Category: Wildlife

Ultimate Guide to Viewing Northern Elephant Seals in California

If you like wildlife, especially marine wildlife, the state of California in the United States has some absolutely wonderful wildlife viewing experiences available to visitors.  One of my favorite of these experiences is seeing the large Northern Elephant Seals along the coast of the state.  It really is impossible to appreciate how large and powerful these seals are until you see them on a beach with your own eyes.

Galápagos Islands Wildlife Guide

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.

Galápagos Islands Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Guide

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Galápagos Islands to see the amazing and diverse wildlife that lives in the waters off their shores.  There is no better way to get an appreciation for the diverse and amazing wildlife that call the Galápagos Island their home than to get in the water and interact with this wildlife.  From the giant Whale sharks that flock to the outer islands in droves, to the amazingly large schools of hammerhead sharks, to the fun and playful Galápagos sea lions that can be found on and around the islands in abundance, there is no place quite like the Galápagos Islands for taking a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure.

The Art of Travel Photography – Galápagos Photography Guide

The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place that draws photographers from around the world each year to capture its amazing landscapes and wildlife.  However, as beautiful as the Galápagos Islands are, they can also be fairly challenging to capture in photographs.  The weather, rocking boats, and the remoteness of the islands are just some of the many challenges that photographers face when they travel to the Galápagos.

Serengeti National Park Safari Guide

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife habitats in the world.  This large park in Northern Tanzania, along with its sister park (the Masai Mara) in Kenya, plays a pivotal role in the great wildebeest migration.  This great migration, which also features zebra, gazelle, and other grazing animals, brings over two million grass feeders thru the parks as they follow the rains each year.  It is quite an unbelievable spectacle to behold.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari Guide

Without any doubt, the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.  Nowhere else in this world can you find such an abundance of wildlife, all within a relatively small location, to view all year round.  Beyond the sheer beauty of the crater itself, that is what makes the Ngorongoro Crater so special.  More than anywhere else, you are almost guaranteed to see the wildlife you came to see when you visit Ngorongoro.

Arusha National Park Safari Guide

While Arusha National Park may not be the biggest national park in Tanzania, it does have a lot of beautiful landscapes and wonderful animals for visitors to enjoy.  That, along with its very convenient location next to one of Tanzania’s largest cities, makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Tanzania.

In this guide, I am going to give you all of the information you need to plan your trip to visit Arusha National Park.  We will discuss the best times to visit this beautiful park, what you need to be aware of before you visit, the best things for you to bring along with you on safari, how much you can expect to pay to visit the park, and what amazing sites and animals you can expect to see within the park.

Zanzibar Visitor’s Guide

When we took our trip to Tanzania a few years ago, we really wanted to visit Zanzibar while we were there because we had heard such amazing things about the island.  We were not disappointed.  Between the wonderful people we met, the beautiful landscapes around the island, and the interesting foods that we got to try, it was an amazing experience.  One that we are glad we were able to have, and one that we will never soon forget.

The Essential Safari Packing List

If you are in the planning stages for going on safari, let me first tell you how excited I am for you, as this will be an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.  For those of you who might not be immediately planning on going on safari, but are interested, let me tell you with every fiber on my being that you should make that dream come true.  The sacrifices to get there and go on safari are worth it a thousand times over.

In this article, I am going to review some of the general packing guidelines for going on safari with you, as well as talk about some of the essential pieces of gear that you will want to bring with you.  Your safari operator will undoubtedly supply you with a list as well, and you should pay close attention to what they suggest you bring and not bring.  Every place you visit to go on safari can be different, though these general guidelines should be mostly the same.