2016

Off To Africa!

At least once but usually twice a year I head over to Africa. Usually part of it is to spend time with friends but the other part is to do research on properties and places so that when people ask about them I can discuss them from experience and not just because I saw a […]

Someone Needs A Geography Lesson

It is not uncommon for people I meet in the U.S. to refer to Africa as a country or to tell me that they would like to go on a 10 day safari and during that time go to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, see the Great Migration and the Gorillas in Rwanda. I usually pull […]

Another Step In Stopping Poaching

Plain and simple, poaching is a problem in Africa. Whether it is South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania or elsewhere in Africa when there is an international demand for ivory or rhino horn there is going to be poaching. And there is not one simple one-size answer to this problem. It must be attacked from many different […]

The Big Picture Project Is Coming To Kenya

If you ever get depressed by the state of the world take a breath, let the moment pass and you will come across someone doing something positive and wonderful. I received a call a couple of weeks ago from a delightful couple, Karin and Roger Doolin who are professional photographers from the Midwest. They called […]

2015

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 […]

Tweeting In Kenya

When I made my first trip to Africa in 2000 with my wife, Diane we started on the island of Zanzibar. I remember seeing a Maasai in traditional dress with a Nokia cellphone clipped to his beaded belt. It was so unusual I tried to get a picture to sell to Nokia because I thought […]

Back To “Magical’ Kenya

A few days ago I returned from a great trip to Tanzania (I go every year), Kenya (to build a water well for the women of the Ongata/Rongai), and then on to Italy where I had the good fortune to spend 5 glorious days celebrating my 60th birthday with my beautiful wife and 2 amazing […]

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 […]