For friends, honeymooners, families and diving enthusiasts,
photographers, birdwatchers (I never was one until I began traveling to Africa), and first-time safari goers, beware !
30 years ago I had the pleasure of traveling on the first of numerous Africa photo safaris. I remember to this day the animal and bird sightings, comfortable lodging camps, professional local guides, tribesmen, and how spiritual the whole experience was.
As a result of several dozen safaris since, I have concentrated my travels to the Eastern and Southern areas of Africa. Once there, I find myself surrounded by wildest Africa yet enveloped in absolute luxury and comfort. Accommodations are 1st rate with ensuite bath and restrooms and dining al fresco a pleasurable culinary experience. I am passionate about supporting the organizations that believe in the “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, and Care of the People”.
In Eastern Africa (Kenya/Tanzania) I’ve experienced; the Great
Migration of the wildebeest and their predators across the expansive Serengeti; balloon rides in the early morning over the Masai Mara plains; treetop lodging in the wilds; visit Masai tribes and meet the friendly inhabitants; climb Kilimanjaro; walk the shores of Africa’s three largest lakes – Malawi, Tanganyika, and Victoria; visit the Ngorongoro Crater teeming with wildlife; see the Great Rift Valley; photograph the “Big 10” – elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, hippo, zebra, and giraffe. Zanzibar Island off the Tanzania coast offers a variety of beach and water activities in a safe environment.
Southern Africa is also home to the “Big 10” but situated in more dense
foliage where the ranger/guide will drive off road and right up to a pride of lion, herd of elephants, wily leopard, grazing rhinos, a vast number of birds, and a stop at sunset whilst in the bush for a glass of wine, cocktail, or soft drink. In Botswana, the Okavango Delta is where you enjoy your game viewing via dugout canoes (makoros). Cape Town, South Africa with its vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is filled with superb seafood restaurants, clubs, boating and hiking opportunities, Table Mountain, dozens of nearby vineyards, and the Cape Point sites. Up the Indian Ocean coastline are several world class golf courses and beaches for the sports minded. Kruger National Park has some of the best game viewing in all of Africa where I find myself returning to again and again.
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