PhotoPOSTcard: Sometimes It Can Be Really Hard to Get A Drink

This herd of zebras desperately wanted a drink and would carefully approach the bank of this pond and stick their noses in the water. Then, just as soon as they started to drink, the hippo would pop his head out and startle the zebras back up the bank. This happened over and over as we watched the scene for about 15 minutes. It was almost as if the hippo was doing it on purpose, and playing a game with the zebras.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All Content is my own.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Pride Full of Love

We ended our game drive day in the Olchorro Conservancy in Kenya’s Maasai Mara area on a high note with a sighting of a lion family unit that consisted of two sisters and their two month old cubs. We watched them for almost an hour, and it was fascinating to see how affectionate the lionesses were with each other and with all the babies. There was no distinction between mine and yours – all three cubs nursed with each mother, and each cub went back and forth between the sisters looking for affection and food, all of which was freely given by each mom.

My visit to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All content is my own.

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Rose 

PhotoPOSTcard: Just One Big Putty Tat

Even the king of beasts has to scratch an itch sometimes.

On a game drive through the Olchoro and Lemek Conservancies in Kenya’s Mara ecosystem, I was fortunate to observe a large pride of lions just hanging out in the shade, sleeping, and basically, acting like cats.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy was hosted by Biospheres Expeditions. All content is my own.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: In the Enonkishu Conservancy

The Enonkishu Conservancy in the greater Mara ecosystem in Kenya, has successfully transformed a landscape that was overgrazed by cattle, into a green haven that now supports a large number of native wildlife, while still satisfying the land needs of the local Maasai cattle owners. It’s quite an impressive achievement.

My trip to the Enonkishu Conservancy in Kenya was hosted by Biosphere Expeditions. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Feeding One Really Big Baby

Have you ever wanted your own elephant?

After watching the adorable elephants getting fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, you can adopt one of these little guys for $50 and get regular updates throughout the year about how your big baby is doing.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Close Encounter of the Giraffe Kind

Where can you hand feed endangered Rothschild giraffes?

Nairobi’s Giraffe Center mission is to educate local children about their country’s wild life. For tourists, the big draw is the opportunity to get up close and very personal with these gentle giants.

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Rose

Reflections From 2018

2018 was an especially good year for travel. I was fortunate to be able to travel somewhere fun almost every month, both in the US and overseas. Many of the locations were new to me, including a new continent-Africa. I also revisited some of my favorite cities-London, Istanbul and Washington D.C. I have written about my experiences for many of these destinations-but some are still sitting in my draft que, waiting to be finished (one of the resolutions for 2019 before I start traveling again).

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Discovering A World of Diversity in 72 Hours

I’m a planner. For me, figuring out the details of a trip is just as much fun as the actual travel. But not surprisingly, I discovered that the most meaningful experiences are often the unexpected ones.

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This is Africa Beyond the Big 5

An African safari should be more than just seeing the BIG 5. The extent of the animal diversity in this part of the planet was amazing. This photo essay shares the great 55 that I saw on my recent Kenya and Tanzania safari experience.

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PhotoPOSTcard: The African Saddle Billed Stork

I knew I would see many amazing mammals on our game drives in Africa. What I did not expect was to see so many unique and beautiful birds as well. We were fortunate to get a close up view of this beautiful African saddle billed stork as it was feeding in the wetlands of Amboseli National Park. With a height of about 5 feet, it is the tallest stork in the world. These stunning birds are territorial and do not migrate. A male and female mate for life, and unlike many other bird species, the male and female have similar coloring, except that the male has brown eyes and the female will have yellow eyes. As this female took off to fly away, we experienced its 8-9 foot wingspan first hand – a breathtaking sight.

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Rose