Horse adventures in Kenya: Everything Equine

Having left my beloved horse in the UK to come to Kenya, I have been anxious to continue horse riding and where better to ride than in the wilds of Africa?!  I have been visiting local stables where there is a small business known as Altitude Horse Riding which is managed by a British lady,... Continue Reading →

El Karama Lodge: A Luxury (and eco-friendly) Safari

For my birthday, Phil whisked me away on a mini break to El Karama Eco Lodge, Laikipia, only an hour or so drive away from Nanyuki.  El Karama is an eco lodge set in 14,000 acres of African bush and is actually a private working cattle ranch but it is also plays host to Africa's... Continue Reading →

Shopping in Nanyuki

We have now been here a little while and we are finding our feet in terms of survival -  feeding ourselves, clothing ourselves and sourcing all items that we may need!  There is a local supermarket which sells just about everything (except for clothing) but it is so ludicrously expensive, and Phil and I have... Continue Reading →

But… I’m a good driver! Experiencing traffic in Africa.

Having been in Kenya for a couple of months now, I thought it prudent to share a few observations, hints and tips about what it's like driving a mechanically propelled vehicle over here.  You'll notice that I didn't say 'Car' and the reason why will shortly become clear.  Having experienced vehicular mayhem in quite a... Continue Reading →

Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage: Putting something back into the community

When I knew we were coming to Kenya, it occurred to me that I would be unable to remain employed so this has opened up an opportunity to embrace the local community and put something back in...I have commenced voluntary work at Mount Kenya Animal Orphanage, my favourite place. My first visit as a volunteer... Continue Reading →

On Safari at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

In Kenya's Laikipia Plateau, at the foothills of Mount Kenya, lies Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  90,000 acres of glorious open savannah grassland which is the largest black Rhinoceros sanctuary in East Africa.  Ol Pejeta exists for the conservation of natural habitat to ensure protection of the existing rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, big cats and other wild... Continue Reading →

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