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The Ultimate Chobe National Park Safari Guide

The Ultimate Chobe National Park Safari Guide

Chobe National Park is unlike any other national park that you can tour in Africa. It is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants on the continent, is at the epicenter of Botswana’s great zebra migration, and offers one of the wildest and most authentic safari experiences you will find anywhere. Whether you decide to take a boat safari in the Chobe Riverfront Region to see herds of elephants playing in the water amongst hippos and crocodiles or venture into the wild interior of the Savute Region to see the park’s dense population of apex predators hunt big game, a Chobe National Park safari will leave an imprint on your soul that will be with you for your lifetime. An African safari is truly one of the world’s most incredible travel adventures and Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s most amazing parks to have that experience.

South Africa Photography Prep – The Top Cape Town Photography Spots

South Africa Photography Prep – The Top Cape Town Photography Spots

There certainly isn’t any shortage of incredible photography destinations in the beautiful country of South Africa. Whether you are into landscape photography, capturing stunning wildlife pictures, or prefer to capture cityscapes in creative street photography shots, South Africa has great places for you to do it all. One of the places that I am very excited to photograph when I visit this autumn is the amazing city of Cape Town. With breathtaking coastal mountains, spectacular coastline that is frequented by African penguins, and truly incredible monuments, Cape Town really is a photographer’s dream. As I begin to plan my trip to South Africa, I am going to share my thoughts on the best Cape Town photography spots with you.

Ten Easy Tips to Avoid Tick and Mosquito-borne Illnesses When Traveling

Ten Easy Tips to Avoid Tick and Mosquito-borne Illnesses When Traveling

The tropical regions of the world are some of the most beautiful and life-filled regions on the planet. Because of this, many of the world’s most popular travel destinations are located in tropical regions of the world. As fun and incredible as these regions are to explore, they are also filled with dangers that you won’t find in the more temperate regions of the globe. Among these dangers are insect and other biting vectors that can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, African Tick-bite Fever, and other insect-transmitted diseases. That is why you must learn how to avoid tick and mosquito-borne illnesses when traveling to tropical regions where these diseases are endemic.

South Africa Photography Prep – The Top Garden Route Photography Spots

South Africa Photography Prep – The Top Garden Route Photography Spots

The country of South Africa is absolutely chock-full of incredible photography destinations. Whether you are interested in landscape photography, wildlife photography, or prefer to spend your time taking pictures of cityscapes, the country has great places to do it all. One of the spots I am most excited about photographing during my upcoming trip to South Africa is the infamous Garden Route. Few other destinations in this world have as incredible a coastline as this stretch of South Africa. As I begin to plan my trip, I am going to share my thoughts on the best Garden Route photography spots with you.

South Africa Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

South Africa Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to South Africa from outside of the country, you should be aware of the South Africa entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you could be denied entry into South Africa. This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

Africa Travel Planning Part 2 – Putting Together an Itinerary

Africa Travel Planning Part 2 – Putting Together an Itinerary

In the second part of my Africa travel planning guide, I am going to outline what our travel itinerary will look like for this trip and start to talk about the logistics of our travel. Instead of booking a comprehensive tour for this trip, we have decided to book most of the travel and accommodations on our own, then use smaller tours for the sights that we would like to see. This means a lot more work planning the travel for me, but it also means that we will see significant savings and have a lot more flexibility to do what we want to do on this trip. This is important because we have a lot that we would like to see and do, and only a few weeks in which to do it. In this guide, I will share my secrets for making sure that I have all of the logistics covered as well as how much we are saving by planning a majority of this trip on our own.

Africa Travel Planning Part 1 – Starting to Plan Our Trip

Africa Travel Planning Part 1 – Starting to Plan Our Trip

In this Africa travel planning series, I am going to share with you the process I will be using to plan my trip to visit the incredible countries of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Planning a trip to Africa can seem daunting, but after having visited the continent without a tour company in the past, I am much more confident in my planning this time around. I plan to review with you the different options available to you when planning a trip to Africa, as well as explain why we have made the planning decisions that we have made. In part one of this series, I am going to start by explaining how I started my Africa travel planning process.

The Travel Rollercoaster Continues – I Had to Cancel My Travel Plans Because of COVID Again

The Travel Rollercoaster Continues – I Had to Cancel My Travel Plans Because of COVID Again

In this post, I am going to discuss the events that have led to our most recent changes in travel plans, as well as discuss what new travel plans that we are planning for this year. We are trying to do our best to make lemonade from lemons and redirect our tourism dollars to an industry that has been significantly impacted by the global pandemic and the COVID travel restrictions. I will discuss that in more detail and let you know what travel planning posts you can expect to see from me in the coming months as I start to plan this new adventure.

Latest Middle East Travel Update on My Upcoming Trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

Latest Middle East Travel Update on My Upcoming Trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

It has been a while since I have provided an update on my upcoming trip to the Middle East and North Africa, so I wanted to take a moment to let you all know what is happening with those plans. Although COVID is still having an impact on the travel industry, we are seeing more-and-more signs that things are starting to open up for international travel. In this travel update, I will provide you with the latest details on my trip planning efforts and I will share some of the wisdom that I have gained through this lengthy and sometimes stressful travel planning process.

Top Five Tips For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Top Five Tips For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience. At 5,895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa – and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. As such, summiting this mighty mountain is no easy feat. So how do you prepare for this bucket-list mountain adventure?

The enthusiastic and experienced Tanzania Specialist climbing guides, Nico and Paul, have safely guided countless climbers to the top of the Kilimanjaro over their professional climbing careers with one of the world’s leading Tanzania safari companies. Here they share their top five tips for a successful experience trekking Mount Kilimanjaro.