Africa

Crossing from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti: An African Odyssey

I struggled to keep my eyes awake as the tiny plane passed over the Great Rift Valley. It was only 3pm but thanks to a pack of hyenas, a hot air balloon, an even hotter pack of...

Reflections on Kenya

Isebania Border Crossing The no-man’s land between Kenya and Tanzania is a mysterious place for many reasons. The biggest mystery of all might be why there is a border in the...

Governor’s Balloon Safaris

Being woken at 2:30am is always disorientating. Being woken by a Masai warrior doesn’t help the situation. Climbing into a giant wicker basket under an enormous balloon on...

Julia’s River Camp – Review of this gem in the Masai Mara

Most importantly – Does Julia’s River Camp and tent do what it’s supposed to do? Yes – Julia’s River Camp is a glamping camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara, which offers...

Stalking predators & prey in the Masai Mara

Kenya Safari Adventures with Julia’s River Camp: Part 3 We were slowly bumping our way down a dirt road in Kenya’s Masai Mara ‘enjoying’ what locals call “The African...

Lion encounters in the Masai Mara

Kenya Safari Adventures with Julia’s River Camp: Part 2 I’m sitting at a picnic table. Behind me are the sprawling and beautiful plains of Kenya’s Masai Mara. In front of...

Kenya Safari Adventures with Julia’s river Camp

Part 1: Flying into the Great Migration It had been 20 minutes since we’d our twin propeller passed over the great rifts that separates modern Kenya and the timeless Masai Mara....

Our Essential Africa Itinerary

So far our blog has explored Europe, Northern and Central America, the Middle East and even Australia. 3 months ago, we decided it was time to explore a continent that we knew...

Finding Wifi in the Heart of Tanzania at Acacia Farm Lodge

We landed in Nairobi before first light and by sundown we had kissed giraffes and hugged baby elephants, flown over the Masai Mara, and stood at the centre of the great migration....

Out of Office …I mean Africa

The World in a Weekend team are currently Out Of Office Africa at Julia’s River Camp in the Masai Mara in Kenya and so won’t be able to post our regular bi-weekly...