The Lion King: you’ve seen the movie, now enjoy the reality!

Majestic Male Lion In The Serengeti - Lion King

Lucky enough to have seen the exciting, 2019 remake of ‘The Lion King’ movie, released in July 2019? Then maybe it’s time for some real-life adventure. If so, Easy Travel can turn your movie dreams into reality. We can’t promise that your safari will be exactly the same as the Lion King story, but we can promise you adventure!

Turning your celluloid dream into real life

Truth, they say, can be stranger than fiction. Take a safari with Easy Travel in Tanzania, and you may well come to believe in that old saying. The 2019 remake of the Lion King movie is not in cartoon format, but even with the move away from animation, it can’t come close to reality. And reality is what you’ll witness while out on a safari in the Serengeti. Easy Travel can bring that to you, up close and personal. Our safari does not follow one single plotline, but each hour will deliver a highlight, some drama, a story with a happy – or tragic – ending.

Like a good plot, every day has a dramatic beginning

Your day may start with a spectacular sunrise, a natural beauty that in itself no movie can truly replicate. On safari, that sunrise is magical, different every day, casting its light on the wildlife wonders for which this National Park is justifiably famous. ‘Everything the light touches is our kingdom,’ they say in the movie script. As the sun pops up above the horizon, the Serengeti will quickly become your kingdom, too. Set out to discover the thousands of occupants of this magical land. With your camera or phone at the ready, you will truly be the king – or queen – of all you survey.

Serengeti, a place fit for a King…or Queen

The King of the Serengeti, of course, is the lion – ‘Simba’ in the movie. Your Easy Travel driver-guides are experts in knowing His Majesty’s habits and the favourite places to find these majestic felines. But in reality, the male lion (Scar) is often seen alone, a solitary figure, while it is the lioness who keeps company with her cubs and other lionesses (in the movie, Nala and Sarabi). It is a lioness who heads up the pride, so maybe these ‘Queens’ are really the ones calling the shots?

Closeup of a Male Lion in The Serengeti on Safari In Tanzania

To be, or not to be: life and death on the endless plains

Unlike in The Lion King movie, the real-life animals of the Serengeti don’t actually talk. Well, they certainly don’t talk to us mere human visitors. But they have sophisticated communication between themselves, very necessary when danger can lurk in every bush or behind every clump of grassland. Warning sounds are issued, when a predator stalks nearby. Dramatic scenes play out every day, as hunter and hunted seek to outmanoeuvre each other in an endless game of life and death. Did you know that the Lion King storyline was based on none other than the drama of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’?

…and every movie has an ending, happy or sad

Our real-life story, as our safari proceeds, might contain a number of happy or sad endings: maybeyou will see a joyful scene of lion cubs (like the young Simba and Nala) playing together. Maybe, however, your day will be more poignant as you witness a kill. A lion may hunt down a gazelle; or a powerful crocodile might clamp its mighty jaws around a wildebeest as it attempts a river crossing in migration season. In truth, unlike the movie, there is no script here, no-one can tell you exactly what you might see each day. We can only assure you your time will be packed with highlights. And some ‘lowlights.’ Maybe you’ll laugh… or cry. And remember to consider that, even if you witness a kill, this is all part of the finely-balanced pattern of Mother Nature that keeps things as they are.

…and not all the characters are as bad as they seem!

In the Lion King 2019 movie,  the hyenas (Shenzi, Azizi and Kamari) are portrayed as ruthless and vicious, and should you see real ones hunting as a pack, you will certainly believe this. But consider the positives: primarily scavengers, they help clean up the plains. They pick clean the bones of corpses even if diseased, helping to prevent such diseases spreading. In the delicate eco-system, every creature has a part to play – however ugly and evil they might appear!  So next time you see the movie, remember there’s a positive side to Scar’s wicked-looking assistants!

And there are other characters, too. In the space of a few days, you will get close to warthogs, though thankfully not close enough to see…sorry smell (!) whether they suffer from the same flatulence as Pumbaa, who features in the Lion King 2019 movie. Other ‘stars’ who liven up the movie, such as the mandrill (in the movie, Rafiki), meerkats (such as Timon) and hornbills (like Zazu), are also likely sightings as you stride Serengeti, the stage of some of Tanzania’s great natural dramas.

And the curtain comes down…

A mesmerising Serengeti sunset will bring the curtain down daily on your real-life drama. After seeing, hearing, smelling the endless wildlife of our Serengeti, a mere movie – however good – may never seem the same again.

See our website for details of all our Easy Travel safaris, including  opportunities to witness The Great Migration, surely one of the greatest sights on planet Earth. And there’s more: perhaps you would like to design your own safari, with one of our Tailor-made tours?  

Why Elephant Trunks Have 40,000 Muscles (And Other Amazing Facts for World Elephant Day)

Young Elephant In The Serengeti

From a distance, you’re the first to spot a string of dots moving slowly along the Serengeti horizon. From the comfort of your safari vehicle these animals appear small, almost like ants, as they march single-file.

“Let’s go get a closer look,” says your guide. Yes, you think. Yes, please.

The speed picks up. Dust spirals behind your vehicle. Each member of your small group holds onto their hats as the Land Cruiser draws near, closer, so close now that those horizon dots grow feet and legs, big legs, legs the size of trees. And above those legs flap huge ears, wailing trunks, and leather skin.

Closer you drive until you’re twenty feet from these beasts, animals about as far from ants as you could ever imagine. You’ve spotted a herd of thirty African bush elephants. The herd is spread out, and your guide explains they are all headed towards the river for a drink.

“They can drink up to fifty gallons a day,” your guide explains. “About the amount of a typical bathtub!”

This flotilla of land mammals — the largest on the planet — slides steadily along the savannah, and you drive along next to them for the next hour, speechless, in awe. Sure, this landscape is vast, but this elephant sighting just made it larger-than-life.

Herd Of Elephants Spotted On A Safari In Tanzania

Introducing the African Bush Elephant

A safari just isn’t complete without an intimate encounter with an African bush elephant. These Cadillacs of the Serengeti are just too iconic, and too powerful to avoid.

As one of the “Big 5“, you will most certainly encounter your fair share of elephants in Tanzania, so why not arrive with a few important elephant facts?

  • Species Name: Loxidonta africana. There are three recognized species of elephants — the African Bush, African Forest, and Asian. You will likely only see the African bush elephants on safari.
  • Average lifespan: 60-70 years. Elephants have no natural predators, other than humans. Some experts say that teeth health actually determine an elephants lifespan! (Source)
  • Size: 8-12 feet. Some adults can reach up to 24 feet in length, too!
  • Range: African bush elephants are located only in Central and South Africa.
  • Estimated Population: Roughly 415,000 African elephants. Before the 20th century there were an estimated 3-5 million.

A Lone Elephant Walking Through The Serengeti

Elephants by the Numbers: Five Need-to-Know Statistics about the African Bush Elephant.

24,000 Pounds. This is the weight of the largest known elephant ever recorded (11,000 kg), discovered in Angola. The average adult elephant you will see on an Easy Travel safari will be around 13,000 pounds (5,900 kg) for males and 6,600 pounds (3,000 kg) for females.

300 Pounds. Large bodies mean large appetites, and the African bush elephant is constantly having to shove grasses, roots, and bark into its mouth to fend off hunger. These guys are known to eat upwards of 300-350 pounds of food per day!

40,000 Muscles. Each trunk of an average elephant carries 40,000 muscles in their trunk. Crazy, right? Unlike popular belief, these trunks are not used for drinking but, rather, to flip water into their mouths, almost like a spoon. Here are some other amazing things for which elephants use their trunks.

50 Years. Adult elephants will mate up until they are aged 50, and females will typically give birth every 5 years. Sometimes the births can take days, and baby elephants, as you might have guessed, are large upon arrival. Can you imagine giving birth to a baby that weighs 300 pounds? (Source)

8/12. Mark your calendars, because August 12 is World Elephant Day, a day dedicated to “bring attention to the urgent plight of the Asian and African elephants” worldwide. Started in 2011, this day is now officially recognized by over 65 wildlife organizations, many countries, and popular celebrities. Easy Travel supports World Elephant Day, along with many social and environmental initiatives. Learn more and follow their important work here.

Two Young Elephants Playing With Their Trunks On Safari In Tanzania


Top 3 Easy Travel Destinations to Spot Elephants? Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater

Bottom Line?

We love elephants. So much. To be fair, there are dozens more fascinating elephant behaviors to learn about — Herds are led by a matriarch! Elephants grieve and weep, and feel joy! — but know this: any Easy Travel tour will guarantee you a close-up experience with these incredible African bush elephants, found nowhere else on Earth. Our experienced guides have decades of experience and can share loads of elephant information with you, too.


Getting You There?

Contact us today and let’s get you started on designing an experience of a lifetime. Our Easy Travel staff can customize trips for you to elephant-dense corners of Tanzania.

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The Three Most Famous Trees in Tanzania

The Three Most Famous Trees Of Tanzania

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”

– Kahlil Gibran

Safari is best known for getting you extremely close with things that roar. You travel halfway across the world just for safari because it soars and cackles and howls. Safari is all about stripes and spots, scales and feathers. Safari is defined as witnessing a planet fully alive and wild.

But what about the other, quieter life forms that exist in the Serengeti, those that may not roar or travel in packs or migrate in the millions? What if I told you there were equally impressive (and far older!) life forms in the Serengeti that have been watching over the savannah for millions of years? Any guesses?

Introducing the mighty trees of Tanzania.
Famous Trees Of Tanzania - A Beautiful Sunset

Why it’s Essential to Know the Trees on Safari…

Without Africa’s mighty flora, your safari would look a whole lot different. For example, giraffes depend on browsing from endless acacia treetops. Monkeys and birds find refuge perched in the canopy, away from predators and midday heat. Trees offer a vertical advantage of sight for many animals on the hunt.

This verticality afforded by Africa’s many tree species provides critical habitat for your safari’s most famous creatures. It’s because of this that we think it’s critical for you to familiarize yourself with a few of the most common (and fascinating) trees you will see on safari. If you only learn a few of them, let it be the following three: Baobab, Acacia, and Kigelia.

The Baobab Tree In Tanzania

1 – Baobab

Say it three times: Bay-Oh-Bob. Good! You’re halfway there. The Baobab is a crowd favorite on safari and for good reason. These ancient, swollen trees are absolute icons of the savannah. They just look wise, so wise that they have been depicted in movies like The Lion King and Avatar. How is that for a resume?

Baobab trees have been nicknamed “The Tree of Life,” because, for millenia, tribes, animals, and birds all tended to congregate around these bulbous elders, while using their branches as shade, and the fruit for dyes and vitamin-rich supplements. Here are some stats:

  • Official name: Adansonia digitata. 9 species total: 6 native to Madagascar, 2 native to mainland Africa, 1 native to Australia. Baobab trees grow in over 30 African countries.
  • Size: 40-70 feet (12-20m) tall, trunk 35-60 feet (10-18m) diameter trunk.  
  • Average Age: Baobab trees live for 1,000-2,000 years (the oldest alleged is the sunland baobab in South Africa, said to be 6,000 years old, though this number is both unofficial and unlikely. What is official, however, is the bar that’s carved into its base). (Source)

Field Notes:

Baobabs are Water Hoards. Baobabs look swollen in their base because they are hiding something valuable. Water! These mammoth trees store upwards of 120,000 liters (32,000 gallons) of water in their trunks, banking each sip for long, dry months and drought conditions.

Baobabs Empower Women. Baobab fruit is considered a superfood. The size of a coconut, their uses are many. Rich in Vitamin C and an antimicrobial/antioxidant, these fruits have been used for eons to promote healthy gut flora and digestion. Think 10 times the Vitamin C of an orange and 10 times the fiber of an apple! (Source)

Because of their recent rise as a superfood, such popularity worldwide for the baobab has translated to positive effects on African women who primarily harvest this fruit. More income, more opportunities, more empowerment and self-determination. We support that. (Source)

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 The Acacia Tree Famous In Tanzania

2 – Acacia

Acacias might be the most iconic tree in Africa. You know these ones, even if you’ve never seen an acacia in person. Imagine the sun setting and these flat-topped trees stand like umbrellas among the savannah. Because you will witness a ton of acacia trees on safari, we recommend first familiarizing yourself with them:

  • Official name: Acacia tortillis (Umbrella Thorn, one of the most widely distributed acacias on the planet). Acacias are actually a genus of 160 different species of trees and shrubs in the pea family. They are called “wattles” in Australia.
  • Size: Your typical acacia will grow to around 40 feet (12m), with some as large as 70 feet (21m) and about 3 feet (1m) in diameter.

Field Notes:

Acacias Can Communicate to Each Other. Without a doubt: trees harbor plant intelligence, and acacias might be the Einstein of the tree world. When browsing animals like giraffes approach an acacia crown, for example, that tree will release tannins that are toxic. As this poison increases in the tree, a chemical called ethylene is released, a sort of chemical defense system that can travel up to 45m, warning other nearby acacias of oncoming feeders. Amazing, right?!
Acacias Used for Just About Everything. The tannins in acacia bark have long been used for dying. Their timber is widely harvested for fenceposts and firewood, too.

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The Kigelia - Also Known As The Sausage Tree In Tanzania

3 – Kigelia (“The Sausage Tree”)

If acacias are the most widely dispersed tree on the savannah, the kigelia tree might be the strangest. Popularly known as the “sausage tree,” you’ll quickly learn why. Hanging from the kigelia’s branches are fruits up to two feet long, weigh 15 pounds, and oddly resemble bratwurst.

  • Official name: Kigelia africana. There’s only one species, distributed throughout tropical Africa.
  • Size: Can grow up to 20m (66 feet). Can be evergreen in wet areas and deciduous in long, dry areas.
  • Traditional Uses: For years, tribes have used the fruit to fight infection and skin conditions, burns, etc. Recently, it’s been explored as being a central nervous system stimulant. (Source)

Field Notes:

Fascinating Flowering: When the sausage tree flower, the tree will send long hanging clusters of maroon colored orchid-looking flowers called “pannicles.”

Enjoyed By All: The sausage-shaped, oblong fruits are enjoyed by a variety of bush animals, including baboons, bushpigs, elephants, giraffes, hippos. Eaten fresh, however, the fruit is poisonous to humans.

Additional Information:

Bottom Line?

Whether you know the average decibel of a lion’s roar (114 decibels, 25 times louder than a lawn mower!), the proper name for a group of hippos (a “bloat”), or the chemical communication phenomena between acacia trees, the more you know before heading out on safari, the richer the experience. A little homework goes a long way in the savannah, and your Easy Travel guides will supplement your safari with natural and cultural history as well.

Getting You There?

From small group safaris to private, tailor-made tours, Easy Travel can meet your budget and safari goals wherever they are. Contact us today and let’s start designing your trip of a lifetime.

Five Chimpanzee Facts That Will Blow your Mind

Amazing Facts About Chimpanzees

On July 2, 2018, Easy Travel owner Sayyedah Hirji Gulamhussein watched in awe as world-famous primatologist-anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall stepped on stage in Arusha, Tanzania, to deliver a riveting speech about her life’s work and love: chimpanzees.

Sayyedah left feeling deeply inspired. It’s generally agreed that Jane Goodall is the world’s leading expert on chimpanzees. She has been an instrumental figure in wildlife conservation worldwide, most notably in East Africa. Goodall has dedicated her entire life to studying, understanding, and caring for the welfare of our closest nonhuman relatives, and the bulk of her chimpanzee studies occurred in, yes, Tanzania.

A Chimpanzee Spotted Laying Down Under The Bushes

July 14, 2018 is the First-Ever World Chimpanzee Day. To honor Jane Goodall and these incredible animals, we are dedicating a post entirely to the chimpanzee, our closest cousin on the tree of life. To this day, Tanzania remains one of the best places on Earth to spend time with these chimps. So here it is, all the need-to-know info about chimpanzees, just for you.

Sayyedah - Easy Travel Owner Meeting Dr Jane Goodall

How Jane Goodall Fell in Love with Chimps (and Tanzania)

Before we dive into chimp life, here’s your two minute history on Jane Goodall: Goodall was born in London, England in 1934. In her early twenties, she visited a family friend’s farm in Kenya’s highlands, and this began a lifelong love affair with East Africa. Goodall would later connect with famous archaeologist Louis Leakey, who hired her as secretary and sent her to the Olduvai Gorge (site to the earliest known evidence of our human ancestors; a recommended stop on Easy Travel tours!) and, later, to Gombe National Park, in 1960. Back in England, after receiving her PhD in ethology Goodall would return to Tanzania and spend years studying chimpanzee behavior, thus setting into motion one of the longest scientific research projects in the world.

Certificate From Jane Goodall For Visiting

She would later go on to establish the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977. Today, Goodall travels over 300 days a year as the world’s foremost advocate for wildlife conservation. Watch this breathtaking video of Jane Goodall assisting in a chimpanzee reintroduction program:

Introducing the Chimpanzee:

    • Species Name: Pan troglodytes. The genus Pan includes both the chimpanzee and bonobo. Both are endangered.
    • Average Lifespan: 45 years in the wild. The oldest known chimpanzee was 79 years old. (source)
    • Size: 5 – 5.5 feet (1.5 meters) 70-130lbs (32-60kg)
    • Range: Native to sub-Saharan Africa, some found in Northern Africa.
  • Estimated Population: 170,000 – 300,000 in the wild.

Family Of Chimpanzees Spotted In The Wild

Five Things to Know about Chimpanzees

1. They are our Closest Nonhuman Cousin

Google something like: “what animal is our closest relative?” You know what comes up? Chimpanzees. Well, the Great Apes come up—chimps, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. 98% of our genes are shared with chimpanzees. Humans are to chimpanzees as horses are to zebras—we’re that similar! Mind officially blown.

2. Chimps Aren’t Monkeys 

Despite common misconception, the Great Apes are not monkeys, but, rather, of the family Hominidae, of which humans are part. Want to know a wildlife hack  to know the difference between monkeys and apes? Check out their butts. Monkeys have tails. Great Apes don’t.

3. Chimpanzees Understand Death 

Recent findings suggest that chimpanzees (like elephants) will mourn the death of kin. This is added to self-awareness, tool use, and warring factions as notable behaviors shared with humans: Here

Mind Blowing Facts About Chimpanzees

4.  Their Beds are Way Cleaner Than Ours

Not only do chimpanzees make their beds each night, but they also choose new locations and fresh materials, too. That’s right. Chimps will sleep in trees, and their nests are always far cleaner than the average human bed. (Source)

5.  Tanzania: Ground Zero for Chimpanzee Sightings

If there’s one place to visit chimpanzees in their natural habitat, it’s Tanzania. In Gombe National Park (Western Tanzania), there exists the most famous chimpanzee reserve in the world, again a result of Jane Goodall’s lifelong study and wildlife reserve.

Bottom Line?

Tanzania teems with an abundance of life that must continue to be respected and protected, like the chimpanzee. Jane Goodall’s work is far from over. Easy Travel is a committed outfitter to responsible tourism, and we strive to give back more than we receive. Take this approach and everyone wins.

Getting You There?

Interested in exploring chimpanzee habitat while in Tanzania? Our team can organize a tailor-made trip to Gombe National Park, and customize your trip to complement any other add-ons. From the more traveled Northern safari circuit to the most adventurous, off the beaten path destinations, like Western and Southern Tanzania, Easy Travel can meet you at any level of adventure.

Additional Resources:

National Geographic – Facts About The Chimpanzee

Things we have learnt about Chimpanzees

Jane Goodall – 10 Things About Chimpanzees

Five Things You Never Knew about Giraffes

Five things you never knew about Giraffes

“Well, as giraffes say, you don’t get no leaves

unless you stick your neck out.” – Sid Waddell

Imagine the very moment you were born. Imagine those first gasping breaths after traveling from womb to world. Now, imagine that instead of a doctor’s hands catching you, instead you had to fall six feet to the ground, to a great thud onto hard-packed Earth. Ouch.

When the dust settles, you take a look at your body, and everything is long: awkward legs, craning neck, and a tongue soon to reach 20 inches. Only two minutes old and already you weigh 100 pounds and are taller than most humans. It’s in this first hour where you will learn to run, because lions and leopards are licking their chops at your arrival. But you’ve got weapons: this muscle-bound neck, these long legs, this thick skull. They will all help you defend yourself, help you to survive.

You’re a giraffe. Welcome to Planet Earth. Now run.

Five things you never knew about Giraffes

Giraffes: The Skyscrapers of the Serengeti

In the all-star company of lions and elephants, rhinos and zebras, there are few other animals that paint our classic picture of safari like a giraffe nibbling on acacia trees at sunset. Something about their proportions and their unique stamp on the landscape seems to complete the savannah. Giraffes make any safari worthwhile and to witness them in their native habitat is a sight to behold.

But who exactly are these creatures? And how did they become so darn tall, so strange, so unique? Furthermore, how did the giraffe become the very symbol of safari, the national animal of Tanzania? (source)

For this, we’ve compiled an essential, need-to-know giraffe briefing just for you. Take a few minutes and review these five neck-bending facts, and you’ll come to a far better understanding of one of our favorite animals, the giraffe: the Skyscrapers of the Serengeti.

The Essentials:

    • Species name: Giraffe. The Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii) is the largest and most common subspecies (there are nine) that you will see on East African safaris.
    • Average Lifespan: 25 years.
    • Size: 14-19 feet tall (4.3 m-5.7 m); average weight: 2,600lbs (1190kg)
    • Range: Central, eastern, and South Africa only. Giraffes only live in savannah ecosystems with open, arid grasslands with tall trees.
  • Estimated Population: Less than 100,000 worldwide.

 Two Giraffes Neck Rubbing In Tanzania On Safari

Top 5 Giraffe Facts You Probably Didn’t Know…

1 – Tallest Giraffe Ever? Meet Zulu, Nearly 20 Feet Tall 

The average size of an adult giraffe you see on safari will reach around 15-16 feet (4.5m-5m) and about 2,000-2,500lbs (900-1100kg), making them the tallest mammal on Earth. But 19.3 feet? Really? Zulu, a giraffe in captivity once measured taller than any other known giraffe, almost 20 feet! (source)

2 – Their Height isn’t for Hard-to-Reach Food, it’s for Sex

Growing up, I was always told the reason giraffes had such incredible reach with their necks was to monopolize on browsing the tops of trees and shrubs. This was called the “high-feeding” theory. This is only partly true. The dominant theory today, the “necks for sex” theory, is tied more to competing for mates, where male giraffes perform a “necking” ritual where they use their muscular neck and 500-pound heads to whip and wail each other, sparring for the attention of a desired female. Male giraffes will also gauge a female’s fertility by sampling her urine, but that’s another story. For a look at giraffes “necking” behavior take a look:


3 – Giraffes Can Outrun Usain Bolt

Though giraffes aren’t known as the speediest animal of the Serengeti (see: the cheetah  to watch their 6-foot legs and disproportionate frames run at top speed (up to 35 mph) is a truly impressive site. The name “giraffe” actually derives from the Arabic word “zarafah,” translated as “fast-walker.” Here’s an extraordinary video of a giraffe’s sprinting escape from a lion hunt: (Source)

4 – Their Brains Are 2 Meters from Their Heart 

Because of the giraffe’s stretched proportions, you can imagine that blood must have to flow long distances to travel from their heart to head and limbs. Good thing giraffes have a huge and powerful heart (25 pounds, or 11kg! By comparison, the average human heart is roughly half a pound, or .23kg). This mega-heart is tasked with sending blood and oxygen over 6 feet (2 m.) to signal the brain. That’s longer than the height of most humans!

5 – Giraffes Hum When They Sleep

Yup. Animals do the strangest things in their sleep, and giraffes are no different. Recently, researchers captured a low-level hum emanating from giraffes as they slept at night. Imagine the sounds that come from whales in the sea. Researchers still don’t know exactly why giraffes make these noises, but they do believe it could be a complex form of communication. Learn more.

Mother Giraffe and young giraffes spotted in the Serengeti

Bottom Line?

One main reason safaris are so memorable is that they sear into your heart singular moments, moments of awe, sunsets where the Serengeti will light up in golden fireworks and you will look out onto open grassland only to see wild animals moving freely about. This is the true essence of safari, the raison d’etre for committing to these trips. To watch a “tower” of giraffes float along the treetops, their heads anchored above acacias, is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and will ever see again, such unusual and beautiful animals in an unusually stunning setting.

Getting You There?

Whether you are interested in a tailor-made, private safari or wish to join a small group tour, our Easy Travel representatives can work with clients on meeting their wildlife-viewing needs. Contact us today and let’s start designing your optimal safari.