The Giraffe Sanctuary

When in Nairobi, a visit to the giraffe sanctuary is an absolute must.  The Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 and has become home to numerous Rothschild Giraffe, a subspecies found only in the grasslands of East Africa, mostly Uganda and Kenya.  The Rothschild Giraffe is one of the most endangered distinct populations of giraffe... Continue Reading →

Mount Kenya Horse Show

After many happy months of riding Miriam (a.k.a Charlie), the opportunity had arisen to compete.  Time had been spent exercising her and keeping her fit, with plenty of schooling both on the flat and over jumps, and we therefore entered the Mount Kenya Horse Show to be held at Timau Sports Club in Timau, some... Continue Reading →

The Maasai Mara – Part Three

The camp was on the move again.  After an uneventful night, save for the incessant grunting of the hippo, we arose reasonably early and following a hearty breakfast, we hit the road again with another epic ride through the Maasai Mara.  The ride was to be approximately 20-25 km and we rode across Nkilenya Plain... Continue Reading →

The Maasai Mara- Part Two

Even though an early night was had in preparation for our 'moving day,' it was a restless night owing to the thunderstorm and the eerie sounds of the night, including the lions roaring to each other. Their roaring was loud and booming, reverberating around the valley and sounded a little too close for comfort. It... Continue Reading →

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