Black and White Friday

'And when they are done with trying to eradicate these noble horned creatures in the South they will turn their insidious but high-tech weapons East.' This is what a distressed guide told me last week.

Black Friday

Often it is a very fleeting moment, hard-earned, but brief, but a moment that is forever burnished into your memory mainframe, frequently beyond megapixels.

Champagne Charlie

Out of the big smoke of a London corporate bank, meet Charlie - first day in the Mara ever. Try carry-on lion cub baggage, a cheetah and eland confrontation, breakfast with hippos, and then staggeringly, a full-on zebra take down from fifty metres away. In one day!

Good things come to those…

Three days ago an Air Kenya Twin Otter en route from Kicheche Laikipia kissed the burnished Olare airstrip and disgorged two couples. Sue Emery planted her feet firmly onto the dusty cotton soil and breathed deeply ... they had made it after fifteen years in the making.

Awards of the Week

This week I attended the celebration of the African Wildlife Foundation''s Sixtieth Anniversary and the Benjamin Mkapa Nature's Best Photographic Awards ceremony. The late Benjamin Mkapa, ex President of Tanzania, was an iconic supporter of conservation and the event was graced by the presence of his widow Anna Mkapa along with our CS Tourism Hon Balala. The importance of conservation organisations such as AWF, along with wildlife tourism, cannot be overstated, especially during critical recent times.

Spot (007) of the Week

Karibu Jenny Brown, we've been expecting you. No time to die wondering with these lethal shots, they are right on the money. Penny for your thoughts everyone, are these not are utter gold?

Urs case scenario

Meet one of Switzerland’s finest photographers: Urs Hungerbühler. Feast on this soft and hard faunal selection.

Having kittens.

We are all having them as all restrictions have been lifted from the UK and Kenya. Some countries have been permitting visitors to the Mara for a while now, so step forward Paul and Mary Wemhoff from Michigan who were in the capable stewardship of Admiral Nelson. Their offering is worthy of any spot or indeed 'little spots of the week'. Check out these beauties: an open smooth trunk and a frolicking serval family.

Kiki Dee…light

It appears the French are now treating their patrons like first-class citizens and therefore long time Kicheche fan and favourite Kiki flew in from la belle France to be reunited with his Bush Camp domicile.

Take Me There – Winner

Peter Ericksen (and his wife who is a major subject of this remarkable photo) are the winners of the 'Take me there' competition.  They win sole use of one of our new photographic vehicles for seven days on the next safari they book.