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On To Colombia

After more than two months and 5,000 miles across southern Africa, we returned to our home in Santa Cruz, California for a couple months before leaving for the magnificent South American country of Colombia. Why Colombia? There is arguably no … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Missing Diamonds…

The following account comes from our friend Ant Washford (www.africanadventuresafaris.com).  Ant has been guiding in  Botswana (“Bots”) for years, and is a great storyteller. Here’s one based on his time managing a high-end Bots safari lodge…and by “high end” I mean … Continue reading

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The Curious Town Of Vic Falls, On Visiting African Big Game Country

We’ve now emerged from the Kalahari on the north end and are in the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where the countries of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia come together. Famous for the massive waterfall complex where the mighty Zambezi river … Continue reading

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The Dungmaster, Botswana, The Kalahari, Okovango Delta, Chobe National Park

THE DUNGMASTER The iMfolozi Reserve in South Africa has played a major part in keeping both the White and much rarer Black rhinos from being poached into extinction , and we were fortunate to see both on foot. As we … Continue reading

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Bull Elephant Close Encounter – Kruger National Park – Walking vs. Driving African Game Reserves

It’s hard to describe the size and power of a very large African bull elephant – the largest on record stood 15 feet at the shoulder and weighed 26,000 pounds. Zoos don’t keep them due to their sheer size and … Continue reading

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The Wild Coast, Who Invited The Hyenas To The Braai? IUmfolosi and more

After re supplyIng in the famous surfing town of Jeffry’s Bay on the Indian Ocean and made famous in the surfing classic “The Endless Summer” (Cape Saint Francis -the perfect wave) we headed into the stretch of coast known as … Continue reading

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The Whales Of De Hoop , Bontebucks In The Front Yard, What’s It Like, The Elepants Of Addo

Hey All! We’ve now driven more than 2000 kilometers here in ZA (Z is S in Africaans). So what’s it like? What’s our day like? we typically have one driving day interspersed with one or  more    explore days. The … Continue reading

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Penguins, Wildflowers and the Karoo

After a 30 hour flight with layovers from San Francisco to Cape Town, we landed amidst a late winter storm that spirals up to the Cape from the Southern Ocean in the southern late winter/early spring. After dealing with a … Continue reading

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Bryan and Jane’s Travels – Southern Africa – First Post

Hey All! We launch tomorrow for Cape Town via DC/Dulles and Johannesburg and across the International Date Line (tomorrow) to arrive in early spring conditions – temps in the 60’s cool, breezy. After picking up a vehicle we’ll commence what … Continue reading

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