Our safari in Kruger, South Africa was one of our favourite travel experiences ever. Our expectations were high for our first African safari, but they were far exceeded as we got up close to lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, giraffe, zebra, wild dogs and much more.
South Africa is the easiest and most affordable place to go on safari in Africa. Kruger National Park is the most popular safari destination as the huge park contains a high density of diverse wildlife and accommodation for all budgets. There are two main ways to visit Kruger—you can drive yourself and stay in government-run rest camps in Kruger National Park or you can stay in lodges in the neighbouring private game reserves of Greater Kruger and take guided game drives...
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Uganda does safaris better than Rwanda and primate trekking better than Tanzania or Kenya, but can’t claim to be the top dog for either.
A wildlife sanctuary isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of weekend escapes in the UAE; picture-perfect resort pools, yes, beautiful beaches, also yes, but herds of spotted deer, Arabian Oryx, and sand gazelles? Not so much.
The number one thing we wanted to do on our African adventure was to go on a safari with our kids.
It’s been on my bucket list for a long time and it was time to make it happen. I couldn’t wait to see animals in the wild and my older kids felt the same way
Our amazing two week Namibia road trip took us to some of the most remote places we’ve ever been. We climbed giant sand dunes, kayaked with thousands of seal pups, enjoyed spectacular sunsets, and got up close to cheetahs, leopards, and rhinos.
When I booked my initial trip to Tanzania and lined up my 9 day safari through Tarangire, Lake Natron, the Serengeti and Ngornogoro Crater I justified splurging a bit, the length of the trip, and the cost, by telling myself it was the trip of a decade. The mental math was clear – I’d have an incredible 9 days of safari, but would return having sated my need for a follow up for the foreseeable future.
The final leg of my wonder-infused 9 day safari through Tarangire, Lake Natron, the Serengeti and Ngornogoro Crater started with a long drive across the Serengeti’s empty plains. From tree-less flatlands, the ground gently began to slope upwards as we made our way towards the remnants of an imposing volcanic cone.
One of the best ways to see animals and nature in the wild is on a safari. No zoos, no interaction and most certainly lots of space for us travellers to see some of the word’s most impressive animals in the wild...
Africa is huge, like seriously, it’s a vast continent that’s so varied and filled with a melting pot of cultures, identities, beautiful nature and history. It’s a content that has so much diversity that is sometimes forgotten when we hear ‘Africa’ mentioned as a place to go to. It really is hard to bottle down the essence of Africa into a singular destination, even though we see this happen time and time again on television, radio and print...