34 episodes

Trunks & Tracks Co-founders Jomi Krobb and Hadley Pierce share wild stories about what life is like living in the African bush and working as a safari guide. Safari Stories is a light-listening podcast with short episodes to make you laugh, fall in love with Africa, and learn about the wild ways of the African bush.

Safari Stories Hadley Pierce

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Trunks & Tracks Co-founders Jomi Krobb and Hadley Pierce share wild stories about what life is like living in the African bush and working as a safari guide. Safari Stories is a light-listening podcast with short episodes to make you laugh, fall in love with Africa, and learn about the wild ways of the African bush.

    Episode 33: Walks of Life Art with Cannon Winkler

    Episode 33: Walks of Life Art with Cannon Winkler

    Jomi chats with Cannon Winkler about his Walks of Life art, a series of paintings inspired by his time in the African bush. Cannon uses direct moulds and castes of tracks which he paints onto canvas to create his paintings. A portion of proceeds from selling the paintings are donated to African Parks. We talk about what Cannon enjoyed about his time in the bush, what distinguishes his paintings and why we both find African Parks such a worthy cause to donate to.

    • 41 min
    Episode 32: Mombo Magic: A leopard sighting we will never forget

    Episode 32: Mombo Magic: A leopard sighting we will never forget

    On our last day in the Okavango Delta, we have a series of sightings at Mombo Camp that absolutely blow our minds and leave Hadley speechless and Jomi in tears. A young male leopard puts on a spectacular show for us, attempting to snuff warthogs out of burrows on the ground before climbing into a tree above the burrow to try for an aerial approach. The next day, we spend the whole afternoon with the same leopard. The sighting begins with the leopard having has his first romantic encounter with a female and ends with what Jomi and Hadley say is an image they will never forget for the rest of their lives. This is truly a must-listen episode, action-packed from beginning to end.

    • 22 min
    Episode 31: Looking for Leopards at Tubu Tree

    Episode 31: Looking for Leopards at Tubu Tree

    We are back in the Delta and talking about our time at Tubu Tree Camp, a camp set in the trees on an island in the Okavango Delta. While looking for leopard (the area is renowned for its leopard viewing), we stumbled upon so many other animals and ended up spending hours alone with a pack of hunting and playing wild dogs. Listen as we share some of our favorite sightings, why this camp is so special, and which animal decided to den her cubs in the lodge’s main area bathroom.

    • 31 min
    Episode 30: Vumbura Plain Madness, pt. 2

    Episode 30: Vumbura Plain Madness, pt. 2

    This week, we’re back at Vumbura Plains talking about the second game drive we went on in this slice of safari paradise. Seeing various nocturnal animals by day, another elephant carcass, tracking lions through channels from one island to the next, and an incredible sighting of a predator stalking some very large prey to cap off the drive: this is another action-packed episode from the heart of the Okavango.

    • 33 min
    Episode 29: Vumbura Plain Madness

    Episode 29: Vumbura Plain Madness

    “From the moment we landed, we were in safari heaven.” This week, we are at Vumbura Plains on the northern side of the Okavango Delta. The area has to be one of the most productive safari areas we have ever been to. Listen in as we share the story of our incredible drive from the airstrip to the lodge which included elephants, buffalo, and two cheeky warthogs chasing a pack of wild dogs away from a waterhole! The madness continues as we go off on our first game drive that was action packed from the moment we left the lodge. Listen in to hear what we saw!

    • 26 min
    Episode 28: The Magical Linyanti

    Episode 28: The Magical Linyanti

    A lion pride feeding on an elephant carcass, herds of elephants swimming across the Linyanti channel, and so much more. This week, Jomi and Hadley come to you from Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Find out how it’s different from the Okavango Delta, why it’s so special, and what amazing surprise Jomi and Hadley got while out on game drive! Bonus: find out which special bird Jomi finally managed to see after years of looking for it!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

ECP52 ,

Wow

Cool safari stories makes me want to go to Africa!

rockstarpop ,

Awesome podcast!!

What a cool life they have! So fun to listen to their incredible stories. Hadley and Jomi are so funny and their life is wild—no pun intended! Plus, Jomi’s got a great podcast accent!

MaggieTaylorD ,

LOVED IT!

I loved listening to Hadley and Jomi's story of how they started their travel company Trunks and Tracks! Their love for Africa, animals and conservation is contagious! I can't wait for more episodes!

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