How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

When we were planning our first safari in 2014, I found many tour groups offering a "Walk With Lions" experience in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The brochures stated that these were young lions, likely orphans, and that the organization would reintroduce them to the wild when they matured. This sounded great! But the more I read … Continue reading How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Birds, Wildlife, and Sustainable Ecotourism Costa Rica has been on my list for years. In fact it’s so high on the list that we’ve considered living in the country! Which is quite something as we’d never visited before. Why were we so enamored with a country we’d never seen? Once you read about Costa Rica … Continue reading Focus Costa Rica: 5 of the Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from Kenya and Tanzania

Africa is open! It's time to make your African safari dreams come true. Don't waste another minute - book a group tour, plan your own DIY safari driving tour, or contact Rhino Africa, as we did, to put together the trip you've been dreaming of! I was six years old when the book Born Free … Continue reading Focus East African Safari: photos to inspire from Kenya and Tanzania

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 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 with the … Continue reading Birds of the African Savanna: how to birdwatch on safari

Guide to the Best Luxury African Safari Camps

What to Expect at Upscale Safari Camps 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. In fact, the safaris we've enjoyed would rank as the … Continue reading Guide to the Best Luxury African Safari Camps

10 Steps to the Perfect Luxury Wildlife Safari in Africa

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 Steps to the Perfect Luxury Wildlife Safari in Africa

Ethical Tourism: Visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi

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 day in Kenya to visit the extraordinary Sheldrick Nairobi elephant orphanage. … Continue reading Ethical Tourism: Visiting the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi