Ngorongoro Crater is an ancient crater ten miles wide and teeming with wildlife in Tanzania, East Africa. We begin on the crater rim, with its magnificent panoramic view, then descend into the crater for a closer look.
Soit Ayai, like Ngorongoro, is a Masai place name. Soit Ayai is a kopje, a great granite rock pile rising like an island in a sea of grass in Tanzania.
Naabi Hill is a prominent lookout point in an otherwise vast, flat region of the Serengeti Plain Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The Mara River traverses the celebrated Serengeti Plain Game Reserve in Kenya, East Africa.
Nduto Lake in Tanzania is known for its fat, clever lions.
Lake Manyara lies along the Great Rift escarpment in Tanzania.
Baobab, Baobab’s Sister, Baobab’s Brothers. Sometimes trees are more than just trees, rocks are more than rocks and elephants are seen in surprising places.
Samburu Lions, Leopard in A Parking Lot and Samburu Impala express the excitement and ambivalence of safari drives.
For some reason I was under-impressed by Oldavi Gorge.
Microberlina. Giant redwoods are not the only ancient trees in the world. But since annual rings do not develop in the wood of many tropical trees, their ages may be impossible to determine.
Orchid Fall. This poem was written while studying the Microberlina and so they are given together.
The Pool at Camp One continues the celebration of small things with beautiful names.
The Elephant Encounter describes how the forest can be hypnotic, dulling the senses to danger.