The Bird's Word

A Tour of Delights on a Private African Safari

In early 2017, Carolyn Parker, a seasoned world traveler and operating room nurse from Cincinnati, OH, set out on a private African safari—a 24-day journey to see all she could see of southern Africa, including Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. As she shared her magnificent stories with Journeys International, she added that of all her worldly travels, this trip ranked as one of her top three ever—mostly thanks to the wonderful people of this region. Here are the highlights from each of the places she visited. 

 

Posted on August 15, 2017

Top 6 Myths about African Safaris

African safari. It's the dream we've all dreamed of. Or...maybe not, if we've heard and believed the rumors and myths that swirl around this literally awesome destination. We'd like to set the record straight on these myths, so that if Africa ISN'T already on your 'must visit' destination list now, it will be soon.

But before we start...there's one myth that is so egregious, it doesn't even get to be on the official list. So, it gets number zero...

0. Africa is a country

Nope. False. Africa is a continent, like Europe, containing 55 separate countries and a myriad more cultures. For some reason we Americans tend to cognitively conflate the countries of this continent more often than those of any other region, but understanding their fantastic diversity and individual uniqueness is crucial, especially when you're trying to find the truth behind the myths and plan the right safari for you.

OK, and with that out of the way, here are the six myths (and realities) about African safaris:

Posted on May 4, 2016

Namibia: Breathtaking. Perfect. Mission Accomplished.

Journeys traveler Tamara shares her stories of venturing into the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia for a 5km walk.

Posted on February 12, 2016

Southern Africa is Calling

Journeys Africa Specialist Kirsten Williams dishes on her dreamy southern Africa adventure. This was Kirsten's first time visiting Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Posted on October 30, 2014

Why Exactly Haven't You Gone to Namibia Yet?

Journeys International President Robin Weber Pollak can't understand why Namibia isn't at the top of your travel list...

Posted on December 20, 2013
    

jysblog_logo_box_v1-2.jpg

Welcome to The Bird's Word, the blog of Journeys International. Here at Journeys, we don’t just visit a place. We immerse ourselves into the culture, the people and the places where we travel. It’s what we call “adventure deeper.” Won’t you join us?

Subscribe to The Bird's Word

Posts by Topic

see all