We’re heading into summer and with the season I always think of Africa. Two years ago I was in Amboseli, Kenya where this photo by Mark Drury was taken, and ever since I’ve wanted to go back. It’s an extraordinary place, mainly because if you love elephants ( […]
The last few days I’ve been swept up in memories of Africa dipped in shades of dusty blue and yellow—Amboseli, last June, in particular, for this recent jaunt down memory lane. The colors were muted. Quiet. Subtly captivating. A worthy complement to the gentle nature of the hundreds […]
Weeks ago I wrote a piece called The Elusive Amboseli Pinhead Cheetahs, which detailed our group’s quest to find a family of cheetahs during our visit this past June—they were a squirrely lot that kept us on our toes most of the trip. Prior to dashing across the […]
The air around the jeep was filled with a light saffron fog, kicked up by the small herd of elephants to the right of our vehicle. Massive bodies milled about dusting themselves with the soil to protect their delicate skin from biting insects and the sun’s harsh rays. […]
When we arrived at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, I was handed a room key attached to a foot-long wooden club. “That’s in case the monkeys get too friendly,” explained the woman behind the counter. I chuckled and threw her a smile. She grinned and said, “I’m not kidding.” […]
It wasn’t until I arrived in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park earlier this week that I learned that seeing the famous Mount Kilimanjaro is pretty much a crap shoot. Typically hidden behind clouds 90% of the time, you’d hardly know Africa’s highest peak is anywhere nearby. The other night […]
It’s here! The big moment I’ve been waiting for months. I’m off to visit my beloved Africa. Over the next two days I’ll be flying to Johannesburg, South Africa via Amsterdam. Twenty plus hours in total but you know what? I don’t care. I’M. GOING. BACK. TO. […]
One month from today, I will be on my way back to Africa. To say I am excited is truly and understatement.
There’s nothing better than looking forward to a new trip and I am thrilled to announce that I will be returning to Africa in June. Woot!