February 9, 2021
View from my mobile camp site on Mukogodo group ranch. Laikipia.
Towards the end of last year I visited Kenya and had the pleasure of talking to some Maasai people. Click below to listen to a few vignettes of the chit-chat.
As there will be huge pent-up demand once travel restrictions are eased and given the extremely flexible Covid-related terms currently available; I think now is the time to consider booking Kenya and some other destinations for later this year.
Covid protocols in Kenya have been successfully implemented and they have recorded around 2.5% of the cases we have had. However, the lodges still take the need for vigilance very seriously.
Best to be poised and ready!
“Whose heart does not quicken while gazing across the world’s great grasslands or deserts? This is not just because grasslands can support the highest biomass of large mammals — wildebeest on the Serengeti or, once, bison on the prairies. Deserts contain some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery, and in northwest Namibia, add elephants traversing sand dunes or black rhinos browsing on succulents in an otherwise barren landscape. The wide horizons and life-and-death dance of predator and prey stir in us a primordial memory. This is where pre-humans left the forest and first walked upright. It is unthinkable for us not to counter the threats facing a biome that can truly be called the cradle of mankind.”
Garth 0wen-Smith. Conservationist. 1944-2020.
The Maasai are pastoralists and came to be the custodians of nature. It is said that they were originally hunter-gatherers, but as their prey ran away successfully too often God gave them cattle, so they no longer needed to hunt the animals across the great plains of Africa. And that is the case today.
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