Ready For Safari Blog Posts
Since when did our most memorable travel experiences come to be determined by the fluff of hotel pillows? Since when did exploring the world become contingent on pampered luxuries? Since when did getting on an airplane and traveling to the ends of the earth require infinity pools, high-speed wifi,
“Don’t just tell your children about the world. Show them.” Your thirteen-year-old daughter can no longer blink. Instead, she is transfixed on the pink horizon ahead, thousands of flamingos flying and feeding over Tanzania’s Lake Natron. Blinks can wait; she doesn’t want to miss a second of this magic.
Safari Scenario #1: Smells of scrambled eggs and tea wake you up before your alarm does. You and your partner rise slowly in your personal bush tent surrounded by Serengeti National Park. Stomach growling, you head to the breakfast table where a hot meal is being served. Four others
Two safari vehicles bounce along a dirt road in the Serengeti National Park. Surrounding them are 5,000 square miles of savannah roaring with wildlife, a protected tract of land larger than New York State.
There’s a fire blazing in the middle of the Serengeti and you’re the first to spot it.
Safari could be its own color—the way it conjures up images of full-body khaki outfits, oversized broad-brimmed hats, and sturdy boots. These days you’ll still see many travelers in Africa adhering to such overly romanticized fashion choices.
“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of the living.”
It’s early morning and your safari vehicle bounces along a ribbon of dirt in the Serengeti. You peer into endless savannah plains at sunrise, that quintessential African scene peppered in acacia and grassland. All the sudden your driver pulls over and alerts you to something moving in the distance.
It’s true: nothing can fully prepare you for the experience of an African safari. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try. I mean, you’ve already got the proper attitude—love for wild things, sense of adventure, risk-taking—but the real question I know you’re asking is: how many pairs of underwear