I discovered a new podcast that is done by Richard Field. I wasn't familiar with him but perhaps some of you are. He is a safari guide and runs a company called African Family Safaris. He's got two podcast episodes out so far. The first is an extensive interview with Map Ives, discussing his work in Botswana and his current role in rhino relocation and basically his efforts to save black and white rhino. Fascinating.
The second episode was also enjoyable. An interview with safari guide Grant Reed, full of amusing anecdotes of his life as a guide but also some in depth discussion of how safari affects people and guides.
Really looking forward to hearing more of these!
Here's the website where you can play episodes directly from the page:
It also has detailed show notes and links to things mentioned in the interviews. One link in the Map Ives episode is to a YouTube video that is about rescuing rhino from Lake Kariba by the Rupert Fothergill/Operation Noah team. The lake was rising due to the Kariba Dam. This was many decades ago, 1960 and Map cites having seen this as a film when he was a boy as the inspiration for becoming a game ranger/safari guide. This is quite a remarkable video and well worth watching. I will put a link separately to that so people can find it easily:
You can also find the podcast on iTunes and they have a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook...839072/timeline
Edited by SafariChick, 08 May 2016 - 02:26 AM.