Tag Archives: Safari

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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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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In Search of the Elusive Fosa in Madagascar

We drove through the Avenue de Baobabs, one of the most photographed sites in Madagascar. The giant trees, with stubby, root-like branches line the road majestically as they welcome travelers on their way to the Kirindy Forest.

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The Rift Valley Experience, Tanzania

We love the people of Tanzania. So far, we have visited a Masai village where we were greeted with traditional song and dance. Just as the dance was ending, one of the young men had to stop and answer his … Continue reading

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

It is wet this year in Tanzania. And green. Very, very green. The evidence of rain was visible, especially in the muddy forested trail we used to climb up (operative word here is up) 2000 feet to see a magnificent … Continue reading

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Dining with Elephants in the Masai Mara, Kenya

It is true. The Masai Mara has some of the best game viewing in Kenya, hands down. The Masai Mara is the part of the Serengeti Plain that spills over into Kenya from Tanzania and is home to wildlife most … Continue reading

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White Rhinos at Lewa Downs, Kenya

Lewa Downs is a conservation area just north of Mt. Kenya, where White Rhinos have been reintroduced into the area. Yesterday, we were able to get close enough to the rhinos to see them drinking at the waterhole at sunset. … Continue reading

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Exploring Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa

We are spending several days in the Chyulu Hills. These are Hemingway’s “green hills of Africa” and they are spectacular. Campi Ya Kanzi is run by an Italian couple, Luca and Antonella, in partnership with the local Maasai tribe who … Continue reading

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