Amazing Safari at Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

June 12th, 2016

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David Attenborough’s voice sounded in my head as the Landrover bounced down into the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Plains. I had watched so many documentaries and dreamed about seeing vast herds of animals on the plains all my life, but nothing could prepare me for the amazing opportunity to be there in person. Looking over the Serengeti … Continued

Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The Gratitude contest will close December 10, 2015. Please share your story of gratitude! When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn’t imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first descents down big rivers that fall … Continued

I came to wander almost every city street in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Africa because the hotel receptionist said to me, “A map? You don’t need a map, getting lost is half the fun.” She was right. And there was no map anyway. Calling the narrow passages that were also unofficial obstacles courses ‘streets’ might have … Continued

With barely a sound the 160 kilo/ 350 pound gorilla walked right in front of me on the jungle hill side. Mountain gorillas only exist in high terrains of south western Uganda and neighboring Congo and Rwanda. For some, having the opportunity to hike to a family of mountain gorillas is the trip of a … Continued

To The Hell and back Names tend to rub off on the holder because of the magnetic power within the spoken word, and it was on the road to The Hell that I boarded this thought train. Why would anyone name their dwelling place after torture and misery? Our trip to The Hell in the … Continued

The Best Luxury Tented Camp in Africa Botswana safaris come in many shapes and sizes, and more often than not guests go to the lush Okavango Delta which is fantastic for game, but only covers a very small amount of Botswana. Most of Botswana is made up by the Kalahari Desert and the vast salt … Continued

The blonde haired, blue eyed, fair skinned woman walking through the market in Arusha stands out from the crowds of spiral haired, brown eyed, chocolate skinned locals. She wanders through the tight rows of food stalls, all stacked to the sky with their rainbow produce, weaving between the hawkers selling their wares. That blonde woman … Continued

FIRST TIME ON SAFARI IN THE KALAHARI Botswana safaris often revolve around the Okavango Delta, and it’s no surprise – but it was certainly the first time I ever saw the Kalahari which made me fall in love with this peaceful and welcoming country. Over 90% of Botswana is Kalahari, in fact a lesser known … Continued