For eighteen years I have been traveling Africa; an obsession that started innocently back in

2001.  Africa got into my blood from day one and I simply must return for a dose of African medicine as often as possible.

After seventeen trips through twelve Africa...

Tamboti Camp - Kruger National Park

Tamboti Camp in Kruger National Park is a satellite camp close to Orpan gate where you check in.  Staff at Tamboti is limited.  All accommodations are fixed tents – permanently pitched on a hardwood floor; some with shared ablutions a...

(As appeared in Air Namibia's in-flight magazine January 2019)

I was to depart for my annual African journey on the 19th of November 2018.  I was going back to Kruger National Park in South Africa for three glorious weeks, staying in six different camps from south to no...

I'd eaten yogurt for a late breakfast after my morning game drive in the Kruger National Park.  I put the yogurt container in the trash bin on the porch then dived back into my novel.  A sly and very quiet vervet monkey crept in and grabbed the yogurt container out of...

I was visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa alone and had spent the hottest part of the day prior at the pool in camp.  There happened to be another girl at the pool who was also alone.  During our chat she told me she was doing ant research in the park which I...

When heading to a country in Africa I have not traveled to before I always do my homework.  The only thing I knew about Madagascar when I booked that destination was I would find lemurs on the island, so I had a lot of research to do to find out what else I might encou...

Standing at baggage claim recently at a hectic airport here in the States I was reminded of a day when I landed in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar on a flight that originated in the capital city of Antananarivo. 

I had been in country for a week already exploring the northern...

I was again alone in Africa this day in a hut in Olifants Camp.  Even though I travel Africa alone seemingly a brave girl soldiering forth in life, I am also somewhat of a girly girl and the girly girl came out one day in that hut when I had to pee. All was well as I w...


Back at camp after a great night drive I started a fire and put my leftovers on the outdoor stove for warming.  After dinner I poured myself a glass of Amarula and stood on the corner of my deck that overlooks the bushveld. 

I'm regularly asked why I come back to...

For so much of my life I have been completely afraid of frogs. The fear was passed to me from my mother. As a young teen I watched her nearly break her neck on the cement patio when a small green frog jumped onto her shoulder. I was sure by her reaction that frogs must...

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