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Dec 2013

Flight delay at Governors Camp Kenya

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Flight delay at Governors Camp Kenya

This fantasic picture of a Marsh Lion in the Mara was taken in Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya. It shows the plane that belongs to Governor’s Camp touching down on their airstrip with the Olololo Escarpment in the background. Governor’s Camp and its sister camp Little Governor’s are well-established camps set in a beautiful part of the park. Their air service is brand new and a great way to access the Mara.

Maasai Mara, or the “Mara” as it’s affectionately known, is Kenya’s most famous National Park. It’s particularly well known for the annual migration of a couple of million assorted zebra, wildebeest and other herbivores who move in to the Mara from the Serengeti following the annual rains (which stimulates the fresh grass to grow). The Mara is at its most busy from late July, through August and into September, which coincides perfectly with summer holiday dates! The most dramatic point of the migration occurs when the massed herds of herbivores cross the Mara River, home to massive crocs up to 19 feet long – many of whom eat just once a year, NOW.

Oloololo Escarpment – Maasai Mara’s natural boundary

In the background of the picture you can see the Olololo Escarpment. The Olololo Escarpment forms a natural western boundary to the Mara, rising sharply above the grassland to present a perfect vantage point, and an ideal spot to end a day’s safari looking back over grasslands that reach the horizon and teems with plains game.

Governors’ Camp & Little Governors Camp  – Luxury tented camp

Governors’ Camp sets new standards for the term  “luxury tented camp”.  37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest and enjoying uninterrupted views over the Mara River. The surrounding wetlands teem with bird-life, hippo and crocodile right in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.

Little Governors’  has 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole. Little Governor’s camp is accessed by boat across the Mara River. Guest tents at Little Governor’s  have wonderful wooden decks with large verandahs which allow you to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place right in front of you.

If you would like any further information on Maasai Mara migration or Governor’s Camp, just contact us 

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Oct 2013

Book Bus Ecuador a Volunteer’s Story

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Book Bus Ecuador a Volunteer’s Story

I’ve recently returned from a ten week trip to Ecuador, working with the Book Bus foundation in Puerto Lopez. We ran reading lessons and book-related activities in five schools in and around the town, helping to tackle the high rates of illiteracy in the area. The trip was extremely worthwhile, as although you cannot expect to change the world, in ten weeks there was a noticeable improvement among the students. In particular, some of the furthest behind blossomed with the one-to-one teaching, and started to catch up with their peers. The children are full of enthusiasm – they love the books we bring, and in a few weeks were greeting me excitedly on the streets to ask when we were next visiting their school.

Book Bus Puerto Lopez Ecuador 2

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