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Great Migration Arrives in the Masai Mara

Tracey Campbell - August 28, 2012

It is happening as I type.  What is, I hear you ask?  The next landing on the Moon?  The Paralympics have started a day early?  Summer has finally arrived in the UK? Well, the last answer is close, in that it is about something finally arriving.  Not Summer in the UK (I have given up […] Read More

The Wildebeest Migration has now arrived in the Mara

Paul Campbell - July 18, 2012

News from the Porini Lion Camp in the Masai Mara: Philip Keter, Manager at Porini Lion Camp reports the Wildebeest Migration has now arrived in the Mara! He says that guests at camp have seen several hundred wildebeest crossing the Mara River today. Many wildebeest and zebra have also crossed the Sand River while more […] Read More

Latest Travel Advice for Kenya

Tracey Campbell - June 25, 2012

Please note that although the BBC news is leading with a story “All US Government travel to Mombasa is suspended .” this warning on travel to Mombasa specifically refers to US Government travel and NOT to tourists. Tourists are still advised to exercise vigilance and caution in public places and at public events, however, I […] Read More

Direct Flights from The USA to Kenya

Paul Campbell - April 4, 2012

The United States Government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to start direct flights to America, provided the upgrades at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) are done according to international standards. It is possible that these flights could start in the next couple of months. US Ambassador to Kenya, Scott […] Read More

Travel Butlers holiday named one of the best in the world

Paul Campbell - January 30, 2012

Travel Butlers were delighted to have our 6 Night Mobile Safari Adventure in Kenya featured in yesterday’s Sunday Times Travel Section (UK) as one of the best 100 holidays in the world for 2012.  This great trip was the top placed african safari holiday, and was one of only seven wildlife holidays to be featured […] Read More

Picture of the Week

Tracey Campbell - August 19, 2011

Courtesy of Kicheche Camps – 2 hour old lion cubs with their siblings who are only 2 weeks themselves.

Gold for Elephant Pepper Camp

Tracey Campbell - August 10, 2011

Elephant Pepper Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, when I stayed there back in March, was very eco-friendly – no permanent structures like a swimming pool, eco-friendly flush toilets, and they close the camp down regularly once a year to let the environment ‘grow’ back. It was all very impressive, and I am pleased to hear […] Read More

Tourism should not be affected by the Drought in Kenya

Tracey Campbell - July 21, 2011

I think it is fair to say that not only have the recent media stories about the terrible drought situation in the Horn of Africa wrenched at peoples heart strings, they have also had been of concern to holiday makers who are possibly considering going to Kenya for their safari holiday, and many people are […] Read More

Arrival of the Masses

Tracey Campbell - June 9, 2011

They have arrived ! Monday 6th June, in the evening, saw the first arrivals of the Great Migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This picture was taken from the banks of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers in the Masai Mara Reserve.

Cottars – Quite Wonderful

Tracey Campbell - June 7, 2011

Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp … I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive about staying here initially. Don’t get me wrong, I had no fear that I wouldn’t enjoy the obvious luxury of the tents and the camp, or the awesome game viewing of the Masai Mara … I was just a bit worried about […] Read More