Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Part 1

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An African photographic safari is likely one of the most intriguing, multi-layered vacation experiences imaginable. It starts with the place. Often remote, sometimes romantic, occasionally jaw-droppingly awesome. Then there’s the …

Eagle View Leopard Hill Camps

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Eagle View The ideal safari destination is hard to pick but for first time visitors to Africa and to Kenya in particular, the Naboisho Conservancy just north of the Masai …

Basecamp Mara Kenya

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Basecamp Mara Returning to Kenya’s Masai Mara is always exciting and so it was early last December when we arrived at Basecamp Mara in the Talek area, in the center …

Mara Nyika Camp Naboisho Kenya

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Great Plains Conservation No two persons’ perfect safari is identical.  And that is ok.  Disagreeing on what constitutes an ideal African trip is pointless.  It’s just like taste.  About which …

Sanctuary Olonana Camp

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Sanctuary Retreats Like the prelude to an opera, walking into Sanctuary’s Olonana Camp in the far northern part of Kenya’s Masai Mara, provides you with a glimpse of what’s to …

Cottar’s 1920s Camp

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Cottar’s Cottar’s 1920s Camp in the far southeastern part of Kenya’s Masai Mara, right on the border of Tanzania,  ticks all the boxes for an authentic, romantic, and above all …

Exploring Tsavo East and West

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The Tsavo region of Kenya is often associated with a dreadful series of events immortalized in a book by John Henry Patterson (The Man-eaters of Tsavo),  about two maneless man-eating …

Table Mountain

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Starting as a child with my family and later with my wife and our two young boys, I spent many a summer holiday in Cape Town.  For us up-country visitors, …