Exploring the World

In the Giant’s Playground

This post is part of a series called Namibia 2022 After relaxing for a few days it was finally time to meet up with my group and begin my much anticipated tour of Namibia.  I’m happy to say that my group for this tour was one of the best, if not THE BEST, group I’ve…

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Windhoek

This post is part of a series called Namibia 2022 In 1884 Namibia was colonized by the Germans and after the first world war it was administered by South Africa.  The atrocities committed under apartheid in South Africa were also committed here.  In March of 1990, they gained their independence from South Africa and the…

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Prince Rupert, BC

This post is part of a series called Bears of Canada Prince Rupert is BC’s northernmost port town, located only 26 miles from the Alaska border and a long way from everywhere else! Arriving in Prince Rupert by air is an interesting experience.  The landscape around the town isn’t suitable for an airport, so it…

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Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale

This post is part of a series called Uganda 2020 The trip began in Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa and the 2nd largest in the world.  A bit of birdwatching and a lot of relaxing before the busy days to come. I was persuaded to throw a…

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A very special day in Samburu

This post is part of a series called Kenya 2019 It was another early morning (with hot chocolate and coffee and cookies delivered to the tent of course) and another beautiful sunrise.  We had the full day to explore the Samburu National Reserve and the interesting creatures that call it home. Dik-diks are dwarf antelopes…

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Helicopter Day

This post is part of a series called Kenya 2019 It was another early morning in the Masai Mara.  Excited (and a little nervous) because today was the day for our doors off helicopter ride, weather permitting. As always, the day started with us finding a location (and getting into position) for amazing sunrise photos….

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A very full day in the Mara

This post is part of a series called Kenya 2019 After a wonderful night in the bush, falling asleep to the sounds of hippos in the river (with a hot water bottle to take the chill off) it was time for our first full day in the Mara.  Up and out before sunrise, we found…

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Sheldrick Nursery & the Giraffe Centre

This post is part of a series called Kenya 2019 The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an amazing organization.  An integral part of their operation is the Orphan’s Project, where they rescue and raise orphaned elephants.  The Nairobi Nursery is the starting point for most of these orphans who require considerable care for years before they can…

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The Amazing Ololo Safari Lodge

This post is part of a series called Kenya 2019 Nairobi, Kenya’s largest city and the capital since 1963, sits at an altitude of 1,795 metres above sea level.  My home for the first few days was Ololo Safari Lodge, located on the southern edge of the Nairobi National Park. I arrived after dark so the…

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