Articles​

Maasai Mara to Lake Bunyoni

Tracey Bell February 2013

 

In this article we travel from the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya's number one safari destination, to Lake Bunyoni in western Uganda. Along the way we stop in Jinja, East Africa's adrenaline centre, and Kampala, Uganda's vibrant capital city.  

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Nairobi, Amboseli and the Maasai Mara

​Tracey Bell January 2013

Deciding to travel in East Africa can be a bit daunting, so here's the story of two people's experience to show you what sort of holiday you can expect. Tom and Chris travelled from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park and onwards to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  

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Fun and Achievable New Year Resolutions
Tracey Bell January 2013

Here's seven New Year's Resolutions that will fire up the imagination and get you itching to get going with 2013. This is your year - make the most of it!  

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Why Is Kenya So Expensive for Holiday-Makers?
Tracey Bell October 2012

As a tour operator, sometimes I myself have been surprised at the high cost a safari can be. Many people ask me, why when there are so many poor people in Africa, is it so expensive to travel there. So I have put together this article to try to explain some of the costs and offer suggestions on how to make your safari a little less pricey.

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Travelling East Africa: Independent Versus Group Tour

​Tracey Bell November 2012

With the African continent stabilising politically, more and more travellers are considering how to best enjoy their safari. Is it best to travel independently, making your own arrangements as you go; take a group tour; or book a private safari? This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of each method of travelling to help you make that decision. 

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Celebrating Christmas in Kenya

Tracey Bell December 2012

 

How are you celebrating Christmas this year? Find out how a typical Kenyan family will be enjoying their festive season. 

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What is Responsible Travel?
Tracey Bell September 2012

The tenets of Responsible Travel are becoming increasingly important considerations in choosing a tour operator, accommodation and activities. But what does Responsible Travel actually mean, and why is it so vital for tourists and travellers to adhere to these principles?

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How Safe Is Kenya? How The 2013 Elections May Impact Your Safari

Tracey Bell September 2012

 

My last article provided general security advice for travelling in Kenya. But with the presidential election proposed for March 2013, more specific security questions arise for holiday-makers considering an African safari. This article examines recent events that may indicate what to expect and analyses the views of various parties about the situation.

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How Safe Is Kenya? Practical Security Advice For Your African Holiday

​Tracey Bell September 2012

Security tends to be the over-arching concern for most travellers considering Africa for their holidays. This article examines the main concerns in Kenya and offers practical tips on how to stay safe and have an enjoyable safari.  

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Seven Easy Steps to Planning Your Dream Holiday
Tracey Bell August 2012

Do you want to plan your dream holiday, but don't know where to start? Here are seven easy steps to guide you from the initial "I want to go on a holiday", through to "I'm on a holiday!"

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A Bird's-eye View of Southern Kenya
Tracey Bell February 2014

Follow the flight of one migrant from Siberia arriving at Kenya’s southern lakes for the breeding and feeding season. Find out who he’s looking forward to meeting as we learn about the varieties of birds one can find in Kenya between March and June each year.

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Is Nairobi Safe?
Tracey Bell May 2014

Perceived issues of personal safety and security are often of concern to people wishing to travel in Kenya.  But overall, Nairobi is just like many other large cities around the world: there are rich people, there are poor people and there are people in the middle.  If you keep your wits about you then there’s no reason to avoid this spectacular destination. 

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Responsible Photography
Tracey Bell November 2014

Is it OK to photograph people and poverty?  Often travellers coming to Africa are struck by the poverty and want to take photographs of people and dwellings in slum areas.  Depending on your intention, such photography can be positive or negative and it is important to have respect for people’s privacy and sensitivity in both getting the photo and in how you use the photo.  
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Holiday Stress Be Gone!
Tracey Bell February 2015

Holidays are not supposed to be stressful, but somehow the planning and preparation can leave us frazzled and wondering if it’s really worth it.  Start thinking about your holiday early, use a travel agent, set mini-deadlines, keep a packing list and sort out work commitments are five ways to relieve holiday stress.  This article offers step-by-step guidance for smooth travel planning and you will be sipping cocktails on the beach before you know it.   
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My 3 Favourite Recipes From Kenya
Tracey Bell April 2015

This article describes how to make chapatti, matoke and mukimo, three popular dishes from Kenya.  The recipes are fairly simple and using these recipes you can extend your Kenyan cuisine to include githeri, njahi, minji, marahwe and ndengu. 
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Recipe for a Successful Safari
Tracey Bell August 2016

Here’s a safari recipe that will leave you knowing what to expect when you land in Africa, ease your travel preparations, and ensure you have a fantastic holiday. One of the key ingredients is a sense of adventure. Firstly, figure out your travel goals and make sure you communicate them to your tour operator so they can help you plan the perfect safari itinerary. The next step is to prepare for travel. Research your destination for extra activities, climate information, and any other information you can find.Read more....

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