Stories from Africa

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10 photos to inspire you to visit Namibia

10 photos to inspire you to visit Namibia

I wanted to share with you a different place in Africa. This is just a short photographic trip through Namibia from our road trip. Namibia is a vast and varied country, from wide-open salt flats to sand dunes and desert to large rock Koppes. There is plenty to see and...

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Lions hunt a baby giraffe

Lions hunt a baby giraffe

Being able to watch a pride of lions hunting is not an everyday occurrence. Recently we received a call about a pride of lions hunting a baby giraffe. Luckily it wasn't too far from camp so we grabbed our cameras and jumped in the car. After a quick radio call to...

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How to travel like a local in East Africa

How to travel like a local in East Africa

When you travel in East Africa it can be difficult. Not everyone speaks your language, the roads are not as you expected, the travel times are much longer than expected. This post will take you through how to travel like a local in East Africa. Inside knowledge into...

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Climbing the Sacred Mountain, Mt Ololokwe

Climbing the Sacred Mountain, Mt Ololokwe

Climbing the sacred mountain, Mt Ololokwe was a highlight of our northern Kenya Road trip. I always love being able to get out of the car on our road trips and get out and do some exercise and this hike was no stroll in the park. Our alarm was set for 3:14 am as we...

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Reteti baby elephant sanctuary

Reteti baby elephant sanctuary

Reteti elephant sanctuary community united for Elephants does exactly what it says on the tin! Reteti elephant sanctuary community united for elephants (R.E.S.C.U.E) Reteti was started in 2016. Its purpose is to help the increasing number of elephants who are being...

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5 must-see places in Northern Kenya

5 must-see places in Northern Kenya

We have just come back from a short 10-day road trip around north Kenya. This blog post will briefly explain the route of the whole trip and a bit of information about the 5 must-see places in Northern Kenya. Future blog posts will go into detail about each place...

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Packing for a road trip

Packing for a road trip

So we have a trip coming up soon and we are in the process of packing. I thought this might be a good opportunity to go through what I pack and how we set up the car, what equipment we have for camping etc. Not because  I think I am an expert at packing, but actually...

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Malawi, is it worth a visit?

Malawi, is it worth a visit?

Malawi, is it worth the visit? Malawi, is it worth the visit? If the big five is what you're after, then maybe Malawi isn't the place for you. But if crystal clear water, unparalleled sunsets and private wildlife viewings are your priority then Malawi should be number...

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When Elephants Visited Lewa Camp

When Elephants Visited Lewa Camp

Let's talk about safari. Many people have a favourite animal when it comes to what they want to see on safari. A lot of the time it's lions, leopards or cheetahs, some kind of predator as they have the WOW factor. I understand that of course, it is exciting to see a...

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Prints For Wildlife, a Fundraiser for Wildlife

Prints For Wildlife, a Fundraiser for Wildlife

 Only 4 days left to purchase your beautiful print and make a positive contribution to wildlife conservation Prints for Wildlife is an initiative set up by Pie Aerts and Marion Payr in connection with African Parks. The aim of the initiative is to increase funds for...

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Fine Art Print Collection

Fine Art Print Collection

Fine Art Print Collection  I have spent many years taking photos and to be honest the photos have mostly just sat on my computer. Therefore I am really excited to finally have my fine art print collection live and ready to purchase!    I am so happy to be able to...

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Lewa Safari Marathon

Lewa Safari Marathon

On Saturday 27th June around 60 runners got together in Lewa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  to complete a half marathon.  Unfortunately, the annual Lewa Safari marathon had to be cancelled for the second time due to covid but it was able to continue virtually.  We...

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Volunteering from my perspective

Volunteering from my perspective

As promised here is the next instalment of volunteering information, please bear in mind this is all purely from my perspective from my own personal experiences and therefore not to be used as a hard and fast guideline for volunteering. Whenever you are thinking about...

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Volunteerism

Volunteerism

Getting involved in the community surrounding where I live is something I think is very important. I feel like I am in a privileged position and it is my duty to be able to share my knowledge and experience and help others as best I can. For me I don’t like to do that...

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Day to Day

Day to Day

As predicted the blog has gotten a little bit forgotten recently, I would love to say it's because I have been so busy with new projects and very exciting things happening in my life. That's not exactly the case, to be honest, I have just been settling into my new,...

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Lewa Safari Marathon

Lewa Safari Marathon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b87oGFcxB38 In the days when you are finishing up work for the term thinking about all the free time, you will have when you move to Kenya and consequently, how fit you will be, you decide it's a great idea to sign up for the Lewa...

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Training

Training

22nd May Having pets inside a conservancy isn't for the faint-hearted, I'm not sure how so many people do it unless they are permanently on edge like I am or they are the bloody dog whisperer. I'll be honest dog walks aren't relaxing, clearing your head, de-stressing...

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Cat and Dog walk

Cat and Dog walk

19th & 20th May          Today's walk was slower than usual as we had an extra body with us, Duma decided to join us on our morning stroll, this is not unusual for Duma and something that is definitely needed. Since being an indoor cat she has put on a few pounds...

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