Tanzania

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.

The Crossing

The Crossing

What is it with wildebeest? They must be one of the most ugly antelope out there, but they are such characters. They have such…

A serval cat hunting

A serval cat hunting

We had just had a wonderful day in Ngorongoro Crater, having seen mating lions, hyenas, golden and black-backed jackals, fantastic birdlife, and stunning numbers…