Author: Eli Johnson

3-Day Maasai Mara Safari

The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most celebrated game park, it offers the possibility of seeing “the big five” and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July and August of each year.  Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Read More

Digital Detox: The Hidden Benefit of Safari

The twenty-first century has created a variety of wellness-related problems. From increased pollution to upticks in violent crime, it seems that we can’t escape the ever-present dangers of modern life. Unfortunately, one of the largest-looming dangers is always with you. It’s probably in your back pocket, or maybe on your desk. I’m speaking, of course, Read More

Walking Vs. Driving? Which Safari is Best for You?

To walk or to drive: this is a divisive question in most recreational situations. Sure, you may prefer a walk to the beach over the five-minute drive, but what about while on safari? Walking safaris are dramatically different from driving safaris for a host of reasons; trip variables, such as safety, comfort, and convenience, are Read More

The Importance of Conservation

If you’ve been on a safari, you are likely privy to the importance placed on conservation efforts. Your guides serve as invaluable educational tools, teaching safari participants about local communities, the economic growth nature and conservation tourism can bring to areas of the world, and the importance of funding conservation efforts. However, not all safaris Read More

Packing Tips from a Pro

The key to a successful and stress-free safari experience? Strategic packing. The following is a list of suggested clothes and accessories to make your adventure as fun and comfortable as possible.   T-shirt Long-sleeved shirt Vest Zip-off pants Hiking boots, or anything good for walking Safari hat, or headgear with a visor Bug spray Camera Read More

Preparing Yourself for Adventure

A safari is not a standard or typical travel experience in any way. Take it from someone who went on a week-long camping safari while pregnant—it is one of the most mentally and physically exhausting travel experiences you can have. A good night’s sleep, a big dinner the day before, and plenty of research are Read More

What the Cape Town Water Crisis Means for You

Cape Town, South Africa is in the middle of a devastating drought. The city is currently on Level 5 water restrictions, limiting citizens to just 50 liters of water each day. Though projects are underway to provide supplementary alternative water supplies, they will likely be unavailable through the month of March. So, where did this Read More

Know the Animal You Want to See? Visit these Countries

If you’re a first-timer, it may be best to stick to a more popular and tourist-friendly safari region. If you’re not sure where to start, consider centering your experience on visiting one of the “Big Five” animals: lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and cape buffalos. Seeing these mammals will bring you to Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, South Read More

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