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I Can Talk To The Animals: Last Day of Safari

Guess what? After two weeks photographing the animals on safari I can hear their thoughts: Today we fly home. Blech. Last night we had our final dinner out in the bush. This was the moon that was out: Our field ranger

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South African Safari Now! Days 4 & 5

I write this missive from the veranda of the Lelapa Lodge in Madikwe overlooking the South African safari bush. The air is redolent of  desert rains, my soundtrack the twittering, screeching and singing of over a thousand avian choristers, and

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South Africa Bound: Day One

We awoke at the crack of a gnat’s ass this morning and stumbled about preparing to depart on the first leg of our South African safari, which is a flight to New York and a sleepover there. Yesterday it seemed

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We Leave For An African Safari on Wednesday!

On Wednesday, should all the stars align, my family and I will be boarding a plane DESTINATION AFRICA! I don’t really believe it. It seems impossible that after 24 hours of travel we’ll be standing in the Southern hemisphere on

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