East Africa Journal – Kenya

Traveling into Kenya in November can have its advantages – less visitors to the various safari camps particularly in the Masai Mara. But also some disadvantages – it is the short rainy season so travel might be impeded due to the wet road conditions. In our experience the pros dominated the cons by a long stretch. We visited friends in the northern central area of the country at the foot of Mt. Kenya in a lovely land holding called the Lewa Conservancy. The property covers more than 50000 acres and is home to more than 350 elephants and over 130 rhinos, both white and black. Not to mention so much other unique African wildlife. Our hosts, Jane and Ian Craig, together with other members of their extended family and now in partnership with The Nature Conservancy have forged a long term plan for the benefit of conserving this incredible land and protecting the unique wildlife which now are again flourishing there.

After the storm

After the Storm

Elephants on the Move

Masai Mara - Cheetah

Mt Kenya foothills

Lioness at Lewa

Crossing the Mara

The Iconic Giraffe

Secretary Bird

Male is nursing some big battle wounds - Masai Mara


Reticulated Giraffe

The Cranes!!


Rhinos block the path!

And then there were only two!

Read more.. Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

East Africa Journal – Whitewater!

Fresh from our mind numbing encounter with Bwindi’s Mountain gorillas our group was still processing all that had happened when our guides and fellow thrill seekers, Jonathan Rossouw and Simon Bellingham of Zegrahm Expeditions (http://www.zeco.com), dropped us into the headwaters of the Nile River.  There was a mixture of apprehension and excitement as the local river guides grouped us into boats that should be prepared for maximum excitement (and danger) and those who preferred a less challenging paddle. Like lambs led to the slaughter we eagerly lined up for the wild ride! Holy Crap!! See what you think. Be sure to check out the video below.


Uganda Whitewater Rafting Challenge

Read more.. Tuesday, December 20th, 2011