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Hwange National Park

How to See the Last Great Herds of Elephants in Africa

Men’s Journal If you want to see African elephants in the wild, there’s no better place than Hwange National Park, home to 45,000 of them, one of the continent’s highest concentrations of the animals. Roughly the size of Connecticut, Zimbabwe’s largest park employs strategically placed, manmade waterholes to sustain the elephants, especially during June to November’s dry […]

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Zambia Rhino

On Safari: See Rhinos in Zambia

Dentist’s Money Digest Rhinos are a wildlife preservation success story in Africa. See the mighty animals first-hand in Zambia. Rhinos are back in Zambia. Thousands of these animals roamed Zambia’s plains 40 years ago, but by 2010 only one white rhino remained. We watch five of the massive 6,000-pounders in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a park […]

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Author and daughter riding an elephant at Abu Camp

Advice for Going on Safari

Physician’s Money Digest For animal lovers and work-weary urbanites like us, an African safari is a dream trip. There is something joyous about watching a herd of elephants lumber across a grassy plain, lanky giraffe munch lazily from the tops of trees, and ostriches, necks swaying rhythmically, high step into the sunset. But some travelers, […]

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Wildebeest Migration, Kenya

Dream Trips: Catching the Migration in Kenya

Physician’s Money Digest Two-by-two, the wildebeest come in a seemingly endless line of gray that cuts through the Masai Mara’s golden plains. The wildebeest and their migrating companions, the zebra, move toward the Mara River. Hundreds upon hundreds of animals mass on the savannah just above the river bank, braying as they push into already […]

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Elephant strolling by Mombo Camp, Botswana

How to Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Physician’s Money Digest Ears twitching and snouts semi-submerged in the water, the hippos, in chorus-line formation, stare back at us as the guide maneuvers our small boat through the grass-lined channels of the flooded Okavango Delta. A young bull elephant, his reflection caught in the silvery water, cools off by arcing his trunk and spraying […]

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A Rainy Day in Tangier, Morocco

On a rainy morning in Tangier, the only people in the medina, the old walled city, in addition to us, are two girls wearing pink Disney princess’ backpacks who scurry in front of the ancient kasbah and a man trying to sell us umbrellas. “Very cheap,” he insists, thrusting a bouquet of black stemmed ones […]

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