Articles - Kenya

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Maasai Mara 2019: Where Exactly Were We?

Subsequent to our first trip to Kenya in 2015, I produced a detailed map showing a daily breakdown of the locations of our various sightings, visits and other activities, by plotting on a Google map the GPS coordinates I had captured during our travels. During our most recent trip to Kenya in 2019, I also... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

Today I did something quite unusual, and made a decision to enter the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition. The prize, in addition to being awarded the title of Africa Geographic 2020 Photographer of the Year, is a five-day safari in the Djuma Private Game Reserve, which is within the the Sabi Sand Private... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Observations and Comparisons

Introduction In the African wilderness, every day is different.  Every game drive is different.  Every encounter and experience is different.  That is what makes it so amazing and exciting. As I have chronicled in recent articles, we spent a fantastic seven days (which is too few!) in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya in June... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 7 of 7

Our final day in the Maasai Mara had arrived, and our trip was soon to be over. We had just the one morning game drive, before the unpleasant familiarity of packing and returning to Mara North Airstrip for the undesirable but necessary flight back to Nairobi. After grabbing our gear and signalling for the Maasai... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 6 of 7

It was now our sixth day in the Maasai Mara during our epic trip in June of 2019, and the safari was drawing near to a close. So far, in five days, we had not seen a single leopard.  Would today be the day? As always, the plan was to start the day with some... [more]

Maasai Mara 2019: Day 5 of 7

On the morning of our fifth day in the Maasai Mara during this most recent trip, we woke at 5am as usual to prepare for an early start, with the intention of engaging in some landscape photography at dawn. Unfortunately, for the fifth day in a row, the sky was terrible, and was visibly hopeless... [more]