“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. -Albert Einstein
If you want to experience the most abundant wildlife in Africa, you need to visit either the Serengeti in Tanzania or the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya- the ultimate African Safari destinations!
Understanding seasonal weather patterns and wildebeest migrations are some of the factors that will come into play when developing your itinerary.
Other exciting African safaris can also be found in Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda. The diversity of these regions is breathtaking – landscapes, shorelines, mountains, and deserts.
I like to add some variety to your African Safari adventure with unique local experiences over and above your wildlife safari. How about some wine tasting in South Africa?
Imagine a customized, carefully prepared African safari just for you? I will work with your budget, accommodation needs, and time of year to travel where and when. I guarantee you, it will be a trip of a lifetime!
Small adventures groups
Many operators offer the small group experience, either in basic camping, mid range lodges, or in special high-end mobile or permanent camps. I enjoy working directly with my local South African operators. Great value! There is no extra hidden costs, what the operator charges you, I charge you the same.
Join me in 2020!
In November 2020, I will be organizing and accompanying a small group to Namibia, Botswana ending in Victoria Falls. You can let me know in advance if you are interested in joining me. Contact me.
“When I’m in Africa, I am happy! Perhaps it’s the sound of drums grounding me, or the roar of a lion giving me goose bumps”. –Carole Gobeil
“I love to travel during rainy seasons. Nature is alive and everything seems so much greener, richer. Animals love it too. They love the rain. It’s cooler, and more refreshing. And during your jeep travels, yes you might get a bit of mud. But between loads of dust, I will take the little bit of mud. Elephants sometimes think we are an elephant too and they come close. I had one encounter where he bumped into our jeep. One has to trust their experienced guides to know just how close one can get.”
Carole Gobeil, Arctic/Antarctica & Africa Travel Specialist, Customized Adventures
If you live in the Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Montreal and Western Quebec regions, I would love to meet you! If this is not possible, let’s talk by phone or webcam.
Of course, emails work too, we can start that way to get to know each other.
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Carole is a travel consultant with Far Horizons, Experts in Creative Travel (established 1986), located in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Carole lives in Ottawa and caters to clients throughout the world. We are all connected.
I would like to extend a very special thank you to the following photographers who have a keen eye for capturing unforgettable moments during my travels:
- Michelle Valberg, for my cover picture in Ilulissat, Greenland holding a mountain.
- Joanne Tremblay, for some fun shots and videos in the Canadian Arctic, NWT, Tanzania
- Gary Krosin, for my Siberia shots; and Sergey Dolya for Herard Island in Siberia.
- Paulin Lafontaine, for the kayaking photo in the Arctic.
- Blachford Lodge, for their northern lights picture.
- Kenny Stainback, for the King penguin video in South Georgia.
- Derik Kyostia, of me and the group talking to the seal in Antarctica.
- André Ouellet, Morocco camels.
- Ejaz Khan, for the breathtaking photo of the wolf.
- Alex Di Suvero, for my ship,
auroraand full moon picture takenon my first Arctic expedition in 2005. We had a blast on that trip!
My heart goes out to an amazing photographer friend, Gerard, who left us last July. As a world traveler, he sure lived his life to the fullest. He is the driver, clicker