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Safari With a Twist

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Having recently returned from hiking in Patagonia, active adventures are really speaking to me at the moment. With that in mind, here are some unique ...

A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.

A Second Picture Postcard from Kruger National Park, South Africa

Alison Teal | Posted 05.07.2016 | Travel
Alison Teal

The lions were right next to us. Tom, our scout, sat on an elevated chair out on the front of the jeep, that is, until he spotted cats. Then he would jump inside next to Erich, the ranger.

Walking Safari In Northern Kenya

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to 21st-century technology, we can stay connected with this place that transcends time.

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

7 Reasons to Go to Zambia

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

This past summer I spent 3 weeks exploring Zambia and I loved it. It not only offers great game-viewing and stunning scenery but also has maintained an uncrowded, authentic, down-to-earth safari experience that is really unique and increasingly hard to find.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Safaris

Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Susan Portnoy of The Insatiable Traveler. Her photo was taken on a trip to Kenya's Mara Triangle. ...

Not Your Average Safari

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

You've heard about African safari getaways that traverse jungles and survey wildlife. But did you know it's possible to get up-close and personal with...

Twelve Days in Heaven (aka Botswana), Part 2 -- Vumbura Plains Camp [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

2013-05-14-SusanyPortnoytravel32.jpg I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains

Packing for Safari: What You Need And What You Don't

Elevate Destinations | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Packing for safari flummoxes a lot of travelers because it's a weird hybrid of exotic, outdoor adventure and very luxurious accommodations. There are a lot of safari packing lists out there, that's not what this is.

WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy


Safari Travel: Lions, Hyenas And Elephants, Oh My!

Clint Johnston | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

The sea of eyes transitioned upwards as my attention turned to the beautiful night sky. The moment that I realized I was surrounded by hyenas in the middle of the Serengeti I thought to myself, this was the Africa I came to experience.

You Know You're in Kenya When...

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

For every country we visit on our 500-day trip around the world, we like to capture all the charms and quirks that make a country so unique in our series "You Know You're in ____When..." but no country's oddball encounters have stood out more than Kenya.

Finding An Affordable Safari

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

You can get the experience you have seen on National Geographic, but it will cost you.

The Migration Arrives In Kenya

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

Last week camps and lodges throughout the Maasai Mara in Kenya reported that the wildebeest migration had arrived.

PHOTOS: Safari 101

James Weis | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
James Weis

Much of what we know about Africa is what we see in the media, a land of lions and giraffes, war and poverty. The Africa I know and love is a land of beauty and wonder that I have now dedicated my life to sharing with travelers.

Baboons Make Joy From A Puddle

Eliza Deacon | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

The so-called "green season" in Africa is often considered a slow time in terms of wildlife, but we've always found that at it throws some surprising moments into the mix.

Oddballs Of The African Bush

Eliza Deacon | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

We came across this elephant cow near the Mara river with a bizarrely twisted tusk.

A Happy Meal For The Chada Lion Pride

Eliza Deacon | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It's never nice to lose an elephant, but it was ironically comforting to finally see one passing away from something other than a poacher's bullet.

Africa Unplugged

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

So many of the once secret paradises of the world are overrun with resorts and tourist dollars that it is easy to appreciate this uninterrupted view of the wild.

PHOTOS: Tanzanian Tug Of War Pits Leopard Against Crocodile

Eliza Deacon | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

It was an epic battle that pitted the power house of an ancient dynasty against a smaller, more agile opponent.