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From the Journals…More from Botshabelo Village, South Africa. January 29, 2002

November 18, 2016 - After our homemade breakfast, we bought spare car keys and a new battery for the truck’s remote. We then went to Botshab...
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From the Journals…More from Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. January 31, 1997

August 05, 2016 - Up at 6, and on the road at 6:30.Saw lots of fresh lion tracks in the sand on the road, but no lions. Saw ostriches, gem...
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From the Journals…Yes, More from Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

March 21, 2016 - Matthew, the owner, took us out to the leopard. Her name is Liza, and Matthew has had her since she was 1 month old. She...
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From the Journals…Yet More from Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

January 15, 2016 - Matthew, the owner, took us out to the leopard. Her name is Liza, and Matthew has had her since she was 1 month old. She...
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From the Journals...Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 19, 1997

December 11, 2015 - The road wasn’t as bad as yesterday’s, but it’s no picnic. Inside the park is even dustier than out, with huge clouds of...
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From the Journals…Botshabelo Village, South Africa. January 29, 2002

December 07, 2015 - After our homemade breakfast, we bought spare car keys and a new battery for the truck’s remote. We then went to Botshab...
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From the Journals... Pilanesburg National Park, South Africa. March 13, 2002

December 04, 2015 - It was clearing a little, so we went to a couple of dams looking for hippos. We found them, but at a distance. We did...
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From the Journals...Cape Town, South Africa. February 8, 1997

November 30, 2015 - Up at 5:30 to hike Table Mountain, and this time the weather was perfect and stable. It was uphill all the way, even eno...
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From the Journals…South of Dhanet, Algeria. January 30, 1986

November 27, 2015 - Yesterday I was thinking that Algeria wasn’t too different from many other countries in terms of terrain. That all chang...
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From the Journals… Augrabies Falls National Park, South Africa. February 1, 1997

October 09, 2015 - I spent a little time reading and planning our itinerary, then started to cook dinner. I figured we could be done before...
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From the Journals… Royal Natal National Park, South Africa. February 16, 1997

October 05, 2015 - Woke up to clear skies and alpenglow on the peaks surrounding the campsite—a crowded campsite because of the weekend. I...
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From the Journals…Even More from Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa. February 1, 2002

September 11, 2015 - Upon arriving in Mkuzi Game Reserve, we checked out the campsite, and then stopped in at a hide for a look. Saw a white...
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From the Journals…Even More from Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

September 07, 2015 - Matthew, the owner, took us out to the leopard. Her name is Liza, and Matthew has had her since she was 1 month old. She...
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From the Journals… Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. February 21,1997

July 20, 2015 - Up at 4 am, and at park gate by 4:30, which is when the guard had told us we could get out. No go. We got stuck waiting...
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From the Journals…Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City, South Africa. January 27,1997

July 17, 2015 - Up about 6 for game drive. Still problems sleeping—jet lag, getting adjusted to foam pad/sleeping bag? Good animal view...
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From the Journals…Still More from the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. March 5,1997

July 13, 2015 - Lunch and siesta passed quickly and before we knew it, 4:00 came and it was time for our boat trip on the Rufiji River....
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From the Journals...Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. January 31, 1997

June 22, 2015 - Up at 6, and on the road at 6:30.Saw lots of fresh lion tracks in the sand on the road, but no lions. Saw ostriches, gem...
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From the Journals…Oudtshoorn, South Africa. July 18, 1986

June 01, 2015 - Woke up after our overnight in the car and had breakfast of cereal, bread, and honey, then drove to Highgate Ostrich Far...
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From the Journals…Franschoek, South Africa. February 9, 1997

May 29, 2015 - Our friend Barend joined us, following us out of Cape Town on his motorcycle, first to Table View, then down beyond Camp...
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From the Journals…Ngonyama Game Reserve, Krugersdorp, South Africa. March 15, 2002

April 13, 2015 - The aviary was good. The “largest in Africa” is the size of a football field. Eighty species and 2,000 birds, run by Phi...
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From the Journals…More from Abu Simbel, Egypt. April 3, 1989

April 10, 2015 - Our planned time of awakening was 4:20 am. We got dressed quickly, ate breakfast, and went out to meet the taxi. We had...
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From the Journals…Still More from Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa. February 1, 2002

March 30, 2015 - Upon arriving in Mkuzi Game Reserve, we checked out the campsite, and then stopped in at a hide for a look. Saw a white...
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From the Journals…Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. March 6, 2002

March 13, 2015 - Up at 5:15 to pack the tents, then drove 1 hour to Sossusvlei. Arrived at sunrise, using 4-wheel drive for the last 5K....
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From the Journals…Still More from Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

March 09, 2015 - Matthew, the owner, took us out to the leopard. Her name is Liza, and Matthew has had her since she was 1 month old. She...
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From the Journals…More from Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

March 06, 2015 - We also got pix of the 2 caracals, plus the mountain zebra. Had visits from the suricates. Anderson cooked dried fish...
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From the Journals…Luxor, Egypt. April 11, 1989

March 02, 2015 - Up at 5:30 to the tune of my alarm. We had breakfast downstairs, and were out the door by 6:45. We had rented bikes from...
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From the Journals…Cairo, Egypt. March 16, 1989

February 27, 2015 - We entered the Egyptian Museum, where we spent 3 hours. It is an extensive collection, but after a while everything begi...
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From the Journals…Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. January 26, 2002

January 09, 2015 - Our system is getting refined. It only took us an hour and ten minutes to break camp and eat before our game drive. Mixe...
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From the Journals…Botshabelo Village, South Africa. January 29, 2002

January 05, 2015 - After our homemade breakfast, we bought spare car keys and a new battery for the truck’s remote. We then went to Botshab...
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From the Journals…Kom Ombo, Egypt. April 8, 1989

November 14, 2014 - I woke up at 5:40, moments before the sun rose. I fought the temptation to roll over and continue sleeping, and got up t...
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From the Journals…Aswan, Egypt. April 5, 1989

November 10, 2014 - Our destination this morning was the ruins at Philae, and we were not alone. Again, the place was overrun with tourists.
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From the Journals…More from Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. March 7, 1997

November 07, 2014 - At 4:30 we hit the town again, starting at the site of the old slave market. Very disappointing, as it’s now an Anglican...
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From the Journals…More from Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. March 5,1997

November 03, 2014 - Lunch and siesta passed quickly and before we knew it, 4:00 came and it was time for our boat trip on the Rufiji River....
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From the Journals... More from Zanzibar, Tanzania. March 8, 1997

October 31, 2014 - I broke into a sweat at breakfast at 8:00 am. It is hot here, and I guess I shouldn’t be having 2 cups of coffee. We...
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From the Journals…More from Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa. February 1, 2002

October 27, 2014 - Upon arriving in Mkuzi Game Reserve, we checked out the campsite, and then stopped in at a hide for a look. Saw a white...
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From the Journals…More from Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 20, 1997

October 24, 2014 - A very productive morning, starting with another acacia silhouette at sunrise. Lots of animals and scenery. I think I go...
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From the Journals…Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February 14, 1981

October 20, 2014 - We started out with another game drive this morning. It was quite successful. Roll 10 has shots of lion cubs, a marshall...
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From the Journals…Hammerstein Guest Farm, Maltahohe, Namibia. March 6, 2002

October 06, 2014 - Matthew, the owner, took us out to the leopard. Her name is Liza, and Matthew has had her since she was 1 month old. She...
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From the Journals…More from Namutoni Camp, Etosha NP, Namibia. February 25, 2002

October 03, 2014 - It was a busy afternoon at the office. We went to Chudop water hole, and sat for a couple of hours as the animals parade...
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From the Journals... Kruger National Park, South Africa. January 27, 2002

March 17, 2014 - Up at 5:10 and had camp broken by 6. No breakfast. The plan was a game drive, and then return for a restaurant breakfast...
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From the Journals... Pilanesburg National Park, South Africa. March 14, 2002

March 10, 2014 - Up at 5:30 to clear skies. Into the park at 6. Nice light. Out to Manyore Dam for hippo pix with mist rising off the wat...
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From the Journals... Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. March 22, 1991

March 03, 2014 - When Vicky came back from her bike ride, we rushed down to the Falls for sunset pix, but the light had already faded. We...
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From the Journals... Saqqara, Egypt. March 25, 1989

February 24, 2014 - We took minibuses first to Giza, then Saqqara. We did a lot of walking, starting at Zoser’s Funerary Complex. Surprising...
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From the Journals... Kruger National Park, South Africa. January 26, 2002

January 06, 2014 - Our system is getting refined. It only took us an hour and ten minutes to break camp and eat before our game drive. Mixe...
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From the Journals... Karnak, Egypt. April 11, 1989

January 03, 2014 - We had lunch at the hotel, and then a siesta. Before I knew it, or was ready for it, the time came to leave for Karnak....
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From the Journals... Zanzibar, Tanzania. March 8, 1997

December 30, 2013 - I broke into a sweat at breakfast at 8:00 am. It is hot here, and I guess I shouldn’t be having 2 cups of coffee. We...
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From the Journals… Pretoria, South Africa. January 24, 1997

November 25, 2013 - We landed in Johannesburg and picked up our rental car. We got our bearings and drove up to Pretoria, where we found the...
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From the Journals… Zaire (Congo) River, Zaire. April 26, 1986

November 04, 2013 - We slept comfortably enough, but woke up too early--5am--because of the activity on the deck of our cargo boat. We final...
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From the Journals… Aswan, Egypt. April 4, 1989

November 01, 2013 - At about noon we were ready to take a ferry to Elephantine Island to see the ruins of the Temple of Khnum and the Aswan...
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From the Journals… Assekrem, Algeria. February 10, 1986

October 21, 2013 - We had a ½-hour lunch break, and after a little while crossed the Tropic of Cancer. Well, I guess we’re making some prog...
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From the Journals...Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 20, 1997

September 23, 2013 - A very productive morning, starting with another acacia silhouette at sunrise. Lots of animals and scenery. I think I go...
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From the Journals...Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa. January 30, 1997

July 19, 2013 - Our morning drive included suricates, caracal, yellow-billed kite, ostriches (including a family with 11 chicks), kori b...
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From the Journals...Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. July 29, 1991

July 15, 2013 - We had a great canoe trip down the Zambezi River in the late afternoon, passing hippos and crocs, and many birds. We had...
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From the Journals...Abu Simbel, Egypt. April 3, 1989

July 12, 2013 - Our planned time of awakening was 4:20 am. We got dressed quickly, ate breakfast, and went out to meet the taxi. We had...
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From the Journals...Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. March 7, 1997

June 14, 2013 - At 4:30 we hit the town again, starting at the site of the old slave market. Very disappointing, as it’s now an Anglican...
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From the Journals...Etosha National Park, Namibia. February 24, 2002

June 10, 2013 - Decent weather this morning, but a bit overcast. For variety, I had a camera loaded with Scala B&W slide film. We found...
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From the Journals...Durban, South Africa. February 17, 1997

May 24, 2013 - I ventured out, changed money, and walked towards Church Square, and into City Hall. It’s more of an auditorium than a g...
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From the Journals...Cape Town, South Africa. February 8, 1997

May 20, 2013 - Up at 5:30 to hike Table Mountain, and this time the weather was perfect and stable. It was uphill all the way, even eno...
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From the Journals...Siwa Oasis, Egypt. March 20, 1989

May 10, 2013 - We drove on through the nothingness, stopping for about 20 minutes for lunch. I alternated between daydreaming and dozin...
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From the Journals...Fort Gardel, Algeria. February 7, 1986

May 03, 2013 - Another slow day. We had a flat tire and also had to sandmat twice on the road, and once as we pulled in to camp. For qu...
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From the Journals...Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania. March 9, 1997

April 12, 2013 - After breakfast, we were picked up before 9 for the 1-hour ride to Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar. I tried to g...
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From the Journals...Mkuzi Game Reserve, South Africa. February 1, 2002

March 22, 2013 - Upon arriving in Mkuzi Game Reserve, we checked out the campsite, and then stopped in at a hide for a look. Saw a white...
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From the Journals...Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. March 5,1997

March 11, 2013 - Lunch and siesta passed quickly and before we knew it, 4:00 came and it was time for our boat trip on the Rufiji River....
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From the Journals...Swakopmund, Namibia. March 4, 2002

March 08, 2013 - I had been trying for a few days to hire a plane for some photography over the desert of the Namib Naukluft National Par...
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From the Journals...Hlaliatkulu Sanctuary. Natal Drakensberg, South Africa. February 5, 2002

January 07, 2013 - What a view to wake up to--a ridge of steep mountains. We packed up and had a bowl of cereal, and were met at 6:05 by Br...
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From the Journals...Bumba, Zaire. April 24, 1986

December 28, 2012 - Awoke to a gentle, warm breeze and a view of the (Zaire/Congo) river, with the miniature islands of plants slowly floati...
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From the Journals...Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe. June 30, 1986

December 21, 2012 - Breakfast at 7:15, then to the border post by 8:10 A very easy border--I wish they all were like that. We walked across...
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From the Journals...Addo Elephant Park, South Africa. February 11, 2002

December 14, 2012 - I was up before 6, and had a quick look around camp. I discovered action at the bird hide, so I came back and got Anders...
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From the Journals...Imbaba Camel Market, Cairo, Egypt. March 17, 1989

November 30, 2012 - We went to the Souk el Gahmell, or the Camel Market. Although maybe not quite as big as I imagined, it was still large e...
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From the Journals...Tiguentourine, Algeria. February 4, 1986

November 23, 2012 - We had a short travel day today, which was nice for a change. We pulled into our camp, in the dunes just outside Tiguent...
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From the Journals...Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 19, 1997

November 09, 2012 - The road wasn’t as bad as yesterday’s, but it’s no picnic. Inside the park is even dustier than out, with huge clouds of...
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From the Journals...South of Gemena, Zaire. April 16, 1986

November 02, 2012 - At 3:30 we finally headed out of town and took the route going south. It was a nice ride through some dense vegetation,...
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From the Journals...Nungwi, Zanzibar. March 11, 1997

October 12, 2012 - I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful sunsets we are experiencing here, and I needed something in the foreground....
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From the Journals...Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. August 1, 1991

October 05, 2012 - Another early morning, after much hippo activity during the night. Coffee and biscuits at 1st light, then off on a game...
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From the Journals...Entesekera, Kenya. March 1, 1981

September 24, 2012 - Today included more logistics, cleaning, and preparations for tonight’s party celebrating the end of our small group hik...
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From the Journals...Namutoni Camp, Etosha National Park, Namibia. February 25, 2002

September 14, 2012 - It was a busy afternoon at the office. We went to Chudop water hole, and sat for a couple of hours as the animals parade...
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From the Journals...Giza, Egypt. March 15, 1989

September 07, 2012 - It felt really great to be back in the desert again--and it is desert even this close to the Nile--I was surprised. The...
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