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Vanity Fair meets Africa's last hunter-gatherers

Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:58

 

I make no apologies for once again bringing the wonders of the Hadza to your attention. Last time it was via a great piece by Mike Carter in the Financial Times. This time it’s with reference to Christa d’Souza, whose wonderful article in November’s Vanity Fair takes us to the heart of what it is to be Hadza.

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First Time in Africa: a 19-year-old's perspective

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:40

Having just returned from her last adventure to South Africa and Mozambique with her family, Angela suggested I catch up with her 19-year-old son, Jan, whose first time it was in Africa.

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Welcoming Zuzana to the Team

Friday, 30 December 2016 11:02

Zuzana left the office yesterday with a week’s annual leave and no idea where she was going. This afternoon we received a text saying, ‘We’re in Turkey’. This spirit of adventure is one of many reasons that Zuzana, Grant’s right hand woman, completes our team so well. 

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Walking with elephants at Kuro

Friday, 06 January 2017 14:46

I am, once again, sitting in my tent at Kuro. I am writing by lamplight - again. Not only can I hear lions tonight, but I can make one of them out through the side gauze of my tent. Having perked up upon my exit from the shower, he is making his presence felt. Luckily, lions won't attack through the wall of a tent and, indeed, hardly ever attack humans. Even so, since the only thing protecting me is a piece of fabric, can you blame a chap for being a little terrified?

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First day in Tanzania: Simon and Frankie hit Tarangire

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 14:52

I am currently sitting in my tent writing by lamplight in the otherwise pitch-dark surroundings listening to the bellow of lions not far off and the suprisingly melodious cries of hyaenas. Today, we left Lake Duluti Lodge, which was comfortable and friendly.

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