Memoirs of a Safari Guide through Essays, Stories and Poetry of Africa


Discover Africa through the thoughts, words and photography of professional safari guide, Leigh Kemp. Leigh has guided in Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia for more than 25 years.
The mighty Zambezi River provides for the most adventurous activities in Africa, with the Lower Zambezi adding Big Game to the adventure...
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Dawn breaks in a musty-scented, smoke-smudged awakening, breaking over still smouldering plains blackened in the light. The sun pushes meekly into the...
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Hours Beyond Midnight. Wake up to the sound of a leopard somewhere in the Kalahari, on your Botswana desert wilderness safari...
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The Big Five. Originally the most difficult, or most dangerous, animals to hunt, are now the gauge of a successful African safari. And the biggest...
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Birds were one of my first interests as a kid growing up on a farm and I have maintained this interest throughout my life. I have always been fascinated...
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Game hunters are an interesting collection of mindsets and ideas, and often a hunting safari to Africa is linked to a photographic safari in the parks...
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The Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi has since stopped serving much of the game meat it was famous for but the experience is no less intimidating with...
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One of the best places to experience chimpanzees in east and central Africa are Mahale Mountains National Park on Lake Tanganyika, arguably the remotest...
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Chimpanzee tracking in the Mahale Mountains not only requires stamina, but patience and steadfastness, and the ability to move quietly...
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Light, in its various forms, turns a moment from the [ordinary] to the spectacular. Every moment in the wilderness is spectacular. You only have to look...
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It would be so easy to drive past Olduvai Gorge when on route to the Serengeti from Ngorongoro Crater – and many people do. Granted the gorge itself...
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Gorillas and chimpanzees are susceptible to human diseases, and this is why travellers are urged to maintain a safe distance. For the good of the animals...
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Africa – the name inspires, evoking images of a forgotten part of us / our souls – a part that we yearn to embrace or that we attempt to keep hidden far...
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Most people who visit the wilderness do so to restore their souls and to appreciate all it teaches humanity but there are many, and the numbers are...
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Travelling, as in life, asks that we get the best on offer and I have often been asked by guests as to the best place in Africa to go on safari...
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The wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater is spectacular, with most species of northern Tanzania represented in a small area, making game viewing a memorable...
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Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s greatest wilderness areas, and is today fast gaining a deserved reputation as one of the best safari...
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The sunset stop is an integral part of the African safari, a rite of passage for any self-respecting safari-goer, and sunset photography rivals that of...
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Early African explorers wrote of 'lakes of flames' and 'ribbons of fire' after seeing the millions of flamingos lining the shores of the lakes of Africa...
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Competition in economically trying times is tough but adding gimmicks to what should be an experience of soul restoration is pushing the limit somewhat...
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Insects are fascinating creatures, with the most diverse range of colours, patterning and behaviour types in the animal kingdom. I have spent hours in...
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There are still places in Africa where the values of the earth have remained relatively unchanged by Western ideals, and although some of these places...
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A safari in Botswana opens a book on the cycle of seasons, life and death in the wilderness...
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