Category: Safari

Gorilla Trekking an experience of a lifetime in Remarkable Rwanda

When you think of Rwanda the first thing that comes to my mind is Gorillas and the Genocide. After my recent visit, I agree with the Rwanda tourism the country offers so much more to offer than a Gorilla trek. Here is a recap of my amazing Rwanda Trip. Having grown up in South Africa…

Fun Facts About Africa’s Big Five

The term “Big Five” originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo. These five large African mammal species were known to be the most dangerous and it was considered a feat by trophy hunters to bring them home. Today, however, the expression takes on a much gentler form,…

The African Meaning behind ‘The Lion King’ Character’s Names

Besides offering breathtaking views of African landscapes, Disney’s The Lion King also used names for the characters, which most have a Swahili meaning, a language of eastern and southeastern Africa. The opening of the song is sung in Zulu, which is a language of South Africa. Some of the story’s elements also pull from Masai…

Travel Tips for an Amazing African Safari Experience

Explorer Girl with Camouflage Hat and Binoculars

Packing & What to Wear Layering is the key on your African safari adventure. Early mornings game drives can often get pretty chilly so you may need a fleece or warm jacket, even in the warmer months. Underneath, I would recommend a breathable cotton long sleeve shirt. The long sleeves act as additional protection from the…

Fun Safari Animals Facts for Kids!

The highlight of a family vacation to South Africa is undoubtedly a game drive through a safari! As you are planning your trip to with your children, you can tell them these fun facts about their favorite safari animals! A baby giraffe is called a calf and can weigh up to 220 pounds when it…

Go on a Safari in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

So, you’re coming to South Africa and you’ve decided to take a safari. Awesome! South Africa is known for it’s stunning landscapes, gorgeous local wildlife, and picturesque safaris. Although there are multiple places to do your safari, one of the most popular and outstanding is the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park. The Park The park itself is…