Category Archive: Africa

Mourning

                                                                 … Continue reading

Ethics of Tourism

Repeated visits to the same wildlife park can be very rewarding. As we have found with the Maasai Mara. While most of what follows is about the Mara, this is just a case… Continue reading

Mothering

An adult lioness walking not twenty feet from your vehicle is an experience that gives you the feeling, “my hair stood on end”.  But a mother lioness walking by with her three week old… Continue reading

Pure Magic

Some mornings are incredible. Some mornings you wake up to magic. And some mornings you get to capture that magic – or the small part of it that can be captured – on… Continue reading

Satao – a legend

Originally posted on Mark Deeble:
When I last wrote about Satao, I felt that I couldn’t use his name. I could refer to him only as a ‘magnificent tusker’ or an ‘iconic Tsavo…

Bahati’s Story

I had to try The Weekly Writing Challenge hosted by wordpress and Vincent Mars.  I always enjoyed Precis Writing in school! Last week’s expedition into Masai Mara gave me the perfect theme!“Jewel eyes… Continue reading

Legal hunting … solution, panacea or murder?

Africa Geographic is one of the pages that I follow on Facebook. An article today prompted from me this post. The AG blog gives all the relevant information … http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/hunting/kenyan-rangers-moving-letter-to-american-rhino-hunter/I wrote this as… Continue reading

Madiba’s Land

  This is a picture of a map that I found at “Odds & Ends” –  a furniture, antiques and curios store in Nairobi, Kenya. This is a map of Africa. Madiba’s land. We… Continue reading

The Whistling Thorn

We turn off the engine of our game drive vehicle and sit quietly. We are in the grasslands of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, at the foothills of Mount Kenya, on those immense plains with… Continue reading

Easter @ Olare Orok

Let us begin at the beginning. We have done a fair bit of safariing over the last 4 years. India, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Kenya. We have lived in rondavels, lodges, chalets and… Continue reading

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