Lalibela, Ethiopia

My main reason for going to Ethiopia was to see the churches of Lalibela — and they were fantastic.  What I didn’t expect was the beauty of the surrounding countryside.  Lalibela is located in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia and is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, lush valleys and colorful farming terraces.  The population…

The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

Seeing the rock-hewn churches of Lalibeli has been on my “Must See” list for a very long time.  I remember reading about the churches in high school when I stumbled across a book on unusual ancient architecture.  Then, while watching an episode of Ancient Aliens, I was reintroduced to them and vowed to make a…

Sand River Masai Mara, Kenya

The last stop on our adventure — the Sand River Masai Mara Lodge.  Located in the Masai Mara National Reserve, the resort takes you back to the heyday of the tented camps of the 1920’s.  This may have been the highlight of our stay on this journey… the lodge is beautiful, the staff amazing and the…

Serengeti Migration Camp, Tanzania

The Serengeti Migration Camp is located along the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park.  During the Annual Migration hundreds of thousands of animals make their way through the Serengeti and across the Grumeti River.  Even if you miss the great migration there are still plenty of animals around the camp at all times (the resident…