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…

So, Malaria.

Anopheles Mosquito

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


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…

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…