Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

I thought it would be interesting to share a collection of safari photos mainly from the Serengeti National Park showing just how close one can get to the big game (lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant and giraffe) in Tanzania. Sometimes a large zoom or telephoto lens is not at all necessary and a small pocket size camera is actually more advantageous. Note that the last picture is the hand of yours truly! This shot was taken in the Ngorongoro Crater. Due to the small size of the …

Lodge Spotlight. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Whimsical architecture, rich decor, and remarkable views combine to create a castle in the sky of your wildest dreams. So many adjectives come to mind but still fall short of describing this palatial estate. Opulent, stunning, posh, luxurious, intimate, winsome, extravagant, eccentric, secluded, exotic, lavish, rich – but alas, words alone cannot properly capture this venue that we call Crater Lodge. Even pictures don’t do it justice. You simply have to experience the extravagance first hand to understand what all the fuss is about. In our …

When is the Best Time of Year to Go on Safari in Tanzania?

Let’s face it.   An African safari is a big trip for most people.  It’s an endeavor which requires a significant investment of time, energy and money.  This really is a “once in a lifetime” type of experience for many folks who may never get the opportunity to go back to Africa again, so naturally everyone wants to get it right the first time. “What time of year is the BEST time of year to go on safari?” seems like a critical question, especially because so …