Tanzania Part V: On Safari in Serengeti National Park

It seemed like a long dusty drive to Serengeti National Park from Ngorongoro Crater where we'd left the sunshine behind along with an incredible morning of game viewing.  Our jeep was taking us through hills dotted with Maasai boys herding livestock that were striking in their bright clothing against the bleak landscape and occasionally caught …

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Tanzania Part II: Dar es Salaam

In most countries people use bumper stickers to express things about themselves from their cars.  In Tanzania, particularly in the financial capital of Dar es Salaam, people sometimes like to decorate their entire car especially if it is a taxi.  Whereas in the UK you might see a Manchester United sticker on the rear window …

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Tanzania Part I: The Long Road to Dar es Salaam

The two-day drive to Dar es Salaam started with a predawn breakfast at our Chitimba campsite on the shores of Lake Malawi.  A bright light illuminated our outdoor breakfast, tricking various large bugs that it was daylight so that us bleary-eyed travelers were periodically startled by dive bombing insects.  Our destination that day was Iringa …

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Malawi Part I: The Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa which of course makes it one of the poorest on Earth.  It is also known for being one of the most welcoming and friendliest countries on the continent and thus has earned the nickname 'The Warm Heart of Africa'.  We were coming from Zambia which is …

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Zambia Part II: On Safari in South Luangwa National Park

The sun had already set as we wearily finished putting up our tents on the banks of the Luangwa River.  We had just completed a 9-hour drive from Lusaka and were looking forward to a cold beer at the bar.  Suddenly a tree full of baboons next to us went crazy with barking sounds, quickly …

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