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A Father & Son African Bush Adventure
Aug 24 2017 Written by: Rob Barbour
Rob and his 14 year old son experience a special African bush adventure together, meeting the Hadzabe people who live a traditional hunter gatherer existence at the arid Lake Eyasi in Northern Tanzania... [Read More]
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Epic Journeys - Newsletter Update 2017
A update on some of Epic's journeys from the past 6 months and into 2017. Featuring a word from Brad and the latest from our guides in the field - from Australia, Indonesia, Africa, North and South America and India, Bhutan and Nepal.
Mahale Chimp Trekking – Mahale National Park, Tanzania
Tracking the chimpanzees of Mahale is a magical experience.
A journey to the Mahale Mountains, located in the far west of Tanzania on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, adds a remote and mystical destination to any safari. This links very well to more conventional destinations on northern, southern or western Tanzanian safari circuits. The main attraction are the habituated chimpanzee troops in the Mahale Mountains…
Observing an African Wild Dog Pack in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
This past week I spent several hours observing an African Wild Dog pack in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (outside of the Crater), on the short grass plains near Ndutu. There were 8 adults and 5 pups in the pack. The alpha female usually births the pups; after they are born the rest of the adults are tasked to look after them. Interestingly this group had three older and two younger pups, suggesting that there are two mothers which is unusual as it can impact the survival of the pups. We were fortunate enough to spot the dogs hunting and devouring a large ...
Guest blog post: Ward Safari
Our amazing safari started in Kenya. After a short flight from Wilson airport in Nairobi, we landed at the Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Masaai Mara. The game viewing started as soon as we stepped off the light aircraft with a herd of giraffes grazing along side the airstrip. Our guides from the Rekero camp were there to meet us and give us a taste of what was yet to come on the drive to our digs. The camp is beautifully located on the banks of the Talek River, home to countless hippos and a few crocs! After orientation to the camp and ...
Following the Migration
I have just returned from a migration focussed safari in the north of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. It was a great trip and delivered well and truly on the aim. We witnessed incredible migration scenes including a couple of iconic crossings of the Mara River. We also saw a multitude of other species in addition to wildlife including great elephant, lion and cheetah. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite. A highlights video clip will follow ASAP.
A Typical Day on Safari in the Northern Serengeti
It's my favorite time of day in the bush. Just before dawn and the morning birdsong is about to begin. A slight glow in the eastern sky signals the beginning of a new day. Today my clients and I will start with a balloon safari in the private Grumeti Reserves Concession on the western edge of the Serengeti National Park. The familiar smell of freshly brewed Tanzanian coffee wisps up from the campfire, offering an essential kick-start as the camp begins to wake. We rug up against the chill of the crisp morning air and head off down the road in our ...