Ekadanta – The Single Tusked One

A chance encounter, for me as sublime as if I had come face to face with his divine namesake! This was my first time on a boat safari….thanks to Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge. Back soon with more from Kabini. Stay well.

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Postcards From Kabini

The Indian safari model prohibits the entry of private vehicles into national game parks. Even highways cutting through the large parks are sealed from 6pm to 6am. While we spied several vehicles piled up at the barricades across the main road through Nagarhole National Park well past six, and are certain that a few of the drivers huddled around the rangers…

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Joy Is ……..(No.7)

Breaking my tiger jinx! And how! From zero sightings in over twenty five years of forest visits (including several with a forest officer father-in-law) to five in under 48 hours last weekend! – All thanks to the stellar tracking skills of our young naturalist, Mithun Hunugund, who seemed to be able to preempt the movements of…

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Serengeti – The Gnu & Its Wanderlust

We very nearly missed the river crossings we had come to the Serengeti to witness. Rains arrived early this year. And the wildebeest herds, following some primal genetic coding that propels them on an arduous trek across the Savannah in search of fresh new grass, had already moved to the Northern plains. Perhaps even crossed over to the…

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Serengeti – The Cycle OF Life

The ‘endless plains’ stretched ahead of us. Tranquil. Seemingly light years from the stressful demands of our life in the big city. The passage of time marked only by the movement of the sun. We were aware by now, after our dawn to dusk game drives in Tarangire and Ngorongoro, that the tranquility conceals a dynamic eco system where the pressures of survival outweigh a placid…

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Joy is…….(No.4)

  An elephant crossing in the Serengeti!     This is my first attempt at videography, so do please pardon the quality and the editing. My awe (and nervousness!) is clear to see. Happy Tuesday! Linking to: Kan Walk Will Travel – Joy is….Building sand castles at the beach!   

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Photo Essay: The Captivating Landscape Of Tarangire.

  Our Coastal Air flight from Kigali into the Manyara airstrip on a twelve seater Cessna, was not half as turbulent, or terrifying, as I had envisaged. George, our safari guide/driver from The Wild Source, was waiting to transport us to the first of four parks on our Northern Tanzanian safari circuit. The drive to the Nomad Kuro camp…

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