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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

Tanzania: Answers to the origins of man

This is the second in a two-part series from Journeys traveler Tom Boytim, who visited Tanzania to first climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, then go on a safari.

Posted on November 25, 2015

18,000 Feet Up and Profoundly Affected in Tanzania

This is the first in a two-part series from Journeys traveler Tom Boytim, who visited Tanzania to first climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, then go on a safari.

Posted on November 23, 2015

Charging rhino in Tanzania

Excitement in Tanzania! Thanks to our recently returned traveler for sharing this photo and story: Our final portion of the safari was Ngorongoro Crater, with its 25,000 plus animals living deep within the 2,000 foot walled caldera of an ancient volcano. It is like a miniature of the Serengeti. And there we finally saw black rhinos. Four adults and one baby. We even had one charge our vehicle, only to back off at the last moment when the Land Cruiser didn't react to his aggression.

Posted on March 19, 2015

Favorite Destinations of a Travel Lifetime

 

Journeys Director Dr. Will Weber attempts to answer the question... "What is your favorite country?"

Posted on December 30, 2013
    

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