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Kenya Walking Safari with Camels
Nov 07 2017 Written by: Rob Barbour Photography: Rob Barbour
Seven intrepid women travelers, a no nonsense female safari guide with a high powered rifle, one very enthusiastic snake and reptile enthusiast, several camels and a team of Samburu warriors makes for a great about this epic walking safari in Northern Kenya with private guide Rob. [Read More]
From The Field
Guest blog post: Ward Safari
Our amazing safari started in Kenya. After a short flight from Wilson airport in Nairobi, we landed at the Ol Kiombo airstrip in the Masaai Mara. The game viewing started as soon as we stepped off the light aircraft with a herd of giraffes grazing along side the airstrip. Our guides from the Rekero camp were there to meet us and give us a taste of what was yet to come on the drive to our digs. The camp is beautifully located on the banks of the Talek River, home to countless hippos and a few crocs! After orientation to the camp and ...
Following the Migration
I have just returned from a migration focussed safari in the north of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. It was a great trip and delivered well and truly on the aim. We witnessed incredible migration scenes including a couple of iconic crossings of the Mara River. We also saw a multitude of other species in addition to wildlife including great elephant, lion and cheetah. Here are a few pictures to whet your appetite. A highlights video clip will follow ASAP.
Strengthening Tourism in Kenya: #whyilovekenya
Epic's East Africa Operations Manager, Anita, is just back from Kenya. The home of the safari and the ultimate wildlife experiences, Kenya is blessed with an incredible variety of ecosystems, habitats and topography. From the fertile highlands, to the Great Rift Valley, down to the postcard-perfect beaches on the Indian Ocean. I was invited to Kenya by the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) to attend their yearly Travel Trade Show which took place earlier this month. KTB invited 35 countries including 150 hosted buyers from around the world; I was one of the 7 hosted buyers from team South Africa. Kenya’s tourism has been ...
Out of Season Travel
Most people travel to Africa during the drier months to escape the rain and mud and to easier see the wildlife which normally concentrates around the water courses. With the shorter, drier grass and the concentration of wildlife - often the sitings are more prevalent, Having said this there are plenty of good reasons not to follow this widely held logic as was illustrated so perfectly for me when I traveled to the Ndutu area of the southern Serengeti in late April. Traditionally Ndutu is supposedly at it's best between December and March when the vast herds of migrating wildebeest congregate on ...
Leopards Mating in the Mara - Client Images
To follow on from the last post, Epic client Stella has just sent us some more amazing photographs of her recent safari in Kenya, this time of leopards mating. Besides this amazing sighting, they had quite the action-packed trip: "... a huge 22 strong pride of lions fanning out for a kill; a lion cub not yet introduced back into the pride by its mother. We saw 2 male lions feeding on a poor young giraffe that they had just taken off a lioness; hyenas and vultures fighting over left-overs; male cheetah trying to mate with a young cheetah mother but ...
Cheetah Hunt - Client Images
An Epic client recently wrote to us to express their thanks for a "truly amazing" safari. They spent the bulk of their trip in the Masai Mara and enjoyed action every day. "In one word, it was amazing!! - so many and varied experiences. I started selecting some photos to send to you to capture some special moments, but it was hopeless - I ended up with nearly 100 photos!!! So, for now I have sent you pics of a successful and unsuccessful hunt from 2 different cheetah mothers - one a mother of 2, the other a mother of 4. ...
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