Through the Lens of a Maasai Mara Guide

Mara Plains Camp in Kenya is home to the Big 5, the Great Migration and the honoured Maasai warriors. It’s also home to one of the kindest, gentlest, most patient and knowledgeable guides we’ve ever had the joy to spend time with on safari. Nicholas […]

How to Make the Perfect ol Donyo Dawa Cocktail

  Perhaps you’ve been to ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya and tasted the perfect Dawa during a delicious sundowner on a hot afternoon. But how do you relive that wonderful moment once you’re back home?   Here’s how to make the perfect ol Donyo Lodge Dawa, […]

Adine & Mopane ~ A Love Story

  He may officially be too big to sit on any of his carer’s laps anymore, but orphaned elephant, Mopane managed a cuddle with one of his favourite humans recently. Adine Roode, Camp Jabulani owner and elephant whisperer at the lodge and its animal sanctuary, […]

5 Tips for the Experienced Safari-Goer

Having met a few seasoned safari-goers on our travels across Africa, we truly believe the talk about “the safari bug”. Even Karen Blixen (author of Out of Africa) who lived in Kenya for many years, experiencing countless safaris herself, professed, “If there were one more thing […]

Food For Change ~ Royal Chundu’s Zambian Slow Food Menu

“The food we put on our plates plays an even larger role in climate change than the cars we buy.” – Slow Food founder, Carlo Petrini  For this year’s Food For Change event, with Relais & Châteaux and Slow Food International, the team at Royal Chundu, on the banks […]