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Journeying through Tanzania was all too brief and I have no doubt I will be back to explore this incredible country in more depth. Descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, where I would witness one of earth’s most unique ecosystems, was beyond extraordinary. The animals roam within their amphitheatre without a care in the world. Beyond the crater walls I passed briefly through the world of the Maasai. I sensed that they felt compelled to live a… Read More

Just a snapshot of the wonderful things I got to do and see on my journey through Kenya – most of this was filmed from the dashboard with my iphone 4 – next time I’ll take a camera crew!

NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI TOUR WITH ABSOLUTE AFRICA 10th – 14th October 2013 Click here to check out all the pics for Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti… Following a trip back to London for Lizzy’s wedding, I had discovered that a good South African hockey friend, Cheryl Boshi, was booked onto a tour in Tanzania just as I was due to fly back into Kenya.  They were leaving from Nairobi the following day and… Read More

Governor’s Camp, Maasai Mara 21st – 23rd September 2012 Click here to check out all the rest of the snaps on Facebook With the Beast in Cruiser hospital in Nairobi, I am concerned with a couple of things; one, I might need to scrap my steed (heaven forbid, but a definite reality) and two, even if I did get it back, it would take months to repair and I might not have… Read More

TOUR OF UGANDA WITH SAFARI WILDZ KAMPALA, UGANDA 22nd – 23rd August 2013 With my trusty steed in Land Cruiser hospital, I hop on a plane and fly to Uganda… I’m in Kampala!  I spend a pretty average evening at Red Chilli Backpackers just outside the capital and am woken up at 4am by my super considerate bunk mate who’s just climbed into bed.  I wake up a bit later and decide… Read More

LAKE NAIVASHA, KENYA 10th – 15th August 2013 Following my crash I spent a week on Lake Naivasha at Mikey’s place. He’s got a nice big farm-style place just on the lake and it’s the perfect place to just sit and crunch through admin – mostly phone calls and emails with my insurers, all of us scratching our heads as what to do with the Beast.  I don’t think they deal with too many… Read More

Beach life has got the better of me and I’m afraid I am months behind with the blog.  Here goes to trying to catch up…  As always, Facebook has the most recent extracts of news and photos – http://www.facebook.com/london2cape AMBOSELI, KENYA 4th – 5th August 2013 Best photos are on the Facebook album, aptly named “Amboseli” Amboseli Kimana Campsite; Woke up nice and early under the slopes of Kili at my basic… Read More

TSAVO EAST TO TSAVO WEST, KENYA 2nd – 3rd August 2013 See more photos on Facebook here. The next morning Dan, Ivan, Anneloes and Fay went off for an early game drive and I stayed behind to sorted out a few bits and pieces not quite right with the packing arrangement in the Beast. (It would take me almost a week of fiddling with the boxes and equipment, moving things around so that the most… Read More