Trees tend to get in the way on safari. They hide more exciting things like leopards, gorillas and red-crested turacos. But take the time to simply sit in an African forest — senses wide open — and you’ll experience something just as rewarding as an encounter with a great ape or big cat. By William Gray.
In 1993, I got a call from a stranger wanting to know if I could take him on safari so that he and some friends could learn a bit about wildlife photography. I was just starting to take people to a special little 10-bedded camp in the northern Sabi Sand Game Reserve and so I
“Hold on. I think I saw… Was that some kind of… Can you go back a second?” It’s around 7.45am on Friday 18 August, 1989. The words, or something similar, are my mother’s. They herald a moment that I have been trying to imagine for much of my life. Forget space travel or scoring the