Safaris

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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Elephant Parade! – VIDEO – Tembe Elephant Park

Line of Elephants - Tembe - South Africa

Elephant Parade in Tembe Elephant Park! Just a few weeks ago, we had this amazing encounter with a line of elephants, including a BIG TUSKER! We made a quick video with story line for everyone to enjoy. Take a look, and let us know what you think! (Best played in full screen at 1080p resolution)…

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As South Africa says Goodbye: Hamba Kahle!

It was time to leave our beloved campsite in Somkhanda Game Reserve. After a short morning reprieve drinking coffee, eating another wonderful breakfast, and listening to the sounds of the bush as we packed our belongings, we piled into the OSVs and made our way to our transfer bus. It was refreshing to soak in…

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Camping In The South African Bush

We woke up in the quaint coastal town of St Lucia to the smell of the Indian Ocean and the rustling of branches as the vervet monkeys made their way across the property. The temperature was perfect for sitting outside to enjoy coffee and breakfast, and the bright patch of green grass surrounded by sub-tropical…

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Our Ancestry Visited

Sleeping in is sometimes the greatest gift, and this morning we all celebrated being able to wake up after the sun had already presented itself in the South African sky. I awoke slightly earlier than the group to enjoy a cup of coffee and a few free moments to blog and catch up with things…

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