Africa

Travels in Africa

Matobo national park

One of Zimbabwe's major attractions is Matobo national park. It's located about an hour away from the town of Bulawayo, and just getting there is a spectacle. As you leave Bulawayo and approach the park, ther... Read More...

Victoria Falls

  We pulled up into Victoria Falls yesterday. Immediately we went to book all sorts of adventure activities. Today I've gone absailing, flying across a gorge, and free falling on a gorge swing. Tomorrow... Read More...
Henry Malmgren with a sleeping lion cub.

Antelope Park

So far Zimbabwe has been amazing. Despite the terrible policies of the current government, the people and the landscape have been great. We spent three days in a private game reserve near the town of Gweru. T... Read More...

Great Zimbabwe ruins

  We're in Zimbabwe at the moment. Yesterday we left Malawi and transited thru Mozambique to get here. Even though we were only there for about 4 hours, it still cost 20 bucks for the transit visa! The ... Read More...

The warm heart of Africa

We're in Malawi right now. We've been here for about 5 days, and today is the first time we've found internet access. The biggest feature about this country is Lake Malawi...it's the 9th largest lake in the w... Read More...

Zanzibar

If I were any more relaxed, I'd be dead! Today is the last day on the island of Zanzibar...the past days have been filled with a whole lot of lying on the beach, drinking local beers, and hanging out getting ... Read More...

The Serengeti

After visiting the Masai, we continued on the the Serengeti national park. This park is famous for it's twice yearly mass migration of millions of hoofed animals moving from the northern part of Tanzania to... Read More...

Visiting the Masai

After we left the crater, we headed out to Serengeti national park. On the way there we decided to stop at a Masai village to see how they lived. I don't think any of us was under the illusion that this was a... Read More...

Ngorongoro Crater

In Arusha we arranged a jeep trip into Ngorongoro crater. With thousands of animals including elephant, giraffe, zebra, lions, flamingos, hyenas, dingos (not really!) and about a dozen variety of gazelles, th... Read More...

Headed out on the road

Internet access in Africa is spotty, so my updates will be coming with a lot less frequency. Right now we're on day five of the tour, and it's been fantastic! There are 21 of us on this trip, and as I expecte... Read More...