6 Tips to Ensure You Have the Best Safari in Africa

We've spent nearly six weeks on safari in Africa over the last few years, and during our travels we've been on low budget group tours to high-end private tours with vastly different experiences.

But when it comes down to it, while most of your experience in Africa is dictated by the local conditions on any given day, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have the best safari in Africa.

Today, we wanted to share six of our favorites we learned over the years.

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Everything to Know About Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

For the longest time, Angie had mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda on her bucket list, and in early 2019 we finally made that dream a reality with our trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

When visiting, we really weren't sure what to expect.

We heard the hike could be easy, moderately challenging, or terrible. We heard the roads are okay and awful. And we have heard mixed feelings on the experience overall as well in terms of whether or not it is worth the $600 per person fee ($700 starting July 2020) to spend an hour with the gorillas.

Not being deterred, we did it anyway and had a fabulous time. To help share some of the information we learned about the experience, this guide was born!

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Mauritius to Enjoy Paradise

Think of Mauritius and your mind instantly conjures up images of powder white beaches and tropical palm trees. A popular honeymoon destination and a luxury hot spot for celebrities and jet setters, Mauritius is one of the closest things to paradise on earth.

Mark Twain put it perfectly; “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”

Mauritius isn’t just about beaches. If you can tear yourself away from the exotic sands for just a second; there are many things to do in Mauritius including activities, historic sights and lush forests. So book your plane ticket, grab that beachfront hotel, rent a car, and hit these ten great spots!

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Hilton Northolme Mahe Review – The World’s Smallest Hilton

During our vacation in the Seychelles we used travel rewards points for luxurious stays at many hotels, including the Hilton Northolme Mahe as well as the Hilton Labriz Silhouette Island.

Our adventure began on the island of Mahe where we stayed at the Hilton Northolme, also known as the world's smallest Hilton (by room count).

Where this could be a negative for some hotel chains, Hilton does an exceptional job here with an incredibly intimate property and wonderful amenities!

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