Amarula Fruit

In 2005 after summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro I was fortunate enough to visit the Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika to track chimpanzees and stay at one of my favorite places in the world Nomads Mahale Greystoke. In fact if the world is going to end that is where my wife and I want […]

Lake of the Stars

Lake Malawi has several names and nicknames. Because it is 365 miles long it is called the year long lake. It was named by the famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone Lake Nyasa (which is what Tanzanians call it). He also called it The Lake of Stars. He gave it that name because of the lights […]

Kayaking in Malawi

I love to kayak. Wherever I am in the world I love the chance to paddle. That has led me to paddle dug out boats in Benin, a papyrus kayak in Ethiopia as well as paddling with Orcas in British Columbia. I have also had a chance to explore Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico, Hawaii, by kayak. […]

Moving Elephants

You have heard the phrase “the elephant in the room” referring to something no one wants to talk about but is an important issue. Well one of the “elephants in the room” in parts of Africa is poaching and the decimation of the elephant population in certain parts of Africa. One of those areas where […]

Lake Malawi

After Zambia our merry little band of travelers headed to Malawi. The focal point of Malawi is Lake Malawi which is 365 miles long. That is why it is known as the “year long lake.” It is the 9th largest lake in the world. In Africa it is the third largest and second deepest lake […]