For many of us, the adventure of tracking and encountering wild gorillas on foot in their remote, African forest habitat, is a dream experience. The phrase ‘bucket list’ somehow doesn’t do it justice. In fact, it was staring off into space and daydreaming about gorillas that inspired my own move to Africa, though I was six years on safari before I laid eyes on a one of these magnificent apes in the wild.

Strike out on foot with five fantastic walking safaris, off the beaten track in Africa.

In The Wild has always been about getting you out of the 4x4 vehicle and away from the radio guiding. To create an adventure with impact we need to immerse ourselves in an ecosystem, to put ourselves back at the ground level and to engage all of our senses while stepping through our journey.

Eden From Above

The waters of the Okavango River begin their story in great, thundering clouds above the Angola Highlands in January. The waters of the Okavango River begin their story in great, thundering clouds above the Angola Highlands in January. One month and one thousand kilometres later they form the border between Angola and Namibia, then rapidly descend some four meters, through the Popa Falls and enter the parched, Kalahari Savannah of Botswana. Everything ….. slows ….. down.

On Planning Family Safaris

We have just returned home from a fabulous safari through Kenya with two beautiful families. It was a tremendous adventure, we created so many remarkable memories together and we feel deeply privileged to have planned and guided this trip.

Secluded Serengeti

In the far North of Tanzania and stretching a good way into Kenya, the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem spans a vast thirty thousand square kilometres. A thriving wilderness, pristine and teeming with wildlife, this jewel adorning Mama Africa between the arms of her Great Rift Valley is truly an icon to behold and revere.

Zambezi Daydreams

In early May of this year Jana and I had the immense good fortune to undertake a little exploration in Zambia. It was a fact finding mission visiting three national parks over fourteen nights and unwittingly, during the adventure, we fell head over heels in love with the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Lords of the Wilderness

I have just returned from a magnificent fifteen nights guiding a wonderful family from California through my very favorite parts of Kenya and Tanzania. The expedition was extremely varied in landscapes and experiences and incredibly joyful throughout. For me, our grand finale in the Mahale Mountains National Park was the highlight of all.

Wordless in the Serengeti

Nyuki grew up near the Kakesio village, south of the Serengeti National Park and north of lake Eyasi which is exactly where we travelled to hang out with him in January. He speaks no English and very little Kiswahili, not that the latter would have helped us much as my own Swahili has tarnished beyond recognition during a recent absence from Tanzania.

Sculpting A Giant

Perched upon a little stool and bathed in the rosy tones of a late East African afternoon, we find a man feverish with concentration and excitement. His head and shoulders remain quite still as his quick fingers grab, knead, pinch, pull and press the modelling clay on the table in front of him.

Heading south, exploring the sunshine state…

I’m spending the “bonus” day of 2016 in transit from Greenwich, CT to Miami, Fl. In an attempt to keep myself conscious, I’m jotting a few safari notes between moments of peeping out the window and spying the endless sandy beaches of what I think to be North Carolina. This should keep me awake.