Creature Feature: My Neighbor The Zebra

Often in camp, I don’t see many of the larger animals that roam the wilds of the Maasai Mara. I’ve only heard the distant laughter of hyenas, seen smashed trees left behind by elephants, and been told by co-workers that leopards or lions are active in the area. But otherwise, I mainly see smaller [...]

By |2018-08-09T11:08:25+00:00August 9th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Creature Feature: My Neighbor The Zebra

Creature Feature: The Little Lizards

Lizards, in the Mara, tend to be looked over for the most part. Often too small to be really noticed by most explorers, they can only really be seen by paying attention to the smaller natural world. Often, this is easier said than done, these small reptiles are very good at hiding and scurry [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:02:44+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|1 Comment

Creature Feature: March of the Ants

Ants. The word ‘ants’ instantly conjures the images of a small creature, barely noticeable as more than a dot to our perceptions. Individually, these dots barely amount to anything for the human experience. Sometimes, we catch glimpses of them, going about their tiny lives but we don’t pay them a second thought beyond a [...]

By |2018-07-26T14:25:10+00:00July 26th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Creature Feature: March of the Ants

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+00:00July 19th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Camp after dark

Winter has come

A thick-knit sleeve pulled down to your fingertips as you wrap your hands around a radiating tin cup. Your nose is still numb as the wind finds its way to what little bare skin is left. Citronella and the indescribable smell of dust waft by you as the rising sun breaks through the chill. [...]

By |2018-07-12T15:36:46+00:00July 12th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured, safariLIVE|Comments Off on Winter has come

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+00:00June 29th, 2018|Camp Life, Featured|Comments Off on Cricket on Quarantine clearings

The start of something new

Wow, it hasn’t even been a week, yet I feel so at home. I’m Jenna Coyle and I’m the new kid on the block. I was born and raised in Cape Town, making its vast coastlines and icy oceans my home. I’ve always had an unwavering passion for our natural environment and for all those [...]

By |2018-06-21T13:24:47+00:00June 21st, 2018|Camp Life, crew|Comments Off on The start of something new

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+00:00June 11th, 2018|Camp Life, diveLIVE, Featured|Comments Off on My Iguana Neighbour

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+00:00June 5th, 2018|Camp Life, crew, safariLIVE|Comments Off on Coffee mugs can save the environment

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+00:00May 31st, 2018|Camp Life, Featured, safariLIVE|2 Comments