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I had the special opportunity to spend a month traveling between Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Zanzibar with my 24 year old son. While traveling in Africa I always reconnect with nature through the natural rhythmic pace of the days, a pace that allowed my son and I to reconnect as well. Everyday we were able to share a new experience - be it enjoying breakfast in the bush together, witnessing the Great Migration, or spending time with the Massi. By the end of the month we had more experiences than appropriate adjectives and left saying, simply, "That was the best month of our lives".


Throughout my annual trips to Africa I have been able to see much of the wildlife that exists in the continent's diverse regions and the Mountain Gorilla families I saw in Rwanda provided the most inspiring overall experience. From the towering Silverbacks and playful adolescents to the trek through the jungle, you really enter into their element and share an encounter on their terms. The jungle is dense and some families can exceed 20 individuals so it is not uncommon to have a Gorilla graze your leg as he goes charging by. But I never felt safety was a concern, the guides are true experts and the Gorillas just want to let you know you are in their world. Once the guide explains how to acknowledge the Gorillas term's your are ready to spend calm and intimate time with these most intelligent animals. Uganda is on my list for the next Gorilla experience.

Africa is vast and we stayed in 15 different camps so we were able to meet and spend time with people from all walks of life. My son really enjoyed and felt at ease with the Masaii; he spent time trying to learn Ma,  the language of the Masaii, and left feeling he had made some true friends. The trip was also a great way for us to expand on our interest in photography. Africa provides so many different photographic opportunities that any level of photographer should enjoy capturing the world around them. Our photos have been fun to revisit and I am attaching a few samples on my website. 

Having stayed in 15 different lodges throughout East Africa and Rwanda I feel very confident about my preferences and recommendations.



 
Southern Africa, Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Durban  I attended INDABA, an African supplier tradeshow in Durban and had the opportunity to stay at some of the “Best of the Best” properties:  the Saxon in Johannesburg, the Oyster Box in Durban, Pezula Resort in Knysna, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve in Cederberg, Twelve Apostles near Cape Town.  On safari I stayed at three unique and very luxurious camps:   Camp Jabulani , all of the Londolozi   Camps, and the over-the-top- luxurious Royal Malewane ! The most fascinating part of this trip was the time we spent with the owners of all the camps. They are all quite adventurous and true pioneers in Southern Africa; it was fascinating to hear their life stories.  And of course Kruger has incredible game viewing.  You are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five! 
 -  I attended INDABA, an African supplier tradeshow in Durban and had the opportunity to stay at some of the “Best of the Best” properties:  the in Johannesburg, the in Durban, in Knysna, in Cederberg, near Cape Town.  On safari I stayed at three unique and very luxurious camps:   , all of the   and the over-the-top- luxurious ! The most fascinating part of this trip was the time we spent with the owners of all the camps. They are all quite adventurous and true pioneers in Southern Africa; it was fascinating to hear their life stories.  And of course has incredible game viewing.  You are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five!