While lions are found in many big safari places, on a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya, I couldn’t believe quite how many lions I saw on one game drive, let alone the full 5 days I spent there! Never in my ‘safari life’ have I found myself driving past a lion sighting and barely stopping for more than a few minutes - that’s how frequently we saw them! The Mara offers great wildlife viewing all year round with resident prides remaining in their territories throughout the year.
Let’s hear it for the Guides!
They’re an essential part of your holiday, but often overlooked So, trying to redress the balance, here’s our tribute to the sterling work done by the guides, in the words of our clients.
Nairobi National Park – Nairobi Tented Camp
Nairobi National Park As a serial safari goer it wasn’t high on my list of places to visit but I had some time to spare whilst waiting for my family to join me for a holiday in Kenya.
Migration: An ‘almost’ river crossing
Many people have seen the famed river crossings of the annual wildebeest migration on programmes such as BBC wildlife and National Geographic, but what you might not know is how long the build up is before an actual crossing happens.
Botswana mobile camping safaris
The scratch-scratch noise on the tent was followed by a happy “Good morning” It was day break in Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve, and tea in bed was followed by a hearty breakfast by the campfire.
Are you feeling lucky?…
…said Jane, as we climbed aboard the Land Rover with Peter, our safari guide and Ali, our driver After a moment’s thought, Peter replied, “Yes!” We knew that he knew what we meant.
Annual Wildebeest Migration
One of the greatest wildlife spectacles in east Africa is the annual wildebeest migration The wildebeest herds are constantly searching for fresh grass after the rains, it is almost impossible to predict when and where the best places are to stay.
House on Fire, Swaziland
Hanging out with Wild Dogs
Kwando's Lagoon Camp is one of the specific camps in Botswana where you can often see wild dogs I have had really amazing wild dog sightings here previously and I had high hopes for this visit too, even though we only had about 4 hours to find them.