On the road again…

We arrived into the Mara camp after dark, exhausted but exhilarated, the last obstacle was a really steep lugga which was really slippery after the rain as we climbed out of the lugga in our headlight beams, two massive old bull elephants moved serenely across the plains, backlit by the moon, they clearly were coping […]

50 Shades of Green

The advent of the rains always brings beautiful changes to the wilds of Kenya. Luscious green hues transforming the landscape to a hive of activity as the rivers fill and wild flowers bloom!   Why not take this time to explore this spectacular time of the year! All over the country, the rains have been welcomed, […]

On our travels… Soko Day

Market (Soko in Kiswahili) day in villages all over Kenya are a mass of bustling, busy riots of colour and noise!  Usually market day is an open air affair… in the town’s dusty square, where all the piles of produce; sacks of maize meal, tea-leaves, dried maize, bags of spices and ochre, snuff and tobacco, […]

A safari with a twist in the Mara

The Wood family & “The House in the Wild” in the Mara have a deep, long standing and meaningful connection with the Maasai community, the wildlife and the land, encouraging renewable practices that serve as a model for living in harmony with nature. Through their personal relationships, cultural programs & conservation efforts, they help to […]

A ‘training’ safari

Kenyan service & standards are renowned in the ‘safari world’, so to keep us all on our toes and up to standard, we thought we’d take advantage of the low season to brush up on our service skills. No better place to do it than House in the Wild, with tonnes of space, a fully […]

What to wear on safari

What to wear on safari! ‘Safari style’, ‘safari chic’, ‘bush wardrobe’, the list goes on…. all phrases leading the humble safari-goer to believe a complete new wardrobe is in order when one goes on safari. Hold your horses, all is not lost…here are few tried and tested tips for what to wear whilst discovering the […]