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Fantastic Foto Friday: Etosha National Park, Namibia

What makes Etosha National Park so unique is that the wildlife watching is focused on the water holes the animals come to in this very dry park, so you can sit quietly and watch the animals, without having to rush around in a jeep like on other safaris. And it’s especially beautiful and peaceful at sunset – it’s a sight I’ll never forget!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beautyful nature at the end of the world: Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Sharing the road in Kruger National Park, South Africa

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I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car. I didn’t mind sharing the roads with the elephants – but another driver found out quickly that there is no point in arguing with these multi-ton giants!
Check out the stories and photos from Kruger National Park for more!
Do you have a photo that captures great memories of your favorite place? Submit it with your story and I will review it for publishing as a future FantasticFoto!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Leopard in South Africa

At this point, the leopard is about 15' away from me.  He had climbed up into the tree and I started shooting multiple exposures.  Suddenly he came back down and looked straight at me.  He was on a west to find his mother.  He was a 1-2 year young male leopard.

Robin took this stunning photo full of tension  in Ngala, South Africa. The 1-2 year old young male leopard had just jumped out of a tree and looked straight at him! Ngala is a safari camp on the edge of Krueger National Park in South Africa with great game drives. Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
I had similar experiences on my trip to Krueger National Park. You can also stay in camps inside the park, go on bush walks or rides with the rangers or go on a game drive in your own car – spotting a pride of lions on my own was one of my most exciting wildlife experiences!

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Fantastic Foto Friday – Angry Elephant in Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, Africa

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A picture says more than 1,000 words – and it is the most evident with wildlife photos: Nothing can capture the feeling of an angry elephant or a lion about to charge her prey like a photo.
Robin J. Dezember is the first guest photographer on Fantastic Foto Friday and his photography captures nature and wildlife in an amazing fashion, and his photo books are captivating.
This photo was taken in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe as part of a tour of Southern Africa – and if you have seen elephants in the wild, you’ll know how real this photo is!

If you want to see (and download) more of Robin’s photos, you can check them out on Robin’s Photography site – it’s worth the visit, you can have a virtual safari!
If you’d like to read more about the adventure that is Southern Africa, check out my trip report from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!

 

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FantasticFotoFriday: Kruger National Park – Do-it-yourself Safari!

095 SAF Lion I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car, with the window rolled down, discovering a pride of lion, with one of them walking past my car in arms reach – fascinating and unforgettable!
Check out the stories and photos from Kruger National Park for more!
Do you have a photo that captures great memories of your favorite place? Submit it with your story and I will review it for publishing as a future FantasticFoto!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Okavango Delta – a River disappearing in the Desert!

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The Okavango Delta is a phenomenal experience: The huge river just fizzles out into the desert, leaving behind a stunning landscape and amazing wildlife to explore. I was fortunate to see it from the air – before exploring it in a tiny dugout canoe. I will never forget those sights…
Check out my experience and more photos from the Okavango Delta, as well as my other adventures from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!
Sounds like too exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!
Do you have a photo that captures great memories of your favorite place? Submit it with your story and I will review it for publishing as a future FantasticFoto!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Chobe National Park, Botswana!

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Wildlife in Africa is amazing in many of the national parks. What makes Chobe National Park in Botswana so special is its location along the river. Being able to explore the park not only by jeep, but also by boat, provided us with unique sights, like this huge elephant swimming through the river, a feat that is hard to believe and I’d never seen before!
See more photos and read about the experience in Chobe National Park as well as my other adventures from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!
Sounds like too exotic a place to visit?l Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Etosha, Namibia – amazing wildlife watching around watering holes!

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Etosha National Park in Namibia offers some amazing wildlife watching, without driving around in safari jeeps. Secure a strategic spot at a water hole, relax and wait for a steady stream of wildlife coming to the water – a true once-in-a-lifetime experience!
I visited Etosha National Park as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and stayed at the amazing Okaukuejo Camp – check out the stories for some inspiration to see the stunning nature and wildlife of Southern Africa!
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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pyramids, Egypt

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When I saw the Pyramids for the first time, stark against the sky, with people appearing as tiny as ants in front of them, I was in awe how human beings could have possibly built a monument of this size more than 3,000 years ago! This photo shows the Chephren pyramid outside Cairo!

You can read more about my experience in Egypt here!