Southern Tanzania is a little bit off the map when it comes to the conservation funding path. Despite it being home to one of the last great wilderness areas and elephant populations on the planet.
In a welcome move to combat the plague of plastic bags that has blighted the environment in cities, towns and villages across Tanzania in recent years, the government has banned all plastic bags.
A question that often comes up when you get started packing for your safari is what to do with your camera?
Last year there was an outbreak of Ebola in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This wasn’t a big story at the time and slipped largely into the steady stream of stories of violence, destruction and disease routinely written about Africa.
I’ve been meaning to write a short book review for a while as a means of sourcing new Africana book recommendations from the wonderful people who might read this. Hopefully you might also be inspired to read the book. I thought I would start with a suitably obscure one that most folks have probably never come across. Don’t worry though, I have seen some ancient copies floating around on the interwebs. No you can’t have my copy (I might consider a swapsies).