Bird fans! Before our Africa trip disappears into the rearview mirror, I wanted to include some posts of our feathered friends. Yes, we went to Africa to see the elephants, hippos, giraffes and other exotic mammals but the wide variety of bird life proved to…

In April 2018, the King of Swaziland decided to change the name of his country to Eswatini. The new name, eSwatini, means “land of the Swazis”… Wait, isn’t that what Swaziland means? The change was unexpected, but King Mswati has been referring to Swaziland for…

It may be a distant future retirement task to process through the 10,500 pictures I took on our Africa trip, but while I am still fresh, I wanted to post as many subjects as I can before I am back to my day job. Today…

We left Zimbabwe behind this morning and now we are in Botswana. Every picture and place that we have visited so far in Southern Africa pales in comparison to Botswana. The wildlife and scenery are spectacular and our accommodations are absolutely out of this world.…

Our days started with a walking tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, then later we took a helicopter tour. I have time to just post a few of the 800 or so pictures I took, maybe later we’ll provide some narrative.

So much to write and so little time right now, so the story of our encounter with the lions in Zimbabwe is given in pictures.

It is 4:30 AM and it looks like I am the first one outside on this cool, quiet African morning. As I learned later, I could have looked up to see the Southern Cross for the first time in the bright sky overhead, but that…

We are 8 days into our Africa adventure and today (May 7th) finds us rolling out for an early game drive in the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park. This is the oldest game park in Africa which has its roots at the hunting preserve of Zulu Kings. We…

We finally made it to the top of Table Mountain, which is the iconic landmark that rises 1,000 meters above Cape Town. As mentioned in a previous blog post, gale force winds prevented us from ascending the mountain yesterday, but today the weather was absolutely…

From Marcy … Okay, I know very well my great fun is not always the fun of others, but I HAD SO MUCH FUN photographing these penguins at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, South Africa. One of the reasons I wanted to come to Africa…