Final Score

In the rarefied plains of Laikipia you cannot judge by the final tally alone. Often herds of buffalo send lions packing as they are mortal enemies and more are killed by each other than anything else.

Playing the Game

The threesome of prominent, principle predators in one game drive is always worthy of documentation: Valley Camp cheetah mums and cubs...

Pride of Kicheche

Two Words for Spot this week - James. Nampaso.

Year of the Dog

2018 is the year of the dog, so the Olare Conservancy duly obliged with this gorgeously topical display. We had five girls in camp with over a year of Bush Camp nights to their name, all of them aware you get a lot for your ‘pound’ there. This was a superb festive display, dogs in a manger if you like.

Crosseyed

The charcoal stallion stands aloof: preening like Poldark, simpering like Kohli and pouting like Mourinho. He postures perpendicular to the un-ending snorting artery behind him and will venture into the turbulent waters

Coming out in Spots

It is rare Spot features the same species several weeks running, but such is the proliferation of cheetahs that I find myself in a tight spot (sorry).

Family Fortunes

There is a green hill far away where, last October a mother lost her young. Noronyo hill is a healthy assegai’s throw from Kicheche Bush Camp.

The Final Countdown

Sometimes you just don't make it through to the final round. Three lions fell during an agonizing drama having been crushed by technically superior opponents.

The Last Ate

CROATIA: Crocodile Play deep, rely on interceptions and set piece crossings.              

Keep it in the family

The things you do when you are young: off for a swift drink and a bite to eat, have a bit more than you should and then take a tumble, we’ve all done it.