May Spotlight: Wilderness Safaris in Namibia

At times, descriptions of Namibia can sound downright eerie. Historic shipwrecks lay abandoned on the aptly-named Skeleton Coast. Desert-adapted wildlife make epic treks for water in the seemingly endless sands of the Namib Desert. The dead, blackened trees of Deadvlei provide a stark contrast to a backdrop of red-orange dunes. Yet, as our consultant Rose Read more…

Finding Beauty in Namibia

The sign at the Twyfelfontein UNESCO World Heritage Site in Namibia said “Train your Eyes” and “See Like the Artist”. I found that this sage advice applied not only to my viewing of these ancient rock engravings but were truly words to live by during my entire trip through Namibia. Namibia is a land of Read more…

Active Trip Ideas in Africa

For some travelers, the ideal way to recharge on vacation is not to kick back and relax, but to get moving! We polled our team of experts for the best ways to add activity and adventure to any trip to Africa. Let us know when we can start planning an active trip to Africa just Read more…

October Travel to Kenya

Kenya is well known for its game viewing, wide-open spaces, picturesque landscapes and many opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences. Kenya also offers an array of accommodation options and areas of low-density tourism. In some private conservancies, there’s one tent for every 700 acres of land! Why October? October is a great time to use your Read more…

October & November Travel to Botswana

As a year-round safari destination, Botswana offers a unique experience every month of the year, and each season brings a sense of wonder. The green season (November through May) lures photographers with bright colors, strong game viewing and landscapes made lush by seasonal rain. As green season comes to an end, seasonal floodwaters from Angola Read more…

Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…

Alexis’s First Safari “Down in Africa”

I bless not only the rains down in Africa! As the music lover that I am, when I found out I was getting the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Southern Africa, I must’ve played Toto’s “Africa” about a hundred times. This little ditty definitely got me in the spirit for my trip Read more…

Botswana, Connected

One’s first impression of Botswana is often vastness, experienced while flying over millions of acres of uninterrupted land, devoid of roads, cities and villages. There’s a thrilling sensation of a land waiting to be discovered and a promise of a peaceful disconnect from the familiar bustle of the world left behind. It’s a sentiment our Read more…

A Whole New World: Chimp Trekking in Tanzania

I’ve been lucky enough to explore East and Southern Africa on many trips to the continent. From the moment I went on my first safari—honestly, before I even left the USA—I was hooked on Africa. The up-close safari experience with animals that are typically only read about or seen in a zoo is truly magical Read more…