Blog


Beautiful Kenya Flying

28

Oct 2015

Beautiful Kenya Flying

I’ve now been living in Kenya for two months and everyday is a new amazing experience.  Kenya flying is so much different than flying in the lower 48, almost everything here is outside radar contact and 90 percent of the airfields I visit are dirt or gravel.  Every landing poses challenges that I have never had to consider before.  I have to overfly the airstrip...

Read More


Flying in Nairobi with Radio Calls

24

Sep 2015

Flying in Nairobi with Radio Calls

I still can’t believe this but this video is a typical flight for me.  I wake up early, drive 15 min on a mini safari, preflight my airplane and fly to Nairobi to pickup or drop off some guests.  These flights are also used to take supplies back to camp if I don’t have an airplane full of guests.  Campi Ya Kanzi is an amazing...

Read More


Commute to the Kiwanja (Airstrip)

17

Sep 2015

Commute to the Kiwanja (Airstrip)

I have been waiting many years to make this dream a reality and it’s finally here.  I am living in the wild bush of Kenya, one hundred miles Southeast of Nairobi, in Hemmingway’s green hills of Africa, the Chyulu Hills.  5 years ago I visited Campi Ya Kanzi for the first time and I fell head over heals for the place and the people.  I...

Read More


Mana Pools Zimbabwe

18

Jun 2015

Mana Pools Zimbabwe

From the Okavango Delta we flew Northwest to Kariba airport on the northwest point of Lake Kariba.  I don’t think the flight could have been any more beautiful, first we started out over the Okavango Delta that is fill with wildlife including elephants, zebra, water buck, hippos and tons of birds.  From there we joined up on the southern point of Lake Kariba and flew...

Read More


Air Safari Continues

04

Jun 2015

Air Safari Continues

I’ve been without internet for almost a week now and I’ll be the first to say it feels great.  We are so tuned into this world of instant information and continuous connectivity which becomes normal life.  When you unplug from this constant stream of information you are left to look beyond 12 inches in front of your face, you are forced to look at the...

Read More


Landing On A Dirt Road In Namibia

04

Jun 2015

Landing On A Dirt Road In Namibia

Sometimes when flying in Africa or any far flung place you have to make what’s available work.  What’s even more incredible is that the people are always willing to help you do what you need to do.  Last year we visited a camp in Namibia that is only 7 miles from the international airport, unfortunately the drive is over an hour and it’s on a...

Read More


Hartmann to Naankuse Flight Safari

18

May 2015

Hartmann to Naankuse Flight Safari

The adventure continues, today’s flight safari was definitely my favorite so far during this adventure.  The day started out with a sunrise quad ride through the desert to the airstrip about 25km from camp.  Riding the quads through the desert is an incredible way to experience the sights, smells and textures of the desert.  We arrived at the airstrip just after dawn and prepped the...

Read More


Rhinos and More Epic Flying

17

May 2015

Rhinos and More Epic Flying

The last camp on the air safari was next to Etosha National Park in Namibia.  The camp was a very nice tented camp in a private reserve that was packed with animals.  I had one of the most extraordinary animal sightings of my life, I saw up close and personal a huge white rhino and her beautiful calf.  We were all sitting at the central...

Read More


Lake Malawi and Kaya Mawa

14

May 2015

Lake Malawi and Kaya Mawa

All too soon we were setting off to continue our adventure south. The boat left Mahale early in the morning and we got to enjoy sunrise on our way to the air strip. We arrived at the air strip, prepared the airplanes, boarded the guests and were soon on our way to a beautiful resort on the central western side of Lake Malawi. Likoma Island is...

Read More


Air Safari Continues to Mahale

12

May 2015

Air Safari Continues to Mahale

The next stop on the 2015 Air Safari was Mahale National Park situated beautifully on Lake Tanganyika.  The flight from the Serengeti to Mahale was beautiful, we passed over open land and land full of people growing food.  Though I am a big fan of open spaces with no people, I found a unique beauty in the small plot agriculture that was happening across the...

Read More


African Air Safari Day One

10

May 2015

African Air Safari Day One

What an incredible first day for the 2015 air safari.  We woke up at the early hour of 5am for what was to be an epic first day.  First, the moon was full over the Chyulu Hills, there was no need for a flashlight walking around at that early hour.  Second, the drive to the airstrip at Campi Ya Kanzi was peaceful with an edge...

Read More


2015 Campi Ya Kanzi Air Safari

05

May 2015

2015 Campi Ya Kanzi Air Safari

The time is finally here, the endless preparation is complete, the guests have arrived.  In just a few short hours, we depart on a journey of 7,777 Miles.  The 2015 Air Safari covers 9 countries, and over a dozen incredible lodges along the way.  We’ll see a large diversity of animals, meet with people from different cultures and relax in some of the most beautiful...

Read More


Camp Highlight – Campi Ya Kanzi – Kenya

12

Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Campi Ya Kanzi – Kenya

  What can I say about Campi Ya Kanzi that I haven’t already told to anyone within earshot?  It is one of the most incredible, authentic, spiritual, thought provoking, relaxing, exciting, remote, romantic, incredible places I have ever been on this earth.  I am so enamored with Campi Ya Kanzi, I’m moving there in September to become part of the team.  Campi Ya Kanzi has...

Read More


Camp Highlight – Mnemba Island – Tanzania

11

Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mnemba Island – Tanzania

Mnemba Island is another new stop for me and again we will find ourselves in the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.  Mnemba Island lodge is everything you would expect on the perfect postcard from the perfect tropical paradise.  White sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and scenery backdrops that you have to see to believe.  Mnemba Island has to be where all the best tropical...

Read More


Camp Highlight – Mwagusi – Tanzania

10

Apr 2015

Camp Highlight – Mwagusi – Tanzania

Mwagusi camp is by far one of my favorite places.  I am not sure if it’s the location, the people, the camp or a combination thereof, but this place holds a special spot in my heart.  My room last year had a great hammock, which last year I laid in all day, reading a book, watching elephants and monkeys walk up the dry riverbed.  Mwagusi...

Read More



Page 2 of 1512345...10...Last »