Africa

New Life Project in Serengeti National Park

August 30, 2015|Africa|

New Life Project helps local communities One of the highlights of our 2013 World Trip was the visit to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. In addition to seeing incredible wildlife and beautiful scenery, we had the opportunity to visit a local Masai family and learn a little about their life. We have kept in touch [...]

Plan Your Dream African Safari

December 29, 2014|Africa|

From luxury camp to budget-friendly self-drive, there is a safari option for every traveler After landing at a Serengeti air strip, we set off with our guide and tracker for the two-hour drive to the tented camp. Within minutes, we entered an open field and saw two magnificent giraffe sparring. The safari had begun! For [...]

Stone Town Zanzibar Doors

May 17, 2014|Africa|

Great photo opportunities in historic Zanzibar town UNESCO World Heritage site Stone Town, Zanzibar is not a relaxing place to explore. But the interesting architecture and stunning sunsets were well worth the visit. Stone Town Zanzibar was not one of our favorite destinations due to the incredibly aggressive hawkers and safety concerns (the hotel staff [...]

South Africa

May 9, 2013|Africa|

Wine tasting, city life, and a shark dive In a long-anticipated return to a favorite travel destination, we revisited some spots and finally saw what we missed the first time around. There was a relaxing week of wine tasting in Stellenbosch, followed by Cape Town exploration and a great white shark dive.   [...]

Bombo Village Uganda

May 8, 2013|Africa|

Learn about Nubian culture Just outside the hustle and bustle of Kampala we visited a women’s craft group, primary school, and orphanage, and then enjoyed Nubian hospitality at Mama Milly’s home. This post is part of a series on community tourism in Uganda. Community Based Tourism Initiative (COBATI) is an NGO that promotes community development, [...]

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

May 7, 2013|Africa, Animals|

Meet a white rhino, shoebill stork, and more After seeing animals in the wild on safari and gorilla trek, we were excited to meet some up close at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre where we had a private tour and stayed overnight in one of the guest bandas. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) opened [...]

Uganda

May 1, 2013|Africa, Animals|

Nubian culture, banana beer, and gorillas During an 11-day whirlwind tour, we saw breathtaking scenery, observed mountain gorillas in the wild, learned about Uganda culture, and met warm, hospitable people.   In 2011 Lori started volunteering with a tourism NGO in Kampala, Community Based Tourism Initiative (COBATI). She was looking to use her [...]

Banana Beer Making in Uganda

April 20, 2013|Africa|

Traditional process to make banana beer Deep in a Masheruka banana plantation we were treated to a special experience. We learned the traditional process to make banana beer as we listened to wonderful music. (This post is part of a series on cultural tourism.) This post is part of a series on community tourism in [...]

Zanzibar

April 15, 2013|Africa|

Stonetown, scuba, so-so beach It was bound to happen – we visited a destination we were not crazy about. After an exciting Serengeti safari we flew to Zanzibar with hopes of enjoying the beach and blogging. But our experience on the island was a bit of a letdown . . .   Stonetown [...]

Serengeti Safari

April 3, 2013|Africa, Animals|

Spectacular safari in northern Tanzania Wide open plains, fields of wildflowers, and beautiful vistas abound in the Serengeti. In addition to seeing diverse wildlife and lots of wildebeests, we also hiked and learned about the Massai culture.   Our first stop in Africa was Tanzania for a four-day safari in a remote area [...]

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