Charity Cycling Safari is here!

January brought the long awaited charity cycling trip. We have been planning for and anticipating this safari more than anything, and now it is finally here. The one we had been preping for and bloged about here in a series of Cycle Camping Safari Challenge Part I and Cycle Camping Safari Challenge Part II. Together…

Our RARE spot of the month!

Our lead safari guide Mustafa Diriye and our family-of-four guests had an awesome and very rare sighting come their way on Friday, September 26th while on a game drive in the Samburu Game Reserve… they were privileged to see a Melanistic Serval Cat. Also known as the Black Serval, this cat is one of the…

EBOLA – What you should know

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has instigated major concern among travellers planning to travel to East Africa. Being a stakeholder in tourism, we are committed to ensuring you are well informed and we would like to reassure all our agents and clients as follows: There are no reported cases of Ebola…

It’s July, and the migration is ON!

It’s July and the wildebeest migration is in full gear with daily reports of huge crossings. Game in the plains is plentiful and every safari is exciting with rampant sightings of predators and the interaction is a thrill to write home about. This time of the year, there is no better safari place to be…

The migration’s gearing up

Past five weeks have seen the Masai Mara abuzz with activity as the annual migration spectacle checked-in a bit earlier than expected. The initial gnu and zebra herds now dot the horizons and the carnivores are coming out to play as the crocs sit in wait for the food to serve itself. From our friends…

A tribute to Satao – a legend

Originally posted on Mark Deeble:
When I last wrote about Satao, I felt that I couldn’t use his name. I could refer to him only as a ‘magnificent tusker’ or an ‘iconic Tsavo bull’. I feared that naming him would risk revealing where he lived. Now that I can use it, I wish that that…

Could the Migration already be here?

Could the Great Annual Wildebeest Migration have arrived too early this year? Some AWESOME news we are receiving from the ground is that indeed the plains are strode with the Loita herds. Our guides on the ground have had excellent safari experiences in the Mara past two weeks, reporting huge herds across the horizons around…

‘Tis the season to be green

April marked the beginning of the green season for East Africa which will stretch till sometime mid to end of June. This time of year, the sceneries are luxuriant and beautiful thanks to the intermittent downpours… the peak of the wet seasons. The long rains are here and it is a mix of blessings. Most…

Cycle Camping Challenge – Part II

Following Part I of the cycle camping challenge, we continue with the undertaking of our team that went out to inspect and map out a cycle-camping safari and ended up having so much adventure and fun. Encountering dead-ends, taking on the challenging terrain, dealing with punctures, going long hours without food, having to do with…

Cycle Camping Challenge – Part I

In anticipation of an upcoming cycling safari we are hosting in January 2015, our very able team set out to taste the water. The pre-cycle tour was to map out and inspect a safe route for the cycling tour. The goal at hand was to familiarize with the routing in order to facilitate for precision…

Meet Mustafa…

Just getting to know Musti… through the eyes of many a camera as well as through the words of one Sandy, a guest who travelled with us. Sandy from Canada August 2009 I am writing to say “THANK-YOU” to African Horizons for the trip of a lifetime; our lifetime! We had the wonderful experience of…

Safari blogging with Musti

At the end of every one of his safaris, Musti has tales upon tales to share with those of us who don’t often make it to the field. Sometimes, his safari tales make me go green with envy, and other times they tickle me and I laugh heartily… but many are the times I secretly…