Africa

Do you know your African giraffe subspecies? Giraffa camelopardalis, the silent one of Africa’s open plains, grass and woodlands. With its extremely long neck and legs, Africa’s giraffe is the tallest living animal on the planet. Well camouflaged by its...

safari photography

What distinguishes a great photograph from a vacation snap shot? It’s tough to explain but relatively easy to see. Many people go on an African safari hoping to capture amazing wildlife photos to document their trip, wow their...
Often one is inspired to journey on an African safari adventure for the love of wildlife. After experiencing an African safari, a common aftereffect is an increased and deeply felt desire to contribute to charity groups dedicated to...

Gabon Africa’s nature gem

On August 17, 2013, Gabon celebrated its 53rd year of independence.  For the locals, this meant celebrations.  As a potential visitor to Gabon, are you wondering what recent developments happened in Gabon, is Gabon still known for its...
Buying carved African wood souvenirs on safari One of the nicest souvenirs one can bring home from an African safari is something is that locally made and locally sourced. Your business helps support local communities and it pays to...

Kilimanjaro routes

Anyone who has planned a trip to climb Kilimanjaro has been faced with a main question: which route should we take? It is generally agreed that there are six main routes to the top of the world; we'll...

Nakuru town hidden gems

Nakuru town As you enter the heart of Nakuru from Nairobi, you can't help but see a pink horizon at the edge of a lake. Like a well painted picture, the small town welcomes you with its clean environs...

Kilimanjaro and Diamox

Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, attracts an increasing number of hopeful climbers each year. As of 2017, an estimated 60,000 people attempt to summit Kilimanjaro each year, making it Tanzania’s top tourist attraction. Technical climbing skills aren’t...

My safari guide from hell

I’ve been on over 20 African safaris. Every journey has been unique for one reason or another but one thing that ties them all together is the quality of the guide and its correlation to my satisfaction with...
Kenya and its conservation It is a little-known fact that about 8% of Kenya’s land mass is protected area for wildlife conservation. Protected areas are gazetted landscapes or seascapes that have been surveyed, demarcated and gazetted either as National...