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The 4 Unique Safari Areas That Make Botswana Special

Posted by on June 4th, 2022

Botswana is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, and my personal favorite. Often chosen or recommended as a second safari trip, I maintain that Botswana is also a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime safari choice. With its completely diverse regions, it can be hard to believe you’re still in the same country as you travel from… Read Full Post

6 Places to Sleep Under the Stars in Africa

Posted by on February 3rd, 2022

The sky is big in Africa, bigger than you can grasp sometimes, and at night, in the absence of city lights, the bush comes alive in a symphony of sounds and starlight that is too good to miss. The dark corners of earth are getting harder to find with so much light pollution globally, but… Read Full Post

Gorilla Trekking: A Guide

Posted by on January 31st, 2022

The sound of rustling, or perhaps a stick breaking, clearly interrupts the other forest noises, and your adrenaline surges. You have just come across a group of mountain gorillas, and the memory of every exertion, every bead of sweat it took to get here melts away as you settle in for one of nature’s most… Read Full Post

Exploring the Heart of Argentina- Cordoba

Posted by on January 4th, 2022

Often times when travelers think of Argentina, they immediately think of tango in Buenos Aires, the epic Iguazu Falls in the northeast corner, and Patagonia in the South. However, in recent years, Cordoba has been moving up on the list with its beautiful nature, vibrant city life, gastronomy, and much more. Cordoba offers a perfect… Read Full Post

Top 4 Hikes Starting at Machu Picchu

Posted by on November 5th, 2021

Many travelers to Machu Picchu love hiking but perhaps do not have the time (or the desire anymore to tent camp) to do the Inca Trail while visiting Peru. Hiking lovers, fear not! Here are four incredible hikes that you can do right from the Machu Picchu citadel that will surely bolster your experience of… Read Full Post

Top 5 Ways to Combine the Galapagos Islands with Mainland Ecuador

Posted by on August 31st, 2021

Although many travelers focus on the Galapagos Islands when they think of Ecuador, there is much more to the country. Aside from the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most unique and pristine wildlife areas, Ecuador also offers massive, glacier-capped volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range, wild jungle in the Amazon, and a lush, scenic… Read Full Post

Five Questions to Help You Plan Your Galapagos Vacation

Posted by on August 17th, 2021

A visit to the Galapagos Islands is a chance to reconnect with nature and experience a place unlike any other. You have plenty of options for your Galapagos vacation, and it can be overwhelming to decide how to structure your trip. While there are some good options for a land-based Galapagos trip, such as a… Read Full Post

Two Incredible 8-Day Trips in the Galapagos Islands – Which One is For You?

Posted by on August 3rd, 2021

Vaya offers two incredible eight-day trips in the Galapagos Islands, each with unique itineraries that explore one of the world’s most biodiverse wildlife destinations. Both trips are conducted on the Ocean Spray luxury yacht, which boasts deluxe amenities and top-quality bilingual naturalist guides and offers an array of excursion options, including hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling…. Read Full Post

So you want to go on Safari: East versus Southern Africa

Posted by on June 21st, 2021

For many, the thought of an African safari evokes powerful images: an elephant silhouetted against the orange glow of a sunset, a lion with his mane softly blowing with the grasses of the Serengeti, or the dramatic river crossings of the Great Migration. You know you want to go to Africa for these iconic experiences,… Read Full Post

A Typical Day on Safari

Posted by on June 1st, 2021

Sitting on the edge of your seat, binoculars heavy around your neck, camera in hand, you watch breathlessly as a perfectly camouflaged leopard creeps through the tall grass toward a nervous herd of impala. Your heart races as you witness this incredible wildlife encounter. The thrill of the sighting is relived as you sit around the… Read Full Post