Kenya

In The Shadow Of Mt. Kenya

Dawn On Mt. Kenya

On the slopes of Mt. Kenya, deep in the heart of Laikipia county, lies the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  West of Nanyuki on the equator, Ol Pejeta is home to the Big 5 (lions, leopard, cape buffalo, elephant and rhinos) as well as the Chimpanzee sanctuary and 4 of only 7 Northern white rhinos left in […]


POTW: Monkeys

Vervet Monkey Family

On the way back from the hippo pool, this troop of vervet monkeys was hanging out in the trees.  While the one on the left (likely Momma) was keeping a close eye on us, one of the other adults was doing its best to groom the baby’s fur before it jumped down again.  The infant […]


The Great Water Horse

Momma Hippo

Soft grunts and the occasional bellow lure guests down a long wooden walkway to the outdoor bar over the Hippo Pool at Keekorok Lodge. Hippo Sounds  (Courtesy of the San Diego Zoo) When you arrive, at first all you may see are eyes, nostrils and ears. Unable to swim, the third largest animal in the […]


The View From Above

Balloons Ready For Take Off At Dawn

Darkness and an early morning chill cloaked the savannah when the legion of Land Rovers set out for an early morning adventure.  We jolted our way along winding dirt roads to the hot air balloon launch site.    The “Blue Hour” was just beginning as we checked-in and listened to the pilot briefing.   The sky […]


POTW: Momma And Baby Baboon

Momma And Baby Baboon

A troop of baboons scampered across the road in front of us as we wound through the dusty and bumpy roads of the Samburu Game Reserve.  A couple of babies clung tightly to their mothers’ backs as they ran in front of our safari van.  Once they stopped in the bushes along the road side, […]


Lion In Wait

The Lion's Stare

A lifetime of zoo visits can’t prepare you for the thrill of your first view of a lion in the wild.  The lion’s penetrating gaze as its mane ruffles softly in the wind will send a little chill down your spine.  The King and Queen of the Jungle (or in this case savannah) may look […]