Articles - Wildlife

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 3 of 7

Monday for many people means that the weekend is over, and that the reality of the daily grind has returned. Not when you are in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.  In the Mara, Monday means yet another day of opportunities for amazing wildlife sightings and photography. Even a 'bad' day in the Mara is better [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 2 of 7

On our second day in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya during our Africa trip of 2019, we rose early in preparation for a hot drink around the camp fire with Mario, Francis and the Elephant Pepper Camp crew, before setting out into the plains in the darkness. Our plan for this morning, and indeed [ read more ]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 1 of 7

We have recently returned from our second trip to the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, where we undertook an intense week-long wildlife photographic safari in June of 2019. This is the first article in a series of articles, in which I will provide a day-by-day account of our sightings, images and experiences during this trip [ read more ]

Back in Kenya at Long Last

After 30 hours of exhausting travelling and very little sleep, we are back in Kenya at long last, for our second Maasai Mara safari. After our flight from Doha to Nairobi, during which we had the pleasure of viewing Mount Kenya from the air, we are resting at the hotel before Mario joins us later for [ read more ]

Returning to Kenya and Israel

I am pleased to announce that we will be heading abroad later this year, with visits to Kenya and Israel in the same big trip. It has been a few years since we have been to either country (2015 and 2016 respectively), but a return to Africa was something high on the agenda for some time. Because we [ read more ]

Trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo

In late October, we headed away with some good friends of ours for a three-day trip to Mudgee and Dubbo. Our plan, apart from sampling and buying some fantastic wine in Mudgee, was to stay at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in its exclusive Zoofari lodge, at which ten luxurious tents, complete with mod-cons, overlook the [ read more ]