I didn’t expect a bird sanctuary to become one of my favorite places in all of Southern Africa. But Botswana’s Nata Bird Sanctuary blew away all my expectations. It was beauty personified, and I could have stayed here forever. Surprised? Read on.
Tag Archives: The great outdoors
Part I: The Plan Kruger National Park. The mother of all parks. Almost 400km long and 160km wide, housing all African mammals, big and small, amid a kaleidoscope of picture-perfect African backdrops. No trip to South Africa, or indeed to SouthernAfrica, could be complete without a visit to Kruger National Park. Naturally, I had to […]
Before you, an African savannah, lined with tall, yellow grasses and dotted with prickly acacia trees. To your left, a river zigzagging through the bush, and off in the distance, a burning red sun beginning to dip below a patchy green hilltop. You adjust the focus on your binoculars and squint a bit more, trying […]
Lately, my blogs have taken on a bit of a preachy tone, as I attest the value and virtues of travel. Well, folks, sorry, but this entry shall be no different. I’m on a roll, here, with these travel lessons, which are, if nothing else, making me more self-aware and appreciative of all that travel has […]
Ever wanted to wander through the whimsical land of Middle Earth, to journey from the green rolling hills of Hobbiton into the mountainous forests of Rivendell? I just completed such a journey, for I visited Hogsback, South Africa, the supposed inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”. After spending 6 weeks in the […]