Francis Saruni is a high plains sorcerer specializing in high carat spotted gems from the dusty but delightful plains of Mara North. Charming, funny and calm, he is on first name terms with seemingly every animal and indeed Maasai in this priceless Conservancy. This week he has outdone himself as have the Mara Camp team as they have found their favourite daughter: Nelangu. On granite. With tiny cubs. Plural. Not content with that, Saruni then found her majesty bringing a huge lizard into her stony lounge.
On meeting Joyce the first thing you notice is her smile: broad, genuine & warm. And as the saying goes, “a smile is a curve that sets everything straight!” Each morning, with this in mind, Joyce lines up her range of cold cappuccinos, iced coffees and thirst-quenching special lemonades which slake the thirsts of her dusty safari guests. As the “Kenyan winter” strikes, Joyce swiftly switches to choc-mocha-rula which is better known as the Ranger’s Special. It is, like her, pretty special.