Tag Archives: Africa

June 13

Birds of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania, East Africa.

  I’d like to start by giving credit to Raymond Kelso and Diane Foucher of the Pleistocene Society and all the staff of Tembo Adventure and Safari, Ltd., for the enormous amount of work they put into a great photo safari in Tanzania, Africa. Lions, Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelles, Landscapes, Flowers, Cheetahs, Dung-Beetles, and Birds are just some of […]

Africa — On Safari — Second Stop, Shinde Lodge, Okavango Delta

After leaving the Kalahari Desert we headed north for the Shinde Camp in the Okavango Delta. The runway there was our first experience at a “bush” airstrip. Just a bit over 1,200 meters long and 18 wide, the runway surface was soil calcrete. Peter, our escort, said it can be very slippery when wet. Fortunately […]

AFRICA — On Safari – First stop, Haina Lodge, Kalahari Desert

In this chapter of my blog and perhaps in future posts I’ll credit photos to others, probably mostly to TJ Shembekar one of my fellow adventurers. My Canon 60D camera is unwieldy in a cramped cockpit so I relied on a smaller pocket camera, a Canon 750, for that. Now, if I ever find my […]

June 21

AFRICA — Self-Fly Scheme

I think a few words about the “Self-Fly” safari are in order before chronicling the adventures we experienced. Note that I am NOT connected with the tour company in any way other than as a customer. Nor did I receive any discount on prices. I’m saying this up front because with only a few very […]

AFRICA — On Safari Pilot’s Portrait

From the left: Suzanne, TJ, Bruce, Jennifer, Paul, (tall)Paul, and me having a morning coffee break on one safari. June 6, 2013 – – Along with six other pilots (above) I set out on an 11 day photo safari beginning at Lanseria International Airport. We will eventually travel through South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and […]