review BORN WILD


When at a young age he saw “Tarzan of the Apes” the longing in his life was born. A longing for Africa. He was born in 1945 in London, England. Twenty-three years later he boarded a ship to South Africa. He takes up a job as busdriver. Buth the south is not the end, he … Continue reading review BORN WILD

review A GUIDE TO THE BEASTS OF EAST AFRICA


Some time ago a read the predecessor of this book. I enjoyed it very much. The light touch. The humour. The politicial thorns. Just all of it. So when I saw the sequel I decided to buy it. It was at a highly reduced price. What is this book about? Again we find many of … Continue reading review A GUIDE TO THE BEASTS OF EAST AFRICA

review THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DARWIN AND OTHER BABOONS


This book is the story of the baboon Darwin, but even more it is the story of Karin Saks from South Africa who for several years had intensive contacts with baboons. Darwin being one of them. In the late nineteennineties Karin is asked to take care of a baboon named Gismo. The baboon stays for … Continue reading review THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DARWIN AND OTHER BABOONS

review HATARI


What came first? The book or the film? I do not know. Book and film probably were created in the early sixties of the last century. The book tells a story about the northern part of Tanzania, around Arusha. A woman has inherited a soecial farm from her father when he died.  The speciality of … Continue reading review HATARI

review WILDFLOWER


I remember I read a short note on her death on the website of a Kenyan newspaper. Joan Root was murdered in her house at the shores of lake Naivasha in Kenya. She had lived there for many years, first with her husband Alan Root, after their divorce she lived on her own. She was … Continue reading review WILDFLOWER

review THE WHITE LIONS OF TIMBAVATI


Chris did scientific research on lions, as part of his university studies. The area where he did his research was the farm his father owned in South Africa. During the days of his research he discovered two white lioncubs. Very remarkable. He focusses more and more on these white lions, the exceptions, who are both … Continue reading review THE WHITE LIONS OF TIMBAVATI