Tag Archives: Wildlife

Many Thanks!

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and other Most-Kind-Ones Thank you so much for all of your good words and advice regarding my occular affliction – all very much  appreciated! Of course, there are worse things that can befall one here in the … Continue reading

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Elephant Foot BBQ’d in a Pit – A Colonial Favorite in South-Central Africa

“A long march, to prevent biliousness, is a wise precaution after a meal of elephant’s foot. “ Elephant hunts – and elephant eating – were common pastimes during colonial incursions into Africa. A detailed narrative of the hunt, the cooking … Continue reading

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Roast African Bullfrog, from D. Livingston’s ‘Missionary Travels & Researaches…’ 1857.

The missionary-explorer David Livingston was an exceptionally prolific writer, detailing during his travels in Africa – among myriad other things – all manner of animal and vegetable products either grown or collected, the characteristics of  these items, and how they were … Continue reading

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African Pit-Smoked Elephant & Rendering Elephant Fat, 1862

Sir William Baker loved a good hunt.  In fact, reading his accounts of African exploration suggests that ‘exploration’ may, at times, have come second to a good wild game hunt.  This is suggested in the title of his book on … Continue reading

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Top News Stories in East Africa

The East African Business Week provides a selection of top stories from our region and elsewhere.  Here follows a few of the articles that appeared recently – events that were considered important:

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BBQ’d Pig Every Sunday – by Lake Tanganyika

Pigs here in Burundi aren’t all that big – or as heavily ‘fatted up’ as in the Northern Hemisphere.  But they’re pretty robust critters and make for excellent eating.  Just about every Sunday one is BBQ’d at the Hotel Club … Continue reading

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Relocating the Chimps

Burundi Wildlife Over the past couple of weeks I have been engaged in relocating a couple of juvenile chimps from the grounds of the Hotel Club du Lac, located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, to a small ‘living museum‘ in … Continue reading

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