Chitwan National Park

Should You Visit Chitwan National Park?

While it was the trekking that brought us to Nepal, we were looking forward to a well-rounded itinerary that included culture, wildlife, history and adventure.  To hit the wildlife component, we planned to visit Nepal’s most well known National Park – Chitwan National Park.  Once we arrived in Nepal, we started to doubt if it was worth the effort and …

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Elephants and a Birthday in Wayanad

I really wanted to see elephants in India.  Of course I had seen lots of them in zoos and even in the wild in Sri Lanka and throughout Africa, but I was determined we would see them in India.  On our trip we were visiting two wildlife area.  We visited Periyar Tiger Reserve, which was a total bust for seeing wildlife, although we …

Can you Spot the Elephant?

WARNING: Be prepared for lots of elephant photos! We left Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe without any of the hassle that we encountered entering Zim. It was a country we really enjoyed, even with all its quirks and problems. Chobe National Park We entered Botswana and we continue to notice that these southern African countries are much more developed and Westernized. It …

Hakuna Matata

Jambo (hello in Swahili)! It has been awhile since our last blog and so this one will be a long one. So much has happened since we landed in Nairobi March 11th. Nairobi We flew Kenya Airways from Cairo to Nairobi and we had very low expectations for the airline, but it was fine. The flight was not very full apart …