How A Safari Can Enhance Your Spirituality

How A Safari Can Enhance Your Spirituality For many travelers, a safari in Kenya is as close as it gets to paradise. While staying in a stunning boutique ecolodge at the foot of the serene Chyulu Hills, encountering graceful animals such as giraffes, lions and leopards, and connecting with the Maasai people, we can gain […]

The Man Who Runs with Lions

  Predictably, the 2017 New York marathon saw two Kenyan runners place first and second, followed by two Ethiopians. All of them are experienced long distance athletes who are well known members of the elite world-class long distance runners circle, competing and winning in the Olympics and marathons around the world. But the best story […]

Carbon for Dummies

Why buying carbon credits will help save elephants, rhinos and lions Carbon: a vital element. Without it there is no life. Eighteen percent of the human body is comprised of carbon. So, why is there controversy over carbon emissions? What is wrong with having more and more carbon in the atmosphere? Our atmosphere has changed […]

Celebrating the death of a Lion

I am happily reporting the death of a beautiful male lion, Lorpolosie, of about 12 years of age. I am not drunk and did not chew any miraa. His death brings sadness, as we have known him well; both us and Campi ya Kanzi guests have been delighted by his majestic presence near the lodge […]

A morning in Paradise

Well, in this post I have very little “information” to communicate. I simply would like to tell you a brief story, and let you evade for few minutes, from your working reality. Come in Paradise with me, for just a moment… The other day was truly a day in Paradise. I woke up early, a […]

Few things I bet you did not know about Kilimanjaro…

I have been living at the foothills of Kilimanjaro for the more than two decades now… This morning, while looking at the beautiful peaks of Mawenzi and Uhuru, I thought that a lot of guests, who come visiting here, never have the chance to have in depth information about the highest mountain of Africa. So […]

Lion with bad manners

It’s a normal morning. Starlings are chatting outside. I am unusually late getting out of bed. Just some minutes past 7:00. And then I hear him. It is a sound that you feel inside, more than hearing. It reverberates in you. Is it an ancestral memory of my African hunter gatherer genes? Not sure. But […]

A safari experience to reflect on the Universe…

A couple of months ago we were profoundly inspired by a lovely family who came on a special safari with us. Special because they are on a sabbatical with their two young children. Yes, a sabbatical year, invested in traveling the World, as an opportunity to better educate their kids. Truly inspiring. The young boy […]

Why burning valuable ivory?

I have been thinking about this topic for weeks… My daughter asked me the question the other day, puzzling me. I thought she knew better and I was appalled by my silly assumption and ignorance of her knowledge and perceptions. So here are my thoughts… I think I am decently qualified to talk about this […]

A Chyulu Monday morning…

Misty morning, low clouds, I have to fly to my “neighbor”, Richard Bonham, a 3 hours drive or 10 minutes flight away… Hornbills are up, the Guinea fowls are quite noisy already, even if it is not even 7 am… Richard and I have a meeting to talk about how to better deliver our conservation […]