Tag: adventure


Camp Highlight – Mnemba Island – Tanzania

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mnemba Island – Tanzania

Mnemba Island is another new stop for me and again we will find ourselves in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.  Mnemba Island lodge is everything you would expect on the perfect postcard from the perfect tropical paradise.  White sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and scenery backdrops that you have to see to believe.  Mnemba Island has to be where all the best tropical...

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Camp Highlight – Mwagusi – Tanzania

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mwagusi – Tanzania

Mwagusi camp is by far one of my favorite places.  I am not sure if it’s the location, the people, the camp or a combination thereof, but this place holds a special spot in my heart.  My room last year had a great hammock, which last year I laid in all day, reading a book, watching elephants and monkeys walk up the dry riverbed.  Mwagusi...

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Camp Highlight – Vamizi Island – Mozambique

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Vamizi Island – Mozambique

Vamizi Island is one of my most anticipated stops, I don’t know if I’m most looking forward to the destination or the journey.  Vamizi Island in Mozambique, is a very small island just 7 miles long by less than a mile wide.  The flight to this small island is going to be nothing short of stunning, the Indian Ocean is known for it’s stunning clarity...

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Camp Highlight – Mvuu Lodge – Malawi

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mvuu Lodge – Malawi

Mvuu Lodge is a new stop for me.  The Mvuu Lodge sits just west of Liwonde National Park, in Southern Malawi.  Here we will have the very unique opportunity to view Rhinos.  Because of a quite low number of predators, Liwonde is one of the only National parks that allow game walks instead of only allowing game drives.  It’s always nice to have the opportunity to...

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Camp Highlight – Mana Pools – Zimbabwe

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mana Pools – Zimbabwe

Flying from the Okavango to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe will be simply fascinating. Incredible wilderness and plentiful wildlife. We will fly over the Zambezi and Lake Kariba. You cannot imagine their infinite beauty. The mighty Zambezi River flows from Lake Kariba through the Lower Zambezi Valley, a huge rift in the earth’s crust. Over the millennia the Zambezi has rushed through this valley creating islands,...

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Camp Highlight – Jao Camp – Botswana

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Jao Camp – Botswana

Jao camp is sure to delight the group.  The camp is situated nicely in the middle of the Okavango Delta, which is home to lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, tsessebe, zebra, hippo and crocodile as well as the uncommon sitatunga and spotted-necked otter.  The Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s seven wonders and is created when the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the central...

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Camp Highlight – Wolwedans – Namibia

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Wolwedans – Namibia

Wolwedans is another new camp for me, it sits on the top of an 800 foot plus tall sand dune, just South of Sossusvlei.   Wolwedans is located in the Namib Rand Nature Reserve which is 202,00 hectares and shares 100 km border with Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west.  Wolwedans promises to be a unique stop on our Africa Flying Safari Adventure, one that is sure to please even...

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Camp Highlight – Naankuse – Namibia

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Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Naankuse – Namibia

Naankuse represents the halfway point for some of the guests and all of the staff.  Naankuse is a very unique camp situated in the middle of Namibia near Windoek, the capital of Namibia.  Naankuse is an animal sanctuary, started in 2006, devoted to the preservation of African wildlife and the preservation and support of the San community and their culture.  Naankuse has many unique experiences...

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Our Grand Adventure Flying with a A6M Japanese Zero – Video

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Jul 2013

Our Grand Adventure Flying with a A6M Japanese Zero – Video

It was an adventure that we probably won’t get to repeat, flying from Southern California to Anchorage Alaska, escorting one of the last 4 flying Japanese Zero Fighters. Flying any single engine piston airplane from California to Alaska would be an epic adventure, flying a WWII fighter that far, over that terrain, isn’t for the faint of heart. Enjoy this trailer for the upcoming episodes...

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Flying A Columbia 400

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Jun 2013

Flying A Columbia 400

Luca and Michael flying a Columbia 400 to Mammoth California. #adventure #flying #maasai #CampiYaKanzi


Hallowed Ground

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Aug 2012

Hallowed Ground

We awoke in Frankenmuth Michigan and after a cup of coffee met with John Shelton the VP of Sales and Marketing of Zehnders properties. After a brief introduction we were introduced to Al Zehnder, the name says it all, we landed at Zehnders field, stayed at Zehnders hotel and water-park and ate at Zehnders famous chicken restaurant. It was a great morning learning of the...

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2501 Miles From Home

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Aug 2012

2501 Miles From Home

The journey continues. Today we started in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin from where we headed up the West coast of Lake Michigan, following the shoreline until we crossed into Lake Huron. Just after crossing into Lake Huron we came upon Mackinac island (pronounced Makinaw). We landed and were instantly transported back in time. In 1898 motorized vehicles were banned and it has stayed that way ever...

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Grounded

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Aug 2012

Grounded

11 large screws, 3 short bolts and 10 Dzus fasteners is what holds in place the 3 piece cowling and 3 piece accessory cover of the Cessna 195. I know this because I have removed and replaced it twice in the last two days. When you are sitting at home daydreaming about your upcoming adventures, you inevitably get to the realization that while flying a...

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