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As some of you know, I am working with a NGO, Sound Seekers, in Tanzania. They are an organization dedicated to helping people with hearing loss in the developing world in partnership with local organizations. I met most of the …

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Dar Es Salaam, the biggest city in Tanzania, is our home until Christmas time. We’ve been here two weeks now, and I wanted to share some our first impressions about the city. As a disclaimer, a lot of these will …

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While the first half of our trip was safaris and city, the second half was a relaxing drive across the southern coast of the western cape, in an area called the Garden Route. This was actually only the second country …

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After the long ride back from Kruger and a few hours showering and catching up with the outside world, we booked a full day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto township that could conveniently (and for free) get us to the …

Safari in Kruger National Park, Part 2

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Having narrowly escaped our encounter with the water buffalo, we headed back to camp for breakfast and another afternoon game drive. We didn’t see much wildlife, except at both lunch and dinner. As we were snacking on breakfast, three warthogs …

 

Safari in Kruger National Park, Part 1

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Part of our strategy for beating the jet lag from the longest flight in the world was to go on a safari immediately upon arriving in South Africa. Typically safari days start early with game drives or bush walks, so …

 

Flying The Longest Flight in the World

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Before we get into a series of posts about all the fun things we did in South Africa, I thought it was worth writing about how we got there, which was on the longest flight in the world*. We were …

 

We Made It To Tanzania!

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Our last two weeks have been quite crazy, which (kind of) explains the lack of updates here. We have been traveling across South Africa, and successfully navigated driving on the left side of the road, seeing the Big 5 in …