Category Archive: Africa

New Beginnings

Some years begin quietly. And some years begin with amazing experiences. We ushered in 2015 in Durban, South Africa. This has been a special place for us since we lived there a few years… Continue reading

Greetings for the New Year!

Social media in the last 10 days or so has been flooded with New Year Greetings. Not just Christmas Greetings or Seasons Greetings, but New Year Greetings. It occurred to me that the… Continue reading

Roi

The elephant funeral (our earlier post “Mourning” ) was a completely heartbreaking experience. Our first act on getting home that day, was to call The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi to report the tragedy.… Continue reading

Mourning

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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

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