Big Tusker from the North dies

Matt was one of Kenya’s Big Tuskers and a well-known elder. He appears to have died from natural causes after a 52 year life roaming huge distances across Northern Kenya. He was tracked by Save the Elephants, and they reckon he may have travelled further than any other elephant nearly circumventing Mount Kenya from Meru …

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Bringing Pangolins back to the Maasai Mara

One of our close friends and a neighbour at home, Claire Brainch, has started Kenya’s first Pangolin Project in the Masai Mara. This highly endangered species is hugely misunderstood by the local community – along with creatures like the chameleon, hyena and owls – and thought to be bringers of bad luck and misfortune. Claire …

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Reflections on Out of Africa – by Tony

In 1984, the motion picture company Universal Pictures with director Sydney Pollak, got the rights with actor Robert Redford, to make the epic film of Karen Blixen’s life. John Sutton, then chairman of K & D safaris was appointed to do the location selections for the film. In 1984 we were living in Keepers within …

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Supporting MEP with 15% of every safari!

Did you know that 15% of your total payment for any safari goes directly to conservation and communities? Because without pristine landscapes of natural habitat and the wildlife that comes with it, we wouldn’t have the incredible areas in which we safari, so it’s the foundation of our entire operation. Recently, the Mara Elephant Project, …

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Treading lightly on the planet

Climate change and global warming are definitely two things we are concerned about. We have experienced flash floods and extended drought with each season, and we are fully conscious of leaving as light a footprint on the planet as we possibly can. We follow the five R’s when it comes to our safaris: reduce, recycle, …

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Supporting Riding for the Disabled

We came across Riding for the Disabled in Kenya through close friends of my father. It’s an amazing local charity where a team of volunteers helps assist disabled children – many of whom have no access to any form of therapy – to ride and play games on horseback in a safe and happy environment. …

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