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Epic journeys from our guides in the field
Crocodiles and Culture in the NT
Northern Territory, Australia
May 10 2010 Written by: Marg O'Connor
“Water, water everywhere and all the boards did shrink…….” The words of the famous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge could quite easily be used to describe the Northern Territories amazing “Top End." I have just returned from a truly authentic Australian adventure to the World Heritage Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land that has left me in awe of the stunning landscape, rich abundance of wildlife, ancient culture of the Australian Aborigines and the truly genuine Aussie hospitality of the Territorians. My travel companions and I were collected from our very luxurious Balinese-themed villas situated near the Darwin Botanic Gardens by our ... [Read More]
From The Field
Adventure in the Blue Mountains
Sydneysiders and visitors alike need to do this at least once! As a first-timer, abseiling into the grand chasm of the Blue Mountains recently put my logic and trust to the test, yet I soon found myself comfortably descending 30 m over an exposed escarpment edge feeling the adrenalin and freedom only such a vast outlook can provide when your rappel starts 415 m above the valley floor! I couldn't resist but to spin upside down and take in a truly unique view of the expansive, carpet of eucalypts! At that point, it was amazing to think that only minutes prior ...
Breakfast in the Serengeti
I had my best ever breakfast recently. The food was good - home made muesli, fresh fruit, muffins, yummy bacon and egg sandwiches, sausages and fresh plunger coffee. However it wasn't actually the fare that saw this breakfast rise meteoricially in my standings, instead it was the fact that I shared it with some great safari companions and around 2 million wildebeest in the middle of the vast expanse of the Serengeti. It was our first morning and there was a sense of anxious anticipation when we had set off for our first proper drive in the Serengeti. Would we find ...
Eastern Africa Video
See below, a short video from my recent safari to Eastern Africa, privately guiding a family throughout the Serengeti and Ruaha National Parks over the holidays. Enquire Now
Christmas in the Serengeti
I have just returned from a wonderful month on safari in East Africa. The wonders of Africa never cease to amaze. We were treated to some extremely special experiences; incredible wilderness, superb game and spectacular cultural interchange. I trust the photos below give some inkling into what transpired. My safari was split into two trips; the first a family safari taking in both Kenya and Tanzania, and the second an odyssey, with some fantastic clients, through the best Tanzania offers. Some of the highlights included: Horse-riding at Ol Donyo Wuas (Chyulu Hills) under the magnificent backdrop of Kilimanjaro Witnessing a cheetah kill in ...
Kangaroo Island Dreaming
Kangaroo Island - the name alone should make any fair dinkum traveller want to go and tick off their bucket list. There is no other location in this wide brown land that shoulders the responsibility of living up to the most recognised of all Australia's endemic wildlife, like Kangaroo Island. For an island that is little over 100 miles (160 km) long and 50 miles (80 km) deep, this destination is one of massive contrast that warrants a place on every visitor's must see and do hitlist when visiting Australia. Often described as Australia's Galapagos, it is deserving of the title; ...
Kilimanjaro Climb Sponsors Students
Below you will see images of Matipwili Secondary School and its students in rural Tanzania. These children would ordinarily not have been afforded a secondary education if it weren't for the generosity of recent climbers of Mt Kilimanjaro with Epic. These climbers made the summit for another charity, the Humpty Dumpty children's charity in Australia (see Brad's blog post below), but their philanthropy didn't stop there. They are now sponsoring underprivileged children to receive a secondary education at various schools adjacent to the Kisampa Private Conservation Area in coastal Tanzania. Through Kisampa's Tuende Pamoja Trust Fund (Tuende Pamoja means: Let's move forward ...
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