Kenya- The Heart of Africa

by Annabel Jenkins on 21 December 2015, 13:12PM Kenya- The Heart of Africa Kenya is often referred to as the ‘Heart of Africa’ – largely due to its central location on the continent and the fact that Nairobi is the centre of international activity, and air arrivals into East Africa. Kenya is a country of true diversity – with great sweeping African plains, the second highest peak in Africa (Mount Kenya), great white sands of the coast, dense rainforest, and lively savannah rich with bushes, grasses and trees. Here we shine the spotlight on two of Kenya’s most iconic safari destinations, the Maasai Mara and Samburu National Reserve and two of the country’s stunning Indian Ocean beach resorts, Diani and Watamu. The Maasai Mara The Massai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya and is reg...
10 things I want people to know about Kenya

10 things I want people to know about Kenya

This could be titled 'Why I love Kenya' so be ready for some unabashed positive messages about the country. image credit: Great Plains Conservation I keep coming across people who ask me if it's safe in Kenya, and while at first I was surprised, having lived for some time in Johannesburg in South Africa, later I realized that people are reading the Kenyan situation all wrong. If you hang out in...
by Dereck Joubert on 22 October 2014, 09:10AM



Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve

Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve

We were tracking an elephant, which was playing hide and seek with us when suddenly our vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Our ranger, Westley, let out a soft squeal of excitement, while pointing to a reddish catlike shadow. This was the first time we heard our normally cool and collected ranger, Westley, change his pitch of voice. So we didn’t know whether to be worried or scared. Composing ...
by Rianne Ojeh on 18 June 2014, 10:06AM



The Big 5 at Kariega Game Reserve

The Big 5 at Kariega Game Reserve

The Kariega Game Reserve is a beautiful and deceptively large Game Park nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, just outside the seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea. Last week I spend a day on the reserve, and what a day it was!Even before entering the reserve I spotted a hippo, and during the short meander up to reception I saw blesbuck, zebra, impala and a massive tortoise – th...
by Helen Wright on 24 May 2013, 11:05AM



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