2017

5 Amazing Facts About Tanzania

Tanzania the first country I visited and is still one of Africa’s most incredible countries. Here are 5 tantalising, tremendous facts about Tanzania. 1. Tanzania is surrounded by three expansive lakes, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi. Lake Victoria is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. (And Lake Tanganyika is where I first […]

Every Travel Show is Unique

By now I’m sure you’ve heard me say how much I look forward to travel show season every year. It is always a whirlwind of flights around the country, hauling exhibits around, excitement in the air and a special experience for me to meet new people and share my passion of Africa.  As my children […]

Travel Show Season!

The holidays are wonderful but I think one of my most favorite times of year is the season of adventure.. ..the excitement of possibilities.. ..the nationwide travel shows! Every year I take part in travel shows across the United States. It is a great way to personally speak with people who have long had Africa […]

Rwanda 2017 Part 5: Akajera National Park

  Today after breakfast we made our way to Akajera National Park.  This is the only park in Rwanda with the big 5.  And while the numbers are small they are growing.  It is beautiful with lots of different ecosystems.  But what is really impressive is that they just relocated 18 black rhino from South […]

Rwanda Genocide Memorial Visit

One of the themes on our trip to Rwanda was to change the impression of Rwanda from “Rwanda the Genocide Country” to “Remarkable Rwanda.” And while that has certainly happened no visit to Rwanda is complete without a visit to the Rwanda Genocide Memorial. It is very moving. Especially when you realize that 250,000 people […]

Rwanda 2017 Part 4: I am on African Time.

Rwanda here I come – eventually.  I am three hours late taking off (I keep forgetting I am on African time).  But when I land the fun and excitement begins.  As we get off the bus at the terminal I am talking to a guy who does medical work in Southern Sudan.  Just before I […]

My day with the Maasai Part 1: Some Things Are Not Meant To Be.

In the 17 years I have been coming to Africa one of the valuable lessons I have learned from the wonderful people of Africa is that if things do not go according to plans you can be sad, you can be disappointed, but you must accept the fact move on and enjoy what you have. […]

The Great Migration – What You Need to Know

The “great” migration that most people think about is the great wildebeest migration in Tanzania and Kenya.  Did you know that there is not just “one” great migration in Africa? Actually it is a continuous clockwise cycle and the key is to try to be at the right place at the right time. Witnessing the […]