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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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Volunteer travel in South Africa

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Volunteer travel is a growing segment for the baby boomer travel world. Do you remember the guest post that we published from Rebecca Wilk’s about her volunteer vacation in Guatemala? Today, Rebecca is back to share another volunteer travel experience—this time she’s taking us to South Africa. I didn’t fully understand how phenomenal the South […]

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Alan and Donna South Africa

Romantic South Africa

Alan and Donna South Africa

In romantic South Africa boomer adventure is more than wild animals and fantastic photo opportunities. You’ll also find a setting that will set your heart aflutter. When Alan and I traveled to South Africa, we discovered beds sprinkled with rose petals, candles lighting the way to a romantic bath and private plunge pools. Our luxurious […]

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Meeting a dung beetle at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Exploring South Africa With the Bug Man

Meeting a dung beetle at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Lions, elephants, zebra and antelope — lots of varieties of antelope — is this what you expect to see on a photo safari in South Africa? It was certainly the scenario that Alan and I had in mind when we traveled on a boomer adventure to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge in South Africa’s northwest […]

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Save on your hotel - www.hotelscombined.com
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Lion in South Africa's Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Saturday’s Scene: A Close Encounter

Lion in South Africa's Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

When the safari vehicle pulled up close to a pond in South Africa’s Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, safari guests from Ivory Lodge, including us, reflexively covered noses and mouths to protect against the putrid smell of a rotting elephant carcass; but it didn’t help much. The guide and tracker both calmly breathed in the […]

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Saturday’s scene: African Sunset

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A blazing sunset was the backdrop for sundowners at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. Thinking about planning an African safari? Check out all the information on our complete Safari Page as well as our experience at quite a few Luxury Lodgings in South Africa, both great resources for active boomer travels in Africa! // […]

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Baby elephant crosses the road in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Saturday’s scene: Wait for me

Baby elephant crosses the road in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Isn’t this baby elephant a cutie? “Wait for me, Mom” the baby elephant seems to say, rushing to follow her across a dusty road in South Africa. On a photo safari in Madikwe Game Reserve , our Range Rover came across a herd of elephants. Guide, Jaco, stopped the vehicle with plenty of distance between us […]

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