Category: Africa

African Lodge with a (Rhino) Cause

No secret I love elephants, but after my recent trip to South Africa, I now love rhinos, too.  With their eyes so wide apart.  Their chubby bottoms.  Those prehistoric horns.  Rhino poaching is a huge problem in South Africa.  So…

The new face of Soweto

Our day began with a tour of Soweto given by a young entrepreneur who takes you through the township’s history and flashpoint areas.  I wasn’t familiar with Soweto, other than thinking it was a shantytown – a ghetto – not…

8 Truly Frightening Travel Experiences

Because, frankly, this picture scared the beejeezus out of me.  Great little piece from the Sydney Morning Herald blog.  The rest of them are not even a consideration.  Except for #3, which isn’t so much of a problem for me. …

Last Minute Xmas Gift – Foster an Elephant

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a remarkable organization that rescues orphan elephants and rhinos in Kenya.  The work they are doing is heart wrenching, and the faces of these creatures will totally compel you to assist in their care. …