Africa

The Dark Continent. Perhaps the best destination in the world for those seeking to find nature.

Best Walking With Rhino Experience In Africa:

There may be others, but I had the good fortune of walking with rhinos in 3 different African countries; Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Uganda. Which one was best? For me they were all tremendous experiences and of course you are in nature so a visit today could be very different from one tomorrow. I will try …

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Ever wonder what it would be like to attend a primary/elementary school in Africa:

I did and recently visited one in Uganda. Traveling through Africa one can’t help noticing how difficult it can be to eke out a living here. But what about the children. My friend Simon took Mika and I to Tenda Primary School which has an enrollment of 400 kids; attending preschool through 6th grade. To …

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A One Year Pilgrimage to The Roots of Christianity In Israel, Armenia, Georgia, and Ethiopia:

Early 2024 is a time of reflection for us. Mika and I ended 2023 in Ethiopia on pilgrimage to the holy city of Lalibela. After so many pilgrimages over the past 10 years around the globe our path had led us here to the highlands of Ethiopia, where at 2300 meters elevation, lies a “New …

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The African Mukuba Express; The Twilight Zone Train:

7 Years ago I traveled on The Mukuba Express Train which originates in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and ends in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia. The 1,860 kilometer epic train journey traverses through Game Parks, forests, mountains, and scores of small villages with waving kids. However, because of a commitment to visit Ndi Moyo Hospice in Salina, …

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Lalibela, Ethiopia Pilgrimage. Church of St. Nakutalaab:

Early morning a bit after 7 we drove up the mountain and walked the final kilometer to Church of St. Nakutallab, a nephew of King/St. Lalibela, for his feast day celebration. We passed hundreds of the faithful, most clad in white, coming and going to the Church carved out of a mountain cave. Tade, our …

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It’s A Small World. Nepal to Ethiopia:

Traveling around the globe 2013 to 2020 was a magical time and there were more than a few times where I had an unexpected encounter with friends or acquaintances who I knew from places far away. Sadly, I don’t think it has occurred since Covid started. I am hoping today is the first of many …

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An African Sunset

Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe    A 4 month overland journey  from Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town, South Africa. ————- A couple days in the heart of Africa. Cruising Lake Kariba for two days on a large houseboat in northern Zimbabwe.     There is nothing quite like an African sunset I thought over the grasslands of …

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Walking with Rhinos In The Path of The Bushmen

Sat with Curt, our guide, as we drove a large open safari truck into Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park. He explained that there are only 10,000 white Rhinos remaining in Africa where there were once 14 million. Somewhere in the middle of the jungle, we left the truck and continued into the bush on foot. With …

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Victoria Falls; One of 7 Natural Wonders of the World-2017

Victoria Falls offers one of the world’s most awe inspiring natural spectacles. Forming the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia flows the mighty Zambezi River. The Kololo Tribe living nearby named it ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke That Thunders) hundreds of years ago. David Livingstone of Stanley and Livingstone fame, named the Falls after Queen Victoria, upon seeing …

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An Elephant Encounter in Botswana-2017

Enjoying the early morning silence of the bush, our group left the campsite at 6:30 for 6:40 sunrise coming up over the Okavango Delta as we Mokoro’d (dugout canoe) to another island. I was with 2 Germans, and our guide Langos and trainee guide Spear made 5. Soon we were walking in the bush and …

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Gorillas and Churches

A vivid memory of my childhood is reading the colored comic strip Rick O’Shay in the Chicago Tribune every Sunday morning. Rick O’Shay was a straight as an arrow, town marshall. His best friend however, was a gunslinger, Hipshot Percussion, a quiet Clint Eastwood type who did his talking with his guns. Every Sunday Rick …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Uganda to The Camino to Nepal

One of the nicest things about global traveling is chance meetings with the same people in two way different places. Well this time it’s 3 chance meetings across 3 continents; Uganda, Spain, and Nepal: October 2019, walking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, I saw this Korean woman with 5 or 6 bright colored …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Uganda to The Camino

One of the nicest things about global traveling and The Camino is chance meetings with the same people in two totally different places: On the Camino Frances about a week or so ago I saw this Korean woman with 5 or 6 bright colored clothes walk by and with out thinking yell out “Hey Rainbow”. …

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Gorillas and Churches

A vivid memory of my childhood is reading the colored comic strip Rick O’Shay in the Chicago Tribune every Sunday morning.  Rick O’Shay was a straight as an arrow, town marshall. His best friend however, was a gunslinger, Hipshot Percussion, a quiet Clint Eastwood type who did his talking with his guns. Every Sunday Rick …

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Sailing The Nile By Felucca Days 2-3

The sail is quiet. Glad to keep a distance from the large tour ships steaming occasionally by. We enjoy the quiet. And Captain Sabri and First Mate Hamada could not be better hosts. We enjoyed a peaceful stop on the sandy shore of The Nile. Great food and a walk where of course a local …

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I Thought I Was Starting In Seville But The Camino Wanted Me To Start In Lesotho, Africa:

As my journey from Nairobi to Johannesburg is ending I found myself thinking about my Camino Via de la Plata which I was planning to start in Sevilla, Spain in 10 days. Then during a visit yesterday to the local witchdoctor in the little village of Matsoaing, Lesotho, I learned there was a Church of …

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