A late start on Kilimanjaro

Since I first saw Mount Kilimanjaro, at the Kenyan border near Amboseli, I could not stop thinking: “How the hell am I going to climb up there?” Back home, when I was preparing my trip to Tanzania, I would not have even dared to dream about ascending Africa’s highest peak, almost twenty thousand feet above sea level. But as I was…

Stories with lions

The arrival of the dry season meant that it was time for the animals of the savannah to migrate north from the Serengeti plains, across the Tanzanian border, to the cooler and greener Maasai Mara Plateau in Kenya. When the rains started up again, they would go back the same way. The wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular…