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 →

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 →

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 →

Canyoning: If your friends jumped off a cliff.. would you follow?

It's been said many times across the years so much so, that I can imagine a loin clothed mother scorning her stone aged child in the mouth of their cave .. "If [insert friends name] jumped off a cliff, would you do the same??" Well.. we did! We took a trip, along with some other... Continue Reading →

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