In 2005 at just over 70, she planned to take her debut Africa safari mainly to fulfil “that once in a lifetime dream-trip to the wonderful continent” as age was also catching up on her; of course she choose Kenya and Tanzania. What she thought she knew, she said to herself, “if I don’t go this year I will never be able to go”; what she did not know was that she would come again every year after that, at times several times in a year with her clients – as “unfortunately” she got addicted to this amazing segment of Africa and it’s friendly people. In September she is sending 4 clients and when I assured her that she didn’t have to escort them as she is currently on special assignment, she said “that is….


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COMFORT GARDENS is a guest house located 8 kilometers from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city in the Gigiri suburb whose majority residents are mainly the affluent community of Kenya residents. This area is also home to UNON headquarters in Africa as well as many foreign Embassies; and now home to Comfort Gardens. 

Comfort Gardens is a most ideal hotel for that business traveler who is involved in particularly UN matters; the US Embassy is also in this location and is one of the largest in Africa as well as the Belgium Embassy. Comfort Gardens is also a convenient stay for safari vacation makers planned to start their safari in the central Kenya and northern segments. 

&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp has completed a fabulous refurb; visit


The Annual Wildebeest Migration came early this year and subsequently Maasai Mara is beehive of activity. This will ideally enhance the numbers of these gnus and other plains game coming from the mighty Serengeti in the coming months.

For those making their safaris in Tanzania, the migration is currently concentrated in Central Serengeti but fast moving up north where after “immigration formalities” at the Kenya Tanzania border they cross into Kenya for their summer holidays where they stay until around November. Last year some stayed for “Christmas”, guests visiting late in the year were fortunate to even see crossings!

All the more reason for those finalizing their safari plans for this year to get going especially in view of fact that presently Kenya and Tanzania have got lots of special offers with lots of the properties offering extra free nights after extended stays, free hot air balloon safari flights as well as free flights to the safari destinations.

With all these exciting incentives, make your reservations as soon as possible before it all fills up!



Kwita Izina is the Annual Gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda and this is one of the best conservation practice that clearly demonstrates how East Africa is keen on its nature; 18 new babies were named. Marie Jose and Stephen, Brenda and Don, we are certain you still treasure the memories of seeing these gentle giants, which share some 97% of their genes with humans. Nothing can prepare one for the impact of encountering a fully grown silverback gorilla: up to three times as bulky as the average man, yet remarkably peaceful and tolerant of human visitors. There are no words to describe the thrill of recognition attached to staring deep into their liquid brown eyes.

See the new babies named during this year’s ceremony!