The Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

The Okavango Delta 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. The delta is actually an alluvial fan, an inland river delta created as the Okavango … Continue reading The Okavango Delta – Africa’s Unspoiled Wilderness

Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

… lessons learned 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 … Continue reading Packing for Safari in a Carry-On

Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

A safari adventure presents the ultimate packing challenge. A trip to Africa is a big investment in time and money. Long overseas flights, short flights on bush planes, and no convenience stores in the bush. All clothing, gear, and essentials must fit into what's basically a carry-on bag. And as a wildlife safari is a … Continue reading Gear and Gadgets – Safari packing

Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

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 with the company in 2014. When we decided to take the ultimate trip - an African … Continue reading Rhino Africa – Bespoke Luxury Safaris

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 Safari

We're off to Africa again! Visit Packing for our Second Safari - In a Carry-On to see what we're taking this time. 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 … Continue reading Packing for Safari