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Tag: Maasai

26 Feb

Jung and Africa

Carl Jung loved the Africa he knew.  When he visited Kenya and Uganda in 1925 he found, in his inimitable way, deep meaning in what, for someone...

24 Jan

The Empty Quarter

When I was in my early 20’s, I shared a tented camp for many months in Kenya’s Maasai Mara with my first husband, a filmmaker.  We...

27 Sep

Meditations #50

Go, before the insistent voice of caution ensnares you, before your fears convince you to stay put. Early travels are an education in themselves,...

19 Sep

A Week in the Mara

In 1975 I stayed in Kenya’s Maasai Mara for 18 months living amongst the Maasai with all that entailed and making films.  It was among...

25 Aug

Kenya 2013

In a week’s time I will be back in Kenya.  I am traveling with family and we will spend almost three weeks split between Lamu, Nairobi...

4 Apr

Richard Turere: Maasai Inspiration

The Maasai have a complex relationship with Lions.  On the one hand, they admire them more than any other wild animal.  The lion is the warrior’s...

30 Jan

Meditations #31

Our travels begin in the imagination, long before the body is set in motion; and they do not end when we return home.  The sounds, sights and...

13 Nov

Campi Ya Kanzi

I had the opportunity recently to reconnect with Luca and Antonella Belpietro, the passion behind Campi ya Kanzi, their lovely camp in Hemingway’s...

2 Dec

Serengeti Mon Amour

In 1971 Shep Abbott and I lived in the Serengeti National Park and made a television film on the life cycle of the Cheetah.  For close to a...

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,...

12 Jul

Another Time

Kenya’s Maasai Mara, 1974-1976:  camped between the Olareorok and Njagatiak Rivers, a 4-hour, Maasai-stride from Governor’s Camp;...

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