Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas & Chimps

Gorilla trekking is one of the most thrilling wildlife activities in Africa. The experience differs from a game drive in the Serengeti of Tanzania, the Mara, Kenya, or Kruger National Park in South Africa. Intrepid travelers who have been on a safari before often yearn for that next African wildlife adventure of Gorilla trekking. Mountain gorillas are only found in three places on earth: the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. This opportunity is extraordinary because lucky trekkers hike into this region's hilly, forested mountains to find gorillas in their natural habitat. To encounter a family of gorillas is like no other wildlife encounter because they look and behave so much like humans, which is not surprising given the fact that data confirms that humans and gorillas are about 98 percent identical on a genetic level!

Victoria Falls: Zambia & Zimbabwe

Visiting Victoria Falls is a highlight for many traveling on Safari in Southern Africa, not only for the majesty of seeing some of the largest water falls in the world, but also for the adrenaline rush adventures the region offers. Victoria Falls in local language means "The Smoke that Thunders" and its spray can be …

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On Safari with Friends & Family: South Africa and Botswana

Safari Life is like no other experience in the world. It is raw, remote, heavenly, luxurious, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring, emotional, terrifying, hopeful, indulgent, carnal, sensual, simplistic, rugged, moving all in one.   On the other hand safari life can leave you simply speechless and for certain it does change you. What you experience deep in the bush stays with you for a life time, and most often brings you back for more.

Magical Morocco with Relais & Chateaux

MOROCCO is magical!  I visited Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains with my husband and kids for Spring Break years ago. I had always wanted to return to see the other fascinating cities of Fes, Rabat, and Essaouira.  Morocco is a captivating destination for adventurous and patient travelers - getting around the country to anywhere …

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South African Soujourn: Cape Town and the Peninsula, Stellenbosch, and Sabi Sands

I had the privilege of escorting the top 25 customers and their spouses of a major corporation on a 10 day trip to South Africa! It was a fabulous group and the experience for everyone was beyond stellar. I am happy to share some of the superb comments we received from the attendees below. Cape …

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South Africa the Splendid

South Africa the Splendid! There are not many countries in the world that rival South Africa for all the wonderful things on offer! The wildlife is mind-blowing, the wines are free flowing and exceptional, the cuisine is sophisticated and varied, the weather is dramatic and can be 4 seasons in a day, the people are …

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A Beach Holiday in Mozambique at Azura Benguerra

I highly recommend starting or ending a safari trip to South Africa with some leisure time on a beach in Mozambique. While many clients prefer to relax at the end of a long trip at the beach, I actually started my safari with a visit to Mozambique and it was the perfect antidote to the …

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East Africa: Safari and Warriors

“There was never another time like that first time in Africa” – The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway, 1936 Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi.  First impression: Kenyans must be the loveliest people in the world.  Even those who have nothing give smiles that melt your heart – smiles that can’t be expressed in words, smiles …

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