For those who have a kinship with animals, there's little more awe-inspiring than getting up close and personal with nature's creatures in their natural habitat. It's an experience you can’t plan and can't know to expect. It makes you feel alive. You meet yourself – that part of you that is connected to every living being in the universe – in those moments. And
are transformed, in ways subtle but enduring.
It's no wonder that women told us that a safari ranks among their top seven Once-in-a-Lifetime experiences last summer. Perhaps we are all inspired by the words of adventurer Beryl Markham, who wrote: "Africa is mystic; it is
wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer's paradise, a hunter's Valhalla, an escapist's Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just 'home."
Diana Eden, our women over 80 columnist, isn't waiting to make her travel dreams come true – Diana says: "After many decades of thinking about it, I decided this is the time to go on African Safari. Now in my 80s, if not now, when?' Get inspired by Diana's story and those of other women who share their most memorable wildlife experiences. Want to know how to choose a safari? Look beyond the marketing hype and ask questions to find out who's going above and
beyond. And don’t forget to pack with the earth in mind when you travel.
Curated Women-Friendly Tours
As we close out Earth Month, we're proud to feature these women-friendly wildlife tours from our Women's Travel Directory. These small businesses are actively working to create positive social change, not only by conserving and protecting wildlife, but also by hiring
women guides, encouraging ethical volunteerism and reinvesting in local communities. From observing tigers in India to witnessing wildlife in South Africa, these tours offer you an opportunity for life-changing experiences with animals, learning from conservationists who are committed to providing ethical animal travel. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences no woman wants to miss.
Journey to Uganda + Tanzania
with Triple F Photo Tours
Triple F Founder Amina Mohamed is a passionate, enthusiastic photographer — born in the UK, with her early life spent in Uganda. With her photo tour to Uganda and Tanzania, you can live out you wildest dreams of seeing lions, elephants, hippos and zebra, just to name a few. This is tailor-made for the discerning photographer who enjoys a mix of culture, nature,
and wildlife, full of once-in-lifetime opportunities with guided instruction on every excursion.
Exclusive to JourneyWomen subscribers, Amina is offering a discount of $500 CAD on her June 22- July 9 tour.
Experience Africa luxuriously with
Girls' Guide to Paris & Beyond!
Doni Belau of Girls' Guide invites you to travel luxuriously with a small group of like-minded women to Africa. The magnetic natural beauty, the crescendo of the exploding sunrises, the intoxicating mix of sights and sounds, the wildlife and natural splendor that enthralls, captivates and stills your mind, body and soul… the thrill of adventure, the raw, untamed
wild power of survival … This is AFRICA!!
Once in a Lifetime Trip working to Save the Elephants in South Africa
If you are a serious animal lover this trip in July is for you. Carla, our guide, runs a not-for-profit helping to save endangered wild African animals including elephants. Part of your purchase price goes towards help these important efforts. 3 spaces left for July 22-31 but act quick, this trip will close soon!
South Africa is one of the very best safari destinations one can imagine. In South Africa you will not only see the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) but in addition you'll relish the beautiful indigenous plants and flowers in the flora capital of the world.
Trip of a Lifetime to South Africa includes a safari, the garden route & wine country + captivating Cape Town, leaving August 5-14. (Their winter, so, delightful temps). Just 4 spaces left.
Discover Kenya's rich wildlife and its diverse cultures with Rupi Mangat, a third generation local and a leading Kenyan travel writer who lives in this tropical paradise on the Equator.
Born-Free Kenya Are you old enough to remember the book or the movie? On November 7-14, we are heading back to the very site where Elsa the lion grew up. This is an über-luxurious, top-of-the-line, tented safari. Only 3 spaces left.
Inquire at email@example.com – be sure to let us know that JourneyWoman sent you in order to claim your $150 discount.
Join Wild Women Expeditions
in India or Tanzania
Whether you dream of lions or tigers, Wild Women Expeditions delivers both! Our India and Tanzania safaris allow for intimate, unexpected and sustainable experiences that support local conservation initiatives. Pack your binoculars and SPF, we'll be in charge of the OMG! We put the WILD in wildlife!
India Jungles & Jewels Adventure
It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment you fell in love with India. Was it the giddy euphoric experience of bathing with elephants in the Banjar river? Was it that misty morning you watched a wild tiger moving through the meadow? Or was it sitting by the campfire surrounded by ancient Banyan trees that enveloped you like a dreamy fairytale from the pages of The Jungle Book. Tour date: Nov 22 - Dec 2, 2022.
Tanzania Trek and Safari
It's impossible to prepare for the thrill of seeing the honeyed plains and grasslands of the Serengeti for the first time. The goosebump-inducing tingle of spotting a sleek cheetah as it silently navigates the brush is unmatched. Wildlife abounds–from snoozing lions to the unexpected stampede of wildebeest, time seems to come to an abrupt stop under the molten Tanzanian sun. Tour date: Sept 21 - Sept 30.
Experience India with India for Beginners
Is seeing a tiger in India on your bucket list?
2022 is the Year of the Tiger. What better way to celebrate than take a tour to India, home to 70% of the world's wild tigers.
Mariellen Ward's Wildlife and Tiger Safari Tour from India for Beginners is for adventurous travellers who want to experience India’s incredible jungles. The tour will take you to Madhya Pradesh, also known as land of the tiger, where you will get to know India’s leading tiger reserves Tour date: Nov 13 - 27, 2022.
Explore Washington State
with Bold Spirit Travel
Join Regina Winkle-Bryan and follow in the soft footsteps of Roosevelt elk and blacktail deer as you explore the lush Hoh Rainforest in Washington state. Spot bald eagles from Kalaloch, a lodge perched right on the roaring Pacific Ocean and our home base for this green getaway. At alpine Hurricane Ridge, look out for cute, cat-sized marmots and listen to them whistle. Your local naturalist guide will show you the best of
Olympic National Park and the critters that call it home. Tour date: July 30- Aug 3. Journeywomen take $100 off this all-women, small-group trip using the code SUMMER2022. Save your spot at: Bold Spirit Travel or call us at 503-380-3032
Volunteer in the jungles of Guatemala
Animal Experience International
One week in the jungles of Guatemala to take part in wildlife conservation - you in? On June 11, meet AEI's Nora Livingstone at the Flores airport. Then, your in-country travel, accommodation and food will all be taken care of. But this all-inclusive has a twist! Instead of sitting on a beach, you will be assisting us with the hands on care of orphaned howler monkeys, injured toucans and sick ocelots. Don't worry, no
experience is needed, just a heart for animals! Our local veterinarians can't wait to meet you! Tour date: June 11-18, 2022.