of the Fox Family
and Sarah Fox have lived at Ruaha River Lodge in Ruaha National
Park for the best part of two decades. Their knowledge of the
park and its inhabitants is unrivalled. Peter has guided game
drives and walks with the help of his personally selected and
trained team of African guides for most of this time spent in
Ruaha, so knows the game areas like the back of his hand. Such
experience and depth of knowledge is hard to come by.
and Vicky Fox came out to Tanzania in 1959 to plant tea for
Brooke Bond Tea Company. Since their official retirement they
have moved back to the family farm in the Southern Highlands,
where they are entertaining guests at the Fishing Lodge with
anecdotes and stories about the area. Having explored the Highlands
and the general locality on 2 week walking safaris, they can
give an insight to the background of the area and its people
bringing a new dimension to a visit to the Fishing Lodge.
and Jeanie Fox have been building and running Lazy Lagoon Island
for the last 7 years. In this time they have learnt the coastal
way of life which is quite different to the upcountry style
that Alexander was brought up with. They are now fully at home
in the region and conversant in the ways of the ocean.
our Logo: The Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is
found in acacia woodlands and plains from the Red Sea to Tanzania
and in arid regions of southern Africa. It is found in conjunction
with harvester termites, one of the fox's primary foods. Among
its other foods are beetles, lizards, rodents, and scorpions.
The fox is able to detect larval dung beetles up to 30 cm (1
ft) underground with its extremely large ears. It
then quickly digs these from even hard soil. The larvae
are an important part of the fox's diet in the dry season. A
highly social animal, the Bat-eared Fox is usually seen in pairs
or family groups. The family ties are strong, uniting the members
in a range of activities including grooming, playing, sleeping,
foraging, and defense against enemies. (Source: The Safari
Companion, Revised Edition (1999), by Richard D. Estes,
Chelsea Green Publishing Company)
logo was originally painted by artist Sue Stolberger.