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Driving the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

After our boat tour and lunch in St Lucia, South Africa, our driver, Anand, took us through the gates of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park for a safari while we drove up to Cape Vidal. Getting to Cape Vidal We had hired a driver for the day through Bush & Beach Tours. Anand was fantastic and…

South Africa

St Lucia Estuary: Looking for Hippos

Our first trip out to see South Africa’s famous wildlife was to the St Lucia estuary to look for one of the most dangerous animals in Africa – the hippo! That’s right, hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. They are aggressive, weigh up to 4,000 lbs, and have huge teeth. More…


Meeting Giant Tortoises on Curieuse Island

We’ve been cruising around Seychelles, checking out the islands while having two groups of friends visit: Vishnu, Frido, and the three-year-old Ranju; and Kyle and Lauren.  We’d already seen the coco de mer palm tree at Vallee de Mai in Praslin, and now it was time to see another endemic species:  the Aldabra giant tortoise….

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Tasmania in 8 Days

When I asked my friends to critique our travel plans around Australia, many people said to spend more time in Tasmania and less time in Australia’s big cities. And those friends know us well because Tasmania is exactly our kind of place. What We Would Do Differently Not to start off on a negative, but…