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

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

What to Pack for Safari – Cameras, Gear and Gadgets

An African safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. This bucket list trip is a big investment in time and money. You will likely be on long overseas flights where you'll want entertainment and comfort items, and short flights on bush planes where your luggage weight and size is severely restricted. And there are no … Continue reading What to Pack for Safari – Cameras, Gear and Gadgets

How to Plan a African Safari – Rhino Africa

For the last six year, Rhino Africa has won the World Travel Award winner for Africa's Leading Safari Company (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) This is great validation for what we already knew based on our experience planning a African safari in 2014. When we decided to take the ultimate trip - an … Continue reading How to Plan a African Safari – Rhino Africa

Travel Books: an African Safari

I read a lot of books to get ready for my ultimate bucket list trip! Of course, I had a head start on my reading since I've loved books about animals and Africa since reading Born Free at the age of 12. So it was with pleasure that I made a list and began reading … Continue reading Travel Books: an African Safari

A Day on Safari in Londolozi

5 a.m. - a knock on the door. You respond quickly or the knock gets louder. If you've organized yourself the previously evening you dress quickly. If not, you fumble around sleepily for clothes, sunglasses and cameras. No time or need for makeup or hair styling. 5:20 a.m, - a quick cup of coffee on … Continue reading A Day on Safari in Londolozi

Packing for an African Safari

Trunks are packed but not yet zipped. 🙂 We've laid out our clothes, removed all but the essential and STILL have too much to fit into a small duffel. The issue is that we're heading to safari camps as well as the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. The nights will be cool and the days … Continue reading Packing for an African Safari