Off-Season Adventures in the MASAI MARA

Suzan Crane explores one of Africa's iconic destinations when game is plenty and visitors are scarce. The small plane hovers low over the sprawling scrub-pocked grassland’s of Kenya’s famed Masai Mara, a tapestry of grazing wildlife looming ever larger as we approach the muddy airstrip. Flat-topped acacia trees dance under a metallic sky that threatens rain, majestic elephants and towering … [Read more...]

Our Man in Africa: Safari Experts’ Tim Lapage

What’s your dream of Africa─luxury platform tents overlooking watering holes rife with wildlife; open-air jeep rides tracking herds of elephants; sunsets with silhouetted lionesses and cubs in the bush? Wandermelon's friend, Tim Lapage, a fellow travel aficionado, has navigated the continent as a pilot, resident and passionate explorer.  His low-level flying safari, the ultimate African adventure, … [Read more...]