Category Archives: Africa

Trekking the Mountain Gorilla

Successfully traversing the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a feat in and of itself, but getting the chance to view Mountain Gorillas in their native habitat…truly priceless and well worth the effort it took to get there. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest … Continue reading

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Lesotho…Who Knew?

I knew where Lesotho was on the map, but never dreamed that I would ever visit this tiny landlocked country embedded in South Africa. Lesotho is also known as the “Mountain Kingdom”, from the time King Moshoeshoe (pronounced “Mashwayshway) united … Continue reading

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Lalibela: A Great Place to Stay

Lalibela is a fabulous place to explore, with a lovely hotel and unique restaurant. The Mountain View Hotel, sits on the ridge of an escarpment, overlooking an immense valley with rows and rows of jagged mountains visible in the distance. … Continue reading

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Lalibela: Ethiopia’s Hidden Treasure

Lalibela…the name rolls off the tongue, sounding melodic and mysterious; the experience will meet all expectations. It literally means

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Horses, Camels & Donkeys…Oh MY!

There are a number of ways to get to the carefully hidden ancient city of Petra from the entrance to this magnificent site. After entering, the options for transport are: on foot, on horseback, or by horse drawn carriage along … Continue reading

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Savoring Breakfast in the African Bush

Getting up at the crack of dawn is not something I do everyday, however, when on safari, seeing the crack of dawn is part of the unforgettable and joyous experience of an early morning game drive in Africa. Dawn is … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal in Shark Alley

If you have ever watched “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel, you know that Walker Bay, on the southern coast of South Africa, is the home of “Shark Alley”, a favorite hunting ground for the Great White Sharks. We tried … Continue reading

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Shiraz in South Africa

Shiraz vines grow not three feet from our patio at La Petite Ferme. Up close, you can see the green grapes start to ripen. However, as you look further, the rows stretch out and blend into a carpet of green … Continue reading

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The Amazing Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The “White tablecloth” was just beginning to cover Table Mountain when we arrived. That is what the locals call the white clouds that rest on the top and sides of Capetown’s most notable landmark.

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Chobe…The Home of Elephants in Botswana

Known for its elephants, Chobe National Park boasts 60,000 of these amazing animals. At this time of year, the park could actually rename itself “Chobe Maternity Ward for Elephants”. We have seen hundreds of these lumbering giants and most of … Continue reading

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