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African Safari

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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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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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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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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The 10 Commandments of Travel Requirements

Are there travel requirements I need to know before I begin my trip? I’m often asked if there are any requirements for travel in the way of behavior.  The answer is yes….there are.  Many of them are for reasons of safety, but here are a list of ‘rules’ I share with everyone before the trip,…

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Fact or Fiction, African Safari: Flight, Food, and Fun

The Flight Before one even thinks about how long the flight is, they’ve already thought about the reasons why they don’t want to travel to Africa, among those reasons, safety, security and food.  Usually, the next issue is how long is the flight.  The truth is if you want to travel to Africa, it doesn’t matter…

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Fact or Fiction, Myths about African Safaris: Health and Safety

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Enjoy your trip to Africa: Ebola and safety should not be a concern Ebola We talk of Ebola, a disease concentrated in the western part of Africa, some 3500+ miles from East Africa.  Despite this, East Africa continues to suffer as people cancel their trips well into 2015.  What are they waiting for? Why are…

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Tanzania Safari: SHANGA-ING with a Purpose!

Tanzania African Safaris aren’t always all about the animals Shanga Shangaa, meaning “Beads Amazing” in Swahili, is a small business located in the city based near Arusha in Tanzania Africa.  It employs 42 disabled, mute and deaf people.  They produce some of the most amazing items, including beautiful beaded necklaces, silk, kangas (shawls), and many…

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