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Amazing Gorilla Trekking in RWANDA-in pictures and video

Why go gorilla trekking? Africa’s mountain gorillas cannot survive in captivity, only in the wild, which means if you want to see them you need to go TO THEM. You will never see them in a zoo, which makes trekking to see the gorillas in their natural habitat an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure. There are approximately … Read more

Unforgettable African Safari: Hemingways Nairobi, Angama Amboseli, and Angama Mara

Part 1: KENYA I just returned from Kenya and Rwanda, and as always, Africa thrilled me! Hemingways Nairobi is becoming my de facto home while in Nairobi, and while there I returned to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see Mzinga, my adopted orphan elephant. I also never tire of the Giraffe Center where you can hand-feed … Read more

Safari off the Beaten Path

–Discover Marataba, a luxury safari lodge in Marakele National Park, a seldom-visited corner of South Africa Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the malaria-free Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Marataba is part of the More Collection of safari … Read more

MATEYA Safari Lodge

An absolute gem in Madikwe Private Reserve, South Africa Madikwe is a relatively new malaria-free game reserve, established in 1991. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to 66 large mammal species including the Big Five and approximately 300 resident and migrant bird species. It is one of South Africa’s largest game reserves. So why go to … Read more

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI PICS

Some of my best pictures from my trip this month! Taken at Shamwari Private Game Reserve on the Eastern Cape; Madikwe while staying at Mateya and Jaci’s Lodge; and Marakele while staying at Marataba. I’ve been to Kruger and Sabi Sands before, and the above are all malaria-free areas that still have the Big Five-although … Read more

CLIENT SAFARI PICTURES from SINGITA EBONY LODGE & TANDA TULA

My client Michelee Scott is a professional photographer, and recently visited the lux tented camp Tanda Tula in the Timbavati as well as Singita Ebony Lodge in Sabi Sands…..some of her tent, lodge and safari pics are here below in the slideshow.    There’s also a couple of pics from  Cape Town and Dubai. MScott … Read more

GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI and BWINDI LODGE

We spent 3 nights at Bwindi Lodge to trek the famous and rare mountain gorillas.  The lodge is a 5-minute walk to the Buhoma  gate of  Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The lodge has 8 “bandas” or cottages named after various mountain gorillas.  It has a gorgeous green view of the park, and is … Read more