Category Archives: Africa

CF100: 2016 09 04 – The Other Orlando

Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online  usually Saturday. For those without … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky

Friday, August 12, 2016 This morning we had a short wildlife drive followed by a ride in mokoros, the traditional mode of transportation for the people who have lived in this watery area. These dug out canoes are usually made … Continue reading

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Predators 

​Thursday, August 11, 2016 Long wildlife drive today, 7am – 4pm. This allowed us to explore an area further from where we are staying… and we saw 2 hyenas lounging outside their den, 4 female lions resting in the bushes … Continue reading

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Hippos in the Delta

​Wednesday,  August  10, 2016 Up at 5 am to travel to the Kasane airport. (Thought we might have WiFi in the airport but it was out today so couldn’t post. Did see US headlines for the first time in 3 … Continue reading

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Abundance

Tuesday,  August 9, 2016 Long drive today, 7 am – 3:30 pm. Animal sightings kept us from stopping for morning tea but the lunch our guides had packed was served at a picnic area where we also heard a talk … Continue reading

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First Wildlife Drive

​Monday, August 8, 2016 Best night sleep of the trip so far.  Woken by a beating drum at 6 am. Breakfast at 6:30 and set out on first wildlife drive at 7.  We drove for several wonderful hours, which included … Continue reading

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Out of the City. Into the Bush.

Saturday, after a week on the road, we took a day of rest. We transferred from the guest house to the airport hotel where we  meet our tour group for the next part of the adventure. In the morning, we … Continue reading

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Johannesburg, South Africa – Arrival

After a smooth eight-hour flight, we have arrived in Johannesburg,  South Africa. It is an exciting time as elections were yesterday and results are still rolling in. Our taxi driver was quite a talker and was not the least bit … Continue reading

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Hot Walks

It’s nearby, they said. You can walk, they said. And so, on the advice of the hotel desk clerks, we walked to Souq Waqif, an open air market with traditional clothing, other cloth, household goods, foods of all types, and … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer

Jetlag and excitement provided me the opportunity to hear the first Muslim Call to Prayer of the day (at 3:40 am, an hour and 20 minutes before sunrise). Our room has a Qur’an and a prayer rug. On the plane … Continue reading

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