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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

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

Exclusive Serengeti – alone amongst the great herds and mighty carnivores

Last week, several fellow partners of Ker & Downey and I visited the eastern boundary region of Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park. We camped in an area that has been closed to visitors for more than a decade, and enjoyed truly … more

“Hope for Big Life in East Africa” and “Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives?” – Two new stories by Stephanie M. Dloniak

Two of Stephanie’s stories have recently been published, and both are about conservation issues in the Amboseli area. In February, “Can Mock Hunts Save Lions’ Lives,” about a unique method being used by the Lion Guardians program, appeared in Ensia … more

Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence

  Stephanie is one of more than 50 authors of a scientific paper on lion conservation that is published today in the journal Ecology Letters. “Conserving large carnivores: dollars and fence,” includes lion count data from more than 40 sites … more

Laragai House, Borana Conservancy

During a mobile camping safari, we stay at select permanent camps and lodges while our own camp moves from one wildlife area to the next. We have a very short list of properties that we consider to be the best, … more

Support the lions of Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba with the Kenya WildlifeTrust and Ewaso Lions!

During December we spent time on safari in both Shaba and Buffalo Springs National Reserves. Located in northern Kenya along the Ewaso Ngiro River, green and full of wild flowers from recent rains and flooding, the parks can only be … more

Snapshot Serengeti – Join in the fun of some citizen science!

A new citizen science project has been launched by the folks at the Serengeti Lion Project and the University of Minnesota. Called “Snapshot Serengeti,” it calls on anyone with an internet connection to help identify wildlife in millions of images … more

Stephanie’s suburban lion story in the Science Times section of the NY Times

-Nairobi, Kenya.     Stephanie has embarked on her new science writing career with a story on Nairobi’s suburban lions, four of which were captured on our property! You can read it here.  

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