East Africa Safari 2018

Three weeks in Kenya and Tanzania

The Nitty-gritty

And just what did this fabulous trip cost, I am asked. A lot. A startling amount, actually, but for us it was worth every penny. Safari trips –private vehicles, flying from camp to camp, doing the extras like balloon rides, etc, and staying in the mid-level camps we stayed at Read more…

Kudos to NatHab

Usually we plan our own trips, and manage our own travel arrangements and reservations. Well, usually we don’t have reservations and just wing it wherever we we end up, so keep that in mind. But a few destinations are just too daunting to do totally on our own. Language barriers, Read more…

So, Malaria.

Anopheles Mosquito

My (not fun) experience with anti-malarial drug Malarone.

Giant Housecats

Favorite Photo so far

Fearsome Lion Cub


One of the best parts about planning this trip was being able to pick from the many fabulous camps. Some are like stepping back in time or living in a movie. “Camps” is a bit misleading for most of them (although there are fly camps that are legitimately portable tents). Read more…


We’re traveling to East Africa on this trip, specifically in southern Kenya and Tanzania. We’ll start out in Kenya in the Lewa Wilderness and Maasai Mara and then go down through the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and finally down to Tarangire. Day 1 Nairobi National Park Day 2 Fly to Read more…

How much luggage?

We have a half-dozen flights on wee bush planes in Kenya and Tanzania coming up. Little planes, and dirt airstrips. I’m not the best flyer in the world, so this ought to be an interesting (if slightly terrifying) experience. However, it has implications beyond just taking off and landing several Read more…