Archive for January, 2016

Hungry Hungry Hippos – Our Last Animal Drive

We saw a lot of hippos on our trip, but they were always in the water.  They are huge, ugly, and are very territorial.  You don’t want to get too close to a hippo.  They have giant nasty looking tusks, and even though they are herbivores they will use their tusks whenever they feel threatened. Even worse, these great big fat sausage like animal can run faster than you. The bottom line is don’t mess with the hippos.

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Close Encounters of the Elephant Kind

I’ve already said that of all the animals we encountered the elephants were our favorite.  This magnificent species is not only physically imposing, but in our opinion they are the most intelligent of all the animals we saw.  There impressive intelligence was most visibly displayed by their highly evolved matriarchal society.

That fact is these beautiful giants in addition to being smart also have character.  The teenage males, as teenagers tend to be, will often display attitude.  ...

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Royal Malawane – The Best For Last

Jane Lee with Town and Country Travel likes to save the best for last, and that would be the Royal Malawane. Though it was our last safari camp it was not the end of our trip. We had already talked to friends that had stayed there, and they couldn’t say enough. Their guest list includes royalty, Hollywood stars, and Wall Street tycoons. This amazing safari camp is located on a private game reserve bordering Kruger National Park.  Our ...

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Victoria Falls and the African Bushlands

Varumba Plains was fantastic.  Everything about this special safari camp was first class.  Our next stop was Livingston, Zambia and Victoria Falls. We were about to take a break from our 5:30 wakeup calls, and do a little sightseeing.  Town and Country had planned a couple of full days for us, though we wouldn’t be getting up at the crack of dawn.

Apparently tourists use to stay on the Zimbabwe side of the falls before Mugabe came ...

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