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Tanzanian Bucket List: Tent Camping in the Serengeti

Having an opportunity to work for two weeks in an orphanage in Ilula, Tanzania, was exciting and rewarding enough; however, it became clear that we needed to arrange an extended tour of that magnificent country. This meant creating our Tanzanian … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride ~ Part II: Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

I feel safe. I feel secure. I feel warm. A blast from the whisper burners emits enough heat to take off the morning’s chill. We are told that cool mornings create calm winds, ideal for ballooning. The twin balloons in … Continue reading

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Magic Carpet Ride ~ Part I: Hot Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

I hear the fist pounding on the door, a pause, and then a gentler knock. Rolling over I look at the clock. 4:00 AM. Wake up call!  African style. I have waited 20 years for this moment: A hot air … Continue reading

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