Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

When you’re packing for a big trip like East Africa, there’s your gear, clothing, shoes and toiletries. When you go gorilla or chimp trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo there’s a set of items you’ll need. While packing your backpack, duffel bag or other luggage put your chimp and gorilla trekking gear in its own separate bag/packing cube. Then put that … Continue reading Packing Hack: Pre-Packing Your Gear for Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in East Africa

Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Whenever I start packing for a trip to Africa I always imagine that I’m going to look like Meryl Streep from Out of Africa…but in reality I look pretty much the same as on any other day. But my upcoming trip to Uganda is a little different because there are restrictions that I didn’t worry about on my previous trips to Southern Africa. For example, … Continue reading Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

Thinking about traveling to East Africa? From the Great Migration, to tree climbing lions to chimpanzee habituation and gorilla trekking, there’s a plethora to see and do. So, where in East Africa should you go? Ideally you’d visit all of the (safe) countries. But if you have to pick and choose, how do you decide? This article will help you make those decisions. My objective … Continue reading Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

Visiting The ‘Southern’ Tip of Africa

Many people think the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. However, the Cape of Good Hope is actually the Southwestern-most tip of Africa.  Sorry to burst your bubble, if you’re like me when you get there, you’ll picture yourself on a map and think, “whaaaatt? crazy!”  The actual southern tip of Africa is Cape Aghulas. It’s not as touristy as the Cape … Continue reading Visiting The ‘Southern’ Tip of Africa

Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana, is a haven for animals and safari-goers alike. The park is teaming with wildlife and our full day there was split into three sections: land safari, lunch, river safari. The river safari was the highlight as it’s such a different way to experience the surroundings and observe the animals. I was there at the end of May, the beginning … Continue reading Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana

What to Expect on an African Safari

Expect to have the experience of a lifetime! Anyone who gets to experience raw nature in this way is truly fortunate. I hope you have a brilliant time and I hope the info below helps with your trip planning! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or add them in the comments below. The first time I went on an African safari I … Continue reading What to Expect on an African Safari

Water Damage is Real: Death of a DSLR

I’m chasing the Earth’s waterfalls so I was ecstatic to visit the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border, last year. I underestimated the power of the spray at the falls and made a few mistakes: I didn’t have a water/protective cover for my DSLR I didn’t have a waterproof backpack Didn’t wear waterproof clothes/poncho ….so my camera and I were soaked. I quickly took … Continue reading Water Damage is Real: Death of a DSLR