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On the legendary Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea
Nov 29 2016 Written by: Guided by Angus Baker, Written by Brad Horn
In late June, a small father and son group from the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE) embarked on a crossing of the fabled Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. Under the expert guidance of former Australian Army officer, Angus Baker and his son Fergus, the group spent 7 nights/8 days on the trail... [Read More]
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Ethiopia - an African adventure safari into the unknown
Ethiopia is growing in profile as a travel destination and I found out why when I travelled there in March this year.The country is large (over 1 million square kilometres) and the second most populous country on the African continent with approximately 100 million people, living a mainly a peaceful, rural existence. The country is hugely diverse, offering a range of travel options, attraction and activities...
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 ...