Africa

Travels in Africa

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve

  Our final stop after leaving Swaziland was a lesser known park back in Zululand in South Africa called Hluhluwe Umfolozi.  To be honest, at this point in the trip I think a good many of us were starti... Read More...

Hlane Royal National Park

  Cutting thru Swaziland on the way back to J'berg was something I wasn't expecting at all, but turned out to be one of the highlights of this trip.  Crossing over the border, the difference between the... Read More...

Diving in Inhambane

r] Our next stop was another beach town farther south on the Mozambique coastline called Inhambane.  This was another fishing village (are there any other types on the coast?) that was pretty well known for ... Read More...

Vilanculos Beach Holiday

After four days of bouncing over some of the worst roads I've seen in the world (I thought nothing could beat Cambodia!), we finally arrived at our coastal destination in the town of Vilankulo.  This was origin... Read More...

Bushbashing thru Mozambique

  Immediately upon leaving the South African side of the International Transfrontier Peace Park, the landscape changed dramatically.  We'd gotten used to seeing wildlife fairly regularly along the road.... Read More...

Northern Kruger Park

  Our second day game driving covered the northern areas of Kruger park.  Conditions were better today, and I felt more confident with the new lens.   The initial excitement of being back in Africa was ... Read More...

Southern Kruger Park

  Driving thru Kruger Game Park in an overland truck is a bit of an exercise in frustration for the photographer.  Due to the rigors of the truck schedule, and the sheer size, it is not really possible ... Read More...

Kilimanjaro Day 6

Our final day on the mountain! We'd been told that there were only about two and a half hours of walking today, so we were eager to get an early start. We practically wolfed down our breakfast in our haste to... Read More...
Henry Malmgren at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

A White Christmas in Africa?!

Kilimanjaro summit day! By today, the fifth day of our trek, our guides had gotten the hang of Emid and my trekking speed. Most treking groups seemed to leave the campsite around 11:00 pm for the push to the ... Read More...

Kilimanjaro Day 4

Camp Elevation 15351 ft. Ascended 3024 ft. 13.86km distance. Today was the farthest distance for hiking so far. It was cloudy all day yesterday when we were in camp , so it was quite a surprise to see how ... Read More...
Henry Malmgren stands in front of Mt. Meru.

Kilimanjaro Day 3

Max El: 15247 ft. Total ascent 2056 ft. Camp el: 13080 ft. Distance 10.46k. I woke up to 34F temperatures inside my tent, and quickly realized that it was colder than that outside when I opened up the tent... Read More...

Kilimanjaro Day 2

5.62km (3.49mi) distance. Total ascent 778m (2550ft). Camp Elevation 3845m (12620 ft) Last night was pretty chilly, dropping down to 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The skies cleared overnight leaving a sky full of t... Read More...

Kilimanjaro Day 1

4.5 hours walking. 10.91km (6.78 miles) Final elevation 3016m (9896 ft) total gain 1122m (4689 feet). Day one has been surprisingly easy. I'd expected (and would have been happy) to have gone another two o... Read More...

Chimpanzee Island

A visit to an island in the middle of Lake Victoria, where chimpanzees have been rescued from captivity, and have been returned to the wild.

Mzungu in the mist

Gorilla day today! We wake up early (not so bad due to a favorable 1 hour time change from Uganda) and get driven to Volcanoes National park headquarters. Thank god they've got free coffee available! We've be... Read More...