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© Lara Jackson | @lara_wildlife
© Lara Jackson | @lara_wildlife
© Lara Jackson | @lara_wildlife

I spent two months in Tanzania working with Asilia Africa where I created multi-media social content to encourage tourists back to the African bush. With the global pandemic putting a complete stop to international travel, I was able to experience the Serengeti tourist free - a phenomenon that probably hasn't been seen since tourism started in the 1960s. Being the only car in the endless plains of the Serengeti - a massive 14,750 km² landscape - we were able to witness lion super prides, cheetah hunts, caracal cats and the great migration (wildebeest crossings and all) completely uninhibited.

Stories from the Serengeti
Perhaps my favourite project during my stay in the Serengeti, was putting together short wildlife films about the incredible encounters we had. These included the story of super-mum cheetah Mamma Sita, finding a lion pride with 20 cubs, watching the wildebeest migration and meetings with the largest land animal on Earth

The Asilia Family
I was humbled to chat to the inspiring members of staff who work with such passion in the Asilia camps and their fascinating stories resulted in the People of Asilia blog. I wanted guests to see the personal side of the staff members, not just their professional side and by sitting down for a quick cup of tea, I unearthed some incredible stories including Max's achievement of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro TEN times!

You can read Max's story here.

Max Mboya - Mixologist & Waiter Namiri Plains Camp | Asilia Africa.
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