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STUFF HAPPENS ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne – bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” – Karen Blixen Sometimes Stuff Happens on African Safaris in Spite of Careful Preparations While we work hard to ensure that…

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A VISA for an African Safari?

“Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” ~ William Burchell (English explorer) A VISA for An African Safari – But I already have a passport! Yes, even on an African safari, you need a passport to travel to Tanzania, BUT  you also need a VISA.…

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MAKING AN AFRICAN SAFARI POSSIBLE!

For those who think it’s an impossible mission to go on safari, I’m here to let you know that this mission impossible IS possible.  Making an African Safari possible is MY mission. If you’d like a recommendation to speak with someone who has gone, I’m happy to provide you with that information. Many of you…

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TEN YEARS OF PASSION IN TANZANIA

By ‘Safari’ Kay Trotman Destined To Travel, LLC I remember when I mentioned to someone that I was going to start a business, what was to be taking groups on African safaris. He told me that he didn’t think I could make a business from taking folks on safari. So in 2007 I set out…

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Frequent Traveling Companion!

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PROFILE ON TRAVELERS – Here’s Millie! By Safari Kay Today I want to introduce you to my frequent traveling companion, Millie. I met Millie back in 2011 through a mutual friend. Millie happened to be talking to this friend about her desire to go to Africa. Our friend said, “then you simply HAVE to talk…

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How Africa Chose Me

HOW AFRICA CHOSE ME! ‘THE IMPACT TANZANIA HAS HAD ON MY LIFE’! By ‘Safari’ Kay L Trotman Many continue to ask me how I choose to specialize in Africa. Those who know me, know that I didn’t choose Africa, and are keenly aware that Africa chose me. From 2002 through 2004, there were dramatic changes that impacted…

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Make A Difference Safari 2016

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Making A Difference Safari • February 2016        Just five short years ago, I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Pete O’Neal, after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times, about his exile in Tanzania. I knew I’d be traveling to Tanzania the following month, so I asked my driver to…

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The Joys of Flying – Unraveled

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By “SafariKay” Trotman I love flying, but it sure isn’t like it used to be. That’s true for everyone, but especially true for travel agents or anyone who routinely flies and has to pay their own way vs. their job paying for the flight. It pays to double check everything before you book because you…

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Life is Not Easy on the Serengeti, Part Three

PIT STOP – LEOPARDS Having had a morning filled with drama, first with the Wildebeest and then the Lions, we were ready to head back to camp in time for lunch.  It was beginning to get hot. Animals are not too active when it’s hot, just as humans will take naps during the heat of…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: THE REAL LION KING:

One of the side benefits about travel to Africa is the behind the scenes opportunities to get to know not just about the people behind the scenes, but the animals. In 2011 Disney filmed African Cats in the Mara Triangle, documenting the lives of specific prides. This is where I first met Kali.  In case…

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