Big-game hunting was outlawed 35 years ago in this fabled safari destination, but the wingshooting is superb. I ventured to the land of the masai, along the Tsavo Riber, to find that it was the winged fowl that provided all the excitement. Discover Kenya through the eyes of Petersen’s Hunting.
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The sunrises and sunsets of east Africa are among the most spectacular in the world.
Camp in Masailand was a simple affair of canvas tents, outhouses and open fires -- the way Africa should be experienced.
Galana River Crosing
One downpour upcountry created a muddy mess of the Galana River. In order to get to camp, we had to cross it each day -- crocs, hippos and all.
Engulfed by Gray
On the Amboseli Plains we caught this herd of cows and calves. Unalarmed, we stopped the vehicles and they walked right by on either side of the vehicle.
Check out the lion hooks on this beast! Living out their lives amongst all sorts of predators, the cattle of the Masai have adapted to the harsh, dangerous environment.
The largest elephant I have ever seen in the wild. Probably pushing 100 pounds of ivory per side. Since elephant hunting has been banned in Kenya for the last 35 years, there are some old bulls around.
Sitting around a mopane campfire each night was the perfect way to cap off the day's shooting.
Not all wildebeest make it to the end of the great migration.
Tusker...It's What's for Dinner
Warm, dusty, but oh so refreshing, Tusker beer kept us alive across a thousand miles of Bloody Africa.
Beauty is in the eye (or this case ear) of the beholder.
It was strange standing on the original Tsavo bridge, where so many had lost their lives to the two man-eating lions a century ago.
No fancy footwear here -- just cut up old motorcycle tires fashioned into footwear.
The vast dry lake bed provided the perfect opportunity to open up the Land Cruisers a bit. As smooth as a highway without the traffic.