My friend Corbett Bishop passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in the early morning of May 2nd, 2009 at his home in Arusha, Tanzania. He was only 38 but he had lived a full and compelling life. He found his life's passion as a sixteen year old on his first travels to Africa. He returned to his passion in 1993 initially as a guide on Kilimanjaro and soon was changing and inspiring the lives of people from around the world with Corbett Bishop Safaris. The greatest adventure of his life was raising his 2 beautiful children Ella and Luca in his beloved Africa. Corbett lived a joyously full life through his soulful music, conservation and world travels, and his many friends and family.
Corbett will be remembered as a striving conservationist, professional hunter, mountain guide, man of letters, soulful musician, birder, friend, son, loving father and forever and truth seeker.
Corbett and I were making plans to do a photographic portrait project of the Maasai communities that he was in contact with, and I am sad that we won't be able to spend more time creating fun and exciting memories out in the bush in Tanzania. We will all miss him dearly.