Author Archive | Lise Kargaard

Mozambique

My Mozambique Trip

When I was called upon to have a little toddle off to Santorini for a bit of a look-see, I couldn’t help but subconsciously get my Shirley Valentine on. Granted, I’d like to think I’m not quite old enough to pull off a bored Liverpudlian housewife stuck in a matrimonial rut, espeically seeing as I’m rather happily […]

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Why mountain-bike when you perambulate upon a pretty perch?

How To Ride a Camel — in Style

I have always felt that Kenya is the absolute quintessence of African safari adventure. For a plethora of intangible, interwoven reasons, with roots deeply entwined in Europe’s colonial history of explorers, traders and naturalists, the notion of ‘safari’ first, and irrevocably, intoxicated our collective Western imagination with the 20th Century’s defining glorification of the travel genre in popular culture through films like ‘Out of Africa’, iconic creatives like Peter […]

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lise at Mala Mala

M is for Mala Mala

In my time as a travel consultant, I could not have helped but become a bit of a safari name-dropper. Being a professional visitor of game farms and reserves I have been lucky enough to have been forced, with gnashing teeth, to visit an impressively glamorous array of African tourist destinations. Many of them are […]

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mashatu

My Safari at Mashatu Game Reserve

My blessings are twofold. Not only do I live in South Africa, just a short hop away from the world’s greatest game reserves but I have a job that compels me to go and see them. My latest directive was to nip off to Mashatu in Botswana. A thirty second gander on Mashatu Main Camp’s […]

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lise and Dave vic falls (1)

My trip to the Zimbabwean side of Vic Falls

It’s really fascinating to try and imagine what went through the minds of those whose first notion of the Victoria Falls was the thunderous plume of mist on the horizon. The sights beheld by David Livingstone and those before him must have prompted befuddlement, bewilderment, fear and awe as they trepidatiously approached source of the […]

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lise balloon 2

Amazing Tanzania – vast herds, a crater and hot air balloons

From Lake Manyara Tree Camp, our safari then ventured into the open spaces and to two of my most eagerly awaited destinations, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The crater at Ngorongoro is the largest inactive and intact caldera in the world, formed when a massive volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself causing this massive […]

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out-of-africa

Musings of my Tanzania trip

As a Danish person living in Africa it was probably impossible for the iconic film Out of Africa to fail having an impression on me. Although I was just a wee little thing when the movie was released in the mid 80’s, the scenes of Meryl Streep’s Karen Blixen and her doomed lover Denys Finch Hatton (a […]

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