South Africa Adventures

Having traveled to South Africa, I can tell you that it leaves an indelible impression on you.   The beauty of the land, the varied cultures and of course, the awe of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is something I hope everyone can experience in their lifetime. It may seem like a dream or bucket Read More…

African Beach Getaways

We’re still waiting for spring to return to Chicago, which means I’m still thinking of exotic getaways. I’m guessing when most of you think of Africa, you immediately think safari, but did you know there are some amazing beach destinations to be found there, as well? Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique offer gorgeous, sandy white beaches Read More…

African Wildlife Adventure – The Ugly 5

G’day!  Now that you know all about Africa’s Big 5, both on land and in the water, and the Little 5, it’s time to get acquainted with the Ugly 5. Which animals are considered so unsightly they get their own little club? Turns out the Vultures, Marabou Storks, Hyenas, Warthogs, and Wildebeest are the winners. Read More…

Africa’s Marine Big 5

You’ve heard of Africa’s Big 5 on land, but what about the marine Big 5? The East Coast of Africa is home to loads of marine life, and happens to be home to the Big 5 of the water: Southern Right Whale, African Penguin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Great White Shark, and Cape Fur Seals! Many of Read More…

African Wildlife – The Big 5 & Little 5

G’day!  Here at Down Under Endeavours, we absolutely love wildlife and love travel that involves interacting with native species.  One of our favourite destinations in Africa.  From the Big 5- Lions, Leopards, Black Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo, to the Little 5- Rhinoceros Beetle, Buffalo Weaver, Antlion, Elephant Shrew, and Leopard Turtle, you’ll find there’s so Read More…

Sun, Sand & Romance – Luxury Island Getaways

G’day mates! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and the next special day is just around the corner- Valentine’s Day!  Why not get out of the never-ending cold and into the sunny island paradise of the South Pacific?  We love our island getaways, and we’ve got the perfect romantic island destinations for Read More…

Adventures in Africa

G’day mates! English Marie, here. Are you ready to plunge into an unforgettable adventure? Let’s put together a mental picture.  Just imagine, unique wildlife roaming free, amazing food and wine, and raw thrilling adventures.  You’ll find all of this and more in Africa. We’re big on adventure at Down Under Endeavours, here’s what’s on in Read More…

Botswana Wildlife & Wonder

Botswana is a unique and magical African destination.  Home to some of the greatest wildlife on the planet, Botswana is one of the greatest destinations for African safaris.  Here are just a few quick facts about this amazing place:  there are more elephants in Botswana than any other country,  39% of the country is protected Read More…

Tanzania Wildlife, Culture & Natural Wonders

G’day mates!  English Marie here.  This week we’re excited to share with some of the amazing things about Tanzania!  The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia.  It’s also home to Mt. Kilimanjaro- Africa’s highest point at 19,340 feet hight!  From the breathtaking wildlife and nature, to the Read More…

Discover the Magic of Kenya

Kenya is located in East Africa.  Full of beauty, culture and amazing wildlife, Kenya is a popular destination.  From snow-capped mountains and harsh deserts to dense forests and the lush tropical coastline of the Indian Ocean.  This versatile and vibrant land is the perfect place for an adventure.  Wildlife is abundant in Kenya, including all of Read More…

All About Africa

Hello mates, English Marie here.  Are you dreaming of an Africa vacation?   Well we’ve got you covered.   Africa is a land full of diversity in culture, economy, and wildlife.  From the Sahara to rainforest, to beaches and buzzing cities, Africa will never fail to impress with adventures around every corner.  Perfect for foodies, Read More…

Best Water Sports & Destinations

G’day mates!  Still fighting the winter blues?  Why not start planning your next South Pacific getaway?  The best way to start planning is to start dreaming up destinations and activities you’d love!  This week we’re excited about all the best water sports you’ll find on your getaway.  We’ve put together a list of the best Read More…

Intro to Johannesburg

G’day!  This week we at DUE would like to gush about all that is Johannesburg.  Jo’burg, or Jozi, as it is affectionately called, is the second largest city in Africa with more than 3 million people calling it home.  This vibrant city is rapidly on the up and up.  The cultural district of Newton offers Read More…

Must See Iconic Destinations

G’day mates! Are you looking to travel the world? Make sure to put the south Pacific on your list. Home to some of the world’s must see iconic destinations, from Australia and New Zealand to Fiji and Africa, you’re bound to find the most exciting vacations await.    Australia: Australia is a massive country and Read More…

Islands of Africa

When you think of Africa, do you envision the most beautiful island getaways with amazing beaches and luxurious resorts?  Well, you should!  Africa is not just about Safaris on the Savannah, you’ll find there’s a whole other world to explore in the islands of Africa.  From beaches to jungles and underwater explorations you’ll find  adventure Read More…

Food and Wine Travels

G’day mates! English Marie here. What’s the best part about traveling? The culinary experiences of course! Food and wine are major highlights no matter where your travels take you. From delicious staples to exotic new palettes, you’re bound to tantalize those taste-buds. Not sure where to start? No worries! We’ve got you covered.   Australia Read More…

Ebola & South Africa – Did you know?

G’day mates!  With all of the media coverage about the Ebola outbreak, we understand there is a level of worry when traveling internationally, especially to South Africa.  Down Under Endeavours would like to provide you with facts, as well as any updates on the matter. Below are some quick facts about the outbreak, including visual Read More…

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is an amazing city full of diversity, culture, community, innovation, and very much connected to nature and its surroundings. From being named the world’s top place to visit in 2014 by the New York Times to being the World Design Capital 2014 (click here for a wonderful video about this monumental event)- there’s so Read More…

Relaxing Spa Retreats

G’day everyone! English Marie here, are you in need of a little R&R? Maybe you need to getaway from reality for bit, be pampered and enjoy a relaxing spa retreat. Listen to the lapping waves from your overwater massage table in Bora Bora. Unwind to the sounds of pristine rainforest in Australia’s only aboriginal technique-focused Read More…

Summer Romance: Couples Getaway

G’day everyone! This summer romance is in the air, we at DUE would like to share our favorite getaways for you and your special someone! The South Pacific has so much to offer, especially when it comes to a romantic couples getaway with your special someone. From Tahiti to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand to Read More…

Bucket List Destinations

G’day mates! Are you ready to check off items on your bucket list? At Down Under Endeavours, we specialize in many popular bucket list destinations. Now only are we experts in the South Pacific, we also handcraft the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Ready to bungy jump in New Zealand or enjoy an exiting sea Read More…