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The elephants of Amboseli

Late last year I returned to our exclusive Kiturua Conservancy, alongside Amboseli National Park. Boasting the greatest density of elephants on the continent, a close encounter with these graceful beasts is more a matter of expectation than happenstance. We were … more

A visit to India

One of the privileges of being part of a global travel community, is the opportunity to visit some truly outstanding destinations around the world. In November, several Fellows of our Shackleton & Selous Society chose India to convene for our annual … more

There’s no place like home

As Halina rides up to our almost-finished Mara house on her Ethiopian pony, I pause and consider our family story, and how it has brought us to living here, on the edge of the greatest wildlife location on earth. Our … more

A walk with the Hadza

Once in a while an experience is truly exceptional, even for a guide who’s been at it for twenty years. This July I had the privilege of traveling to the land of the Hadza people on the shores of Lake … more

Exploring Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania

There are few destinations left where, upon arrival, we feel like we are immediately transported back in time, to a rich, tangled wilderness worthy of Tarzan himself. One place that has endured the transition to the digital age but retains … more

A day on the Nile in Murchison Falls, Uganda

I take my guests to Murchison Falls National Park whenever I get the chance. Although this place in northwestern Uganda is not on many peoples’ radar, I find that a day on the Nile here is unlike any other day … more

Leopards and lions in the long grass

The Mara continues to be one of the best places on the planet to observe large carnivores. On a wonderful safari in the Mara Triangle last month, we caught up with a lovely leopard and her two full-grown cubs as … more

Atop the roof of Africa on Mount Kilimanjaro

Ascending the peak of our iconic Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint hearted; low oxygen, freezing temperatures, and tough conditions keep many away. However for those who brave these forces, the rewards are as momentous as the massive mountain … more

We’re moooooving…..

….to the Mara!!! Steph and I have just bought 5 acres of land at the northernmost tip of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. We plan to build our house in 2015, and we will soon be part of the Enonkishu Conservancy! We … more

The Shackleton & Selous Society moves forward with the inaugural Invitational Journey, to Nepal

I am very pleased to announce the inaugural “Invitational Journey” of The Shackleton & Selous Society. Fellow Kristjan Edwards will guide a small group of intrepid S&S Travelers along an inspirational path that will include light trekking, elephant-back polo, tiger tracking, and unparalleled personal … more

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