Collected by Marcy Mendelson, Safari Correspondent
Cheli & Peacock’s Lewa Safari Camp is a beautiful, friendly spot located in the Lewa Conservancy, a community based conservation initiative. When you visit Lewa, you know you are supporting an innovative model for conservation that houses the...
Words like fabulous, exotic, dream-like, fantastical don’t begin to do Lamu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamu, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) justice. It was a hard choice between staying in Lamu Town or the beach village of Shela just a 45 minute...
Manda Island, Kenya
Don’t go to Lamu with a plan. Just say ‘yes’ to what comes your way. Lamu House’s private dhow took me across the Indian Ocean bay to their beach club on Manda Island. I couldn’t believe my eyes at Manda’s coastline of summer houses, a floating...
Visiting during Ramadan I’m not sure if I was missing out on the liveliness of Lamu because I had nothing to compare it to. From my impression the place was full of passion, beauty and a style I’d never seen before. Lamu is a Muslim town and the...
Woodvale Grove, Nairobi, Kenya
Well-known to locals and high-end business travelers, the Sankara is Nairobi’s most posh hotel in the hip neighborhood of Westlands. Not commonly used by safari tour companies, I recommend a stopover here for a real taste of the city in a central...
Narok District, Kenya
In the Mara North Conservancy is a safari lodge hidden in the forest. It is so sustainable (awarded the Gold level eco rating for 2012/2013) the entire thing could be torn down in a week’s time and leave barely a trace. While next to the Maasai...
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Yes, you can view the greatest wildlife spectacle in the natural world without the company of over 160 vehicles. Over a million wildebeest and eight-hundred thousand zebra, the giant crocs never go hungry in the flow of survival of the fittest....
A delightful surprise for any visitor to Kenya is the locally produced honey. It’s a bee-nerd’s paradise, an artisanal elitist’s bragging right, a haute hipster’s dream, a foodie’s… I could go on. Short and simple, this is some of the best honey...