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Magical Okavango Delta

Magical Okavango Delta

Much of Botswana lies within the arid Kalahari Desert. But in the north west of the country there is an immense inland delta river system, which spreads over 6,500 square miles (10,460 kilometers), called the Okavango Delta. Summer rains (Dec –Feb) in Angola flow into the delta from March – July, swelling the permanent waters...
On Safari in Africa: One With Nature

On Safari in Africa: One With Nature

When I’m on safari in Africa I stand up on the seat of the open topped landrover, letting the dry winds tossle my hair and flip my hat almost inside out, breathing in the air and earth of the place of human’s ancestral beginnings.   East, west, north and south, against a limitless horizon, I...
Your First Safari

Your First Safari

They say you never forget your first time. That’s certainly true for me. My first safari happened in 1985 in Namibia’s Etosha National Park.  My South African boyfriend, Tony, and I had spent the day driving through the park. I saw my first lions, wild dogs, elephant, wart hogs, zebra, hyena. I was beyond excited. Little...
The Easiest Health Tip You've Never Heard Of

The Easiest Health Tip You’ve Never Heard Of

The health benefits from ‘earthing’ are so simple you may discard the idea at first. But don’t, because the simplest things are often the best. What I am going to tell you about is something the Bushmen in Africa have done for years. In fact most indigenous cultures around the world do this naturally.    Nature Cures We...
Weaverbirds Nests are Like Huts

Weaverbirds Nests are Like Huts

The world’s most populated tree houses, the huge communal nests of Africa’s Weaverbirds serve many benefits for it’s multi-generational occupants. The nests of most songbirds are small and hidden, made by one bird or a pair, and function only to hold, hide, and protect one clutch of eggs and young. The nests of the sociable weavers,...
6 Indispensable Tips for your Kenya Safari

6 Indispensable Tips for your Kenya Safari

The East African country of Kenya is one of the continents top safari destinations almost anytime of the year, but August –October are some of the best and most popular months for a Kenya safari. I’ve been traveling to Africa for the past 30 years, and helping people plan their African Safari’s  for the past...
A Taste of Africa in Your Own Home

A Taste of Africa in Your Own Home

When a book stands out amongst its competition, namely the Kennedy’s Safari Guides for East Africa, and Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s An African Love Story, I love doing a review post. But A Taste of Africa, the African recipes book reviewed in this post, has no real competition. It’s such a brilliant idea and one that...
The Maasai Mara is their office

The Maasai Mara is their office

Who wouldn’t want a job surrounded by animals of africa?  A job where elephants feed outside your window, and leopards saunter through the ‘hallways’? Clea and Conway are a young couple that spent their childhoods playing with african animals, so it makes sense they chose the Maasai Mara (the Mara for short) as their office. I talked...
Spread Compassion for Children in Africa

Spread Compassion for Children in Africa

The future stewardship of Africa’s animals and open spaces depends upon the local people.  Yet did you know most children in Africa have never been to their national parks (lack of transport and entrance fees), and have only encountered wild animals in africa during situations of conflict, like crop or livestock raids? People do not protect (or tolerate) something...
Is Silence Extinct?

Is Silence Extinct?

Silence is as necessary to the human psyche as water is to our body, yet it is increasingly hard to find in our world of leaf blowers, sirens, TV’s, radios, jets, cars and cell phones. I don’t know about you, but I need daily doses of silence. The kind of quiet that wraps me in...