Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 3: Bush Tucker

Stuart Butler, April 14, 2016 Category: Other
For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming A Safari Guide, Week 2: Figs and Dung

Stuart Butler, April 7, 2016 Category: Other
For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
Becoming A Safari Guide week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming A Safari Guide week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Stuart Butler, March 27, 2016 Category: Other
“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
The Road To Becoming An Asilia Safari Guide

The Road To Becoming An Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler, March 21, 2016 Category: Other
Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
The Most and Least Loved Safari Tourists

The Most and Least Loved Safari Tourists

Jeroen Beekwilder, January 25, 2016 Category: Other
Over 400 African safari operators participated in the largest survey of its kind to reveal the most and least loved safari tourists. The results are in and ...
Summiting Africa’s Highest Peak in a wheelchair!

Summiting Africa’s Highest Peak in a wheelchair!

Carel Verhoef, September 15, 2015 Category: Other
On Thursday 3 September at around 08:00 a.m, Chaeli Mycroft, a wheelchair user and an ability activist, became the first female quadriplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest free-standing mountain on the planet...
Why South Africa is the New Foodie Travel Favourite

Why South Africa is the New Foodie Travel Favourite

Sandra Mallinson, August 23, 2015 Category: Other
Food and travel have always gone hand in hand, and now this country at the tip of Africa has begun hitting the travel headlines as one of the world’s top foodie destinations...
Walking with the Maasai: A Conclusion

Walking with the Maasai: A Conclusion

Stuart Butler, August 10, 2015 Category: Other
After five of the most memorable weeks of my life, my walk across a part of Kenya’s Maasai lands has come to an end in the forested hills just to the north of Aitong. Over the past few weeks my local Maasai guide and friend, Josphat Mako, and I have met people with stories that even Hollywood couldn’t conjure up...
Week Five of Stuart Butler's Walking With The Maasai

Week Five of Stuart Butler's Walking With The Maasai

Stuart Butler, July 15, 2015 Category: Other
It’s the fifth and final week of the Walking with the Maasai project in which myself and a Maasai friend, Josphat Mako, walk for a month over a part of Kenya’s Maasai lands. For this last week we zig-zagged about the spectacular...
Walking With The Maasai - Week Four

Walking With The Maasai - Week Four

Stuart Butler, July 6, 2015 Category: Other
It’s the fourth week of the Walking with the Maasai project and I have finally entered the conservancies. For the next couple of weeks I will be walking across the breadth of the Naboisho, Olare Motorogi, Mara North and Lemek conservancies...