White-faced Scops Owl. Another new Species for Tumaren!

White-faced Scops Owl. Another new Species for Tumaren!

I was absolutely shocked to run into a White-faced Scops Owl on my last safari that started on June 24th.  In 15 years of walking through the same habitat and, in fact the same exact area I have never seen or heard a White-faced Scops Owl. In fact, besides one friend who told me that […]

Eurasian Wryneck caught on Camera-Trap

Eurasian Wryneck caught on Camera-Trap

We were recently reviewing thousands of camera-trap images when i found something very unexpected.  The camera -trap was placed in front of a game trail with a very disturbing blade of grass that triggered the camera very frequently.  This accounted for the the thousands images that had to be slowly deleted.  And yet, at the […]

Love thine Cockroach

Love thine Cockroach

A very great deal of people are quite put off by cockroaches. They tend to evoke repulsion in a way that Spiders and Snakes sometimes do suggesting that humans may have a hardwired response built in.  Cockroaches spread germs and we maybe genetically trained to be repulsed. Sadly though our natural fear is naively for all […]

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 […]