Browsing Tag

Africa

  • Seeing rhino in the wild

    Tweet Yesterday I told you about looking for elephants in Africa and the overwhelming need for conservation; with rhino the situation is even more desperate. In fact the last time I was in Africa, in the…

    November 11, 2016
  • My 2016 travel wishlist

    Tweet I know, I know it’s been a while since I blogged; but I spent late November/early December in Asia (more on that story later) and then what with work and Christmas, well, I…

    January 11, 2016
  • My safari wardrobe essentials

    Tweet When I was planning my safari wardrobe I had visions of looking like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa – you know, all elegant in khaki and white. But of course I hadn’t…

    May 13, 2015
  • Colours of Tanzania

    Tweet One of the things I loved discovering in Tanzania was how, when you’re not on safari (when you should stick to light-coloured clothes and avoid black or blue because it attracts the Tsetse flies, which…

    April 22, 2015
  • Lions of the Serengeti

    Tweet Everyone has an animal they want to see in the wild on their wish list; for me it was the big cats, and in particular the lions of the Serengeti. I wanted to…

    April 20, 2015
  • On safari in the Serengeti

    Tweet By the time we arrived in the Serengeti it was early afternoon; it had taken three planes to get there, including one from London to Nairobi, one from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro, and one…

    April 19, 2015
  • Travel: Feeling the fear, doing it anyway

    Tweet So on Friday evening I fly to Nairobi on the first leg of my African adventure. I was OK about flying to Nairobi until the events of last week; and even though I’m…

    April 7, 2015
  • African Cats, Kate and William

    Tweet So last night I put on my finery, my mac, and, armed with my big Disneyland Paris umbrella, set off in the rain for the BFI Southbank to attend the Royal Premiere of…

    April 26, 2012
  • Disneynature African Cats review

    Tweet A single mother, raising five kids on her own, and a young female with an ageing mum. These are the stars of Disneynature’s African Cats, the quite extraordinary new film from Disneynature. Sita…

    April 26, 2012