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1982, 2019.. East Africa Dispatch Part 1.  50th Anniversary

Date: February 14, 2023 | By: Ashish Sanghrajka | Category: Travel Blog

Dear Advisor Partners,

This week’s blog is very special as I write my first dispatch from East Africa. We have dispatches lined up to share exciting happenings in Tanzania and Kenya, where my parents and I are from.  I have already taken almost 300 photos and video clips from the Serengeti, however, that will be covered in our next dispatch. No, today is more important. This exact week marks the 50th anniversary of Big Five, and I thought it fitting that on the exact week where we started operations in Kenya 5 decades ago, I am on safari in the Serengeti. It’s funny how the world works. That delay in Istanbul I talked about in dispatch 0.5 last week is coming into play even more with each passing day as it allowed me to be in the Serengeti with a few amazing travel advisors who are enjoying getting off the beaten track while in the bush.

So, this week. I felt compelled to record a video while sitting at Roving Bushtops, one of my favorite camps in Serengeti South. Now I must tell you, this video took me 10 times to get right as I couldn’t get through because of the topic and emotions. Starting in January, we shared stories from the origin of Big Five, as recalled by my father. Well, this week, I wanted to share a story about my mother as she is the backbone of Big Five.

So, enjoy the video, and stay tuned for future dispatches. If you need information on the latest happenings in Serengeti, where I just left, or the Great Rift Valley of Kenya where I head next, please feel free to ask.

CLICH HERE to watch our story unfold.

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