Category Archives: Adventure

Client Feedback: stunning photos of Kafue NP and South Luangwa Valley in Zambia

Dr Michael Leary-Owhin recently visited the South Luangwa Valley and Kafue National Park in Zambia as part of a private photographic safari organised by Gane and Marshall. A keen photographer, Mike took some exceptional photos which he’s been kind enough to share with us, and which we in turn want to share with you. Continue reading Client Feedback: stunning photos of Kafue NP and South Luangwa Valley in Zambia

Photos of 1940s Tanzania – stills from the film Men of Two Worlds

A recent traveller with Gane and Marshall, Richard Parker, has very kindly donated a collection of black and white stills from the 1946 film Men of Two Worlds, a British production set in colonial-era Tanzania. We’ve in turn donated the photos, which depict Moshi, Arusha, and the Maasai lands of the 1940s, to the Britain Tanzania Society (BTS), but before doing so we took the time to digitise them.
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Arctic Polar Bear Tours – Where and when to go

Arctic Polar Bear Tours

For many wildlife enthusiasts a Polar Bear tour to see these great white bears of the Arctic in their natural surroundings is right at the top of their wish list. The polar bear is a stunningly beautiful and regal creature that just demands respect! It is the largest land predator in the world and an extremely powerful hunter. Its flat, oar-like feet make it a remarkable swimmer, while its acute sense of smell allows it to locate seats even under the ice. Watching a polar bear hunt its prey is an unrivalled wildlife spectacle.

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Bear Watching in Finland

Brown Bear Watching Finland

May and June are simply magical months to go brown bear watching in Finland. The onset of summer marks the beginning of an unrivalled wildlife spectacle, the bear-viewing season.  Finland’s 1,000-strong population of brown bear emerge from their winter hibernation and begin to roam the woods and mountains to the east of the country. Here, in the remote taiga on the border with Russia, you can watch these most elusive of creatures in the wild, as they play, forage, and mate in their natural habitat largely undisturbed by man. Few countries in Europe offer wildlife experiences to rival that of bear watching in Finland. Continue reading Bear Watching in Finland

Ethiopia Diary days 9-11: Bahir Dar, Lake Tana, return to Addis Ababa | by Rosie Sells

In the final entry to her Ethiopian diary, Rosie Sells explores Bahir Dar, Lake Tana, and the Blue Nile Gorge.

26th April, Friday: Gondar to Bahir Dar, Lake Tana
As if responding to our complaints the previous morning, the mid-night chorus of voices struck up again, but this time quite literally at midnight. Apparently the Easter week celebrations are stretched out to also include a repeat of Good Friday a week later. We found out later that in  recent years the Orthodox Christian chanting has increased enormously in competition with the Muslims, especially in Gondar. Continue reading Ethiopia Diary days 9-11: Bahir Dar, Lake Tana, return to Addis Ababa | by Rosie Sells

Ethiopia Diary Days 7 and 8: Gondar and the Simien Mountains | By Rosie Sells

In the latest entry to her Ethiopian diary, Rosie Sells visits Gondar, the historic capital of Ethiopia, and the Simien Mountains, one of Africa’s most beautiful (and endangered) wilderness parks. To read Rosie’s earlier diary entries, click here.

24th April, Wednesday: Lalibela to Gondar
As a city, Gondar came as quite a change from the ancient towns of Axum and Lalibela. It was founded in 1635 by Emperor Fasilidas and served as the imperial capital for 250 years in a strategic hilltop position in the southern foothills of the Simien mountains. It now functions largely as a university city and there are remnants of Italy’s military occupation.

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