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…

One of the “must see” attractions to Cape Town, South Africa is a trip to the top of Table Mountain which rises 3563 feet above the city below. Our visit was canceled because of gale-force winds that would affect the cable cars transporting us to…

Before I describe the scene above, there is a bit of backstory. Our airplane row-mate on the long Amsterdam to Cape Town leg of our trip was a South African man who offered to show us around the area. We asked each other if we…