Category: africa

2 Weeks in Kenya and Tanzania with G Adventures

For the first time ever, I took a group tour. I did a 10 day overland safari through Kenya and Tanzania with G Adventures that took us from Nairobi to the Masai Mara, through the heart of the Serengeti, and down into the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. If you’re wondering what approximately 2 weeks in Kenya and Tanzania looks …

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Finding My Nana’s Spirit in South Africa

On May 14, 2015 I saw my Nana in the South African bush. She died May 14, 2014. I may sound crazy, but I am a big believer that dreams are a means of communication. Right after my Nana passed, I had conversations with her in my dreams. Every night for several nights. Then one …

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2 Weeks in Southern Africa

Want to visit Southern Africa but don’t have a lot of time? Follow in my footsteps and you’ll be amazed at how much you can see and do with just two weeks in southern Africa! My trip to southern Africa was honestly life changing. I dreamed of going ever since I was a little kid …

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What You Should Know Before You Travel to Zimbabwe

Have you ever been confronted by street hawkers trying to sell you stuff? Have you ever been chased down the street by said hawker as he drops the price more and more until he offers to give you everything he has for $1 US? Welcome to Zimbabwe. To be fair, Zimbabwe has made great progress …

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Flying Above Victoria Falls

What do you get when you mix an aerophobe in with a helicopter, a camera and Victoria Falls? A terrified photographer who gets some amazing shots.   Husband and I had a free afternoon in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. We originally booked spots on Lion Encounter where you can walk with lion cubs and take photos …

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Finding the Big Five in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

When on safari in Africa, all travelers hope to see the Big Five. The term “Big Five” was created by the big-game hunting industry, and it refers to the five most difficult African animals to hunt on foot. These days the safari industry has adopted the “Big Five” as a marketing phrase, and it definitely …

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