Mount Pleasant

Fig. Mating. Anyone who has truffled, trawled, plied and picked their way across Olare Conservancy's fertile plains and luggas will be familiar with this titled predator.

Warts and all

No doubt you remember the new lion pride in Laikipia which our Northern guides recently discovered .... lions seem to be King right now ...

The Reeve’s Tale

By Simon Reeve It can be hard to fully understand a creature unless you encounter it in its natural environment. The same can be true of friends.

‘Barklife’

Yes I know it is Bill Westbrook again and if this either vexes or irks you, please bear in mind Spot's portals are always gaping for fresh photographic meat and titillating story-lines.

‘Who’s the Daddy?

Wildlife is never measured analytically, it is only rarely about accumulation and should never be about boorish point scoring. For a moment though pity Nelson Kasoe, a Bush Camp guide not without a good sprinkling of Kicheche stardust.

Happy Families

There are few things more satisfying on safari than being the oft-envied star who spots the quarry first.

‘Virgin on the ridiculous’

Rains have leavened (the season has not started till I have employed that word) the parched plains.

‘Thou shall not trespass’

Close season - a stoic skeleton team of askaris patrols Mara Camp with diligence and propriety, unaware of their new tawny lodgers.

‘Valley Rhapsody’

This week our favourite is Leanne Cockayne. She had had her night disturbed as some local lions (Tikki’s daughters) had brought down a zebra close to the Valley Camp massage and aromatherapy chalet.

‘And the winner is…’

This time of year is the season for gushing insincerity, contentious and lizard-like lobbying and many crocodile tears.