Serengeti and the Great Wildebeest Migration Feb 17-28, 2020

The Serengeti and the Wildebeest Migration The Serengeti is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world.  The park cover’s 5,700 square miles of pristine African wilderness.  In the Maasai language, “serengeti” means “endless plain”.  The park is home to 500 species of birds, 70 species of large mammals, as well as dozens of species of incredible smaller …

Yoga in the Okavango Delta – January 12-18, 2019

First Light Safaris is excited to team up with YogaKoh in offering an incredible yoga retreat and safari to one of the wildest places on Earth; The Okavango Delta in Botswana.  We will be taking over two camps located next to each other.  Enjoy 6 nights at Khwai Tented Camp and Khwai Bush Camp operated by the award winning African Bush Camps.  …

The Great Apes of Uganda November 27-December 3, 2018 SOLD OUT

THE GREAT APES OF UGANDA Join me on what most consider is the greatest wildlife experience in the world; gorilla trekking.  We will go into the wilds of Uganda and spend two days trekking and watching gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and two days trekking and watching chimpanzees in and near Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will also enjoy a …

Botswana – Where Luxury Meets Paradise

Great Plains Conservation is a leader in sustainable eco-tourism and wildlife conservation.  Through their foundation, they are responsible for the protection of 1 million acres of critical wildlife habitat throughout Africa.  Great Plains has embarked on a bold initiative to release rhino back into the wilds of Botswana.  The rhinos are captured from countries with healthy populations, but threatened by …

Zambia – Walk the Valley of the Leopard

Embark on an amazing journey to one of Africa’s best kept secrets; the wildlife rich South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. I spent 8 months here as a camp manager. I experienced, firsthand, the incredible display of wildlife, award winning accommodations, impeccable service, and some of the best safari guides anywhere in Africa. This park, situated in the Luangwa Valley, …

Kenya Tusks, Horns, and Black Manes

Kenya is one of our preferred countries for safari travel.  Kenya prohibits trophy hunting and First Light Safaris is proud to present four iconic properties during this epic 14 day safari!!  You will witness some of the last remaining elephants in Africa that are adorned with massive tusks during your stay at ol Donyo Lodge, highly endangered rhinos at Solio …

Zimbabwe’s Wild Places

This unique and amazing trip takes you to the best wildlife viewing areas of Zimbabwe; Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National Park.  Your safari will start and end in Victoria Falls, site of one of the natural wonders of the world.  This trip has a ton to offer; incredible game drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris, motorboat excursions at sunset, …

Predators of Botswana Safari – March 19-31, 2018 – SOLD OUT

PREDATORS OF BOTSWANA ITINERARY March 19 – Nxai Pan Camp: Arrive in Maun, Botswana on international flight from Johannesburg, South Africa. From Maun, you will be greeted by Kwando Safaris and board a bush flight to Nxai Pan National Park. Settle in for 3 nights at Nxai Pan Camp.  Activities include game drives, bush walks with San Bushmen, and visit to the …

First Light Safaris’ Wild Zambia Safari – September 7-17, 2016

  First Light Safaris enjoyed 10 incredible days on safari in South Luangwa National Park of Zambia, September 2016.  I returned to the area where I spent almost a year living in the bush managing a camp for the Bushcamp Company.  Joining me were Mary from Australia and CJ form Texas.  Mary has visited South Luangwa on two other occasions, …

Honeymoon Safari – Zambia – August, 2009

August 2009, deep in the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, we set out at first light for our morning walk. The trip up to this point had already exceeded expectations. My wife, Amy, and I were on our honeymoon. For me, it was a much needed break from dealing with the increasingly difficult summer crowds of Yellowstone National …