About EssentialSafari.com

Melina and Anne on a summer trip.

Essential Safari is written by Anne Dorko and Melina Flender. We are both passionate travelers interested in visiting African safaris, but had a lot of concerns about the trip due to social and environmental issues. This website is the result of our intensive research in planning our own safari adventures.

We provide ethical travelers hungry for exploration with the cultural information necessary to go on an affordable African safari adventure where they can have authentic experiences that also benefit the local community.