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A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

Maasai Speak Out, But Mindy Budgor Doesn't Seem to be Listening

Heather Switzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Heather Switzer

Budgor missed an opportunity to write a thoughtful, useful memoir. Kenyan Maasailand is a place with which one can easily "fall in love." But real love is not about objectification.

Journey of a Lifetime: The Last Safari at Hamptons Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

For many on the vast territories of the Rift Valley from Nairobi to Lake Turkana, this was the very first time they had ever seen a photo of themselves, let alone a giant one on a big screen broadcast for their entire village to the sound of music. And so the premise for a wonderful documentary, The Last Safari, was born.

Will the Real Female Maasai Warriors Please Stand Up?

Esianoi Pashile | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Esianoi Pashile

Truth is, we have not tried to be warriors and failed. We are comfortable with the organization of our culture as long as it does not hinder us from achieving our potentials.

When Elephants Kill Cows

Carl Safina | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

When elephants kill cows, men kill elephants. Which makes elephants who've witnessed such encounters more inclined to kill more cows and more men. It's like primitive tribal tit-for-tat warfare that never ends.

Tanzania To Kick Maasai Off Land In Favor Of Hunting Company

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Tanzania's government is preparing to kick Maasai tribesmen off cattle-grazing land near the country's most famous wildlife park and...

A Visit to Ol Donyo Lodge

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 05.22.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

What you really go to Ol Donyo for are the activities; horseback riding, mountain biking, walking. I did lots of walking and my guide Jonathan was absolutely amazing. He was funny, smart and brought a lot to the table.

On the Culture Front: Africa Onstage and Up Close

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.16.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The unknown is generally thrilling in any form. It's the feeling that all your past experiences have been rendered irrelevant by what's now in front of you.

50 Shades Of Green Travel

Irene Lane | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Irene Lane

While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.

Maasai Have Always Cared For Wildlife

Farah Mawani | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Farah Mawani

Despite their centuries of experience doing so, the voices of pastoralists are often excluded from decision-making affecting their lives.

Help Me, Bono, and Other Organizations End the Famine in Africa

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

While most people in the world know about the current famine in Africa, when a problem is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it's easy to ignore it. It's time for everyone to face the facts.

Envisioning the Blend: Tradition, Tourism and Sustainability

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

At the interface of tradition, tourism and sustainability, dramatic photographs can tell a story that is hardly apparent at first glance. A stone's...

A Century Without Fences?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Man is not the only creature that will need the freedom to roam in a climate-disrupted world. But it is only homo sapiens that threaten that freedom -- and the resilience and security it can offer.

Flashing in East Africa

Sally Thorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sally Thorner

This post has nothing to do with taking your clothes off. But it is very revealing. Confirmation that the world is flat (to quote Thomas Friedman) ...

Tanzania's Highway Plan: Will This End the Great Migration?

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Maria Russo

The migration of two million herbivores crossing the Serengeti-Mara border is a natural wonder. But it could be jeopardized if the Tanzanian government builds a proposed highway through it.

Overcoming Barriers with Electronic Connectivity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Where we no longer must allocate the time and resources to go physically to all corners of the earth -- Facebook, Skype, our email takes us there.

Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the spring I travelled to Barcelona for the GSM Association's World Congress, with 49,000 participants spread between mobile phone-related 1,300 ve...

Livestock Keepers Rights -- Conserving Engendered Animal Genetic Resources in Africa

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

As climate change becomes more evident, it's increasingly hard to push livestock keepers' rights aside. Governments need to recognize that pastoralists are the best keepers of genetic diversity.

Ten Days In Tanzania: What Africa Taught Me (Photos) (Video)

Martha McCully | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha McCully

Picture this: Twelve women from New York, Aspen and Palm Beach sleeping "under canvas" on the Serengeti, sharing two vehicles, one Ranger and roughly 30 meals...There were no Bergdorf Blondes on this trip. More like Tanzanian Trekkers.

A Thousand Shillings

Matthew Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Bergman

The opportunity to make miracles is the gift that Africa bestows upon us. Whether the miracles are realized is our decision.

From Devils to Zebras: Riccardo Orizio's Safari in Kenya

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

The politics of Africa is all about the elephant.

Back to the Rhythm: 'Inventuring' in Africa

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

All of us were deeply moved by the dignity of these tribes and the serenity with which they inhabit the vast plains and mountains of Tanzania.