Top 3 Reasons to Visit Uganda

The country of Uganda is home to an incredible array of regions, activities, and experiences. From Kibale National Park to Murchison Falls, there is much to do and see. So much so that visitors might not know where to start and what to prioritize. Of all the possibilities, you simply can’t miss trekking with primates, Read more…

A leopard sleeping in a tree.

The First Safari: Highlights & Helpful Tips

If you are new to travel, you may think you couldn’t possibly go on a safari without having a certain amount of travel expertise under your belt, but I can say from experience – you can do it! I had never traveled internationally before my recent safari and while it was a bit intimidating at Read more…

Pyramids

Special Experiences in Egypt

I recently had the opportunity to return to Egypt, an ancient land that has fascinated travelers for centuries. Who can gaze at the perfect beauty of the Pyramids and Sphinx and fail to marvel at their mysteries, which are still debated after 4500 years. On this visit, however, I not only explored these main iconic Read more…

A game drive in the Pantanal in Brazil

A Day Oncafari in Brazil’s Pantanal

Would today be our lucky day? Would we see that which had compelled us to travel over 24 hours from home to find? For what, you might wonder, were we looking? Why, the elusive jaguar, of course. And spoiler alert: yes, indeed we would find them. My colleague Jennifer Gillmore and I departed Caiman Ecological Read more…

A jaguar in the Brazilian Pantanal

Exploring the Pantanal

What is the Pantanal? Located in the Mato Grosso state of western Brazil, and spilling into Bolivia and Paraguay, the Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. Covering more than 60,000 square miles, the ecosystem is a downward sloping basin that collects run-off from the Paraguay River and its tributaries, creating an enormous internal river Read more…

Two people watching elephants in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

Kichaka Expeditions—One Client’s Experience in Remote Tanzania

“If you want to see the bush, get in a vehicle. If you want to understand it, get out on foot.” – Andrew “Moli” Molinari Guide/Owner of Kichaka Expeditions   Kichaka Expeditions is an incredible company that offers three, five, and seven-night safaris in one of Tanzania’s most remote destinations — Ruaha National Park. Guests Read more…

Top 5 Surprises on Safari

With any upcoming trip, there are always two assurances for me. The first and regardless of prior aspirations, is that packing will begin the night before departure. The other, that my mind will inevitably wander in an attempt to envision what the ensuing days will look like. Some destinations have been visited before, so expectations Read more…

How to Best Experience the Amazon

The Amazon is a vast ecosystem that covers roughly 2.5 million square miles and spans nine South American countries—including Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil. More than half the size of the United States, the Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and boasts a biodiversity unlike anywhere else on earth. It is home to Read more…

Miavana: Madagascar’s Beach Oasis

There is nothing quite like adding a beach experience onto your safari. After the very-early wake-up calls in the bush, it is nice to have a more relaxed pace and some different activity options to end your trip. It creates the perfect balance to round out an African adventure. I recently had the opportunity to Read more…