You know the saying, “sometimes the journey is the destination”? Well, as I found out during my last course in Africa, that was only partially true for the Lake Turkana region – as both the journey and the destination were the destination. Okay maybe that … Continue readingWeeks 10-12: Turkana Thrills
For the last few weeks I’ve very much enjoyed retelling some wild stories about baboon attacks, Aberdare adventures and terrifying moments on Mount Kenya. But maybe it’s time to come back down to Earth for a bit (and just a bit) and remind you all … Continue readingWeeks 7-9: Mammal Mia!
So, where were we? Oh yes – last week I left us at the base of our final hill, the summit of Mt. Kenya very much in sight and excitement washing over our group. It was 5:40 in the morning but the glow of the … Continue readingWeek 6: Summit Stress
I LOVE mountains. Anyone who knows me pretty well probably has heard me rant about this love of mountains. I got my start as a nature photographer at Banff National Park in Canada – an incredibly majestic section of the Canadian Rockies whose streams, lakes, … Continue readingWeek 5: Mountains of Terror
Mount Kilimanjaro. Everyone knows it. Whether you saw it in the Lion King or heard about it in Toto’s “Africa”, Kilimanjaro stands as one of the world’s most famous mountains and the highest in Africa. When I learned I’d … Continue readingWeek 4: Up Close with Human-Wildlife Conflict
Growing up, I was huge fan of the Indiana Jones movies. I mean, what could be more exciting? The hunt for lost treasure, wild chases through the dense jungle, horrifying run-ins with evil snakes and terrifying omens…all a recipe for one wild and completely fantastical … Continue readingWeek 3: Kakamega Adventures
You know those experiences? The ones that truly stick out in your personal life playback, the ones that were truly unique, truly unforgettable, truly memorable? Of course you do. I’ve found that experiences like that happen very infrequently (makes sense – how else could something … Continue readingWeek 2: The Unforgettable Week
Ugh, where to begin? I spent a good amount of time during my first week in Africa debating how to start my inaugural blog post. Do I talk about how Kenya is like The Lion King come to life? How the people here are some … Continue readingWeek 1: First Impressions
Hi everyone! This is where I’ll be posting weekly blog posts about my adventures in Kenya, complete with (I hope) interesting stories and incredible photos. Follow along, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any comments or questions! I look forward to sharing my experiences … Continue readingWelcome!