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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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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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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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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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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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Birthing Miracles, Part 3: Lions in the Midst

Waiting for the right moment to strike This scene unfolds in Botswana. A female impala appears to be scouting out the right spot in which to give birth, still in plain sight on the savannah that lies in the Okavango Delta. A lion is peering out from behind the bush, invisible to some, clearly visible…

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The Elephant in the Room

After spending at least an hour with the leopard, it is almost 2:00 p.m.  This time we start heading back, for sure.  Before you know it, it will be dinner-time and we’re still out in the bush, spotting wildlife.  Eventually, we have to just drive by most of it – to only hope we can…

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Pit Stop – Leopards

leopard napping in a tree

Having had a morning filled with drama (see links below), 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 the day, so will animals. We were about 45…

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Life is Not Easy on the Serengeti, Part Seven: What's a Cheetah to Do?

Previous Episodes: Part One – Wildebeest Migration Part Two – Lion in Wait Part Three – Cheetah Part Four – Cheetah Part Five – Wildebeest/Cheetah Part Six – Jaws of Death Noon We’ve decided to move on to see what we can spot on the plains of the Serengeti.  Having spent the better part of our morning engrossed and entranced…

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