Elephants enjoy the lush surroundings of Tanzania’s Tarangire Park. Africa Dream Safaris
Welcome to our new Travel with a Challenge African Travel Theme Page showcasing feature articles that appear in our permanent library. Fully updated with current content and richly-illustrated as well as informative for those looking for creative ways to explore Africa, we invite you to browse this exciting collection that includes several safaris (of course!), an ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and the personal experience of three volunteer service adventures.
An article on wildlife photography tips focuses on African animals like this graceful African wild dog. Uwe Skrzypczak
Among the more unusual themes is an inspiring article about traveling in Africa with moderate to severe disabilities — yes you can! This theme page is simply a sample of ideas, a creative inspiration to get you started.
We spotlight three quite different volunteer service adventures in Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa, such as caring for orphaned lion cubs at a sanctuary. Ellen Sziede, African Conservation Experience
Feel free to explore our other Travel Theme Pages for vacations well suited to senior travelers, their families and friends. Please click on image buttons or titles below to read each educational inspiring article, taking readers to Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, and more.
Videography expert, Janice Davis, shares her personal insights from leading safaris in South Africa’s parks while offering insider tips on capturing video highlights of your own adventures that you will be proud to show. For novices and seasoned hobbyists, Janice’s short video clips illustrating each tip are inspirational and educational even with the simplest digital camera – don’t miss these tips!
A leading conservation organization in southern Africa offers inspiring nature holidays for international volunteers on two fronts: nursing injured or orphaned wildlife in care centers or conducting field research that will help us understand and protect species at risk. The subject of our charmingly-illustrated article tried both assignments during a month-long holiday.
No more do wheelchair adventurers and slow walkers have to miss out on the breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and colorful tribal culture of Sub-Saharan Africa. Author, Gordon Rattray, documents how with his new guidebook that encourages people with limited mobility to tour and do safaris in six countries.
Tanzania’s famous volcano tops out at 19,341 feet or 5,900 meters. Trekking to its summit takes plenty of training and planning, but our intrepid 68-year-old author, MaryAnn Gerst, meets the challenge on an eight-day group tour of 11 people with three guides and 33 porters, carrying a personal treasure to the mountain top.
Senior British journalist, Jan Taylor, shares her experience of a sustainable agriculture volunteer vacation in East Africa where enthusiasm outweighed her expertise, and she learned as much about herself as she did about Tanzanian rural life. You will enjoy the surprise at the end of this thoughtful story!
While the vast majority of wildlife safaris in eastern and southern Africa rely on vehicles to track the amazing animals that are the highlight of every trip, sometimes a walking exploration can lead to unexpected adventures too. Our safari writer, Elaine Mays, shares her tale from Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Environmentalist, photographer and author, Uwe Skrzypczak, has written an inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book to encourage African safari travelers (as well as all wildlife lovers) to elevate their photos from random vacation snapshots to outstanding images that capture the moment.
Learn how researchers are identifying dozens of ways that African elephants communicate up close and over vast distances, and pick an educational safari to observe for yourself these fascinating giants in the wild.
Book author and adventure traveler, Dorothy Conlon shares her educational volunteer experience of a 15-day Earthwatch cheetah rescue program in Namibia, where creating a safe, sustainable environment for the fastest animal on earth is a race against extinction.
Join adventure journalist, Peter Aiken, for a two-park South African safari that leaves the four-wheel drive vehicle parked back at the campsite while participants strike out on foot to track wildlife on its own terms.
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Bird and Nature
Sleeping with History Accommodations
Multi-Generational Family Travel
South Pacific destinations
Cruise and Train Travel
Asia and India destinations
Wellness and Spiritual vacations.