Alan at Kwita Izina!

Rwanda is a remarkable country, kindness is everywhere and the people are incredibly welcoming. This video interview was taken at the 2017 Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony. In it Alan describes the exciting atmosphere of Kwita Izina and what it’s like to experience this life-changing event. Do you have a question about Kwita Izina? Ask […]


The Born Frees

While in Cape Town I had the opportunity to visit the infamous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela among many others was held prisoner (more about this next week). After visiting this very moving place I was taking the ferry back to the mainland. While on the ferry I was thinking about what I had seen […]


Elephant E.R. – Rescue In the Bush

I have been going on safari for over 15 years. Over those years I have seen some amazing and beautiful things in the bush. Lions hunting, elephants playing with their kids, chimpanzees acting like you and I, and gorillas walking right by me. But nothing prepared me for the amazing beautiful emotional experience that I […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 3

We Hit Water! A lot of water! Prior to the well being drilled a survey was done which showed areas that we were likely to hit water. That is why we chose this area. Well (no pun intended) we hit water. A lot of water. We had arrived at the site in the morning but […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 2

Let The Drilling Begin! The area that we have decided to drill in is in the Namelok District near Amboseli National Park in Kenya. It is an area known as Noonkotiak. There are over 500 people in this community and water is far away and hard to get. Thus this is a great location to […]

Maji Ni Uhai! Water Is Life! Part 1

Finding A Location – First Problem Solved Last week I posted a blog item about my promise to the women of the Ongata/Rongai area to drill a water well for them. As I write this I am sitting at the fantastic Kibo Safari Lodge having spent the last several days drilling a well. This will […]


A Unique Way To Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I knew it was only a matter of time before I received a challenge from someone for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support a cure for ALS. While I was really not looking forward to it I wasn’t going to shy away from it because it is a horrible disease. I know someone who […]


Over the last few weeks I have been writing about our incredible trip to Patagonia. The culmination of the trip was a visit to Isla Magdalena to see the Magellanic Penguins. On the day we arrived there were about 30,000 penguins on the island. During other times of the year there can be upwards of […]