the rainforest, to beaches and buzzing cities, Africa will never fail to impress with adventures Read More…