Category Archives: Safaris

Safaris and other trips. Written by Judy Maynard.

A Return Visit to Kenya: Part 1 – Cottar’s Camp, Masai Mara

It has been said that one should never return after a gap of many years to re-visit old haunts because they will inevitably have changed, causing disillusionment. This was true to a certain extent when J-M and D, my two … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Kenya: Part 5 – Ol Tukai Camp, Amboseli

Armed with a substantial picnic lunch provided by the cook at 6.00 am. we sadly took our leave of the coast and headed for Amboseli Game Park via the ancient historic town of Mombasa, which had served as the administrative … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Kenya: Part 4 – The Coast

Our week at The Driftwood Club at  Malindi, some 60 miles north of Mombasa, passed all too quickly, spent relaxing, soaking up the heat and acquiring a healthy tan. The Club was an informal set-up with individual bandas thatched with … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Kenya: Part 3 – Kitani Camp, West Tsavo

In both Tsavo, on our way to the coast, and in Amboseli on the return journey, we stayed in self-service bandas (thatched huts), which meant that we were entirely on our own and had to be self sufficient – one … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Kenya: Part 2 – Up Country

Our next expedition was a nostalgic visit, on our own in a borrowed car, round my old haunts up-country. The first stop was the 19,000 acre Ol Pejeta ranch near Nanyuki at the base of Mt Kenya, where we stayed … Continue reading

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Safari in miniature

The following account was typical of one of our school hacks…. The procession set forth with the hot sun blazing down, though mercifully tempered by a delightfully cool breeze from the direction of nearby Mt Elgon. Behind me Ladybird, Saffron, … Continue reading

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Held at Gunpoint

For reasons that will become obvious, there are no pictures to accompany this story! Not all our outings were without incident – one turned into what, at the time, was really scary, when we were held at gunpoint! Admittedly we … Continue reading

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