Elephant Pepper Camp

Elephant Pepper Camp

Luxurious safari tents, comfortable beds, a warm fire, hot chocolate, delicious afternoon teas, great fireside stories, wonderful sounds of the bush at night – Elephant Pepper Camp, in the Masai Mara, is without a doubt, one of the best camps I’ve been to in my nearly 22 years in this industry. It’s as if a…

Kenya vs Tanzania: the low-down.

Kenya vs Tanzania: the low-down.

Jim Heck has worked and lived in Africa since the early 1970s, has owned and headed several companies promoting and selling African travel and has written three guide books. He has personally guided more than 100 safaris for more than 3,000 customers throughout Africa. For the last 15 years, Jim has specialized in East Africa…

A Must-See in Nairobi

A Must-See in Nairobi

Daphne Sheldrick’s animal orphanage is a delightful excursion and a must-see in Nairobi. Daphne is the wife of David Sheldrick, a famous game warden who was based in Tsavo National Park.  After his death in the ‘70’s Daphne set up a trust to foster orphaned animals, with a special emphasis on elephants. A visit to…

East Africa Yellow Fever Vaccination Update

Uganda & Rwanda have advised that a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is now mandatory for all visitors. Kenya & Tanzania have advised that passengers arriving from the countries listed below are required to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate: Angola Argentina Benin Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Cote d’Voire Democratic Republic of…

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.…