More Feathers

More Feathers

When I wrote my first all-birds post a few months ago, I was still resisting labeling myself a full-fledged bird person. Bird-watchers don’t exactly have a rep for being people you want to hang out with. I think it was a Lilac Breasted Roller, the national bird of Botswana, that pushed me over the edge. … Continue reading

You again?

You again?

If you were reading this blog in March and April, you may remember that I extended my first tour of this trip largely because I couldn’t bring myself to pass up a second visit to the Okavango Delta. After that trip, I wrote that I could go there a hundred times and still be taken … Continue reading

Rainbow Nation

Rainbow Nation

South Africa is one of the largest and most populous countries in Africa, and one of the benefits of its size is diversity. The country has beautiful beaches, dramatic mountain ranges, bustling cities, peaceful farmlands, and everything in between. And the population is equally diverse — South Africa is home to people of African, Indian, … Continue reading

Live from London

Live from London

At this very moment, I’m eating breakfast in the BA lounge at Heathrow (thanks, frequent flier miles!). It’s hard to believe that I’m going to be home in New York later today. Predictably, I failed miserably at catching up on the blog before I left Africa, so I still have ten or so entries to … Continue reading

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

Safari Fever: Kruger and Maasai Mara

In July and August, I visited what are probably the two most famous national parks in Africa: the Kruger Park in South Africa, and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. I don’t know how these two ended up being two of the last that I visited, but I guess I have been known to do things … Continue reading

More of Mozambique: Maputo, Inhambane, and around

More of Mozambique: Maputo, Inhambane, and around

The highlight of my trip to Mozambique was definitely the Bazaruto excursion, but I also really enjoyed visiting the capital city, Maputo, and the beautiful beaches around Inhambane. Maputo is located in the southern part of the country, on the coast. In some ways, it’s similar to other African cities that I’ve visited: bustling markets; … Continue reading

Bush Babies

Bush Babies

A selection of Kenyan, Ugandan, and South African adorableness from the past two months.