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Guest Blog: My first time in The Masai Mara and East Africa by Rob Terpelle

For me this was the first time in in East Africa. My selection of images reflect the great safari experience I had and in which I tried to create a diverse portfolio. This not only by animal diversity and composition, but also by trying new things like silhouettes, slow shutter and panning. This was also encouraged by both Andrew and Johan who were of great help in achieving that diversity…

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An incredible 12 Hours in the Mara Triangle Conservancy

I've been very fortunate to spend several weeks in the Mara Triangle for the last 8 years and one thing is for certain, this part of the world always delivers when it comes to game viewing. Regardless of whether you visit in peak season or off season, the Mara will deliver. However, every now and then you have a day or a sighting which simply blows your mind. Even after…

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The best 2 weeks I’ve had in the Mara to date

I often find it fascinating that people are hesitant in visiting the same destination twice. Every single Safari and experience is different and unique, no matter how many times you've visited the particular destination. The Masai Mara is a destination that we are privileged enough to visit every year, sometimes even 3 or 4 times a year and every single trip is different. The recent 2 weeks that I had…

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Best Of Kenya Trip Report (18 to 27 July 2019)

There is just something mind boggling about this particular adventure. Here is a quote that, to me, fits so well when it comes to the Best Of Kenya Safari; "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein Why or how would this quote fit you may be wondering? Well; I have hosted many safari in my time doing what I did & currently…

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Some highlights from Mana Pools and Hwange 24 July – 3 August 2019

As the winter months are slowly but surely coming to an end, the vegetation across most of Southern Africa is getting drier and drier.  Recently I had the privilege of visiting both Mana Pools and Hwange National Park and since they have had a very bad summer rainfall (usually between November and March) conditions were drier than usual. Our first stop of the Safari was Mana Pools where we would…

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Trip Report: Masai Mara 7-13 July 2019

We have been building up to the Mara season for the last couple of months so naturally I was extremely excited to return to what has become our second home. Having visited the Mara last year around the same time, the expectations were that the Wildebeests would not be close to the Mara Triangle just yet, but that the predator viewing would once again deliver. As we came in to…

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Favourite Moments From A Favourite Adventure!

Hello all Today in one week I'll be starting my next adventure. I am beyond excited because this journey will take my 6 guests & I on a 9 night Kenyan adventure. I have been hosting this particular safari for the past two & a half years & can easily say that it has become my favourite itinerary due to the diversity in landscapes & animal species. This incredible adventure…

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Gorilla Trekking In Uganda – Trip Report June 2019

If I was asked to describe; in one word, what a mountain gorilla trekking experience is like I'd have to say; Breathtaking  & no not due to hiking through the beautiful rain forests of Bwindi. I have in the past & still do say that this particular adventure is impossible to describe. Let’s take a quick look at how many words are in a common Dictionary. The Second Edition of…

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A week in the Selous Game Reserve

Earlier this year, and it seems like an age ago already, I hosted a week long private Guided safari in the Selous Game Reserve. Beho Beho, and specifically Bailey's Banda, was our base for this safari which had two objectives. The first was to find and photograph the Wild Dogs of the region (Selous is known for its wild dog population) and the second was to reccie the region for…