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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a new species of snake that we recently found on Tumaren. It is a Desert Black-headed Snake (Micrelaps vaillanti or so we think. Exciting to find new species after all these years hiking this bush.
We have just learned that we have won Best Walking Safari in Africa from the Safari Awards. It has always been a great privilege to receive recognition for our safaris but to be honored with Best Walking Safari in Africa is a distinction we could only ever dream of. We are a small and humble […]
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 […]
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 […]