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Ten Tanzania Travel Tips

Wandering Tanzania’s national parks for an entire month taught me many things—like how to stay very quiet and still when there’s a 7-ton elephant rubbing against your tent. In all my travels in all the world, I have never had such rich and fulfilling wildlife encounters as I did in Tanzania, which is why I…

LIVE from the Summit of Kilimanjaro

This will be the shortest blog post of my life. It is minus 15° C [5° F] with very strong wind and typing means taking my gloves off, BUT, I wanted to live blog my reaching the summit of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Yes, right now, I am typing this at 19,341 ft (5,895 m) which…

Mars

For more about my Kilimanjaro adventure, read my posts from day one, day two, and day three. There is life on Mars—I know because I am here. There is water on Mars, too—I know because I am wet. I cannot see the rain in the foggy glow of my sunglasses, but I can feel it—like…

Acclimatizing

For more about my Kilimanjaro adventure, read my posts from day one, day two, and day four. Every morning my guide Zachary asks me if I have slept like a baby and every morning I tell him yes, just like a baby. Whoever invented this expression never had a baby, because most of the babies…

Zachary

For more about my Kilimanjaro adventure, read my posts from day one, day three, and day four. My guide smokes. In fact, I suspect that when he is not climbing mountains, he is probably quite the heavy chain smoker. I have no problem with this. Up here, the wind is strong enough that I don’t…

The Hill No Man Can Climb

For more about my Kilimanjaro adventure, read my posts from day two, day three, and day four. I am not athletic, I am not an Olympian, I am not a climber. I am neither Sir Edmund Hillary nor Jon Krakauer, nor shall I ever aspire to mimic mountaineering men. I am merely a traveler on…

Katavi National Park

Chère Nancy, Bienvenue à Katavi National Park! I have been meaning to write you ever since I arrived here in Africa, which is a place that I think you would enjoy immensely. I realize that your blustery Acadian home is quite different from the steamy green forests that I find myself in now. In fact, this…

Monkey Love

Dear Shelternook, We have never met, but you have been traveling with me for quite some time now. I count you among my very devoted followers on Twitter and am always grateful for your comments and interest in my travels, especially now, here, in Africa. A few weeks ago I showed you all how I…

Crisis in Katavi

Dear Annette, Greetings from Katavi National Park, which is about as wild a place as there is left on Earth—so wild that I feel slightly guilty entering this raw chunk of Eden with my heaping pack of electronic gadgetry. Lugging my range of manmade technology into camp, I am a cold and steely intruder in…

God’s Garden

Dear Janet, Somehow I know that you love flowers–so do I. I mean, who doesn’t? I wonder if that is even possible, since like animals, flowers are such a huge and vivid ingredient of nature–symbols of such emotional depths that where words fail, we trust flowers to transport our love and sympathy and friendship with…