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World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

World Lion Day: Contribute to their survival!

Cecil the lion’s death in Zimbabwe at the hands of overzealous hunters has resulted in a sudden awakening to the plight of the endangered lion. Yes, the lion is endangered, and some estimates show that these magnificent “simbas” could be extinct as soon as 2020. Yes, 2020. 5 years from now. There are only 20,000 […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Elephants

Fab Photos Friday: Elephants

Donald Trump Jr holding the the tail of an elephant he killed this past week (yes, I know holding the tail is an African sign of respect) caused quite a ruckus online. For this Fab Photo Friday I thought I would share elephant photos from my safaris and from my volunteer experience in Thailand. Elephants are […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

Fab Photos Friday: Big Cats on Safari!

There is nothing as exciting as an African Safari. The thrill of seeing these animals (so many of which are endangered) in the wild cannot be overstated. How much longer will we be able to see them? African Lions have been losing numbers rapidly…in the last two decades alone 30-50% of them have disappeared. How […]

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5 Things you Must do on an African Safari!

5 Things you Must do on an African Safari!

There is nothing as incredible as an African Safari. Nothing. Seeing these animals in the wild is not at all comparable to seeing them in a zoo or a “safari” park. The savannah goes on forever….truly, the Circle of Life is real. I expected to see Simba and his friends at any moment. I actually […]

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Tam’s Travel Tips for Africa

Tam’s Travel Tips for Africa

I went to Africa for many reasons last summer, to challenge myself, to experience another culture, for safari, to volunteer ….and I have some thoughts to share regarding travelling in Africa, or any developing nation. The developing countries are truly a different world for the western traveler. Know what to expect when you go.  1. […]

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The Lion Hunts this Morning

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The Lion Hunts this Morning

I am now in the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, waiting for our flight to Johannesburg. Ah, Johannesburg and the British Airways Commodore Lounge! It will be smooth sailing after that. Yesterday morning our flight from Serengeti to Arusha, Tanzania left at 11a, so we got up early and did a game drive on […]

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The Serengeti

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The Serengeti

June 11 Serengeti: THIS IS AFRICA! The Serengeti is what you picture when you think “African Safari”. The Savannah (Swahili for “endless plain”) with its umbrella acacia trees, waving golden grass as far as you can see, and HERDS of animals. I have never seen so many animals! It is the “Great Migration”, and Wildebeast […]

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Tanzania’s Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

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Tanzania’s Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

June 8 Tanzania’s national animal is the giraffe, and they are EVERYWHERE, which suits me fine since they are one of my very favorites. I’ve seen them in zoos, but nothing compares to giraffes in the wild. The Maasai giraffe is the national symbol of Tanzania and it is much darker than the other subspecies. […]

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