Tagged with Overlanding

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

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

Gorillas in the Mist (and Midst!)

Gorillas in the Mist (and Midst!)

The last time that I was in Africa, someone whose advice I really trust told me that I absolutely had to see the mountain gorillas on my next trip, so when I arrived in South Africa in February I already had gorillas on my must-do list. But when I actually got around to planning my … 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

Bazaruto Birthday

Bazaruto Birthday

I wanted to go to Mozambique in July or August, and the best way to fit it in was to go over my birthday, so I booked the trip without giving much thought to where I would actually turn 30. As it turned out, I got lucky, and my birthday fell right on the highlight … Continue reading

Bush Babies

Bush Babies

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

Great Migration: The B-Side

Great Migration: The B-Side

In June, I wrote about the wildebeest migration that Daniel and I were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of in April in Tanzania. Last week in Masai Mara, I got lucky again and saw part of the Kenyan leg of the migration. This time, the wildebeests were on the move, and it was pretty … Continue reading