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Africa’s Great Rift Valley is one of the world’s most distinctive geo-morphological features, cutting through the continent from from Syria in the Middle East, right down to Mozambique in south-eastern …

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Surrounded by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, exquisite white sand beaches, coral reefs and covered in lush tropical vegetation is Changuu Island also known as Prison Island. A …

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The Arabuko Sokoke Reserve is 420km square of coastal forest in Kenya. Declared a protected area in the 1940’s, this unique habitat is characterized by an enormous array of flora …

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I have been meaning to visit the Olkaria spa since I spotted a photo of the spa pools online. The color of the water is reminiscent of the blue lagoons …

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This is a continuation of Jørn Eriksson’s hike up the Rwenzori Mountains, where he finally reaches the summit. In case you missed the first part of his journey you can …

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I traveled to Dar es Salaam Tanzania in December last year, the culmination of a trip that I had been thinking of the whole of 2016, after a brief requisite …

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I can’t feel my toes. I clench my teeth. Layered with two pairs of socks, shorts, long pants, a t-shirt, a long-sleeved shirt, a thermal shirt, a waterproof fleece jacket, …

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This past month I was fortunate to travel to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (a wildlife reserve adjacent to Tsavo West National Park) located at the heart of Taita Taveta county. …

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“Sapitwa means, ‘Don’t go there’,” Hope said, explaining the name of Mount Mulanje’s highest peak. “Then that’s exactly where we’re going,” I grinned.   At 3 001 meters, Mt Mulanje …

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It’s been a while. I’m sure you all have noticed the lack of regular posts on the blog. I have been quite busy and it doesn’t help that I have …

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In another life I would probably working in a sanctuary taking care of bonobos/chimpanzees/orangutans or in the middle of a jungle right now observing apes in the wild in order …

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The Aberdare National Park is a perfect sequestered weekend gateway yet close to the city. The Aberdare is a mountain range located in central Kenya. Located about 180 km north …

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The Masai Mara National Reserve can trace its origins to 1948, when the colonial administration established a Wildlife Sanctuary covering the Mara Triangle. As Kenya was gaining independence, the Sanctuary …

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This post has been a long time coming. If you missed out on my last post about Ol Pejeta you can catch it here.   I arrived in Ol Pejeta …

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I recently got the chance to visit Ol Pejeta ranch in Laikipia County. Ol Pejeta is a not for profit conservancy and is the largest rhino sanctuary in East Africa. …

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Kilaguni Serena Safari lodge is among the first lodges ever to be built in a park in Kenya, back in 1962.  The lodge is located within the Tsavo West National …

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Tsavo is made up of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. At nearly 22,000km2, it is the largest national park in Kenya and one …

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As promised in my previous post about Amboseli  here is one dedicated to the elephants of Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is home to about 1200 (2011 figure, down from 1,600 in …

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Amboseli National Park has been featured on the blog a couple of times. My friend Ratia wrote about her trip here and later Dave of CookSipGo  showed us the birds of Amboseli. …

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(This week is a guest post from my friend Jess. She gives an account of her visit to the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary). Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned sanctuary,  located …

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