Located in Southeastern Africa, the country of Tanzania is a wildlife traveler’s dream. It is home to many of Africa’s most amazing animals, has some of the world’s best wildlife viewing destinations, and is home to Africa’s tallest mountain. In my Tanzania safari itinerary, I am going to help you start planning your safari trip to Tanzania by outlining some of the country’s top parks, helping you decide what time of year to plan your trip, and showing you what my recommended Tanzania safari itinerary looks like.
If you are in the Melbourne, Australia area and you are looking for a fun and unique part-day excursion to enjoy, then the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island may be just what you are looking for. On this small stretch of coastline in Southern Australia, the world’s smallest penguin is the area’s biggest attraction. Because of their small size and relatively clumsy disposition on land, the Phillip Island penguins spend the majority of their time at sea. However, they do need to come back to land each day to rest and feed their young. Smartly, they do this at night when the eyesight of the birds of prey in the area is less sharp and the penguins are more protected.
The Galápagos Islands are one of this world’s most famous, and alluring, wildlife destinations. Ever since Charles Darwin visited the islands and documented the diversity of wildlife and wrote his theory of Evolution, people have been flocking to the islands to get a first-hand look at this amazing ecosystem. Not only do the Galápagos Islands have a staggering array of marine wildlife in its waters, but there are also a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals found on the islands themselves.
One of the more fascinating things we learned while we were in Africa is the relationship between the cape buffalo and the ox pecker. These two animals couldn’t be more different, but yet they have a close relationship in the wild.
Without a doubt, one of my favorite things we got to see was a black rhino chasing a number of spotted hyenas in the Ngorongoro Crater. You can see how formidable black rhinos can be, and why most other animals give them their due respect.
I had been sitting awake for the past half hour, listening to the tell-tale whooping sound of spotted hyenas getting closer-and-closer to our camp
This seal pup is so darn cute it is hard not to feel bad for it as it searches for its mother on the beach in La Jolla, CA. Pup season is from mid December thru mid May and pups are often left alone for up to 24 hours while their mothers search for food.
A cute video we took in Rwanda of two juvenile Mountain Gorillas wrestling. We were trekking through Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda. There are only around 7 groups of mountain gorillas left in Rwanda, so they are still extremely endangered.
Have you ever been stuck in the Serengeti? Well, we have. And let me say, it was quite the adventure. It took nearly 4 hours and almost a dozen men to get us out of the mud on the Ndutu Plains. But it could have been much worse. Find out how….