Africa

Walking Safari: Day One

August 1, 2017 // 29 Comments

We walked single-file out of the Camp Tena Tena just after dawn on a Sunday morning. There were six of us. In the lead, Chris carried the rifle, followed by Braston our guide. I came next, then my daughter, Catherine, my sister Carolyn, and finally Bishod, guide in training. To walk the savannah, down, up and over empty oxbow lakes, and then step into the cool shade of a grove of ebony -- it's like that. You feel Africa close. [...]

Preparing for an African Safari

May 27, 2017 // 30 Comments

It's such a huge bucket list trip for me that I don't know how to express what a big deal this is. I'm still pinching myself. Getting ready for a safari: insurance, health concerns, and what to bring: luggage options, and packing list [...]