You say Tomato, I say Tomato. You say Olduvai, I say Oldupai

If you look at most guidebooks and safari tour itineraries some will include a stop at Olduvai Gorge where the Leakeys found an incredible collection of fossils of early man (see my blog post of June 20, 2011). Olduvai is actually a misspelling of the correct name “Oldupai Gorge.”  As legend has it a German […]

The Footprints of Man

When I first went to Tanzania I had the privilege of visiting Oldupai Gorge where the Leakeys found a treasure trove of fossils of early man. Someone told my wife and I that when we got there we should take our shoes off and stand in the dirt so that we could feel a direct […]

There is Power in the Bush

A recent article in the New York Times said that the most important amenity for travelers was not plush towels, not chocolates on the bed nor even free wi-fi it was with apologies to Captain Kirk the need for – MORE POWER.  Yes that unseen current electricity was the most important amenity. And like Mr. […]

Now Is The Time to Visit Tanzania!

Don’t take my word for it.  The intrepid travelers at Lonely Planet say 2011 is the year to visit Tanzania. Tanzania is on the Lonely Planet’s List of Top 10 places to visit in 2011. And, it is the only country on the African mainland on the list.  Why? Because it has “the whole panoply […]