Safari Blog

Stay up-to-date with professional safari guide Craig Doria as he blogs about wildlife and wild safari adventures in Tanzania and East Africa...

Ultimate East Africa Safari: Tanzania & Ethiopia, January 2015 Detailed Itinerary

Maasai, Northern Tanzania

Day 1 – Friday, January 9th: Arusha You will arrive at Kilimanjaro in the morning or evening depending on where you are arriving from. I will be waiting at arrivals to collect you and accompany you on the 45-minute drive to Ngaresero Lodge which is located on the outskirts of Arusha. The lodge was originally […]

Paul Olivier – The Cocktail Safari June 2014

Wildebeest of the Serengeti

The 2014 safari season started off with the Vanatta/Bensler group from Colorado, great friends and travelling companions; together on their first African safari. The first few days were spent game viewing in and around Tarangire National Park. All the outlying waterholes and springs were starting to dry up and the Tarangire River was attracting game […]


African Safari

… And the end of the busy season always comes with mixed feelings: Phew, chill time vs I’m going to miss the safari life after just a week! It was a wonderful season again starting way back in February which, for some reason, always feels like it was last year. The two February safaris fulfilled […]

Affordable Luxury this Peak Season – Lusaka to Livingstone


Spoil yourself by visiting three of Zambia’s most sought after destinations on a 9 night/10 day Safari, staying in some of the top properties in these areas, but for a very affordable price. This special is valid from 15th June – 31st October 2014 only. The trip is ten days and nine nights and the […]

Just back from fantastic safari in Maswa Game Reserve and Southern Serengeti

Lioness, Ndutu Woodland

Just back from a fantastic safari in Maswa Game Reserve and Southern Serengeti. Rains – late for the short rains, or early for the long rains – had turned Maswa into an emerald green park-like landscape. And of course this pulled in tons of wildebeest. So what a rare privilege to be able to walk […]

2013 Safari Photos

Below are a few images from the 2013 Safari Season. Once again I tried to spend time picking out the best wildlife shots, but in the end, well, it just becomes too much! I find myself spending ages with two almost identical photos saying ‘this one is better'; ‘no this'; ‘no that’. In the end […]

2013 News


WOOOSHHHH …. that’s the sound a safari year makes as it disappears into the past. it was a good year mind, a good year of new and old friends on safari. ‘Safari’ – even after all these years that word still conjurs up such strong feelings of nostalgia, history, excitement, new exciting encounters and wonderful […]

2012 Wildlife Photos

Natron Giraffe

It is a little difficult to choose from well over a thousand photographs from a whole year’s safaris, and then with the slow internet speeds it takes an entire evening to upload the fifty or so images that have been chosen! But here are some images from our safaris in 2012. I always find it very […]

2012 Safari People — Finally!


Once again — it happened — life just took over and the idea of writing a blog was shoved further and further into the foggy recesses. I could swear that it’s now almost time for the new safari season to start. Last year was possibly the busiest I’ve had, with nine safaris. Now that may not sound […]

Zanzibar off-season

An Evening in Stonetwon

It has been a while. So long in fact that Ive forgotten how to work this blog writing thing.  So its taking a lot longer than necessary. It is the off-season so safaris now are few and far between. We have been on Zanzibar island building our new house. This, of course, involves frequent trips […]