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Salkehatchie and the Beaches on the Savannah River

Salkehatchie and the Beaches on the Savannah River

If I played the word association game with “beach,” my first thoughts might be either “surf” or “ocean.” I’d rarely think “lake,” and might never think “river.” Yet during a visit to the Salkehatchie region of South Carolina I enjoyed some brief, but memorable beach moments along the Savannah River. Ninety minutes north of the city […]

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The Giraffe – Big 5 Worthy in my Book

The Giraffe – Big 5 Worthy in my Book

The Giraffe is not officially part of the African Big 5. But I believe seeing one live in the wild clearly leaves an impression just as memorable as any of the Big 5. A safari is not the same without seeing this magnificent mammal. From watching them run in Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls, to seeing […]

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On Safari in Africa to View the Big 5

On Safari in Africa to View the Big 5

At one time in my life, the Big 5 represented a professional services firm. Two of the five (Arthur Andersen and KPMG) employed me and paid my salary for ten years. Ah, but those days are behind me. Now, after my African adventures the Big 5 represents the African Big 5. Five special animals all […]

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The Zebra: Black or White Stripes?

Although my first view of a Zebra was through a bus window on traveling in the land of Zs – Zambia and Zimbabwe, it was not until South Africa where I watched the African equids up close and personal. It was at Kruger National Park where I enjoyed a few Zebra sightings. See if you can […]

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Sunset Sunday – Safari on the Chobe River

Sunset Sunday – Safari on the Chobe River

After watching my first sunset on the Chobe River from the shore, the next night I captured the moment from the river during an excursion into Botswana’s Chobe National Park just the other direction from the Namibia and the fishing village. On a day where I drifted passed a herd of thirsty elephants and witnessed […]

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Drifting along the Chobe River, Botswana

Drifting along the Chobe River, Botswana

Here two Hippos are joining friends in the river. you don’t often witness Hippos on the move, we were fortunate. In the distance, you can see a few other tourists taking in the view of the elephant in the back. And all this is just a few meters from the herd of thirsty elephants. The […]

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The Thirsty Elephant Herd along the Chobe

The Thirsty Elephant Herd along the Chobe

After witnessing the excitement of a single elephant on the edge of the river taking a drink, the boat headed a bit deeper into Chobe National Park. Then as we drifted, a breeding herd came for a sip. By the end of my African adventure, my ‘elephant in the wild’ counter may have topped 100 across […]

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