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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 #204 31 December 2021 In our last instalment of 2021, Adam documents the highly-charged lion dynamics unfolding in the Mara, setting the scene for a dramatic New Year By Adam Bannister
This Week at Angama #203 24 December 2021 An exciting new face and a tragic loss punctuate the week that was. Adam chronicles the latest in the Mara's circle of life By Adam Bannister
This Week at Angama #199 26 November 2021 Nearing 200 entries in this weekly series, The Mara continues to surprise as the mega-herds of the Great Migration have bizarrely headed back into Kenya By Adam Bannister
This Week at Angama #197 12 November 2021 Only the last herds of the Migration remain but there is heaps of other activity to follow — from Sausage Tree Pride antics to a showdown between the Mara's scavengers By Adam Bannister
Hello, From the Other Side 5 October 2021 It may be the same river, but in some ways, it couldn’t be more different. That's what Adam discovered as he journeyed along the banks of the Mara River on the Tanzanian side By Adam Bannister
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
The Silent Heroes of the Mara – The Mara Elephant Project 30 July 2021 Celebrating one of the incredible conservation organisations in the Maasai Mara, Adam Bannister visited the Mara Elephant Project head quarters and here tells about some of the incredible work that they do 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
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