Tag Archive: Africa

Kibera Story 01 – Of Shame & Possible Redemption

We downsized our home recently. And we needed to reduce “stuff”. While we had a garage sale, gifted away bed linen and donated clothes, I had not done anything towards reducing my books,… Continue reading

Roi – The Story

2015 began beautifully. And it continues to shower surprises. We got an email from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust that they had been approached by National Geographic to do a story on Roi. They… 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

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

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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