Monday, March 25, 2013
Even More Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos!

These ‘things you might not know’ are part of an ongoing series of posts about rhinoceros facts. Search the blog for ‘rhinos‘ or ‘International Rhino Foundation‘ to see the other blog posts. The white rhino is the largest rhino species and the … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Book Review – Rules of the Wild

This book is set in expat East Africa.  The main character Esme visits Africa and decides not to leave.  She settles in suburban Nairobi and builds something of a life there.  Little has changed with racial attitudes in the expat community since … Continue reading

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Book Review – Mark of the Lion

I tend towards non-fiction books about Africa, perhaps to excess. I do read the occasional novel about Africa and usually enjoy them, but I was skeptical when I picked up Mark of the Lion by Suzanne Arruda, as I was … Continue reading

Monday, June 27, 2011
June Mara Game Report

This report comes courtesy of our friends at Mara Plains Camp in Kenya. It is written by Dereck Joubert (of ‘Last Lions’ fame!). I don’t usually add to the camp dispatches here because we like to see that coming from … Continue reading

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Book Review – A Guide to the Birds of East Africa – A Novel

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson is a thoroughly charming read. It is about a widower named Mr. Malik and his unannounced love of another widower, Rose Mbikwa. They live in Nairobi and met during … Continue reading

Friday, May 20, 2011

Today’s recipe is sweet rather than savory. Kashata are popular during the holidays throughout East Africa. Make some as a sweet treat to end a meal this weekend. 2/3 c sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon2 c grated coconut or 1/2 lb unsalted … Continue reading

Monday, May 16, 2011
April Mara Game Report – part 2

Part 2 of the Mara game report from our partners at Governor’s Camp in Kenya. Call us to plan your visit to this special area! Rhinos, as usual, have remained the more elusive of the Big Five. Even so, two … Continue reading

Monday, May 9, 2011
April Mara Game Report – part 1

From our partners at Governor’s Camp in the Masai Mara comes this review of game activity during April. Once again we experienced dry weather during the first week or so of the month – it just didn’t seem to want … Continue reading

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
African Cats – Movie review

The second big cats movie of the year arrived on the big screen this Earth Day. African Cats follows the lives of a lion family and a cheetah family in the Masai Mara. You can expect spectacular close ups of … Continue reading

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
March Mara Game Report – part 2

Thanks to our partners at Governor’s Camp in Masai Mara for this March game report. Rhino lived up to their reputation and were ever elusive. Our drivers were patient and persistent however, and amazed many guests with their uncanny ability … Continue reading