The Masai Mara

Arriving in the Mara On the night of Tuesday, the 23rd of august, I arrived in Masai Mara, Kenya. Masai Mara is a national park full of animals and is also home to the great wildebeest and zebra migrations. It is a vast national park with some genuinely incredible animals. Before we dive in, I…… Continue reading The Masai Mara

Nairobi, Kenya

8/21 Visiting a Slum In Nairobi Today I visited the Kibera slum of Nairobi. I took a tour with an excellent guide named Eric, who started OAC Kenya – Tours & Crafts, a nonprofit organization. We started outside the Adams Arcade and continued into the open-air market, where people sold all sorts of things: fruit,…… Continue reading Nairobi, Kenya

Thulani and Kruger, South Africa

Arriving in Thulani On Sunday night, after a 6-hour drive, I arrived at a lodge near Bushbuckridge, South Africa, named Thulani. There we met Charline, our cook, Kelvin, our driver for game drives, and Mbuso, our assistant chef. We ate a delicious dinner of pasta and headed to bed. We woke up the following morning…… Continue reading Thulani and Kruger, South Africa

Cradle of Humankind

Wildebeest in the backyard

These past few days, I have been in the Cradle of Humankind. I came there on Thursday, the 11th, 2022. I had no idea where we were going, so I expected something like a hostel. Instead, I was greeted by the sight of a beautiful resort called Cradle Boutique Hotel. Being mid-afternoon, we checked in…… Continue reading Cradle of Humankind

Johannesburg, South Africa


Arriving in Johannesburg, August 7, 2022 I came to Johannesburg yesterday and was surprised at how quickly it grew dark. I had forgotten that South Africa was in the southern hemisphere and that the winters are the northern hemisphere’s summers and vice versa. So it took me a moment to realize why it was so…… Continue reading Johannesburg, South Africa