Full Episode! In Search of Africa’s “Big Five” on Safari in Tanzania

Nik and Dusty travel through the night to Tanzania, where they embark on their first ever wildlife safari through the famed African bush. Their goal? To capture (on camera) each of Africa’s famed Big Five animals – the lion, the giraffe, the elephant, the cape buffalo and the rhino. Along the way they stop in some of Africa’s most spectacular locations, including the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. But will a last-minute storm derail their safari and wash away their hopes?

Cheers y’all! And we hope you enjoy the ride. 🙂

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  1. Enjoyed your show. Leaving for Africa in October. Any travel tips? What month were you in Africa? Clothing suggestions? Like to give back – What about bringing school supplies to give out in villages?

    • Hi Nancy! Oh! you will absolutely LOVE it! We were in Tanzania and Kenya in April. It was a little chilly in the morning and evening time but got pretty hot during the day. We brought light jackets, lightweight long-sleeved shirts and short-sleeved shirts, lightweight hiking pants (some that zipped off into shorts), lightweight shorts, hiking shoes, and wide-brimmed hats. As far as giving goes, it’s a good idea to contact your tour company to ask them if there will be an opportunity to visit a school, village, or orphanage. And if so, what they would recommend for you to bring to give. Depending where you go, they may ask that you give to a particular person instead of directly to the children. Where exactly are you going? Be sure to keep us posted. We’d love to hear how your trip goes! And thanks so much for watching the show!

  2. Hello! Just watched your safari episode and loved it! Can you tell viewers which company you used to take you around and where it is you stayed?Looks like you had an amazing time and there are a number of companies offering safari treks. Thanks!

    • Hey Abby! Thanks so much! We went with a company called Adventure Life and highly recommend them! And there’s much more information about our trip – including some of the places we stayed – on our site here. Hope that helps! And if you holler at Adventure Life, tell ’em we sent you! 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Jeannette Balthaser

    I have to admit, I cried during this episode! I have done several short term mission trips to Kenya over the years and one of the things they did for us was a short 3 day safari up in the Maasai Mara Serengeti – at the North of it. What a joy, what a privilege. We got to see the Migration with all the animals crossing the Mara River. Once I stayed in a tent camp right beside the Mara River and woke up every morning listening to the rhinos talking to each other. The sounds of the Serengeti are unbelievably wonderful. So seeing the joy you all experienced doing this brought back so many fond memories. On one of the safaris we were to have a picnic lunch out in the Serengeti. Our driver pulled up under a tree and stopped. He then said to us, ‘we won’t be having lunch under this tree. Look up.” There was a huge leopard up in the tree sleeping. So we quietly drove away.. Such a joy to see these wonderful animals in their natural habitat. Thanks for doing this show. Oh yes, a couple of ‘extra’ things. In the migration, (they follow the rain and healthier pastures), but the female wildebeests need something for their diets when they’re pregnant, they find up in the northern part of the Serengeti during the migration. Also, don’t know if they shared this with you or not, but the city of Nairobi is on Maasai land. They agreed to let them build the city there as long as the Maasai can move their flocks through the city to get to greener pastures!! I have friends that are missionaries there and they live in Nairobi. She said it’s quite interesting to see them herd their flocks through the city. Anyway, perhaps you can do another safari episode from the Kenya side. Thanks again for all your hard work. Oh yes, and the Victoria Falls too.

    • Oh my gosh! Isn’t it just spectacular? Your trip sounds absolutely amazing! It’s such a magical thing. Seeing those animals in their natural habitat is so thrilling and absolutely fascinating. So glad you got to experience it too! Thanks so much for watching and telling us your stories as well! We love hearing from other travelers!

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