What’s the best way for boomers to overcome jet lag? Dive right into exploring your destination. On a small group cultural tour to Cairo, Egypt, with AuthentiCity Travel, rather than resting from the long flight, our group forged right on, exploring the Muslim Quarter on a nighttime visit to Al-Hakim Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili […]
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 […]
A red hyena walks across the grass in Madikwe Game Reserve in northwestern South Africa. We had stopped for a snack of coffee with amarula and muffins — boomers get hungry on early morning game drives — when the hyena marched along the edge of the clearing. To me, there’s something prehistoric about his looks. […]
In the introduction to last week’s guest post about volunteer travel in Africa, I mentioned that a South African safari ranks at the top of our baby boomer travel memories. I’ll never forget toasting to a brilliant sunset in the bush with a glass of champagne or the thrill of watching a young lion cub […]
Traveling to South Africa is one of the most meaningful baby boomer trips that Alan and I have ever taken. Seeing lions guarding a kill or watching a baby elephant rush after his mama are high on our list of travel memories. Of course, we readily admit that the luxurious safari lodges we experienced …
I photographed this zebra walking along the road at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. The stripes reminded me that zebras truly are one of nature’s optical illusions. Have you been on an African safari? Join the conversation at the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook or send us an email to ask a […]
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 […]
I photograph a yawning hippopotamus during our morning animal search at Madikwe Private Game Reserve.
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! // […]
Alan captured a colorful desert sunset during our Dinner in the Desert in Namibia.