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7 ways to connect with the real Africa at Ol Pejeta

June 5, 2014

Set on nearly 100,000 acres in central Kenya, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River you will find Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, one of Bush and Beyond’s newest properties. With the impressive Mount Kenya as a backdrop, this traditional and very comfortable tented bush camp is often called the “real Africa” for its dramatic landscape and incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. For travelers wanting an authentic safari experience, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp offers 7 unique ways to connect with nature in Nanyuki.

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What do Lewa, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and the Pyramids have in common?

June 28, 2013

What do Lewa, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and the Pyramids have in common? . . . They’re all UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest Trust were honoured to be just added to the existing Mount Kenya World Heritage Site.

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Small Beginnings

June 6, 2013

“All great things have small beginnings” said Peter Senge, an expert in organizational learning. As spring arrives and the buds push forth, I find myself thinking of this quotation. And so to when I think about all the wonderful “beginnings” at our Bush and Beyond properties – some small and some quite large. Beginnings such as the successful opening of Ekorian’s Mugie Camp, the addition of bush ponies at Sarara and the new mobile safari, Ol Malo Nomad.

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Fit for A Queen

June 13, 2012

I, like millions all over the world, watched the Jubilee Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth and was amazed by her stamina – she is truly an admirable woman. Many know her history with Kenya but the Francombe family of Ol Malo has a very special relationship with her and her ascension to the throne. I will let Colin Francombe tell the remarkable story.

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3 Common Misconceptions

June 28, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about the misconceptions people have about being on safari, some of which my own family had prior to joining me in East Africa. So I thought I’d address a few of them in this week’s blog.

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Best time to see the migration

June 21, 2011

It is the first official day of summer here and that makes me think of the second question that I get asked most often about Kenya – “when is the best time to see the migration?” Ahh, if only I had a dollar for every time I was asked that

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Best time to visit the bush

June 15, 2011

The number one question I get asked is “when is the best time of year to visit?”. Having visited in every month, I have to be honest and tell you there really isn’t a bad time to visit, it is just different depending on what month you are there.

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