safari

By Everett Potter How do you define a great safari? It should be an experience that’s life-changing. Two of the most critical factors of any African safari are the game viewing and the lodges. On a perfect safari, they should compliment each other. I spent a couple of weeks on

Guest post by Katie Losey 1. Ivory is lame unless it’s on an elephant. Help us convince the world of that. The consumer has the power. Refuse to buy ivory. Ivory trinkets are not keepsakes. They are the death sentence for a remarkable creature and their production contributes to the

By Larry Olmsted When I stared in travel writing almost 25 years ago, the world seemed a much bigger place, and editors constantly turned down pitches by saying “that’s too exotic” or “no one will ever go there” – about places like Bali and Patagonia. Far off destinations like Australia

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok While rhino and leopard sightings can be rare on safari, finding lions, elephants, and buffaloes are usually quite easy. Indeed, finding the Big Five is almost guaranteed and shouldn’t be a major concern when choosing a safari outfitter. Far more important is the expertise

By Larry Olmsted The classic African safari features a huge variety of wildlife on land, water and sky, but the main attractions for most travelers are the big cats: the lion, cheetah and leopard. It is very easy to see lions on safari and possible to view all three species

  By Steve Jermanok The last two weeks I had the privilege of traveling with Rob Barbour around northern Tanzania, with stops in Arusha and Arusha National Park, the southern Amboseli plains, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Kusini Camp in the southern Serengeti, the Grumeti Wildlife

  By Larry Olmsted Was your New Year’s Resolution to travel more? Or to see more of the world? Or to have life changing experiences and create forever memories? If so, there’s a “Bucket List” trip for you to take this year – and not just any amazing journey, but

Fed a steady diet of bleak wildlife conservation news out of Africa, especially with regard to the increase in poaching elephants in Kenya and Tanzania, I was delighted to hear the latest news out of Uganda. The last census reports a 12% increase in the gorilla population. The survey found