Recent Experiences

Safaris five years from now

25 years ago, when Next Adventure started offering custom, personalized safaris in Africa, it was considered an exotic niche experience […]

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Top 10 Safaris for Every Kind of Traveler

During the pandemic, we had plenty of time to reminisce about our favorite safaris and really examine which safari experiences […]

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The Wide World of Safaris

Through the Next Adventure Lens One of Next Adventure’s most rewarding pandemic projects was examining our data from the last […]

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CONDE NAST TRAVELER - MARCH 2021

We choose to get to know our clients, and we do everything we can to make sure they are well-suited […]

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TRAVEL + LEISURE - DECEMBER 2020

2020 has been a hard year for all of us, especially for those who depend on tourism. But, just because […]

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Sapi Explorers Camp

The 118,000 hectare private Sapi Concession was awarded to Great Plains Conservation to manage and look after in 2016. Immediately […]

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How the safari community is responding to the pandemic

One of our favorite phrases heard around safari camps is “make a plan.” It’s a fascinating mix of being completely […]

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Overview of Travel Guidelines and Entry Requirements

Countries Currently Open to International Travel All of the countries in which we operate are currently open to international travelers […]

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Near-term Safari Opportunities 2020-2021

We’re excited to see African countries safely reopening and welcoming international travelers back to their borders. With a careful understanding […]

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Kili's First Adventures

For people who love to travel, the covid pandemic grounded us literally and figuratively, and it’s given us an opportunity […]

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CENTURION - JUNE 2020

I had come to the Namib to shadow Stander in his research on a trip organized by Wilderness Safaris as […]

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Mara Plains Camp

Mara Plains Camp is a one-of-a-kind, seven tent camp located in the private 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just on the […]

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TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE - APRIL 2020

Kili McGowan, the chair of the Safari Pros consortium of travel advisors, organizes and leads trips that venture beyond sightings […]

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Options for Travel Plans Impacted by the Pandemic

Given the unprecedented disruption to global travel, Next Adventure and our partners share, respect and understand your concerns about your […]

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Tembo Plains

“Tembo” meaning Elephant and reflects more than just a place and a name honouring the animals on these plains. It […]

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Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp is an intimate, four room exquisite tented camp located on the 330,000 acre Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, […]

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Sheryl & Laura's African Photo Dreams Come True in Tanzania

  “It was amazing to be so close to so many animals and to not only see them, like one […]

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South Luangwa's Dynamic Diversity

For my first visit to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, I visited a number of camps and portfolios for a […]

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Jessica & Gearóid's Epic First Safari

“We sat quietly as they ate around us, we were no more than a few feet from the majestic beasts […]

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Penny & David's Life Changing Safari in Tanzania

“We had the most amazing time on our trip!  It was truly life changing.  We have probably overshared our adventures […]

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Best Vacation Ever on Safari in Kenya

“This was my best vacation EVER. I’d gladly try another safari.” — Eric I’d like to start by saying that […]

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Big Reveal! Kili's Secret Safari of Surprises

About 2 years ago, a group of travel-giddy friends put their safari planning in Kili’s hand’s for a Secret Safari. […]

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Kili's Return to Rwanda - Gorillas & More!

Kili returned to Rwanda to find a country that has made tremendous progress toward its goal of being one of […]

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Green Season Safaris in Tanzania

While Tanzania is best known for being home to the iconic Serengeti plains, the Serengeti can be known for peak […]

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Under Canvas & Flying Circuits in Namibia

Maybe no country has seen the buzz of the travel world like Namibia, and it’s been fascinating to watch it […]

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Private Mobile Camping in Botswana

While Botswana has grown to be seen as one of the more luxurious (and expensive) safari destinations, we’re glad to […]

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Coastal Adventures in South Africa

Kruger & Cape Town are a popular combination, but South Africa has much more to offer with an abundance of […]

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Walking Safaris in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a well-earned reputation for some of the best guides and most picturesque wildlife and wilderness areas in Africa. […]

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Breathtaking Botswana & Hwange Thrills

Lance says: I had a fantastic time in Africa.  We saw a vast amount of wildlife, virtually everything one could […]

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New Circuits in Rwanda & Uganda

A wise colleague of ours says, “Rwanda has ambitions to be the best in the world, and it’s making quick […]

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A Writer Left Astounded For Words

“I always cry when the small plane lands on a dirt airstrip, and I always cry when I leave.” — […]

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Up Close and Personal - A Family Safari Road Trip!

“On the first day, we went out looking for lions, and we certainly found them. In fact, not only did […]

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Diving In Day One - A Surprise Southern Africa Safari

“We’re a gay couple that has traveled the world all on our own, from the Galapagos Islands to the Bosphorus […]

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Linda & John's Quintessential African Experience

“There aren’t very many places where we’ve been and are dying to go back. Patagonia is one we’d go back […]

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Mara Nyika

Mara Nyika, meaning “Large Plains or Great Plains,” is the newest edition to the Great Plains Conservation family of camps […]

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Namibia Under Canvas Safari

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS Travel with one of Namibia’s most reputable and well-known naturalist guides. Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and […]

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SILICON VALLEY MAGAZINE - JANUARY 2019

When Lifescan executive Kirsten Kempe and her husband, Bob Carlin, a longtime Oracle manager, decided to travel in 2018 with […]

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Borana's Lengishu House

Borana has always been a special place; a truly family-oriented conservancy, adjacent to the world-renowned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, that offers […]

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When to book what?

One common question we hear is “How far in advance should I start booking my safari?”, so we put together […]

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New Flights + Better Connections = More Possibilities

A big part of planning a perfect safari is thinking through the logistics of international and regional flight connections. We’re […]

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Four Extraordinary Lodges

For this edition of our “Personal Picks”, we’re thinking outside-the-box to share four breathtaking lodges in unique, lesser-known parks and […]

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Wilderness Safaris - Travel with Purpose Itineraries

We’re excited to share a selection of new Travel with Purpose Itineraries from Wilderness Safaris. These special scheduled departures offer […]

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Walking Safaris in South Luangwa

Not until you’ve followed in the footsteps of the great explorers and experienced the compelling mix of excitement, respect and […]

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EAST BAY EXPRESS - SEPTEMBER 2018

Next Adventure, a safari company based in Berkeley and run by Kili McGowan and her husband Jeremy Townsend, was tasked […]

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BERKELEYSIDE - SEPTEMBER 2018

When the show was in the planning stages, Bell pointed the Parts Unknown production company, Zero Point Zero, to Berkeley company Next Adventure whose […]

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On Location in Kenya with Parts Unknown

In March 2018, Kili McGowan, Next Adventure’s Managing Director, accompanied the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown crew during their time on Lewa […]

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