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 […]


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 […]

A Most Important Week

This past week has been one of milestones. 20 Years ago on August 27th I got married to my best friend, confidant, lover and best woman on the planet. 60 years ago on September 3rd I was born 10 years ago on August 30th as I approached my 50th birthday I achieved a goal to […]


The $60,000 Sundae

A few weeks ago I told you how proud I was of my son Darrow. Well I am also very proud of my daughter Sasha. Having just returned from South America after spending 9 months traveling around with her awesome boyfriend Mikey she moved to Berkeley to start her masters degree in public policy. She […]


When you travel to Tanzania there is very little time and few options for souvenir shopping. It can be done at the lodges or camps, at roadside crafts markets on the way to a national park or believe it or not at the airport as you get ready to board your plane home. Besides t-shirts, […]


Happy New Year

Give Thanks Today is December 31st, the last day of 2013. I wrote this blog a week earlier having just returned from a hike with my dog Alley and my son Darrow who is visiting for a few days from Santa Cruz. I am biased but Darrow, 23, is an amazing person. He is a […]


Infinite Safari, I Presume?

In 1871 Sir Henry Stanley came across Dr. David Livingston in Tanzania and supposedly uttered the famous phrase “Dr. Livingston I presume?” Last Saturday I could have said something similar when I ran across two Infinite Safari clients in an unexpected place.  I was hiking in the Angeles National Forest with a group of my […]


It’s KILI week

The highest mountain in Africa is probably, next to wildlife viewing, is one of Tanzania’s greatest attraction. It is actually a dormant volcano and stands nearly 6000 meters (over 19,000 feet to you non-metric folks) above sea level and is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Every year, about 20,000 people try to reach […]