Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore NP

Our last stop on our Rajasthan tour was a tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park. The park is located about equal distance between Jaipur and Agra, south of New Delhi and is one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural habitat. The best months to see them are May and…

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The Flamingos of Lake Manyara

Today we begin our last game drive of our trip. I wish we could do another week, but the beaches in Zanzibar are calling our name. We stayed in the Lake Manyara Hotel last night, my favorite hotel of the trip (not counting the tent camps we stayed in). There is actually wifi here as…

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Crocodiles and Hippos and Leopards, Oh My!

It’s our last day in the Serengeti and tonight is our last night on safari! Today we’ll drive back through the park, through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and back into civilization. We’ll stay tonight in Lake Manyara NP, do a game drive tomorrow morning, then head to the airport to fly to Zanzibar. But first,…

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All The Lions

This morning our plan is to do another game drive in the central Serengeti before heading to Lobo in the northern Serengeti. I’m sad to be leaving our lovely tent camp. It’s been such a relaxing place to stay! Right out of the gate, we see a cheetah sitting under a tree in the distance….

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On the Hunt for Big Cats

After my hot air balloon ride, I meet back up with Amy and Abdul at the visitor center and we head out for our morning game drive. Today we’re looking for cats! I was lucky enough to see a cheetah on my balloon ride, but Amy hasn’t seen one yet, and both of us want…

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Up In My Air Balloon!

Today’s post is brought to you by Lily Allen. Play this song while reading along and it will feel just like you’re there with me (cuz it was in my head the entire time)! I’ve gone on a hot air balloon ride before, but as fun as it was, it was a bit of a…

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The Pride of the Serengeti

So we’re here. In the Serengeti. No big deal. Except it is!! And I’m about to spend 3 days here! This is like, THE place to go on safari. When you think “safari” you always think “Serengeti”. Always. We drive 2 hours on a hot, dry, bumpy road (or free massage, as Abdul calls it)…

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Descending Into the Ngorongoro Crater

After leaving Tarangire NP earlier this morning, we head straight for the Ngoronogoro Conservation Area. We won’t do another game drive until early tomorrow morning, but we stop for a couple photos of the crater on the way to the hotel. I’m so excited for this part of our safari. I can’t remember what I…

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The Baobab Trees of Tarangire

Before I tell you about today’s game drive, let me show you where we stayed last night. At first glance,¬†Maramboi Tented Camp seems like an average lodge located between Tarangire and the shores of Lake Manyara. But we were absolutely blown away by this place. I wish I could¬†come back and stay for a week!…

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To Tarangire on Safari

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go on an African safari. Elephants are my absolute favorite animal, and the opportunity to see them in the wild, as well as lions, zebras, giraffes and all number of African animals, is a big bucket list item for me. So when Amy and I…

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