Dreaming of an East African Safari? Tips on Kenya and Tanzania

I was six years old when the book Born Free was published. A year later, though just a beginning reader, I worked my way through the book, enthralled by the images of Joy Adamson and the lioness Elsa. You can imagine my thrill when Born Free, the award winning movie was released. Images of Kenya … Continue reading Dreaming of an East African Safari? Tips on Kenya and Tanzania

Focus Zanzibar: Inspiration to Add Zanzibar to Your Safari Holiday Itinerary

Zanzibar is the epitome of a paradise island: turquoise waters, white sand, and the fragrance of spice in the air. It is a gloriously beautiful destination, rich in history and tradition. Well worth the trip as a stand-alone destination, though perhaps not economically, or travel time, feasible for many of us. But when traveling to … Continue reading Focus Zanzibar: Inspiration to Add Zanzibar to Your Safari Holiday Itinerary

Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari

People travel to Africa to see extraordinary animals - lions, leopards, and elephants. What can be overlooked are the spectacular birds that are seen on safari. 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 … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari

Guide to the Best Luxury Safari Lodges: top end game camps in Africa

Imagining an African safari evokes images of canvas tents and drinking from canteens around an open fire. Very romantic, but also a bit intimidating for those used to upscale travel. In reality, modern safaris are far more civilized. The safaris we've enjoyed would rank as the most luxurious trips we've ever taken. At the best … Continue reading Guide to the Best Luxury Safari Lodges: top end game camps in Africa

10 Easy Steps to Plan the Best Luxury Safari in Africa (2022)

An African wildlife safari is the ultimate bucket list trip. It is at once a wilderness adventure and a luxury retreat. If you have ever considered going on a photo safari in Africa, now is the time! There are many luxury travel companies that offer packaged tours of Africa. This might be a great option … Continue reading 10 Easy Steps to Plan the Best Luxury Safari in Africa (2022)

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi: an ethical animal experience

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a true bright spot in the struggle to save the elephants of East Africa. And one of the best places to visit for ethical animal tourism. When my husband surprised me with a safari in Tanzania, I added in a day in Kenya to visit the extraordinary Nairobi elephant orphanage. … Continue reading The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi: an ethical animal experience