Trekking to see the Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park

My safari in Africa had two big hiking adventures that I learned about off of This Website.  The first was a trek into the rainforest in Kibale National Park, Uganda to track a group of chimpanzee.  I was excited about trekking to the Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. I have always loved watching chimps in zoos interact with each other.  The creatures are very social and the interactions are so human-like.  My favorite zoo memory is from the Atlanta Zoo.  A younger male chimp was on the climbing structure.  He peed off the side of the structure and onto an older male below.  The look of hatred was understood by human and chimp alike.  I wish I had a video of it. Continue Reading . . .

Discovering Falconry at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

I had a half-day off from work while I was living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  I didn’t just want to spend it on my company’s compound or in the city having a drink.  I was looking for other things to do in the city.  I came across a webpage for the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. My favorite birds are falcons and eagles.  I checked my watch and picked up my phone.  I crossed my fingers and called them hoping they had space on their 2:00 pm hospital tour. Continue Reading . . .

A morning at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Elephant Orphanage

A Masi warrior greets me as I get out of my hired car or the day.  I am at the outer edge of Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya.  I am here to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. David Sheldrick is a world famous orphanage.  It isn’t a typical orphanage.  It’s residents are significantly larger than humans.   Sheldrick is a wildlife orphanage that specialize in rescuing and raising orphans African wildlife.  Most of the residents are victims of human/wildlife conflicts from around Kenya. Continue Reading . . .