Elephant Herd in the Masai Mara, Kenya

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Walking in the wilderness

Monday, October 30, 2006

Evenings are dark when we leave work and very soon ground frosts will have us scraping our windscreens. Just as well we squeezed in a visit to Africa recently, and can relive what being in the wilderness means. A poem we found pinned up in Napi camp is most appropriate. For this trip no horses involved but time spent in varied habitats gave us great gameviewing. We mostly walked in groups no more than eight with some great fun people. Over 230 species of birds were seen which for us as amateur bird-watchers is very good indeed for a 2-week trip but credit must be given to our excellent guides - Nic, Barry and Kali. 45 minutes at Lake Panic, pictured above, gave us over 30 different bird species, not to mention the hippos, crocodiles, impalas, nyala, bushbuck, warthog etc. The elephants we encountered didn't disappoint either. They are such fun to watch. Having a camera with a good zoom is a must!

The Wedding Show

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I'm just back from the Wedding Show at Earl's Court. Today I'm working on some of the enquiries received. It was exciting talking to people setting out on a new stage of their lives and planning their honeymoon safari as a holiday of a lifetime to kick things off. It was years ago since I walked down the aisle but almost every year since then, we have made the excuse to return to Africa for yet another holiday of a lifetime. There are so many countries to visit, so many different landscapes and types of accommodation. Where do you start? My horse Volter (nearside horse) is keen to carry you to and from your marriage ceremony and I'm here to help plan a tailor-made safari in Africa - either on horseback or by vehicle if you prefer.