Giraffes in the Serengeti Tanzania

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

Africa isn’t the sort of place that comes to mind when you think of the word minimalist.  The continent’s bright colours, pulsing music and lively people means there is always the buzz of something going on somewhere and this is one of the many reasons why I fell in love with the place.

But the national parks, with their huge expansive plains that reach as far as the horizon, feel like they’re in a whole other world.  You could drive for miles seeing nothing apart from another safari truck passing by, on the look out for some wildlife just as you are.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

One of the most incredible sights to see on an African safari is the Great Migration. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra make the journey every year with their young, from the vast plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the greener Masai Mara in Kenya.

The river crossing is a big part of the migration and tourists flock to the river even when there are no animals in sight. Not only are the banks of the river incredibly steep and the water pretty deep, which means a lot of animals fall and drown, but the river is also full of hungry crocodiles, waiting patiently for the huge feast of wildebeest that walks right to them every year.

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Losing My Heart To Africa

The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” Richard Mullin

For my first post about one of my adventures, the only thing that I could possibly talk about is somewhere that is very close to my heart.  In fact, it’s somewhere so close to my heart that I’m pretty sure I left it there when I returned home and it’s been calling me back ever since.

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