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Sustainable Safari: A Family’s First Trip to Africa Brings New Desks to a Tanzanian School

Sustainable Safari: A Family’s First Trip to Africa Brings New Desks to a Tanzanian School

In August 2015, the Peery family of Utah joined together with their friends the Wilsons and the Nelsons for a private tour of Tanzania with CW Safaris. In the spirit of giving back to the communities they were visiting, the families arranged to donate 30...

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How Safari Companies Are Helping Prevent Tragedies like Cecil the Lion

How Safari Companies Are Helping Prevent Tragedies like Cecil the Lion

Along with millions of people the world over, we were saddened to learn of the recent death of Cecil the lion, a beloved big cat in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. His passing—allegedly at the hands of illegal big-game hunters who lured him outside the park—has...

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6 Reasons Our Mozambique Dhow Safari Is a Tour of a Lifetime

6 Reasons Our Mozambique Dhow Safari Is a Tour of a Lifetime

All of us at CW Safaris are enchanted by our Mozambique: Ibo Island Dhow Safari. So we were thrilled (but not surprised) when National Geographic named this itinerary one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” It’s a trip unlike any other, immersing you into...

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8 Surprising And Unusual Safari Questions, Answered

8 Surprising And Unusual Safari Questions, Answered

As the creators of CW Safaris, we absolutely love describing what it’s like to travel in Africa. From the Great Migration to the lesser bushbaby, there’s no topic we aren’t eager to discuss with you. Some questions, naturally, come up again and again (“When’s the...

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Books to Inspire: Love, Life and Elephants:  An African Love Story, by Dame Daphne Sheldrick

Books to Inspire: Love, Life and Elephants: An African Love Story, by Dame Daphne Sheldrick

Dame Daphne Sheldrick—a conservationist and animal husbandry expert—has dedicated her life to rehabilitating and raising many wild species, particularly elephants. Her book, Love, Life and Elephants:  An African Love Story is a heartwarming memoir chronicling her efforts to preserve Kenya’s rich wildlife, as well as...

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Africa Bound: Packing Tips for Safari

Africa Bound: Packing Tips for Safari

Safaris lead you to the most incredible off-the-beaten-path locations and prepping for it can be part of the fun (and challenge)! Packing for the adventure of a lifetime—while keeping luggage to the usual 33-pound weight restriction—may sound daunting, but it is a challenge I’ve mastered...

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Conservation focus: Building boreholes in Zambia

Conservation focus: Building boreholes in Zambia

For 10% of the world’s population, clean water is not available at the turn of a tap. Contaminated water—and its related problems, inadequate sanitation and hygiene—contributes to 3.4 million deaths each year, virtually all of them in the developing world. In Zambia, the “Commit to...

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7 Unexpected Experiences in Africa

7 Unexpected Experiences in Africa

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining a CW Safari group on an epic journey through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia. And while our days were filled with the classic experiences I’ve come to expect from a safari—spectacular lodges and camps, fantastic guides, cool...

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Sleeps T0 Remember: A Night In Tarangire Treetops In Tanzania

Sleeps T0 Remember: A Night In Tarangire Treetops In Tanzania

In Tarangire National Park, the Elewana Collection of Camps has found a creative way to bring you into the enchanting heart of Africa. Their Tarangire Treetops property—where you will stay for two nights on our Tanzania Fly-In Safari—makes brilliant use of the region’s 1,000-year-old baobab...

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NYT PICKS CWS' NEW UGANDA TRIP FOR 2012

NYT PICKS CWS’ NEW UGANDA TRIP FOR 2012

The New York Times has a fun article called "The 45 Places to Go in 2012." Read it, and trust me, you'll be hard pressed not to get on Kayak.com and start looking for plane tickets. The list is full of excellent recommendations, from as...

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