Saturday, April 13, 2013

'De-mystifying the Serengeti' by Richard Knocker, 26 April. Tickets available now.

Dear Geographers,

Veteran safari guide Richard Knocker, visiting from Tanzania, will give a talk entitled “De-mystifying the Serengeti” to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Singapore branch on Friday 26 April 2013.

images © Richard Knocker 

From before human memory the Serengeti eco-system in Tanzania has played host to the great wildebeest migration. One and a half million wildebeest travel almost 1,000 km in an annual northward journey from the expansive short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti to the Mara River near the border with Kenya. The herds are driven by age-old instincts and a quest for food, the phases of their lives played out against the magnificent backdrop of the African bush.

Veteran safari leader Richard Knocker will guide us through the history and natural history of the migration to understand why it happens and some of the myriad aspects of this strange and magnificent phenomenon. Richard will give insights into the array of wildlife that migrate to survive, and the people who share their fascinating Serengeti home with its animals.

Richard was brought up in rural Kenya, where as a small boy he developed an irresistible interest in the natural world. During more than 20 years immersed in the world of African safaris he has made his name as one of east Africa’s best guides, recently being recognised as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “The Experts” and named as 'one of Africa’s Ten Best Guides' by Brian Jackman in The Telegraph. While learning and living his trade, Richard has developed a plethora of knowledge in subjects ranging from ornithology to astronomy, large mammal behaviour and survival skills.

Friday 26 April 2013

6.30pm: drinks
7.00-8.00pm: talk
8.00-8.30pm: Q&A
8.30pm: close of event

Tanglin Club
5 Stevens Road

RGS-IBG members $20
Guests $30
Free for students
Drinks are included in the price.

First-come, first-served as space is limited.
Please register online.

Payment is by PayPal online, or in cash on the day (please register online and choose "Show other payment options"; "Pay Offline")

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)