The Wildest Place on Earth

The True Story of Porkchop-Loving Hyenas and Prancing Elephants in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools

Ellen Wayte
Apr 24, 2020 · 12 min read
Wild Dogs in Mana Pools — Photo by author

I had spent 18 months straight in eastern and southern Africa as a tour leader. I’d seen the mountain gorillas of Rwanda three times, grimaced through a half dozen ear-shattering renditions of Toto’s “Africa” in the Serengeti, and piloted a sand-board down the oldest…