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BUSY BUZZ or BUSH BUZZ? In the modern madness of the Nairobi megacity, it is so easy to become overburdened with the burdens of the multiple issues and events that happen constantly, to the point where overload happens and people behave

Unveil the enchanting beauty of Zanzibar, Tanzania, a tropical paradise that effortlessly blends rich history with natural charm. Known for its pristine beaches, vibrant cultural scene, and welcoming atmosphere, Zanzibar is a must-visit destination. Join us as we explore the

Unveil the enchanting beauty of Eskişehir, Turkey, a city that effortlessly blends rich history with modern charm. Known for its picturesque canals, vibrant cultural scene, and welcoming atmosphere, Eskişehir is a must-visit destination. Join us as we explore the wonders

The Speedy Spots: Africa's Remaining Cheetahs Clouds of dust arose rapidly as thousands of wildebeest accelerated to escape, then in a flash five speeding cheetahs caught up with the herd and targeted their victim. Within seconds, one of the cheetah was

Athi Basin Jackals In The Nairobi National Park Early one morning I decided to drive down to the Athi basin and took one of the backtracks to look for wildlife, suddenly a black-backed jackal was seen lying down in the

Experience Luxurious Bliss in Kenya's Paradise: Southern Palms Beach Resort Nestled on the pristine shores of Diani Beach, Southern Palms Beach Resort invites you to a tropical haven like no other. Picture yourself stepping onto the soft, white sandy shores of

The Longest Lizard In The Nairobi National Park After a cold day the sun finally came out giving some warmth. I drove down towards the Hyena dam, and I saw a fairly large monitor lizard, sunning itself on the side of

Mother's Tough Love Choice - Crowned Lapwing & Its Chicks In Nairobi National Park Several weeks ago, I noticed a bird sitting less than 2 metres from the road, it was a crowned lapwing. After stopping my vehicle for a

? NAIROBI PARK SNAKES! - BY GARETH JONES It was getting late after a hot day, I watched the sun was setting fast. I drove along just looking straight ahead, as it was difficult to see as the sun was in

Discover the Paradise on Earth - Maldives- Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Maldives, a mesmerizing paradise of turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and overwater bungalows. Let the beauty of this tropical haven captivate your senses as you explore the

The Rare African Skimmer We arrived at the Hyena dam early on a lazy Sunday afternoon and parked our vehicle as we often do when watching birds. Suddenly a movement on the edge of the dam caught my eye, WOW!! A

Discover the Top 10 Must-See Places in Malaysia. Looking for a new destination to explore for your next adventure? Look no further than Malaysia! With its unique blend of cultures, delicious food, breathtaking scenery, and modern infrastructure, Malaysia is the

Cubs To Kings Lion cubs are indeed very cute creatures and sightings are immensely enjoyable by those who see them in the wild. However, while there are playful and joyful moments, being part of the cub in any part of wild

Discover Doha: Where Tradition Meets Luxury- Experience the captivating allure of Doha, Qatar, where ancient heritage blends seamlessly with modern extravagance. From opulent skyscrapers to bustling souqs, Doha offers a myriad of experiences waiting to be explored. Join us as

Changing To Bush Mode!! - by Gareth Jones In this fast and often crazy world, we live in, many people like to 'escape from the city' and spend time in a natural environment. Well, the Nairobi National Park is one

Exploring the Hidden Gems of Republic of Srpska- Embark on a journey to uncover the captivating beauty and rich culture of Republic of Srpska. Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, this enchanting destination offers a myriad of experiences waiting

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - SECRETS OF THE FOREST!! - BY GARETH JONES There is something mysterious and wondrous about being in a natural forest, and the Langata forest part of the Nairobi National Park is such a place. The thick bush

The Super Scoopers Of The Nairobi National Park Over many years, I have noted that most of us are still in “City mode” when we enter a national park, and would like to see as much of the created wonders as

Exploring the Enchantment of Bali- Experience the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality of Bali, Indonesia. From lush rice terraces to pristine beaches, Bali offers a tapestry of experiences that will leave you captivated. Join us as we delve

Exploring the Charms of Morocco- Embark on a captivating journey through the Kingdom of Morocco, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern allure. From the vibrant markets of Marrakech to the serene shores of Essaouira, Morocco offers a tapestry of

The Hunter Bird Of The Nairobi National Park It was late in the afternoon as I entered the East Gate. As the weather was fairly gloomy and cloudy, I had not prepared my camera to be ready for any natural event.

Lionese Lessons- The Nairobi National Park Just imagine if we understood Lion talk!

Exploring the Wonders of Kazakhstan- Kazakhstan, the largest landlocked country in the world, invites travellers on an extraordinary journey through its diverse landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. From the vast steppes to the majestic mountains and modern cities, Kazakhstan

Croatia, a gem in the heart of Europe, beckons travellers with its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. From stunning coastlines to ancient cities, Croatia offers a myriad of attractions and experiences waiting to be discovered. Join us on

The Royal Cub Club - Lion Life Is Tough! Lion cubs are indeed very cute creatures and sightings are immensely enjoyed by those who see them in the wild. However, while there are playful and joyful moments, being part of the

Explore the Beauty of Mauritius: A Tropical Paradise- Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, captivates visitors with its pristine beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture. From luxurious resorts to untouched nature reserves, Mauritius offers a perfect blend of

Balancing The Biomass At The NNP - Written by Gareth Jones We all need the energy to survive in the world, wild animals who eat plant species can only survive and thrive if there is enough plant material, like grasses, leaves,

Discover Singapore: A Fusion of Cultures and Modernity- Singapore, a vibrant city-state in Southeast Asia, is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and experiences. From futuristic skyscrapers to lush green spaces, this island nation offers a unique blend of tradition

Worms & Wonderful Wings Of The Nairobi National Park - by Gareth Jones Some time ago while driving on a rough track in the Athi Basin, I noticed a large predominantly green worm with incredibly beautiful markings on an acacia tree

The Elusive Bushpigs Of Nairobi National Park There is something mysterious and wondrous about being in a natural forest, and the Langata forest part of the Nairobi National Park is such a place. The thick bush is a hiding place for

Discover Andalucía: A Journey Through Spain's Vibrant Region- Andalucía, the southernmost region of Spain, captivates visitors with its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes. From the majestic Alhambra in Granada to the vibrant streets of Seville, Andalucía offers a

The Big Babies Of Nairobi National Park As we drove around a bend in the road, a female white rhino and her calf were quite close to the road. We stopped and observed them for a while, as we sat in

Romance in Kyoto: Exploring Japan's Enchanting City- Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, offers a romantic escape for couples seeking to immerse themselves in its rich history, serene landscapes, and traditional charm. From strolling hand in hand through ancient temples

SAFARI AT THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY For many years we heard interesting stories of people going to Ol Pejeta for a few days. So about 3 years ago we eventually decided to go for 2 nights. I went online and looked

Exploring the Hidden Gem of Malawi- Embark on a journey to Malawi, a captivating destination in southeastern Africa known for its scenic landscapes, warm hospitality, and vibrant culture. From the shores of Lake Malawi to the heights of Mount Mulanje,

Exploring the Bohemian Charm of Prague- Discover the enchanting city of Prague, Czech Republic, where history and modernity converge to create a captivating experience. From the iconic Prague Castle to the charming Old Town Square, immerse yourself in the rich

Highlighting Hyrax In The Nairobi National Park Very early one morning we drove down the western boundary, it was a clear, crisp morning and everything seemed new and fresh. After a while, we drove up the steep slope that leads to the

Fun Family Moments At The Nairobi National Park The alarm clock buzzed at 05h00 as we awoke to a new day and arrived at the gate just after 06H00. The master plan was to spend the entire day in the park, and

Unique Hamerkop Birds Of Nairobi National Park! The recent rains have resulted in a very wet park, it is amazing how areas that were bone dry a month ago have now almost become marshes and even mini lakes. One thing about

A Paradise Unveiled - Andaman Islands, India. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a jewel in the Bay of Bengal, beckon you to a world of pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and unparalleled natural beauty. Join us as we explore the

The Lion's Friend In The Nairobi National Park Sometimes there are times when I look for really small things. Some time ago, I found an older lioness lying next to the road in the Nairobi National Park, she was covered with

A Tale of History and Natural Beauty - Edinburgh, Scotland. Explore the enchanting city of Edinburgh, where history unfolds against a backdrop of natural beauty. Scotland is calling in 2023, and we invite you to discover the cultural richness and

Exploring the Danish Capital - Copenhagen. Copenhagen, the vibrant capital of Denmark, beckons with its blend of rich history, modern design, and cultural delights. Join us on a virtual journey as we uncover the charm of Copenhagen, highlighting the top

The Thrill Bills Of The Nairobi National Park As I approached a dam in the forest near the Langata gate, a flash of colour caught my eye, there in the midst of the reeds was a magnificent saddle-billed stork. I sat

Unveiling the Charm of Strasbourg, France- Strasbourg, the picturesque city in the heart of Alsace, invites you to experience its unique blend of history, culture, and the enchanting spirit of Christmas. Known as the Most Beautiful Christmas City in the

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - FLIGHT FEEDING FRENZY!!! - By GARETH JONES Early one morning after some good rain, I drove past junction No4A parallel to the stream. Suddenly I observed a lot of activity near the side of the road. I

Wonderful Maasai Mara Moments With Gareth Jones The year 2020 has been an extreme year in many ways, with millions of people worldwide being severely restricted regarding legal permission to travel and also facing serious economic losses. We personally became “locked-in” to Nairobi

Exploring the Jewel of Pakistan - Gilgit Baltistan. Gilgit Baltistan, often referred to as the Jewel of Pakistan, unfolds its natural beauty and cultural richness to travellers. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, this region is a paradise for

The Playful Pups Of Nairobi National Park Early one cool cloudy morning, we entered the East gate and drove towards the southern end of the park. As we approached the No 10 murram heaps, we found 2 black-backed jackal pups sitting

Unveiling the Charms of Budapest, Hungary- Budapest, the mesmerizing capital of Hungary, invites travellers to discover its rich history, architectural wonders, and vibrant culture. Known as the Spice of Europe, this city along the Danube River offers a blend of

The Suni- Special & Secretive A while ago while driving on the tar road towards the main gate in the late afternoon, I saw a tiny antelope eating next to the road. It was a tiny Suni! They are only found

Embracing Winter Magic in the Norwegian Fjords- Fjord, Norway, captivates travellers with its enchanting winter landscapes, serene fjords, and the magical ambiance of the season. This destination, known for its stunning natural beauty, offers a winter wonderland that beckons exploration.

Exploring the Magic of Maui, Hawaii- Maui, the breathtaking island in Hawaii, beckons travellers with its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and the welcoming Aloha spirit. This paradise, known for its lush scenery and diverse activities, offers a treasure trove of

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - BIG CAT COMMUNICATION!! - By GARETH JONES Late one afternoon I sat quietly in the Langata forest watching a sleeping lion in the hope that he would awaken from his slumber and possibly be active in some

Exploring the Magic of Mombasa, Kenya- Mombasa, the enchanting coastal city in Kenya, invites travellers with its stunning beaches, rich culture, and vibrant history. This city, known for its Swahili heritage and natural beauty, offers a treasure trove of attractions,

IN THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK WATER IS LIFE! - BY GARETH JONES Over many years I have noted that most of us are still in “City mode” when we enter a national park, and would like to see as much of

FUNNY CREATURES OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- THE LAUGHING HYENAS!!! - BY GARETH JONES Early morning drives through the park are events that have a feeling of the unexpected. Such an event happened near junction No7, after we had entered from the

Exploring the Wonders of Agra, India- Agra, the historic city in Uttar Pradesh, India, invites travellers with its rich heritage and the iconic Taj Mahal. This city, known for its architectural marvels and cultural richness, offers a treasure trove of

RHINO CROSSING IN THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK Every time we drive into the park there is an excitement in knowing that every day is different and that we might witness something unusual. Recently on a relatively cool morning, we drove to

Exploring the Wonders of Tunis, Tunisia- Tunis, the enchanting capital of Tunisia, invites travellers with its rich fusion of history, culture, and Mediterranean charm. This coastal city, known for its historical sites and vibrant traditions, offers a treasure trove of

Exploring the Charms of Amman, Jordan- Amman, the captivating capital of Jordan, beckons travellers with its rich tapestry of history and culture. This ancient city, known for its archaeological wonders and vibrant heritage, offers a treasure trove of attractions, shopping

Experience “Ganda Plus U”! This time of year with the mid-year approaching fast, many families are considering plans to travel to various vacation destinations within Kenya. However, in this article, I wish to highlight the other option right next to

Unveiling the Charms of Mahé, Seychelles- Mahé, the enchanting island in the Seychelles archipelago, invites travellers with its breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture. This tropical haven, known for its pristine beaches and vibrant traditions, offers a wealth of attractions,

Spotting The Spotted Cat - By Gareth Jones It was early morning on a beautiful day, as we drove slowly through the park appreciating the sunrise and God’s wonderful creation. As we drove along the western boundary over rocky terrain, a

Unveiling the Charms of the Dutch Capital- Amsterdam, the enchanting capital of the Netherlands, beckons travellers with its vibrant blend of history, culture, and modernity. This bustling city, known for its iconic canals and artistic heritage, offers a treasure trove

WONDERFUL WORMS & WINGS: BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS! - BY GARETH JONES We drove slowly along a rough track in the Athi Basin, as we passed a small acacia tree, just then I noticed a large predominantly green worm with very beautiful luminous

A World of Wonders Awaits: Exploring the Big Apple- New York, the city that never sleeps, is a destination that tops the bucket list of many travellers. With its iconic skyline, diverse neighbourhoods, and a cultural scene that's second to

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE GREEN ISLAND! - BY GARETH JONES In the Athi basin many species are currently preparing to cross the Athi river to move out of the Nairobi Park. This seasonal movement out of the park usually happens

Discover the Magic of Stockholm- Stockholm, the mesmerizing capital of Sweden, is a city that effortlessly combines rich history with modern elegance. Situated across 14 islands connected by picturesque bridges, it's often referred to as the "Venice of the North."

Creation Is Absolutely Incredible; The Nairobi National Park - by Gareth Jones After driving in the Nairobi National Park on over 4500 occasions, over many years, I remain in awe as to the incredibly wide range and creative detail of the

The Struggling Marabou In The Nairobi National Park Then on a recent Sunday afternoon, I was with some international guests who were looking forward to seeing and enjoying some of the wonderful and interesting sightings in the park. We drove down

Beijing Unveiled- Beijing, the capital of China, is a mesmerizing blend of ancient history and modern marvels. This sprawling metropolis beckons travellers from around the world with its rich cultural heritage, iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and culinary delights. In this

Unveiling the Wonders of the Greek Capital- When it comes to remarkable destinations in Europe, Athens unquestionably takes a prominent place on the list. The capital of Greece, known for its rich history, awe-inspiring monuments, delectable cuisine, and unique experiences,

We recently witnessed an incredible event at the Hyena dam in the Nairobi National Park. A fish eagle landed on the bank of the dam and stood for a while. Then it suddenly took off, and flew rapidly up as

Seoul Calling: A Comprehensive Guide to Unleashing the Magic of South Korea's Capital. Seoul, a dynamic blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation, offers a captivating experience for travellers seeking a one-of-a-kind adventure. From stunning attractions to vibrant shopping districts,

Purely Purply Moments With The Purple Gallinule- Article by Gareth Jones I sat for some time at the Hyena dam and patiently watched and waited. Everything looked so much greener and the dam was very full and overflowing due to recent

THE NAIROBI ANTELOPE - THE LITTLE ONES- BY GARETH JONES Many people only seem to notice the larger creatures like rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, lions etc. when visiting the park, however there are many interesting small creatures ranging from insects to reptiles,

Experience Luxury and Adventure at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Perfect Staycation Hotel in Samburu - Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. If you're looking for the ultimate staycation experience, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is the perfect destination for you. Located in Samburu,

Zurich, the Hub of Switzerland- In the heart of Europe lies a city that effortlessly combines history, modernity, and natural beauty. Zürich, often hailed as the financial capital of Switzerland, is a destination that invites visitors to embrace its vibrant

Saving Kenya's Elephants - Hands Off Our Elephants! The battle to save the elephants in Kenya and throughout Africa continues, as many are aware a few years ago a huge mega pile of Ivory representing about 8000 elephants was burned

Welcome to Vienna, the enchanting Austrian capital that exudes imperial grandeur, artistic flair, and a vibrant contemporary spirit. This city effortlessly weaves together its rich history with modern innovation, offering travellers an unforgettable experience. From iconic attractions and indulgent shopping

ELEGANT ELANDS OF THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK Wow! What a sight for the naked eye to behold, before me stood a big herd of elands, moving slowly across the Embakasi plains as they grazed and interacted with each other. So many

London, the vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, is a city teeming with exciting opportunities for fun and adventure. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this city

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK- CROCODILES!! - BY GARETH JONES It was a cold cloudy morning as I sat quietly at the Hyena dam, waiting and watching to see what bird action there was. Suddenly a movement caught my attention, the profile of

Exploring the Marvels of Cape Town- Welcome to the vibrant city of Cape Town, where the stunning blend of natural beauty and rich culture awaits you! Situated at the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is a captivating destination that

NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK - THE FISHING KINGS!!! - By GARETH JONES After plentiful rains this year, all of the rivers, streams and dams are well filled. The rains are always restoring and bring an abundance of new life. This includes many

Vultures Of The Nairobi National Park The stench of rotting flesh permeated the air in the area around the dam and tar road near the No2 junction. For some days now many people had watched lions feeding on a buffalo carcass,

Embrace the Enchanting Magic of Moscow. Welcome to Moscow, the enchanting capital of Russia! A city steeped in rich history and culture, Moscow offers a mesmerizing blend of ancient traditions and modern marvels. From iconic landmarks that whisper tales of

 Unveiling The Marvels Of Rome- Rome, the Eternal City, is a captivating destination that seamlessly blends ancient history with modern charm. From its iconic landmarks to its vibrant culture, Rome offers a plethora of experiences that will leave you spellbound.

The Hybrid Waterbuck Of The Nairobi National Park Waterbuck are one of those species in the Nairobi National Park that are not often seen and are therefore not really predictable on their exact location. I do know they are seen most