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  • 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
  • Looking for African elephants

    Tweet I’m not sure why it’s taken me six weeks to write about Africa and African elephants – my excuse is that since then I’ve been in Abu Dhabi and the Caribbean, with just a few…

    November 10, 2016
  • 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
  • My big African adventure

    Tweet Ever since I first started travelling (and after I’d backpacked my way across the US) there have been two destinations on my wish list; one was Japan, which I finally visited for the…

    March 9, 2015