Rock-climbing Class at Tumaren

Rock-climbing Class at Tumaren

What an amazingly great rock climbing class we had over the course of the past three days. Taught by the superb rock guides extraordinaire, Julian Wright and Tom Gregory from African Ascents. The class was focused on top roping instruction for our guides and assistant guides. By pioneering new roots Julian and Tom got the team […]

Mt Kenya Walking Safari

Mt Kenya Walking Safari

Just back from a great trip up (and down) Mt Kenya.  With 5 rugged Londoners we embarked on our trip as ominous clouds built about the peaks. Our route was up the Chogoria route and down the Naro Moro.  The weather fortunately stayed perfectly good and we had a super trip, everyone making it to […]

Manda Bay and the Kenyan North Coast

Manda Bay and the Kenyan North Coast

Where do Kenyan’s go for a holiday? We’re asked all the time.  While many international travellers have in recent years been too spooked by Kenya’s north coast, many Kenyans are returning to enjoy their vacations in their favourite haunts like we just did at Manda Bay. Manda is mind-bogglingly good. The food, the views, the […]

Google Map of Kenyan Scheduled Flights

Google Map of Kenyan Scheduled Flights

I made the following map to allow visitors to Kenya to get a feel for where some of the tourism-relevant scheduled flights will get them. In the map you will see the big operators in Kenya as well as their destinations. Note that you can see the different routes and airlines by hitting the button […]

Elephants and Walking Safaris

Elephants and Walking Safaris

  Greetings from Tumaren. Outside the office, as I type, a small herd of Elephants are breaking Acacia branches to get at the tasty bark. They are part of the second largest population of Elephants in Kenya and they are a welcome distraction from the accounts. Elephants in fact are one of my favorite aspects […]

Nantodo and the Introduction to BBC Africa

Nantodo and the Introduction to BBC Africa

Did you know that Sir David Attenborough’s introduction to his series Africa was shot in Laikipia? We are among the very few operators who ever visit this stunning spot and it is a pleasure to know it also appeals to our hero, Sir DA.

The right Photographic Gear for Safari

The right Photographic Gear for Safari

One of the difficulties of planning your camera gear for safari is there too much to choose from. The fact that the small airplanes you might board will restrict your weight exacerbates the difficulty in choosing just the right gear. My advice: Keep it simple. This is what I bring on our safaris. 1. A […]