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Africa, Dear Africa (volume 6)

The Majestic Victoria Falls 2

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 6 World Renowned Victoria Falls! Arriving at Livingstone, we encountered a lengthy and very slow-moving line to obtain our KAZAVISAs which gets us into Zambia and Zimbabwe. As it turns out, the wait was well worthwhile. Victoria Falls is powerfully…

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Africa, Dear Africa (volume 5)

Beauty surrounds Cape Town

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 5 Arriving to Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa Chris, our Cape Town guide, picked us up from the airport and we began to make our way through traffic — lots of traffic — to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. It had been…

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Africa, Dear Africa (volume 4)

River in Hluhluwe - South Africa

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 4 Between Tembe and our next destination, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve and Hilltop Camp, River took us to an open market where there were massive amounts of beautiful handcrafted wares as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. I’m grateful for River’s…

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Africa, Dear Africa (volume 3)

Line of Elephants - Tembe - South Africa

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 3 Our next destination, back into South Africa to Tembe Elephant Park, was a really special treat! Royal Thonga is a small, intimate camp (only 14 guest chalets) that was luxurious, gorgeous and comfortable! GuGu, Caesar, Bongo, and Vesi were…

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Africa, Dear Africa (volume 2)

Zebra in Africa

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 2 Excited for another early morning departure to Lower Sabie Camp, there was no disappointment as we spotted Hyenas on the road with a mamma nursing her babies in the ditch off the road. Next up, we witnessed a large…

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Africa, Dear Africa

Africa, Dear Africa A Safari Diary by Patrice Walters – On Tour with Outdoor AfricaPart 1 Africa, dear Africa, how you have touched my soul! With your magnificent beauty, genuine people, and of course your incredible wildlife. This trip which I’ve dreamed about for 40+ years, wildly surpassed my dreams! South Africa and her people…

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Wild Elephants : A Truly Breathtaking Encounter

Wild Elephants : A Truly Breathtaking Encounter For a number of years now, I have been taking safaris out to Southern Africa. To the point, most might say, that I am spoiled by my ability to leave my humble home in the mountains of North Carolina and lose myself in the African bush amongst the…

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Kissed by a Rhino!

What a great day today visiting Pilanesberg National Park! We awoke to the sounds of the adida as they perched overhead outside of AfricaSky Guest House in Johannesburg. It was a cool morning and the sun broke the cloudless sky with a wash of bright blue. The group we have out now is from a…

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Richard’s Bay and Mkhuze Game Reserve

We woke up early Sunday morning in sunny Richard’s Bay and decided we wanted to go see the sunrise from the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. Unfortunately, after waking and dressing and walking a bit to get to the ocean, our special key to get through the gate to get down to the water failed…

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Rivers, Pools, Waterfalls, and more!

Today we took the perfect “take it easy” day to start our long visit! The morning began with sleeping in (a treat for all), followed by a fantastic locally grown and freshly brewed cup of coffee, followed by breakfast, at The Reserve in Hazy View. I’m loving that South Africa now has some really great…

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