My chief tip for long term travel: enjoy the experience by being in the moment!
Throw away the camera for one trip. Leave your phone at home. Today on the South Island of New Zealand, maybe the most gorgeous place on earth, I saw people staring mindlessly at their phones or snapping pics endlessly for uploading.
I do get being plugged in and sharing your travels but being in the moment, totally focused on the beauty around you, is the best way to really dig your long term travels. This is also how to feel like a local in places, where spending 2 or 4 months in a spot helps you make friends, and to fully experience a place as a native does.
This is a classic Kenyan safari that gives you an opportunity to visit the seventh wonder of the world (the Masai Mara) where game viewing is unmatched. Here, you will see wildlife in their natural habitat as they mind their own business yours will be taking photos only.