Tag Archive | safari

Memories of Africa, A Year Later

A year ago we went on the adventure of a lifetime.  I know that for a couple whose goal in life is to travel the world, the adventure of a lifetime, title is a little much.  But this time last year we journeyed to Tanzania for our photo safari and are still amazed when we […]

The Cost of Our African Safari

We knew our safari in Tanzania would be a trip of a lifetime, and it was. We also knew it would cost us a lot more than our typical getaway, and it did. Was it worth it? Hell yeah. Would we do it again? In a heartbeat. That said, we thought others who share our […]

Faces Worthy of More than a Mother’s Love

When we took off for our Tanzanian safari I was looking forward to seeing (and getting pictures of ) giraffes’ eyelashes and lions’ big, gold eyes. We got those shots (and many other amazing images): But there were other images (and experiences) we had no idea we’d encounter. For example, we had no idea how […]

Tented Truth

When you go on safari the second question people ask (after “what animals did you see?”) is “where did you stay?” When you reply that your trip was a tented safari you watch their eyes get wide and prepare for the third question, “like, on the ground?” I have to say it’s at this point […]

Seeing Africa’s Big Five

Africa’s big five include elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo. We were fortunate enough to see all of them (and many of them more than once) during our safari in Tanzania last month. The first big five animal to be checked off our “must-see” list was the elephant. The elephants in Tarangire National Park kept […]

Africa: Through a Borrowed Lens

I am a photographer, and as a photographer I like cameras. I have a collection of more than 20 antique ones and love adding to my toys. When we decided to go to Tanzania on Safari I thought “giddy up! I can justify getting that new lens I want!”  Well, as much as I wanted […]

Africa in the Movies

We’re about to take our big trip to Africa and thought you could come along, at least in a vicarious sense. I put together a small list of some of my favorite films about Africa that might let you escape there for at least an hour. The contemporary films out there aren’t exactly relaxing; films […]