Stare Cases

Leave time is precious time, apparently even for Ryan Air Pilots, so when Jimmy Tinka has repeat safari-goers with a yen for leopards he knows just how to oblige them in Mara North.

Reflection, affection, purrfection.

When you are dealing with fabled diva’s sometimes it takes a while for them to appear on the red carpet. However frustrating this may be, no amount of tantrums or tiara’s will make a shred of difference.

Cross purposes

It is a common and frankly absurd misconception to describe ruminants bisecting the Mara River as a ‘migration’.

Border Control

The word ‘coalition’ is generally employed to describe a perceived harmony between two odious political parties who have neutered past hostilities in the collective craving for greed and power.

Who’s the Daddy

Now just what is in the water in Naboisho right now? This Conservancy is more lively than the Oval office recruitment center.

Heads or Tails

Sometimes it is just about being there at the right time. Rarely. It is almost always a diligent quest, then patient and often lonely vigil. Particularly with leopards.

Short-term gain

Nothing worse than toiling all day before finally catching something, only for the opposition to cash in. Mara North may be a perfect battleground for new boys hunting but there are always some cynical old heavyweights happy to filibuster proceedings.

Four Lions

A film by the same name was released about seven years ago by the staggeringly talented Chris Morris.

Dead in the water

James Nampaso was guiding Chris Hopkins last week and was fully aware that it is not always necessary to make the long drive to the Mara river when more discerning animals are traversing the Ntiatiak on his own Conservancy doorstep.

Valley of tears (of joy)

It is rare in a week to have such a tally but Andrew’s team have been performing miracles at the Valley last week’s spot clearly got his guides stung so they go straight out and find that missing leopard with her young.