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A Potential Disaster in Flight

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A Potential Disaster in Flight – Avoided, but What a Scare! We all remember Captain Sully and how, when birds flew into the engine, a potential disaster in flight, he landed the plane in the Hudson River.  We’re flooded with images of that moment, of thoughts yet not a one death.  We marvel at his…

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SPECTATORS ON THE AFRICAN PLAINS

We are, but spectators in the game of nature, on the African Plains, the great Serengeti. We see, we hear, but we cannot tell. We communicate with nature through our own actions, our interactions, as we see, touch and feel our way through nature. We cannot tell. We see the herds of wildebeest feeding on…

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The Wonder and Imagination of an African Safari

WONDER AND IMAGINATION The wonder and imagination when I travel throughout Africa is ever present. This story takes place in Tanzania.  Every African Safari is like a story in a book, a page to be read over and over, each time offering new perspectives.  When I look at all the stories told on an African…

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SEASONAL CLIMATES on an African Safari

Yes, African Safaris in East Africa are often planned around seasonal climates, that one should be aware of.  Typically, Destined To Travel books seasonal trips during the months of February, May, June, and November.  Most of these are off season, specifically in Tanzania, where most of the safaris operate.  Off season rates are less expensive,…

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Saying GoodBye – is Always Difficult!

Today!! I shed tears, I remember our times, Today is the day I must say goodbye!  Goodbye to a dear friend and travel mate. Sandy, today and for the days, months, years to come, you’ve been a friend and I will cherish our friendship.  This is for you! For all of us, today and each…

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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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