Treasures in Tanzania: Vacationing Well ?>

Treasures in Tanzania: Vacationing Well

Vacay in Tanzania This is a bit of a departure from my regular blog material, but the location is still Africa, so it sort of still fits. My wife and I visited an old friend of ours last week in Tanzania. Yep, we took some time off! First week off from the ole’ safari/hot air balloon treadmill in a few years. Did I say treadmill? Oops. Sorry. I don’t totally mean that. Sometimes it feels like a treadmill, but there…

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Ditch the Gun; Pass the Camera ?>

Ditch the Gun; Pass the Camera

Capturing the Right Kind of Memories Sometimes my safari clients end up not wanting to hunt any animals. It’s kind of funny. They arrive with all of their gear, thinking that they’re all about going big game hunting. I take them out and on the first day out, they change their minds. They’re like, well, I’m here in Africa, but I really don’t want to hunt animals, so can we go sightseeing instead? And I’m like, Oh yeah! Of course!…

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Limo or Jeep Rental? Arriving in a Style that Fits You ?>

Limo or Jeep Rental? Arriving in a Style that Fits You

Airport Transportation When my guests arrive for their safari hunt, what I know about them determines how I pick them up. Some of them like to be picked up in a jeep. They feel all rustic and wild and macho being picked up in a jeep. For those clients, I pick them up in a battered open jeep, with dented metal water cans hanging off the side and guns mounted across the top. They come out of Jomo Kenyatta (the…

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Hot Air Balloons over Africa

A few years ago I decided to add hot air balloon rides to my safari big game business. I had seen hot air ballooning on a visit to the United States and it greatly intrigued me. I was very impressed at the site of the balloons going up into the air, and I decided that I would like to try it myself. So I did that, and it was spectacular. It was also somewhat nerve-racking for a guy who is…

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