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Ngorongoro Crater in Photos

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Safari Alex Berger - Martial Eagle

The final leg of my wonder-infused 9 day safari through Tarangire, Lake Natron, the Serengeti and Ngornogoro Crater started with a long drive across the Serengeti’s empty plains.  From tree-less flatlands, the ground gently began to slope upwards as we made our way towards the remnants of an imposing volcanic cone. Before long scrub-brush gave way to vegetation as the road ...

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The Big Cats of the Serengeti

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Lion Rock by Alex Berger

The four days I spent in the Serengeti were full of incredible experiences. One of the things you always dream about is the opportunity to spend time with big cats. From shy cheetahs to lazy lions or the ever elusive Leopard, there’s something captivating about the alpha predators of Africa. At the outset of my safari I hoped I’d spot, ...

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Roaming Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park on Photo Safari

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An Elephant Toothpick by Alex Berger

Enshrined in a patchwork of Tanzanian villages and cattle-trodden Masaai lands, Tarangire National Park rests like a sprawling gem just a few hour’s drive from Arusha.  With the perennial waters of the Tarangire River feeding the plans and animals throughout the park year round, it’s the perfect location for a National Park. Tarangire also provides a fantastic mixture of climates all ...

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A Lion Cub At Sunset – Weekly Travel Photo

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With a glimmer of light reflected in its eye this young lion club relaxed with its brothers and sisters in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.  The cubs’ mothers were out hunting and enjoying some free time away from the kids, leaving them to lounge in the late afternoon sun, chew on each other’s tails, and generally do all ...

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The Lion Cub’s Gaze – Weekly Travel Photo

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This magical moment happened in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park while I was on safari.  We had stumbled onto a group of five lion cubs between the ages of 4-6 months just before sunset. Their mothers were off hunting and the cubs were taking a much-needed break after a day full of exploring and childish antics.  This cub in ...

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Startled Lions – Weekly Travel Photo

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While watching a small pride of young lion and lionesses relax in Chobe National Park, Botswana we were treated to an entertaining sight.  The ordinarily confident lions were brought to their feet and startled out of their lazy late afternoon naps when an ambling group of Elephants accidentally wandered into their midst.  While the elephants were somewhat ...

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Safari: The Emotional Side

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Let’s face it, when the time comes to set out for a safari, most of us have a pretty simple checklist.  We want to see amazing animals in wonderful natural settings.  Among the most desired animals are predators – big cats, crocodiles, hyena, eagles and whatever other top animals are around.  But, we don’t just want to ...