Bush mum life – the first 7 months

Bush mum life – the first 7 months

I have been a mum for a grand total of 7 months and two week. You may notice a difference between the title (6 months) and what is written (7 months). That is because I wrote this when Leah was 6 months old, and it has taken me this long to get around to posting...

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What to pack for an African safari

What to pack for an African safari

You have booked your flights, planned your safari, and obtained your visa, got your vaccinations. All you need now is to pack! Read for a full list of what to pack for an African Safari. East Africa is a beautiful and diverse region, home to some of the most amazing...

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How to plan an African Safari

How to plan an African Safari

How to plan an African Safari  Planning your first or even second or third African safari can be an overwhelming process. Where do you even start? How much will it cost? How long do I need to be on safari? Which animals will I see? What else is there to do in Africa...

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Acacia Hill Academy

Acacia Hill Academy

As a teacher who is currently not teaching, I have a lot of pent up teacher energy that needs to go somewhere productive! This is why I am volunteering with a local school called Acacia Hill Academy. The school is located in the local village just outside the...

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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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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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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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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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