The Odd Couple and Their Hippo Ribs

By Ricardo Leone   Do you remember the 1970’s American sitcom, “The Odd Couple”? The comedy’s two lead characters were Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Felix was the uptight, neurotic, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) photographer whose wife threw him out of the...

One for the Road

A Masai homestead near the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania.  The grass hut is perfect for the climate. By Terry Wieland   Under Canvas The fine art of teamwork   Many has been the paean to the joys of the old-time tented safari, wherein you set up camp for a few...

A Buffalo Hunt and Murphy’s Law

By Larry Irwin   Zimbabwe:  July 21-30, 2008   Up to and for much of a 10-day Cape buffalo hunt in Zimbabwe, Murphy’s Law wrecked everything. During that time, I was utterly terrified by armed military personnel, the professional hunter got lost, we had a...

Excerpt: Cries of the Savanna by Sue Tidwell

Abdula, Lilian (Game Scout), Sue Tidwell, Mgogo (Head Tracker, Raphael Erro (PH) The Widowmaker, Excerpt from Chapter 6   Racing through the mixed savanna scrublands, I dodged acacia trees and thorn-covered bushes, trying desperately to stay on Mgogo’s heels....

A Terrible Tragedy

This letter appears to have been written by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, a Scottish hunter and traveler, to his publisher, John Murray III. Gordon-Cumming spent five years from 1844 to 1849 in what could be the longest safari ever undertaken, travelling in the Northern...