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Tanzania - Lake Eyasi

In the dry season Lake Eyasi, a seasonal mildly alkaline salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, dries up almost entirely when the main tributary river, the Sibiti River, reduces to a mere lazy rivulet of water. 652 more words

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The Great Rift Valley: (mostly) untouched wilderness

I got up at 5.15am on my first Saturday in Kenya. I was going to the Masai Mara for the weekend. My driver picked me up at 6.15am (or 6.35am according to Kenyan standards of punctuality) and we were off, navigating the pot-holes ridden roads of Nairobi. 1,113 more words


The Great Rift Valley

Looking out across the valley, the soft shadows of the trees dancing in the wind and the sun beams, I am once again struck by the beauty of it all. 204 more words

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Trip down the Great Rift Valley :: Lake Bogoria & Lake Baringo

So last weekend I got to go on my first weekend excursion with the wonderful bunch of people here in IU House comprised of 7 Purdue 6th year pharmers, 2 IU 1st year med students, a Duke cardiology MD, a Dow Agro staff, and the 2 of us ND MBA’s. 973 more words


How I recalled my 1980 safari by restoring old photos

Leaving London prepared

In February 1980 I took a plane from London – Gatwick to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. I was about to spend one week at a tented camp in the Masai Mara – safari memories never to be forgotten.

Nature, Wild Life & Environment

Journey to the Maasai Mara camp site

The group I’m travelling with are lovely, and after getting to know each other over dinner after the pre-departure meeting I was looking forward to getting the show on the road! 513 more words




Friday June 20, 2014

We ended today on a high – literally – 2,200 metres above sea-level, in one of the most astonishing places in all Africa: a vast volcanic crater. 709 more words

2014 African Safari