A Safari in Layman’s Terms

A Safari in Layman’s Terms

Marloes Elbertsen | Before I give you a description of the ins and outs of what is a safari, you need to know a little about me. When I was a young kid, my parents believed that children needed to learn how to take care of other living species. Both my brother and I got […]

Why choose a Walking Safari?

Why choose a Walking Safari?

Range Rovers. Foot. Hot air balloons. Vishnu Rajamanickam | Just a few of the many ways through which you could explore the African terrain on a safari. But then, despite being faced with a barrage of options at their disposal, people seem to favour relishing the African safari on foot. The name walking safari itself […]

Why share a tour with strangers?

Why share a tour with strangers?

Marloes Elbertsen | Let’s say you’re travelling to Lake Manyara in Tanzania for 5 days and you spend about $ 1,500.00. What you’re looking for are new adventures, new experiences, some rest from the day-to-day life and a bit of time to recharge. Nobody is booking such kind of a trip just to gain new […]

Visiting a Gorilla

Visiting a Gorilla

Marloes Elbertsen | Koko is a 40-year-old female, who spent most of her life together with Micheal and is known as a true novelist. She speaks about 2,000 words in English and knows over 1,000 signs in sign language. Based on the fact that most adults have about 20,000 – 35,000 words in their dictionary, […]

Endless plains… the Serengeti

Endless plains… the Serengeti

Vishnu Rajamanickam | The word Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, which means “endless plains” – making it an accurate explanation in itself of the beautiful and picturesque terrain that beholds the wanderer’s eye. The national park is a sprawling expanse of faded green grass pockmarked with trees across its stretch. The Serengeti National […]

Go Hunting…For African Art!

Go Hunting…For African Art!

Vishnu Rajamanickam | Like history, understanding art in a demographic is a revelation of how people and their conscious have evolved as a society. It tells us about their convictions, their way of life over the centuries, their contemporary fascinations, and even their abstract ideas towards the future. When you go around seeking art, you […]

Tanzania’s Treasures

Tanzania’s Treasures

Vishnu Rajamanickam | Perched atop the Eastern Central Coast of the African hinterlands is a country that houses the world’s largest species of migrating wildlife and tree-climbing lions. Interestingly enough, it is also home to UNESCO’s seven natural heritage sites, diverse ecosystems, and one of the largest varieties of birds and beasts in the world. […]

Masai Mara  “A once-in-a-lifetime journey”

Masai Mara “A once-in-a-lifetime journey”

Marloes Elbertsen | Traveling through Kenya is so much more than just visiting different destinations, you’re going through a change in the deep and permanent ways of life. From the mountains to the beach, from the desert to the national park. From too much money to count to complete misery in such large amount. From […]

Kenya’s Treasures

Kenya’s Treasures

Vishnu Rajamanickam | If you’re viewing a snapshot of the African wilderness, chances are you’re looking at a picture of Kenya. Be it Lion King’s Pride Rock or Tomb Raider’s Cradle of Life, Kenya’s abundant gift of nature draws a million tourists every year.

Must-See Natural Landscapes of East-Africa

Must-See Natural Landscapes of East-Africa

Vishnu Rajamanickam | The geography of East-Africa is extremely varied, with terrains that range between sweeping plains, vast highlands and plunging valleys. This gives rise to a plethora of ecosystems across the length of the continent, with volcanoes, lakes, rivers, and savannahs pockmarking the landscape. Most of these geological formations owe their existence to the […]