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From Opposite Sides of the Globe, Two Vulgar Views of Kruger

Sometimes travel writing can get a bit depressing, as when someone who wants to see some African wildlife does a bit of online research and comes away “convinced that arranging a safari is best left to professionals”; or when someone else, who has actually seen some African wildlife, calls, say, the rhino “a grotesque throwback”.

Utter poppycock in both cases, sez I – a self-tour of the Kruger National Park is highly doable, on the one hand (click the tag to get started!), and the only thing that could possibly be “throwback” about a person encountering a rhino in the veld is the primitive use of the word “throwback.”

OK. Rant over.

Read the offending stories: Staring Down a Cranky Rhino ( |
Walk the Lion (LA Times)