Nearly two decades ago, Zimbabwean-born Robyn Keene-Young left her job as an attorney to live in a tent and document the African wild with her photographer husband. Since then, operating out of remote wilderness, she has shared her intimate moments with some of the continent's wildest animals. Her travel and nature writing has taken her from the deserts of Namibia to the forests of Uganda, the plains of the Serengeti, and the shores of the mighty Zambezi. Robyn’s work has been published in newspapers and magazines worldwide and she is the author of five books on Africa, including Backseat Safari
and Africa Unplugged
. In 2008 she spent eight months on foot with a troop of baboons in the Okavango Delta, making her Emmy-nominated documentary Swamp of the Baboons
. Her latest show, Great Zebra Exodus
, about southern Africa’s largest mammal migration, is currently being aired on PBS’ Nature
To read a story written by Robyn for Smithsonian magazine click here.