Mention the word "safari" when visiting Kenya and most people think of driving around the Masai Mara with telephoto lenses in search of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and the elusive leopard or two. You might even picture hiking in the jungle on a Uganda gorilla safari. That's hardly surprising...
A tour of Soweto South Africa reveals the heart and soul of Johannesburg. The images of burning cars and riots of the 1980s are long gone. These days, the people of Soweto are filled with optimism. South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 soccer World Cup created further opportunities for...
When the Norfolk Hotel first opened in 1904, Kenya, or British East Africa as it was known, was a hunting ground for big-game hunters and The Norfolk Hotel was a favourite watering hole pre- and post expeditions. Wealthy visitors from Europe, escaping from freezing northern winters, and younger sons of...
A cacophonous chorus of groans and grunts keeps me wide awake on the first night of my Masai Mara safari. It's not my first time at a safari camp in Kenya but it's my first stay at Governors Camp Masai Mara. I've been so looking forward to sleeping in...
A classic tented safari camp with 12 luxurious tents, Kempinski Olare Mara is the hotel group’s outpost in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Located on the bank of the Ntiakitiak River, the Olare Orok Conservancy is owned by the Masai and is a luxurious base for a Masai Mara safari. The welcome...
It’s 5.30am and the cheery morning greeting of my Maasai butler Lawrence rouses me from a deep sleep. Outside my tent, Lawrence is balancing a tray with a pot of steaming hot tea and a plate of freshly baked scones, something to nibble on before my morning game drive....
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