Posts tagged with ‘Africa’

  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

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    No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…

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    The Art of Jane Tomlinson
  • Feb192014

    Birding in The Gambia

    170 different species in just 10 days! Last week, just as the birds fly south to escape the British winter,…

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  • Apr112010
    Zebra running detail 3

    Zebra running

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    We were at Crater Lake game reserve near Naivasha, Kenya,in March 2010, a place where, with a guide, you can…

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  • Mar292010
    wildebeest scratching

    In praise of wildebeest

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    Some people think they’re ugly and stupid, but I think blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) are marvellous creatures. What stripes! Such…

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  • Mar252010

    Crossing the equator

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    The equator is an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface equidistant from the north and south poles. Last month I…

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  • Mar212010
    naivasha roses

    The terrible price of Kenyan flowers

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    Not so long ago, roses were expensive. Now you can get six blooms for £4 at my local Tescos. The…

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  • Aug122008

    Quagga – a great striped hope

    One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, on 12 August 1883, the last quagga died in Amsterdam zoo. ...

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  • Jan082008

    Midwinter solstice at Abu Simbel

    This blog contains human remains which some readers may find disturbing At 5am on midwinter’s day 2007 we rose happily…

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  • Jan012008
    On the banks of the Nile

    On the banks of the Nile

    Of all the wonders of Egypt – the glittering pharaohnic treasure, the magical ancient temples, the astonishing tombs, the warmth…

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  • Jan012008

    A felucca called Dolphin

    I first went to Egypt in July 2000. One of the highlights of that trip was four days’ sailing on…

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