‘Tis the Reason

Okay, so you haven’t quite gotten around to planning that late December holiday getaway. You don’t need more guilt heaped on your work-weary shoulders. But you do need some help. The Christmas to New Year’s travel window is a busy one, so there’s no more time to waste. Here’s a rundown of of what could […]

Africa’s Feature Forests, Part One: Kibale National Park, Uganda

I was designed for the great plains of Africa – its more than just my job. I am reminded every time I land on the airstrip, any airstrip, and take my first breath. Every pore suddenly achieves full aperture, every muscle settles back into comfortable repose. It is like removing a pesky pebble from your sandal after tolerating […]

Pigging in Uganda

There’s an actual place in Uganda that’s actually called the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Hard to believe, but it’s true. I know, because one of our fearless Africa trip planners (Greg Sacks) has just spent a week there, trekking to see gorillas and chimps in the wild and wooly woods. It’ll be a another couple of weeks […]

98.4% Chimp

Growing up I used to think it might be cool to have a pet chimpanzee—kinda like Michael Jackson and Bubbles. Many years later, an enlightening visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (NICS) made me glad my parents settled on a cat instead. NICS was established in 1998 to care for confiscated chimps that could not be […]