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A South African-trained biologist, safari guide, author, filmmaker and photographer, Adam is, above all else, a gifted storyteller. After spending the past 10 years working in some of the world’s most beautiful wild places – the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, Rajasthan in India, Brazil’s Pantanal, and the rainforests of Manu National Park in Peru – he is delighted to share his stories of one of the loveliest game reserves of them all, the Maasai Mara.
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This Week at Angama #189 17 September 2021 One of the joys of This Week at Angama is reviewing the stories captured in images and being able to compare them to the years before. For Adam, the rhythms of the Mara are reassuring By Adam Bannister
This Week at Angama #187 3 September 2021 By chance, we discovered the most wonderful of surprises this week. A sighting even more precious and memorable than a mighty river crossing By Adam Bannister
This Week at Angama #184 13 August 2021 The Great Migration is predictable in its unpredictability. No year is like the one before and this season is no exception as the mega herds continue to gather, taking a route less travelled straight into the Mara Triangle By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #180 16 July 2021 On the one year anniversary of Kenya’s borders reopening, it’s not only guests that are making their way back to the Mara – the first mega herds of the Great Migration have also made their appearance By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #178 2 July 2021 Just days away from the arrival of the mega-herds, the Mara is abundant with remarkable sightings. Species great and small are competing for their place in this diverse ecosystem By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #177 25 June 2021 Love is in the air. Perhaps it’s the excitement from the soon-to-begin Migration that has everything from leopards to puffadders mating across the Mara By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #176 18 June 2021 The Mara River, the lifeblood of this remarkable reserve, takes centre stage this week, as herds of zebra gather along its banks. Daily they run the gauntlet - dicing with death By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #175 11 June 2021 As fires sweep across the dusty plains of the Mara, yet again we start to look south, scanning the horizon of the Serengeti. It’s official - we are just days away from the start of Migration Season 2021 By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #172 20 May 2021 In the Mara, the eternal battle between lions and hyenas wages on as each fights for apex predator status. This week, denning hyenas and powerful lion coalitions continually shift the power balance in the shadows of the hot-air balloons overhead By Adam Bannister
Western Kenya From the Skies 18 May 2021 It may be one of Kenya’s least-visited regions, but Western Kenya is astounding in its biodiversity. From endless tea plantations to untouched equatorial rainforests, this corner of Eden is perhaps best discovered from the skies By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #171 14 May 2021 Once again, Adam is reminded that even when sticking to the main roads within the Mara, and going out without a big fancy lens, you can still have some wonderful sightings and capture some magnificent scenes By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #170 7 May 2021 Sometimes while out on safari, having a good sense of humour and adventure can be just as critical as having a camera. As Adam discovered, things have a habit of not going according to plan By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #169 30 April 2021 Part of the joy of spending time in the Maasai Mara is turning right when all the other vehicles turn left. Adam takes us on a short adventure as he explores the path less travelled By Adam Bannister
Spot the Difference 26 April 2021 Did you know that currently there are no less than 32 magnificent male lions in the Mara Triangle? One for every 16 sqkm. And each has a story. And now these stories are documented in an exciting identification guide, spearheaded by Adam who was ably assisted by the lion lovers of the Mara Triangle By Adam Bannister
This Week At Angama #168 23 April 2021 The joy of a photographic library as large as we now have at Angama is that you can easily look back over the weeks, months and years. Memories get triggered, stories unfold and sometimes predictions can be made By Adam Bannister
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