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Tag: conservation

28 Oct

Meditations #84

She tangled with ghost nets and lost her flipper.  The pain we cause to other creatures, through thoughtlessness and arrogance, is tragic. When...

6 Jul

Securing the Great Migration

The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in Tanzania supports the most diverse migration of grazing mammals on earth. As anyone who has witnessed this spectacular...

11 May

Singita Leopard

It’s not unusual that animals will go to the airstrip as dusk falls and the air temperatures cool, for the tarmac retains the heat of...

6 Nov

Meditations #78

If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go.. This is the story of our past, and it will be the...

18 Oct

Song Saa

Song Saa is a glorious new property that has opened 30 minutes off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand.  Developed by a charming...

10 Sep

Les Maisons Marines d’Huchet

I have a bucket list of places that I want to see, and Huchet has been right up there since I first came across photos of it.  It has that...

17 May

An Encounter with AIDS in Africa

In 1990, I was traveling through Tanzania with my family.  On a long drive up from Ruaha National Park in the Southern part of the country,...

13 Dec

Corsica Kalliste

The Greeks called it Kalliste, “the most beautiful.” The 400,000 who live on Corsica swell to 2 million in the summer season.  But...

31 Oct

Serengeti Highway – Disaster Unfolding

In 1972,  on a street in Nairobi, I met a charming filmmaker who was heading down to the Serengeti to make a film on the life cycle of the Cheetah....

5 Oct

Elephant Wisdom

3 Aug

Galapagos Safari Camp

It was too much to believe, that you could find a proper (read “real”) safari camp anywhere else beside East Africa – and here we are...

28 Jul

The Tree Where Man Was Born

On the open plains of the southern Serengeti stands a massive fig tree.  It’s trunk measures over 20 feet around, and its capacious limbs,...

11 Feb

Taj Gone Wild

One of the great traps that travel designers fall in to when planning trips in countries with solid gold reputations is to do the same old,...

15 Oct

Sarara: A Model Community-Owned Camp

A beautifully smooth rock outcrop bowl and spring water were the deciding factors…Piers and Hilary  Bastard knew that this was the perfect...

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