Surprise Kenya and beyond

Yes, it is official…..there is going to be a birthday safari in 2016. It will be to celebrate my 70th! Originally the safari was going to visit ALL my favorite places; but when putting the schedule to paper…….let’s just say that 6 months plus...

Namibia

I’ve been working on a safari to Namibia…a new-to-me location. WOW and double WOW. I just can’t believe how beautiful the scenery, the wildlife, and the camps. With the amazing desert landscapes and the uniquely adapted wildlife (desert elephants,...

So excited I want to leave today!

Yes there is even more to the trip in 2017. A visit Chobe Nationl Park in Botswana offers some very unique game species and then we’ll fly down to the Okavango Delta for rides in (and game viewing from) mokoros (native canoes), game walks, maybe even a personal...

More about 2017

More about the once in a lifetime trip in 2017: In Zimbabwe we’ll stay at one of the few remaining 5-star colonial hotels just a short walk away from the amazing Victoria Falls. So much to do and see in Victoria Falls town – one of my favorite activities...

New Safari for 2017: Whales, Sharks, Game, and More

Some exciting news! A fabulous trip in 2017 for SCUBA divers and non-divers alike! We are going to South Africa to dive with (maybe get a PADI certification) the Great Whites, see the breaching sharks, watch (snorkel with) whales; and, if that isn’t enough,...

Last Day(s)

The last couple of days have been the last couple of days….haha. Filled with EARLY morning departures for game drives, bush breakfasts, back to camp for too large lunches before heading out on more game drives. We have seen game large and small, flying and...

Days on the Mara

Take heart folks, the trip is almost over so you won’t have to worry about deleting but about two more emails from me. Aren’t you glad? This morning started very early as we beat the crowds out onto the savannah. We did a quick run by the Mara River to see...

September 21 To the Mara

Have just a little bit of wifi and I know that doesn’t make geek sense, but it does to me so this is a short and sweet update. After saying goodbye to Longonot Ranch and the baby Thompsons gazelle, we drove about 2 1/2 hours to Narok – a very typical...

On to Naivasha – Sept 20

After a wonderful breakfast cooked over charcoal (the only cooking method available) and saying our sad good-byes, we left for a drive back through Nairobi and on to Lake Naivasha. Here we had a “brief” visit at another orphanage to distribute some goodies...

Sept 19 – to Nairobi and on to Emali

Egads, what an early start to this day…at the airport by 4am but the good thing is that we get to Nairobi by around 730 so won’t have to waste the day. The Nairobi airport has recovered from the fire a couple of years ago and is now a really...