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Mara Expedition Camp’s safari style, Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. Sometimes Africa whispers softly, revealing her secrets with slow subtlety. And sometimes she bellows and whacks you in the face with her wild bravado. We got a [...]

10 reasons to visit ol Donyo in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills

​By Roxanne Reid. Visit the Chyulu Hills in south-eastern Kenya and you’ll discover an Imax-view of rolling green hills, golden plains and black volcanic soil, herds of Masaai giraffe, buffalo [...]

15 facts about Swakopmund’s dunes and desert creatures

By Roxanne Reid. Think the sand dunes outside Swakopmund in Namibia are barren? Join Tommy Collard on a Living Desert Tour and he’ll prove that every patch of sand is a [...]

Day drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. I love road trips and I love wildlife. So when I get a chance to combine the two, I’m there in a heartbeat. Here’s what went down [...]

Loldia House on Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley

​By Roxanne Reid. There’s something romantic about Lake Naivasha, whether covered in mist or loud with the calls of African fish-eagles. Farms produce beautiful roses on the southern side and [...]

Luxury and style at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. The Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya were green when we visited in early June, surrounded by open plains sprinkled with trees – a place to see munching [...]

Highlights of Kenya’s Maasai Mara

By Roxanne Reid. To lovers of safari and wildlife, the words Maasai Mara conjure scenes of abundant game and endless plains dotted with trees. This national reserve in southwest Kenya [...]

Highlights of lakes Naivasha and Nakuru in Kenya

​By Roxanne Reid. If you grew up reading books like Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa and Elspeth Huxley’s Flame Trees of Thika, you’ll understand what a thrill it is to [...]

Highlights of the Chyulu Hills, Kenya

By Roxanne Reid. Somewhere between Tsavo East and Amboseli national parks in south-eastern Kenya you’ll find the green Chyulu Hills, where we began our East African adventure. Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro [...]

Past and present collide in Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. I’ve talked before about how diamonds at Kolmanskop were so plentiful in the early 1900s that you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. The [...]

Magical tree house in the Baviaanskloof

​By Roxanne Reid. As a child I dreamed of climbing the Magic Faraway Tree to find a different world among its branches. Spending a night in a magical tree house in [...]

Kolmanskop: why to visit Namibia’s ghost town

By Roxanne Reid. Diamonds so plentiful you could pluck them by the fistful off the open ground. And then they were gone. People lived and worked here, but the wind [...]

Soar in a hot air balloon over Sossusvlei in Namibia

By Roxanne Reid. It was cold there in the desert before dawn, our lips blue, noses pinched. But we didn’t mind. Wrapped in warm jackets and beanies, we were about [...]