Planning your dream Safari for every stage of life.
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by Mefi Alapat
1w ago
Jambo, adventurous souls! My guest Jill K. will be heading on another Safari with us again after 11 years. Her first Safari was as a couple and now, she is taking her family with her [love multigenerational Safaris]. I believe Safaris should be life-changing experiences, tailored uniquely to every traveler. No matter what stage of life you’re in, whether you’re a free-spirited gap year adventurer or a grandparent making memories with your grandkids, there’s a Safari of a lifetime waiting for you – and I can’t wait to help you plan it! Here's a look at a few important considerations for a Safar ..read more
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Adventures beyond the Safari vehicle.
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
2M ago
I know, the main purpose of going on a Safari is to wildlife from your safety and comfort of your Safari Vehicle. Done! We got you! But, there are other adventures we can add that will give you a different perspective … and these can be so much fun. 1. Walking Safaris Walking safaris offer an immersive and exhilarating way to experience the African wilderness up close. Unlike being in a Safari vehicle, a walking Safari brings you into direct contact with the sights, sounds, and smells of the bush. Guided by experienced trackers, you’ll learn about tracking techniques, the behavior of various ..read more
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Still going strong!
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
3M ago
Trick-or-treating was different this year. My 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter wanted to hang out and walk with friends. It was lovely to see them creating their own memories. I did however go down a rabbit hole of their younger year photos - how I made their costumes and walked around the neighborhood together.  I went down my email rabbit hole as well and found this gem of an email. "Hello Mefi, I took a safari arranged by you personally WAY BACK in May of 2001, with your parents picking me up at the airport in Dar es Salaam, and Issa as a guide.  It was all spectacular, e ..read more
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Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo!
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
1y ago
What, Republic of the Congo!! The reaction to why there was met with a little alarm. I had to assure people it was the Republic of the Congo and not the Democratic Republic of the Congo which is more in the news with strife. I was taking this Safari with my friend and fifth time Journey To Africa Safari-goer Alisa. I have been planning Safaris for her since 2005 - she has been to Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia. We had been talking about taking a Safari together and when I heard about Congo Conservation Company in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo, I was really curious ..read more
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Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo!
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
1y ago
What, the Republic of Congo!! The reaction to why there was met with a little alarm. I had to assure people it was the Republic of Congo and not the Democratic Republic of Congo which is more in the news with strife. I was taking this Safari with my friend and 5th time Journey To Africa guest Alisa. I have been planning Safaris for her since 2005 - she has been to Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Namibia. We had been talking about taking a Safari together and when I heard about Congo Conservation Company in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo, I was really curious and when I suggeste ..read more
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" Our time in Africa left such an indelible impression "
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
2y ago
Ken and Nan with Julie and Clyde went on a Safari with pro-photographer Randy Hanna to Kenya in September 2021. Kenya is Randy’s second home and we had them going to elephant-rich Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara’s Mara North Conservancy. After their Safari with Randy in Kenya, they wanted to add a some extra days so we added some time in Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya and then they hoped over to my Tanzania and explored World Heritage site Ngorongoro Crater, the wonderful chimp-filled Mahale Mountains in remote Western Tanzania, and finished on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. It is safe to s ..read more
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Travel Tip - Lanyard
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
2y ago
On my Safari in Feb 2021, I decided to take a lanyard because I had got the new larger iPhone and realized it would not fit my pockets. Little did I know, the little purchase was such a handy buy. So many reasons I was so glad I had my lanyard. Kept me from dropping my phone - nothing worse then a cracked phone on holiday. Did not have to ‘find’ my phone. On my past Safaris, when I am juggling my camera, my backpack, etc I am quickly stashing my phone somewhere only to have to search around where put it away. That panic was cut out with my handy dandy lanyard. Speaking of finding my phon ..read more
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What to Pack on Safari - by Journey To Africa guest Julie.
Journey To Africa
by Mefi Alapat
2y ago
What to pack on Safari and how to make it all work with the 35 lbs weight limit is one of our most asked questions when getting ready. A little tricky but doable with a little planning and preparation. This piece is written by our guest Julie Steven who went on Safari with us in Oct 2021 with her husband, uncle, aunt, and my friend and amazing photographer Randy Hanna. Enjoy! - Mefi "Out of Africa" Safari Style for the Modern-Day Female: What to pack for your upcoming safari. "If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on safari once again." - Karen Blixen For those of us who h ..read more
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Unique Safari Experiences in Tanzania and Kenya
Journey To Africa
by Guest User
2y ago
Some of our favorite Safari experiences to consider when deciding on your Safari. These are experiences that enrich the soul and give your Safari even more excitement. Chimpanzee Trekking in the Mahale Mountains, Western Tanzania A jungle Safari, on the shores of the tropical lake shores of Lake Tanganyika, to see some the world’s largest protected population of Eastern Chimps. The Mahale Mountains, home to approx. 800 Chimpanzees. Only one group of about 60, the “M Group” is semi-habituated to humans, so they are the ones that are visited. The Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shore ..read more
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Unique Safari Lodges in Northern Kenya for A Family Safari
Journey To Africa
by Guest User
2y ago
Northern Kenya is the epitome of rugged and raw Africa. It's vast and beautiful with dramatic views of plains, mountain ranges, meandering rivers and dry river beds. It is truly enchanting. Views over Northern Kenya from Mount Ololokwe at sunrise Northern Kenya is my favourite place to go on Safari and I have been on many trips up to the rugged wilderness of Laikipia, Samburu and beyond. Often overshadowed by the Masai Mara and Northern Tanzania’s Safari Circuit, Northern Kenya’s Safari scene is under-explored, exclusive and utterly stunning. The charm of Northern Kenya’s Safari scene is that ..read more
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