Safari Life Blog

Loldia Primary School

Loldia Primary School

Loldia Ranch is a private farmstead on Lake Naivasha that we often visit while we explore the great Rift Valley Lakes in central Kenya. Several years ago, our host at Loldia, Peter Njoroge, invited us to visit the nearby Loldia Primary...

Incredible Kopjes: Islands of Biodiversity

Incredible Kopjes: Islands of Biodiversity

During my many trips to East Africa, one of the things I enjoy most is spending time around the amazing geological features know as kopjes, an Afrikaans term referring to relatively small, isolated rock hills that rise abruptly from...

Cheetahs at Play

Cheetahs at Play

During my last trip to the Serengeti in January, 2014, our group was fortunate enough to happen upon a female cheetah with a young cub in a remote area of the park. We had special permits to drive into this isolated region, where few...

Imprisoned for “Love”

Imprisoned for “Love”

Many have heard about the famous “Birdman of Alcatraz”, the prisoner who kept birds in his cell and became an expert on all things avian. But have you heard about the bird that “imprisons” its mate?  Hornbills are one of my favorite...

The Bisate School Project

The Bisate School Project

Swinton Griffith returns to the Bisate School and is greeted by the school community.It all began with a few soccer balls! In the fall of 2008, Swinton Griffith, a junior at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, flew to Nairobi...

The rarest of the rare – Pangolin!!

While Michael is exploring northern Tanzania with a small group of our travelers, I came across an account of one of the rarest wildlife encounters that can occur while on safari in Africa. Londolozi is one of the private reserves west...

Impact on Africa – The Wildlife Conservation Society

When people learn that I used to work at zoos, I’m often asked which zoo is the best zoo in the United States. My answer starts with my comment that there are many criteria that go into evaluating a zoo and that people have different...

Why is safari luggage limited to 33 lbs. in East Africa?

We are often asked this question after our travelers read their personalized Pre-departure Safari Guide. Luggage weight limits for most international flights are higher and travelers are often surprised to learn this smaller weight...

What about electricity on safari?

As I prepared for my first safari 25 years ago, I learned I needed adapters in order to charge my camera batteries. I was told that the electrical current in East Africa was based on the European standard of 220 volts and a converter...