2010

Siesta Time for Giraffes

The first animal I saw on Safari was a giraffe. Our guide said “look giraffes” and I being a naive person looked straight through the windshield and told our guide I didn’t see it. He smiled and told me to look to my left where 2 beautiful giraffes were standing about 20 feet away. It […]

Shooting Wildlife…With a Camera

Before my first safari in 2000 I had very little knowledge about how to shoot wildlife photography. My learning was by the seat of my pants. One way I learned was by going to the zoo several times to study elephants, lions and other animals and their behavior in the hope I would learn the […]

The Best of the Best

One of the most important components of great safaris are our guides.  While there are many guides who are knowledgeable about animals there is more to being a great guide besides knowing about wildlife.   You also have to speak good English, know how to spot leopards from hundreds of yards away as well as position […]

On Dry Land

Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Utah to visit good friends who were kind enough to take me to Moab to go hiking at Arches National Park.  We went on a beautiful hike to “Delicate Arch.”  The park is beautiful in its vastness, its red rock and beautiful light. When I am […]

Why We Paddle in the Ocean and Not Fresh Water

Many people ask why we paddle in the ocean and not fresh water.  More people ask what about hippos and crocs?  Never a worry about those animals because we are in the ocean in warm water.  And safety is our primary concern. But there is another important reason.  For a week we travel seeing amazing […]

Confession – A Little Secret

Going on an African safari was not high on my list of “things to do”!  but an opportunity arose with good friends and the thought of all us hanging out together for a couple of weeks  – ANYWHERE – sounded like great fun and I didn’t want to miss out. Now I’m back and reflecting […]

The Odd Couple

Ever wonder why you always see zebras and wildebeests together? It is a joint effort  in survival. Zebras have strong eyesight. Wildebeests have a strong sense of smell. The two being together increases their chances of being alerted to leopards or lions. Yes, even in the bush where it is survival of the fittest there […]

This is Safari Food?

No rice and beans on our safaris.  People always ask me how is the food in Tanzania.  One word – fantastic! Plentiful, fresh and healthy.  Many people live by the phrase if you can boil it or peel it you can eat it.  That is not the case on our safaris. People forget that tourism […]