Justin Bell

Articles written by Justin Bell

A private safari

A private safari

I look back on my most recent safari with a lively group of Canadians, who could be excused for confusing “caribou” with “karibu” (Swahili…

The hike to Lengai

The hike to Lengai

A few weeks ago I left for Ngorongoro Crater with my family, my sister and her three boys. We spent the morning enjoying the…

An unusual hyaenid

An unusual hyaenid

While driving in the late afternoon from a camp just inside the woodland on the edge of the Serengeti Plains to a fly camp…

Dusk in Ruaha

Dusk in Ruaha

In the distance, a vulture was landing in the midst of a thicket below a rain tree. Nearby we noticed a lioness with two cubs. She seemed preoccupied and focussed, heading in the direction of the rain tree.

Search for the shoebill

Search for the shoebill

The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) is a somewhat enigmatic large stork-like bird that is found in swamps between Sudan and Zambia in Africa. While the…