Posts Tagged ‘Safari’

Intel TV Commercial

For someone who has spent the last three decades behind the lens, it’s more than a little disconcerting to find oneself on the other side of the camera. Especially when the camera is an enormous jib-mounted Arriflex and you’re surrounded by a crew of sixty, all part of an enormous production involving four tractor trailers, […]


Masai Mara, Kenya

One question I’m often asked is, where is your favorite place? I should have a quick and easy answer, but it always feels like picking your favorite child. They’re all different, and special in their own way. Maybe I don’t need to go back to visit the kids hurling rocks at me in Gaza, peel […]


Sabi Sands, South Africa

In the 13 years since I first traveled to Africa, I have always resisted private lodges and safari guides. Mostly, because I’m cheap. But I’m also stubborn. I’ve always believed that you remember a lot better when you learn the hard way. When I stepped off the plane and into Cape Town’s airport, I didn’t […]


Savuti Marsh, Botswana

I leave camp with lights out at tree in the morning, driving by moonlight. I heard a lion’s roar near the campsite, and drive south. Stopping the truck a mile or two out, I sit and listen to the African night. A jackel’s yelp. Bird song. Baboons squabbling in a distant tree. No lions. And […]


Savuti Marsh, Botswana

In the depths of winter, the Kalahari nights are long, and that gives me way too much time to think. I spent much of last night pondering mortality. It might have had some to do with nearly stepping on a puff adder. I’d taken one step too many in the dark, heard a long, low […]