We’ve got to talk about Kevin. Again.

K Rooney Esq. we make no apologies for the overuse of the above headline, it just fits so snugly and, as this is not a written version of Just a Minute, repetition is not penalised, it is just flattery.

Smack Friday

Richard Kellam: proper safari …Laikipia, Mara and Bush Camps ……. proper safari, sorry already said that. Over to you Richard:

The Wight Stuff

When you get a welcoming from two black-maned ones within seconds of landing, you kind of know this is your home. Nancie Wight has known this for a while since her Kicheche baptism five years ago.

Just cement to be

A leopard lounges in the crook of an impossibly tortured fever tree watched by one ecstatic vehicle. A cheetah crosses a new concrete bridge. A family of seven cheetahs takes priority over a deHavilland Dash 7 on a perfectly manicured and graded Mara North airstrip.

Image Rights

Safari’s are rarely gauged by photos, nor should they be. A bush nirvana can be achieved by many resolutions.

The Generation Game

Flying to Kicheche from Brisbane is hardly a short break, regular contributor and multi alumni Bill and Babs Westbook will tell you that with over 100 Kicheche nights to their name, but meet their Queensland neighbours: the Pattearsons. A family of fourteen across three generations.

Daily Mail: 9 October 2019

Leaping leopards, cute cubs and a brutal fight between lions and giraffes: Amazing images capture the drama and tenderness of life on the savanna.

A Maasai in London

On Wednesday night, at the RGS in London, James Nampaso picked up the prestigious accolade of Best Safari Guide at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2019.

Packham High

I have not been to Kenya for a dozen years and coming back always filled me with trepidation as I had great memories from the past, not just from wildlife but also the landscapes and not least because the desperate old romantic in me always yearned for the cinematography from Out of Africa.  

Days are numbered

Meet Ian Jones, he books a miserly short stay but somehow strikes gold on every drive (not uncommon in Mara Conservancies) so it is with much loathing that Spot resorts to gauging by numerical value.