Camp after dark

The darkness brings forth a sort of primal fear in humans. When the sun goes down, the world seems to change. We, as a species, are creatures of the day and being active at night makes us fundamentally uneasy. Familiar environments become threatening and this is amplified tenfold in safariLIVE’s camp in the Maasai [...]

By | 2018-07-19T12:47:16+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|0 Comments

Cricket on Quarantine clearings

If you’ve ever been to Sri Lanka you’ll know that cricket is no small matter. Any open space big enough to be a pitch is an opportunity for a game; from open parks, to dusty streets or cobbled alleyways, both young and old will gather for a game. All that’s needed is any old [...]

By | 2018-06-29T16:12:54+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|0 Comments

My Iguana Neighbour

Growing up, the movie Jurassic Park scared the living daylights out of me! Not only the questionable topless scene of Jeff Goldblum, but the possibility of prehistoric creatures eating me or my puppy. Fast forward to present day and my irrational fear may have increased since I find myself wandering the island with large prehistoric [...]

By | 2018-06-11T11:30:40+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Camp Life, diveLIVE, Featured|0 Comments

Coffee mugs can save the environment

I was not taught about picking up after myself at school, my mother did that; and I thought it was universal. It stayed with me all the way through childhood. In fact, I think it was the first element of taking care of myself and my surroundings that I learned and took to heart. That [...]

By | 2018-06-05T13:25:34+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Camp Life, crew, safariLIVE|0 Comments

My camp and other animals: By Gregory’s grace

You would think, living in the wilderness surrounded by wild fauna (human and animal alike) might satiate the human need for animal companionship. You might think that evening visits from the local hyena clan or the garden eating bushbuck would be enough. But, you would be wrong. For as long as I have lived here, [...]

By | 2018-05-31T14:19:33+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Camp Life, Featured, safariLIVE|2 Comments

Mercy Goes Wild

It is a picturesque journey. For about 10 kilometers after you turn off the main highway and start descending into the Rift Valley, you are treated to one of the most magnificent views in the world. It is also a harrowing road that dangles precariously on the edge of an escarpment, with equally scary oncoming [...]

By | 2018-05-24T15:48:14+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Camp Life, crew, Featured, safariLIVE|0 Comments

A Return to Normalcy: An Intern’s Perspective of the Aftermath of TV

Throughout the TV show I got the sense that there was a collective breath being held. As the week continued on, this breath grew and grew until at last, at the climax of TV’s final episode, it was unleashed. As the credits rolled for the final time, a resounding cheer sounded across Final Control. [...]

By | 2018-02-21T11:17:37+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Camp Life, safariLIVE|0 Comments

Creature Feature: Southern yellow-billed hornbill

  My first encounter with a southern yellow-billed hornbill was a pleasant one. The bird was pointed out to me on my second day at Djuma. Jared, one of the tech team, drew my attention to one seated upon a tree. He said it would soon do a little dance and after a few moments [...]

By | 2018-01-23T05:41:28+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|0 Comments