2017

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 […]

Gorilla Trekking – What You Need to Know

Chimpanzees are the closest relation to humans in the animal kingdom. Second to chimpanzees is the magnificent gorilla. We humans share all but 1.6% of our DNA with gorillas so it’s no wonder that looking into a gorilla’s eyes feels a lot like looking into a human’s. This video was shot in Rwanda by David […]

Asante Los Angeles Travel Show!

It was a busy and exciting weekend for us at the Los Angeles Travel Show. Asante (‘thank you’ in Swahili) to everyone who came to our booth in the 900 block. We met so many travellers and it was an honor to share with you the infinite possibilities of an African safari. I always enjoy […]