Natural History Books on Safari

Natural History Books on Safari

Not everyone is as nerdy as me. I have to accept that and remind myself that most people’s interest are not as eco/creepycrawly-centric.  Not everyone jumps for joy when Amazon delivers ‘Parasite Rex’ or ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers’. They should though – its gripping stuff. Safari is the ideal place for non fiction and […]

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 […]

Help for Boniface

Help for Boniface

We are writing today about our guide and friend Boniface Tupunyua. If you have been on safari with Boniface you will know all about his enthusiasm, fun spirit and his infectious laugh. Boniface has been guiding for Karisia since its inception and he is among the elders within the company that everyone listens to, trusts […]

Lion Kills Wilddog

Lion Kills Wilddog

On the 6th of September at 10am in the morning wild dogs were seen hunting around Tumaren Camp.  A walking safari nearby were able to see the dogs briefly as they tore off after some Impala.  This is not an uncommon observation on our trips and we see wilddogs often hunting in the area.  While […]

Aardwolf Baby Pics!

Aardwolf Baby Pics!

Our most hard to see hyena, the Aardwolf.  Recently on a walk I flushed an Aardwolf from a burrow. On another walk weeks later the same Aardwolf sprang from the same hole.  Kechine our expert tracker could see some other very small prints in the fine dust beside the entrance.  We put the camera on […]

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 […]