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Lake Turkana, North Kenya Tour

Lake Turkana, North Kenya Tour

Driving north towards the Samburu national reserve is a journey I have taken very many times over the years. What I longed for was to drive passed Samburu and go completely northwards. Our Lake Turkana, North Kenya tour therefore became a song that i sang 

Masai Mara, 2020

Masai Mara, 2020

For many days turned into weeks Masai Mara had been calling me. When I was finally able to heed the call five months had gone by. I drove into the park with great appreciation, noticing things I had taken for granted before. Balanite trees spread 

Kenya Cycling Tour

Kenya Cycling Tour

During the recce for this Kenya Cycling Tour the actual event scheduled for one year later seemed far off but time flew by fast. I was for the second time part of the African Horizons Travel & Safari team that supported the Epe Cycle for 

Kenya Photography Safari (with Tin Man Lee)

Kenya Photography Safari (with Tin Man Lee)

Olonana on safari went on a Kenya Photography Safari with Tin Man Lee. I had been raring for this trip. We were 3 travelers; Zhengzheng, Tin Man Lee, and I. Samburu National Reserve: We set off from Nairobi at 7:00 am and got to the 

Wildebeest Migration Wonder…

Wildebeest Migration Wonder…

One of the wonders of the world – the great wildebeest migration marvel – happens across the Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. The migration is the heart of the safari high season. The mooing herds of over 1 million wildebeest and 

Turkana North Kenya Adventure Safari

Turkana North Kenya Adventure Safari

Two mornings and two evenings saw us arrive there – to raw rugged lands where a few years back it was said ‘there where only few people have been.’ We covered the most part of the Kenya Great Rift Valley map going south to north 

Samburu National Reserve Safari

Samburu National Reserve Safari

The Samburu National Reserve, buffalo springs national reserve and shaba national reserve make up the samburu ecosystem. Thanks to a recently built bridge, it is now easier to traverse the three adjacent parks separated by the river ewaso nyiro. That samburu is rich in wildlife 

Off beaten roads, Kenya Safari

Off beaten roads, Kenya Safari

We were in Nairobi, and then shortly we were not. Driving into the Great Rift Valley at the start of the ‘off the beaten road, Kenya Safari,’ the face of nature quickly showed. In Naivasha, on our way to the Crescent Island, a bird of 

Masai Mara Photography Safari 2

Masai Mara Photography Safari 2

The perfectly green Masai Mara savannah was speckled with the wastepaper and crossandra flowers. The animals stood out more against the greenness. More so on the few occasions that the sun broke through the clouded up skies. Only a short while back, the wildebeest filled 

Masai Mara…Photography Safari 1

Masai Mara…Photography Safari 1

The Masai Mara National Reserve lived up to expectation on a recent photography safari. Endless rolling grassland plains, a huge variety of animals, spectacular birdlife, thickets and acacia woodlands – a most pictorial scenery. Starting on the safari organized by African Horizons Travel & Safari 

Masai Mara National Reserve – My take…

Masai Mara National Reserve – My take…

Masai Mara National Reserve is a park with a whole lot of wildlife and a great concentration that pretty much cannot be missed. The Big Five are among the 80 mammal species recorded in the park with over 500 resident and migratory bird species. In 

Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration

Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration

The red oat grass landscape had got taller than the Masai Mara wanted. The long rains had been heavy, longer than usual. The grazers preferred the grass short. The likes of the buffalo, the indiscriminate grass feeders grazing even on the tall and coarse grass, 

Kenya Forest Parks Safari – Photography Expedition

Kenya Forest Parks Safari – Photography Expedition

Reaching Kenya’s seldom found antelopes; from the bongo, to the sitatunga, and roan antelope, means a far distance journey.  Add the de brazza’s monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey and potto to the checklist and you will see prints of a journey to Kenya’s Forest Parks. 

Kenya Great Rift Valley Parks Safari

Kenya Great Rift Valley Parks Safari

The tip of the snow-capped Mt Kenya peeped at us at an elevation of about 2500 meters. Traveling north from Nairobi, this often cold Mt Kenya region was one of the uplands before going down to the Samburu National Reserve. It was the first destination 

Hell’s Gate National Park & Naivasha Captivations….

Hell’s Gate National Park & Naivasha Captivations….

Running north to south of Kenya, the panoramic Great Rift Valley rises and falls – stretching endlessly. Many of the enchanting attractions the rift valley bears – the hills, mountains, lakes, and amazing wildlife can be found in Naivasha – just a stone throw away 

Lake Elementaita, Birds, Sleeping warrior….

Lake Elementaita, Birds, Sleeping warrior….

The sun rising straight into our eyes was the last Amboseli gave us as we left the park. The Great Rift Valley not waiting to stretch out did so as soon as we got to the shoulders of the Aberdare Ranges, on the Nairobi –