I don’t need a lot to happen in the bush for it to be mesmerizing. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that capture my attention, the basic behaviors that give me a rush. I love the feeling of being dropped into another world and having the privilege of watching […]
When we arrived at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, I was handed a room key attached to a foot-long wooden club. “That’s in case the monkeys get too friendly,” explained the woman behind the counter. I chuckled and threw her a smile. She grinned and said, “I’m not kidding.” […]
It wasn’t until I arrived in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park earlier this week that I learned that seeing the famous Mount Kilimanjaro is pretty much a crap shoot. Typically hidden behind clouds 90% of the time, you’d hardly know Africa’s highest peak is anywhere nearby. The other night […]
It’s here! The big moment I’ve been waiting for months. I’m off to visit my beloved Africa. Over the next two days I’ll be flying to Johannesburg, South Africa via Amsterdam. Twenty plus hours in total but you know what? I don’t care. I’M. GOING. BACK. TO. […]
Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus? ~ Mitch Hedberg I’ve come to love the hippopotamus. I’ll admit, I didn’t in the beginning.
Giraffe are equal parts beautiful and strange.
Majestic. Adorable. Formidable. Captivating. Intelligent. Compassionate. Protective. Funny. Magnificent. These are only a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the elephant—one of my favorite animals on the planet. I mean, who doesn’t love elephants? If there’s someone out there who scowls when […]
One month from today, I will be on my way back to Africa. To say I am excited is truly and understatement.
There’s nothing better than looking forward to a new trip and I am thrilled to announce that I will be returning to Africa in June. Woot!
For wildlife in Africa, mock fighting is just part of growing up. Young animals learn the necessary skills that will help them down the line when the confrontation isn’t a game. In both Botswana and Kenya last year, I saw quite a few animals butt heads in the […]