What to Expect on an African Safari: a first timer’s experience

An African safari is a #1 bucket list adventure. Images of Meryl Streep in Out of Africa come to mind, but what is an African safari like?  We hope these photos and excerpts from our journal will help you understand what to expect on a safari in Southern Africa, and inspire you to book your … Continue reading What to Expect on an African Safari: a first timer’s experience

Birds of the African Savanna: what birds to expect on safari in Southern Africa

People travel to Africa to see extraordinary animals - the Big 5! What can be overlooked is the spectacular birds of the African savanna. Watching the flight of the colorful lilac-breasted roller can be as enjoyable for bird lovers as watching elephants at a watering hole. What birds to expect on safari varies with the … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: what birds to expect on safari in Southern Africa

Recommended Books for an African Safari

An African safari is the ultimate bucket list adventure. And for us, anticipation of a special trip like this is half the fun! We research the location, plan side trips, prepare packing lists, AND read, read, read about the area. This is especially fun when you're thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime trip like a safari in … Continue reading Recommended Books for an African Safari

Safari in the Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

The Okavango Delta in Botswana was the 1000th site designated as UNESCO as a world heritage site. I'm inclined to think that they saved that special number just for this environment as it is one of the most spectacular spots on earth. If you are traveling to the Okavango Delta, be prepared for the best … Continue reading Safari in the Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

Sundowners: favorite sunset spots around the world

If you've ever experienced an African safari, you remember sundowners - the happy hour break taken wherever you happen to be when the sun begins to set. Your vehicle stops and your guide produces wine, beer, and the traditional gin and tonic. You soak in the scene - the peace and the beauty of sunset … Continue reading Sundowners: favorite sunset spots around the world

Exploring Egypt on a Luxury Tour with Abercrombie and Kent

The pyramids of Giza are the last remaining Wonder of the World. Traveling to this ancient land is on most people's Bucket List. Who wouldn't want to cruise the Nile? To walk among the ruins of Luxor? Or to view the treasures of Tutankhamen in his own land? Unfortunately, turmoil in this country has made … Continue reading Exploring Egypt on a Luxury Tour with Abercrombie and Kent

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Five years ago we traveled on what we expected to be THE once-in-a-lifetime trip – an African Safari! But safaris are addictive, and with retirement and a big birthday to celebrate we decided to splurge on a second trip. We contacted Rhino Africa again [see review: Rhino Africa - our Choice for an African Safari], … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On