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Ultimate Adventures for the Everyday Outdoor Enthusiast

Sunset near Chennek in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia / Shutterstock

By: Scott Dubois, Fauna Travel Designer

I strive to design immersive and challenging yet attainable travel adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. First and foremost, I want an experience that immerses me deeply in nature with good people. It should also be active and tell a great story. I want this personally and for others because these types of experiences bring joy and meaning to life. These are some of my most unique wild adventures.

Walking the Maasai Trails in Tanzania

Trekking the Great Rift Valley / Courtesy of Lake Natron Camp
Trekking the Great Rift Valley / Courtesy of Lake Natron Camp

Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley is a less well-known trekking destination than Kilimanjaro, but the ancient Maasai trails that connect the highland craters to Lake Natron are magical. This trip connects the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti regions via an epic week of trekking from one safari to the next. Read more…

Canoe Safari through Lower Zambezi National Park

Canoeing the Zambezi River / Courtesy of Anabezi
Canoeing the Zambezi River / Courtesy of Anabezi

The Zambezi River valley in southern Zambia is arguably the world’s most exciting canoeing destination. This itinerary takes you over 30 miles downstream from the western boundary of Lower Zambezi National Park. En route, you will encounter plenty of elephants and other wildlife that have come to drink at the river. Read more…

India’s Best Walking Safari

Walking safari at Suján Jawai / Courtesy of Suján
Walking safari at Suján Jawai / Courtesy of Suján

India has an impressive diversity of wildlife that includes tigers, leopards, elephants, wolves, and deer, but because of tiger reserve regulations, there are few opportunities to see these animals on foot. Still, it’s possible to stitch together an incredible Indian walking safari in the areas where it is allowed. Read more…

Gorilla Trekking in the Congo Basin

Lowland gorilla trekking at Ngaga Camp / Courtesy of Congo Conservation Company luxury Congo gorilla lodge
Lowland gorilla trekking at Ngaga Camp / Courtesy of Congo Conservation Company

The vast Congo rainforest is one of the best places in the world to see lowland gorillas and forest elephants, but few people visit here. Some areas can only be reached by kayak, but the journey is worth the effort. The camps were built to support gorilla research, and you meet many working biologists during your stay. Read more…

Trekking Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Troop of Gelada monkeys / Courtesy of Travel Ethiopia
Troop of Gelada monkeys / Courtesy of Travel Ethiopia

The high-elevation Simien Mountains in northern Ethiopia are one of the best hiking destinations in Africa. The volcanic mountain range is incredibly scenic, and you may encounter large troops of gelada monkeys on a multi-day trek. Ethiopian cultural excursions complete the experience. Read more…

Note: In the past week, violence has broken out in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region. We are monitoring the situation closely.

Mount Kenya Hiking Safari

Biplane and Mt. Kenya near Lewa Wilderness / Courtesy of Lewa Wilderness luxury Kenya safari
Biplane and Mt. Kenya near Lewa Wilderness / Courtesy of Lewa Wilderness

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-tallest peak, and it towers above the wildlife-rich Laikipia Plateau north of Nairobi. This itinerary brings you up to altitude at a luxury safari lodge on the plateau before a climb to Point Lenana for one of the best views in Africa. Read more…

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