TRAVELS WITH NINA

is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.

KENYAN ADVENTURE

KENYAN ADVENTURE

  I think we can all agree that the point of travel is, in large part, to get what we don’t get enough of the rest of the time. Which is why safari in Africa is such medicine for those who, like me, never quite manage to get enough time in nature in their everyday […]

AFRICAN SAFARI

AFRICAN SAFARI

  Being on safari in the African bush is an experience that’s difficult to put into words. You’re out there in the cathedral of the wild, a place where you can see the most beautiful and terrifying parts of yourself reflected back at you via nature. There’s such elegance there. You watch the animals and […]

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO KENYA

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO KENYA

EVER DREAM OF PACKING YOUR BAGS, MOVING TO AFRICA AND SAVING THE WORLD? WELL AUSTRALIAN DAVINIA COGAN DID JUST THAT, LIVING IN AFRICA FOR THREE YEARS, THE LAST 18 MONTHS OF WHICH SHE LIVED IN NAIROBI, KENYA. THERE SHE WORKED AS AN ADVISOR FOR THE NON-PROFIT GVEP INTERNATIONAL, WHICH WORKS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO INCREASE ACCESS TO […]

SKY NEWS, ZAMBIA: INTERVIEW

SKY NEWS, ZAMBIA: INTERVIEW

Check out my latest appearance on the SKY Business News destinations segment – in which I wax lyrical about my Bench International luxury safari to Zambia in Africa, and discuss that viral video we created of Hercules the baby lion getting attacked by a pack of lionesses – HERE   READ ABOUT FIVE LUXE ZAMBIAN SAFARI CAMPS HERE SEE MY ZAMBIA […]

FIVE HOT ZAMBIAN CAMPS

FIVE HOT ZAMBIAN CAMPS

The votes are in*, the people have spoken, the word is out. Zambia, that little nugget of a land-locked African nation, is where it’s at for the sophisticated, off-the-beaten-track safari experience. Just ask Jonathan Scott**, one of my dear friends, who travels there regularly for the abundant and diverse wildlife. Or, ask the random lady […]

SAFARI STATE OF MIND

SAFARI STATE OF MIND

Our six-week honeymoon to the east coast of Africa was over three years ago now. But, like any epic journey, this one is imprinted in my soul and I’ve never quite managed to shake the desire to get back to those wild plains. I was leafing through my journal from the trip yesterday and found a time-logged safari […]