Tag: Africa

Africa, Kenya, National Parks, Recommended

Nairobi National Park

Many times when travelers think of a wildlife safari in Africa they imagine rugged, remote destinations like Tarangire National Park in Tanzania or Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. However, other wildlife parks are closer to major cities and can offer just as outstanding an experience without the long hours of additional travel. Nairobi National Park in Kenya is a prime example of a pristine wildlife park surrounded by urban architecture and sprawl. Getting There On the one hand, visiting Nairobi National Park isn’t exactly a quick trip – from my home of Chicago, it’s still two flights of about […]

Africa, National Parks

African Safari, Part II – Lake Manyara National Park

After a wonderful couple of days in Tarangire National Park, our guide took us just a few kilometers up the road to Lake Manyara National Park. We spent about half a day there, but it was enough time to really get a feel for the place. The park is known as one of Tanzania’s premiere birdwatching areas, and we saw a wide variety of both birds and other wildlife.

Africa, Destination, Travel and Transit

Planning A Trip to Africa

Planning a trip to Africa, and then taking that trip, is a “bucket list” item for a lot of people (myself included!)…but it’s not like flying to Florida or driving to Detroit! I was finally able to fulfill a life dream when my wife and I visited Kenya and Tanzania for a nine-day safari. I’ve written some about our trip (more posts coming!)…but I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the process of planning a trip to Africa. Many people have said they don’t know where to start – so I decided to provide some advice on planning a […]

Africa, Tanzania

African Safari, Part I – Tarangire National Park

Have you ever had the desire to see exotic birds and wildlife up close, in their natural habitat? I was fortunate enough to do just that last year when we took a nine-day safari through Tanzania. We visited several of Tanzania’s national parks, and I’ll write about many of them over time. In this post, I’ll focus on the experience we had in Tarangire National Park.