Tagged with Safari

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

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

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

Real Time

Real Time

In mid-June, when I was writing blog entries about places I’d been in mid-April, I promised myself that I would catch up before leaving Gaborone, and I came very close to succeeding — hence, the flood of new posts in late June. Then, I promised myself that I would blog at least once a week … Continue reading

Safari Series: Fast food

Safari Series: Fast food

There are over 90 species of antelope, most of which can be found in Africa, and about 20 of which are native to Serengeti. They aren’t the animals that people usually get excited about seeing on safari, but some of them are really beautiful and they’re very graceful animals to watch, especially if you catch … Continue reading

Safari Series: Three Seconds or Less

Safari Series: Three Seconds or Less

Our safari started and ended with amazing cheetah sightings. As soon as we arrived in Serengeti, we spotted three cheetahs walking in the distance, and watched as they turned to walk in our direction, even stopping to drink from a puddle directly in front of our vehicle. And on our way out of the Ngorongoro … Continue reading