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Sometimes nicknamed “3G” vacations as they usually involve three generations of a family, multi-generational safaris have been popular with our clients for some years now – you can read the recent feedback from the Kovensky-Greene family trip here. It’s easy to see why: a safari is the perfect opportunity for family members – who, Read More

orphaned elephant

A highlight for many of our clients is a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi, Kenya. This outstanding organization rescues orphans and hand-raises them around the clock until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The public are allowed to visit at 11am when the babies, Read More

While we usually encourage a digital detox while on safari, it’s also undeniable that technology can enhance your experience. Here are eight apps that we recommend you download before you leave for your trip. 1. Audubon African Wildlife Created in affiliation with the well-regarded field guide of the same name, this app lists 164, Read More

The Big 5 - Rhinos

The Big 5 is a term originally coined by hunters to describe the animals they found the most dangerous to hunt on foot – namely, lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino. Depending on where you travel on safari, you can reasonably expect to see all five – with rhino and leopard being somewhat, Read More

One of the many benefits of a safari holiday is that you’ll encounter very few additional expenses once you’re on your trip as most safari camps and lodges operate on an all-inclusive basis. Tipping is customary though, so it’s an expense that you will want to prepare and budget for in advance. Although tipping, Read More

Our clients often ask us whether to go on safari in East or southern Africa, particularly if they have a ten-day window and want to visit more than one place. By East Africa, we mean Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda (although the last two countries are technically in Central Africa) and southern Africa refers, Read More

As a general rule, the minimum time we recommend for a safari is 7 days. That’s not including flights to and from the US, so you should count on being away from home at least 9 days. Why spend a whole week or more on safari? Well, there are several reasons… 1. Exploring Different, Read More

Finally after ten years, and three different pairs of “cheap and compact” binoculars that have caused all kinds of frustration, my new year’s resolution is to decide on and invest in a “decent” pair of binoculars before my next trip. Choosing the right one is becoming a real challenge though. My motto in choosing, Read More

A typical day in the life of a safari includes getting up at the crack of dawn, eating your meals in the open air, getting excited about identifying animal dung, actually enjoying instant coffee, marvelling at the sheer enormity of the African elephant, and so much more.. . What should you expect on an African, Read More