Wildlife on African safari

By George Hobgood
This item appears on page 83 of the April 2009 issue.

In November ’07, my wife and I traveled to Botswana, Zambia and South Africa on a private trip for just the two of us organized by Rothschild Safaris (Denver, CO; 800/405-9463, www.rothschildsafaris.com). They did an exceptional job in helping us set up this trip, and I would highly recommend them. It was not inexpensive, our 21 days costing $15,720 per person without international airfare, but the trip was first class. In Botswana we stayed at Mombo Camp, Botswana’s top wildlife documentary location, where many of the National Geographic specials on African wildlife are filmed. From the deck at the rear of our suite we viewed elephants, zebras, baboons, monkeys, hyenas and more.