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Make a Difference Safari

Don’t Miss the Opportunity Do you make a difference?  Would you like to make a difference?  I wanted to write about this very special opportunity for this blog post, simply because I know there will be some who may not want to miss this opportunity to combine an African Safari with making a difference in…

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Who Are These Happy Africa Travelers? Or Not?

You might wonder, have there been any groups or people who were not happy, did not have a good experience in Africa!  It’s hard to imagine, but yes, after making one or more past trips, these few people, not the entire groups, expressed their disappointment in a property, country, experience, or me, or maybe all.  Everyone has expectations,…

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Ebola Has Everyone on Edge

Ebola Scare It’s Business as Usual in Africa, Or is It? I know by now that the Ebola scare has everyone on edge.  Everyone’s been asking me if I’m still going to Africa.  It’s clear that most people think that no matter what part of Africa you’re going to, it’s all the same.  It is not.…

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The Little Five

Who are the Little Five? By now you know who and what the Big Five are.  Now you’re really going to impress people with your knowledge and expertise.  You’re going to be able to tell them what the Little Five are.  Even of the most seasoned travelers, not too many people can cite these, many…

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Who are the Big Five?

The Big Five Have you ever heard anyone refer to the Big Five?  If you mention Africa, you’ll no doubt know about the Big Five, but even those who travel to Africa often have no idea who or what the Big Five really are.  Invariably, they will name animals, sightings, or sites, which are not part…

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No Road Kill Here

There is so many things to learn when you travel, it can be life -changing or it simply can just be an eye-opening event or information.  Sometimes it’s in a large way, but other times, it is in a very small way.  If we pay attention to both the big and the small!  we might realize…

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Walk With the Elephants

On one of my journeys to Botswana, there was an opportunity for me to Walk With The Elephants.  I didn’t know at the time, what, exactly that meant, but I was game to find out.  Anytime, I have an opportunity to be up close and personal, under guidance, of course, I’m ready to do it. …

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Thief in the Night

It was in Botswana, on a night safari when I saw it. Many properties offer night safaris if they are not located in National Parks.  This was one of them.  On this particular night, we’d all had dinner and it was about 9 pm.  One of the guides asked how many wanted to go on…

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Luxury on Wheels: African Safari in Style

Did you know that South Africa has some of the most luxurious trains on wheels that you could ever imagine?  I did not for a long time.  I was soon to experience the two most luxurious and popular trains that traverse parts of South Africa. On my journey,  pictured here, the owner, Mr. Vos joined…

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Frequent Traveling Companions

PROFILE ONE Since 2008, under Destined To Travel, I have escorted many groups to various parts of Africa.  Though what makes the ideal traveling companion?  Even though I travel with the group, having compatible travel partners, who are flexible and personable can be key to a good safari and having all the requisite ‘requirements’ makes…

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