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1. Namibia Part 1


This new talk was my first visit to this country in Southern Africa, I was not disappointed and I will be returning.  Part one is all in the huge Etosha National Park - 8,600 square miles - where we see a wide variety of wildlife, mammals and birds. There are also some amusing moving sequences

 

 

 

 

 

2. Namibia Part 2


We again start off in Etosha then move on to the Hoanib River which is dry most of the time and here we see the desert adapted Elephants among other wildlife. From there we move to the Southern part of the Skeleton Coast where there are over 5000 Fur Seals. Then it is onto the Nabib Desert where we see some of the “Little 5”. We finish off with the amazing landscapes in Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Lake Naivasha and The Maasai Mara


In this show we start with the birdlife of Lake Naivasha where we will see the beautiful tiny Malachite Kingfisher and the Giant Kingfisher not to mention numerous other birds. We then move south to the Maasai Mara for the first part of The Great Migration of Wildebeest

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Maasai Mara, - The Great Migration

As the title suggests this show is about the Great Migration of Wildebeest, but it is not all Wildebeest, because where there is prey there are always predators! Plenty of spots - Cheetahs, Leopards and the beautiful Serval - and of course there are also lots of Lions. Not to mention the beautiful birdlife found in the area    

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Amboseli

cavengers of the bush, the fearsome hyenas.  In the Ngorongoro Crater, we are privileged to see the rare black rhino, and in Amboseli, the elephants are not to be missed.


 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Samburu


The Samburu National Reserve is home to the fascinating Samburu Tribe, cousins of the Masai.  This show provides some interesting facts about their history.  There are also some enchanting sequences of elephants.  This is a comprehensive show devoted to a reserve which, although only 40 square miles in size, has an abundance of wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Mount Kenya National Park to Tarangire


Dramatic Views of Mount Kenya are to be seen in this National Park.  Then, in Tarangire, which is a little known park, you may be surprised to learn which animal is regarded as the most dangerous in Africa.  Colourful birds also feature greatly in this programme


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater


This 1997 visit takes a very comprehensive look at two of the most famous game parks in the world.  Compare the Serengeti with its 5,700 square miles to the Ngorongoro Crater with 100 square miles.

 

 

 

 

 9. Nairobi National Park and the Maasai Mara


Nairobi National Park is a very unique park with an abundance of wildlife, just four miles from a bustling city.  We then move to the Masai Mara for an in depth look at the wildlife in this amazing park.


 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Lakes Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru and Naivasha


This talk on the Lakes includes a trip to Lake Bogoria. This is a soda lake with hot springs and in this show you will see 79 different species of bird. The show features a very narrow escape - as well as some big game.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11. Amboseli and Samburu


This presentation explores my two favourite parks. Amboseli in the South is a big, dry and dusty park in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. In contrast, Samburu in the North although tiny, teems with wildlife.


 

 

 

 

 

12. The Maasai Mara, Nairobi and Tarangire

 

This show starts with a different view of the Masai Mara Reserve and features a sad tale of the survival of the fittest. In Nairobi, we visit the home of author Karen Blixen about whom the film ‘Out of Africa’ was made, and in Tarangire, we witness a battle of the giants.

 

 

 

 

 

 13. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater


In this 1999 visit, we see the wildebeest starting to build up in number for the spectacular annual migration later in the year, when the move from the Serengeti in the South to the Masai Mara in the North in search of fresh rain ripened grass. We also take an in depth look at the Masai tribe. We then move on for another look at the wildlife paradise of the Ngorongoro Crater.

 

 


 

 

 

14. Tarangire and Lake Manyara


Tarangire National Park covers an area of 525 square miles scattered with Baobab trees alternating with open acacia woodland, open bush, swamps and rivers. Lake Manyara National Park covers only 123 square miles in area; its terrain is so diverse that its mammal and bird lists are most impressive

 

 

 

 

 

 15. The Serengeti Part One 

 
In this 2006 visit we see, a variety of mammals and birds plus a segment on the Masai people. Lovers of the big cats especially Lions, will not be disappointed. Within the Serengeti is another park - Ndutu - set in Acacia woodland where we see the beautiful but elusive Bat Eared Fox. This show also features my most spine chilling experience to date!


 

 

 

 

 

 

16. The Serengeti Part Two


As the Serengeti is so diverse, this show is a continuation of part one and concentrates on the mammals and birdlife in the park


 

 

 

 17  The Serengeti and Ndutu

 

In this 2013 visit I returned to the Serengeti but spent more time in my favourite park, Ndutu. The beauty of Ndutu is that the vehicles are allowed to go off road, so there are many opportunities for close encounters. This show again features the big cats, particularly a mother cheetah and her two adolescent and inexperienced cubs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. The Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu


In this continuation of the above show, we start in the Ngorongoro Crater then return to Ndutu where apart from other spectacular birds and mammals we again encounter the family of cheetahs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. Japan


This was a totally new experience for me! Bitterly cold with temperatures between -8C and -25C. Apart from the scenery the show features Japanese Macaques (Snow Monkeys), Red Crowned Cranes, Whooper Swans, Steller’s and White Tailed Sea Eagles.


 

 

TALKS ON THE WILD SIDE

By Nigel Glover-Wright L.R.P.S.

Photographer and Speaker on Wildlife

of Africa and Japan

PHONE: 01491 681922

email: duma144@btinternet.com

 

 

 

FEES:   £35 - £75  per presentation (according to size of audience)

TRAVELLING EXPENSES   35p per mile based on a return trip