South Africa Countryside

South Africa: A Country of Diverse Experiences

Laurie Barnard, one of our wonderful Zephyr guides, recently led her first trip to South Africa earlier this year for a private group. The trip left quite an impact on her. We asked her to share her thoughts below. South Africa has always been a destination I longed to explore. So it… Continue reading “South Africa: A Country of Diverse Experiences”

Zephyr group on safari in South Africa

The Great Safari Debate: National Parks Vs Private Reserves

Safaris are an amazing way to observe wildlife in their own natural environments. Many people who go on an African safari rank it as one of the best things they have ever done in their lives. But what many people don’t know is that there are two choices when it comes to… Continue reading “The Great Safari Debate: National Parks Vs Private Reserves”

The Grand Finale – Safari: South Africa Part 3

Editor’s Note:  This is the third and final blog post in a three-part series about our South Africa Hiking, Safari & Wine Adventure and is written by our Zephyr guide and participants. (Read Part 1 & Part 2) Day 6 / Friday (written by participant Treshel Washington) Today we flew northeast to… Continue reading “The Grand Finale – Safari: South Africa Part 3”

Impressions From the Roof of Africa

Editor’s Note:  For the second time in two years, Zephyr’s Erika Helstrom made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro last week, along with seven of our Zephyr travelers.  These are some of the quick highlights she sent us prior to heading to volunteer at KYGN (Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need) in… Continue reading “Impressions From the Roof of Africa”

3 Misconceptions about Group Travel

NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the… Continue reading “3 Misconceptions about Group Travel”

How to Make a Travel Blog

Gone are the days of projector slideshow recaps of your summer vacation.  Yet in a digital age, there’s even more to share with your friends and family!  I have been sharing my photos, videos and thoughts from my travels on my Facebook for years, but it doesn’t offer the organization or presentation… Continue reading “How to Make a Travel Blog”

African Safaris: Tanzania versus South Africa

As an adventure travel company, one of the things I have always said is “we only run active tours”. No bus tours for me, thank you. However, I must admit our two African safaris stretch that a bit. In Africa, we run a “hike, wine, and safari” tour that is absolutely incredible. … Continue reading “African Safaris: Tanzania versus South Africa”