Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pope Francis in Africa

Pope Francis in Africa

The people of Kenya can barely contain their excitement as they prepare for Pope Francis’ debut visit to Africa. The global leader of the Catholic church is due to land with his delegation this afternoon (Wednesday 25th November) at 5pm. He will spend 3 days in Kenya delivering mass, addressing the people and meeting religious and…

Abandoned in the Masaai Mara

Abandoned in the Masaai Mara

It is Kenyatta Day in Kenya, October 20th. Actually it is now known as Mashujaa or Heroes Day. Big celebrations are to be held in Nairobi and as a result, the government have declared that Nairobi air space be closed for much of the morning. This meant my flight from Nairobi left earlier than usual.…

Vamizi – Photo Blog

Vamizi – Photo Blog

Taking off from Pemba Airport and heading north towards Vamizi Private Island, the atmosphere on our private charter flight was one of sheer excitement and anticipation. In fact to say I was excited at the prospect of experiencing Vamizi Private Island for three nights is an understatement of note. This was a serious bucket-list experience!!…

Karen Blixen Camp – Special Offers

Karen Blixen Camp – Special Offers

Don’t miss out on these amazing special offers at Karen Blixen Camp: Early bird offer Discount on bookings confirmed at least 4 months prior to the travel date Valentine offer The lady pays 50% of the per person sharing rate, includes private candle-lit dinner in camp, complimentary spa treatment for two, romantic turn-down with safari…

Eco-Lodge of the Year

Eco-Lodge of the Year

Congratulations to Sirikoi on being voted as Eco-Lodge of the Year by Ecotourism Kenya. “Sirikoi shows outstanding support to conservation and the well-being of the local people. The lodge demonstrates exceptional efforts specifically in conservation through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, legal compliance, solid waste management and investment in solar energy technology.” – Ecotourism Kenya Located on…

Dispatch from Africa – Masaai Mara, Giraffes and Selous

Dispatch from Africa – Masaai Mara, Giraffes and Selous

“We’re home now. There are pictures of our stops in the Maasai Mara (2 camps), Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and the Selous (Se’-Loo) in Tanzania. Lack of time to compose regular dispatches and no internet (by design in some camps) forced us to enjoy our time detached from technology. It was a fantastic trip with…