Two Baobab and an Antelope

5 Years Ago: Maramboi Camp, Tanzania

We flew into Kilimanjaro Airport on Monday, November 7 and were picked up by Astarick "Rick" Buchafu, who would be our guide through Tanzania, for the remainder of our time in Africa. A time that was coming to an end soon. We would have a week in Tanzania before having to go home to an … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Maramboi Camp, Tanzania

Victoria Falls

5 Years Ago: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We departed Chobe National Park via bus on Friday, November 4. A two hour ride that ended at the welcome sign of the Kazungula border post. Possibly the only real hassle of our entire trip, the border post was either understaffed or badly managed, a very long line of people jammed up in the heat. … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Sunset over the Chobe River

5 Years Ago: Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

On November 2, we flew out of the small airstrip at Kadizora Camp to the city of Kasane, and from there drove to our next stop at Chobe National Park. Ngoma Safari Lodge was perched on a hillside overlooking the Chobe River, with virtually every seat in the house getting a premium view. Five years … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe National Park

Elephants of Kadizora Camp

5 Years Ago: Kadizora Camp

Monwana Lodge at Thornybush was a great way to start our safari adventure. They had all of the big five African game animals, and we had closeup experiences with them all. That's the benefit of a game reserve that's relatively compact in size. The Okavango Delta, our next stop, is much more vast and open. … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Kadizora Camp

Monwana Game Drive

5 Years Ago: Monwana Lodge

For a long time, my favorite fishing hat was a black ball cap with the California Republic bear on it that I bought at the Laguna Seca racetrack sometime in the mid-2000s. I'd forgotten to bring a hat to work, you see, so was forced to pay track-side concession prices to keep my pale bald … Continue reading 5 Years Ago: Monwana Lodge

Camps Bay

Five Years Ago: Revisiting an African Adventure

I realized the other day that five years has passed since Mom invited me to go with her on an African adventure. It was just about as amazing as you might imagine, just from those two words, "African adventure". Back then, I posted photos to Instagram at the end of each day's exploration, but Instagram … Continue reading Five Years Ago: Revisiting an African Adventure

Exiting Montana…

...Without winning the big fish lottery, AKA, fishing the Madison River in the Fall for lake-run browns and rainbows. This year, I picked a losing ticket. I caught a few nice average fish, but nothing special. Last year wasn't great, but it felt better than this year. A guy I chatted with at Barnes Hole … Continue reading Exiting Montana…