Elephant Pepper Camp, Kenya

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Step back in time at Elephant Pepper Camp, a glorious tented camp hidden in a grove of giant ebony and elephant pepper trees overlooking the Masai Mara Plains. Modern comforts are set amidst hurricane lamps, and sumptuous meals served under a ceiling of stars. The camp is situated in the heart of the protected Mara […]

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Rekero, Kenya

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Rekero is a seasonal luxury camp under canvas with nine tents and is located in a part of the Maasai Mara Conservation Area known as Ol Chorro Losoit, close to the confluence of the Talek and Mara rivers.  This area represents an important animal corridor and, combined with the surrounding lands making up the Mara […]

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Causing an Uproar

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The subject of Dereck and Beverly Joubert’s full-length documentary, The Last Lions, is simply – and sadly – just that. It’s about the last lions of Africa. Which is exactly what they will be unless people take action. Fifty years ago there were 450,000 lions; now there are an estimated 20,000 left. All that in […]

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Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya

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Who They Are Campi Ya Kanzi is a lodge in the Chyulu Hills section of the great Kilimanjaro Ecosystem, a 280,000-acre reserve where Ernest Hemingway wrote The Green Hills of Africa. Up to sixteen guests can be accommodated in six cottages and two suites, all set on wooden platforms and underthatch, with large en-suite bathrooms […]

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Peponi Hotel, Lamu, Kenya

Peponi on the Beach

Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya. The Korschen family, who still own it, opened the hotel two miles from Lamu town in 1967, and it still retains much of the same original character and charm. Small and personal, it is an […]

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Saving Lions in Kenya

A long and severe drought in East Africa has killed off not only huge herds of cattle belonging to pastoralists like the Maasai but also wild animals. Predators have sometimes resorted to killing cattle, leading to a new standoff between man and lion. This has been a true testing ground for the efforts of the […]

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Bloodhounds Against Poachers

Bosco in Action with his Handler

In 2006 the anti-poaching team funded by the Maasailand Preservation Trust, which was started by Richard Bonham of Ol Donyo Lodge, introduced a couple of new members – two bloodhounds. Using dogs against rhino poachers  has added a new prong to the fight against this illegal and treacherous activity. Together with their handlers,  the dogs […]

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Lewa Wilderness, Kenya

Making Furniture at Lewa

Who They Are Lewa Wilderness is situated within one of Kenya’s major private conservation successes, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (previously known as Lewa Downs), at the foot of Mt. Kenya. Lewa Wilderness is the original family home of the Craigs, who came from England and settled here in 1924 to raise cattle, and is still […]

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Mara Plains Camp, Kenya

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Mara Plains Camp, a small, high quality, 7-tented camp under canvas, is one of the latest additions to the forward-thinking Great Plains group. It is located within the private Olare Orok Conservancy and just a few hundred meters from the Maasai Mara National Reserve’s northern boundary. Guests can game drive in both the Mara and […]

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Ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

A Suite at Ol Donyo

Ol Donyo Lodge is situated in southern Kenya.  The lodge is on a 275,000-acre, community-owned group ranch that lies between four renowned parks, Amboseli, Tsavo, Chyulu, and Kilimanjaro. Having built up their reputation over the past two decades, under the leadership of the famed Richard Bonham, the owners of Ol Donyo Wuas built a new […]

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