Hunting through long grasses

From the crazy and chaotic traffic in Kenya’s capital Nairobi where the biggest vehicle and loudest horn rules the day to the red ochre dust covered roadsides with their brightly coloured shops and businesses scattered for miles along the endless routes to the vast expanse of the game reserves… …to the poverty and people lyingContinue reading “Hunting through long grasses”

Kenyan Wildlife

There are amazing opportunities for seeing wildlife in Kenya. The east African country that covers around 580,000 square kilometers of real estate and which is synonymous with the ‘safari’, boasts some of the finest natural parks and wildlife conservancies on the continent and the potential is good for seeing many species of wildlife including theContinue reading “Kenyan Wildlife”

The Big Five

In Africa , the big five game animals are the African Lion, the White/Black Rhinoceros, the Cape Buffalo, African Elephant and the African Leopard. The term big five was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.  The members of the Big Five were chosenContinue reading “The Big Five”

The Trees

There’s something about the trees in Africa that lend themselves to pictures. Maybe it’s the delicate spreading canopies of the Acacia trees or the lone tree standing tall on a vast open horizon under the big skies that draws the eye or maybe it’s the shadow, light and form that draws the photographer in…either way,Continue reading “The Trees”

The Lion

The Lion is the most endangered out of Africa’s three big cats – Lion, Leopard and Cheetah – with fewer than 30,000 remaining on the continent and less than 2,000 in Kenya they are at risk from hunting, habitat loss and diseases that can be spread from domestic dogs in nearby villages. Lions are largeContinue reading “The Lion”

Learning to be Chimpanzee’s again

The natural home for the chimpanzee ranges from Senegal on the west African coast through the central forested belt and across to Uganda. They are not a native species of Kenya but when a rescue centre in Burundi had to close due to the outbreak of civil war in 1993 the Ol Pejeta Conservancy inContinue reading “Learning to be Chimpanzee’s again”