Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

A trip to Ubud is not complete without taking a visit to it’s famous Monkey Forest Sanctuary, so what were we to do but go? We went around 9:30 one morning, and although not dead, it wasn’t terribly busy either. A number of people online have said it can get chock-a-block busy, which I think…

Rottnest Island

Two days before we left Perth to travel up north we decided to spend the day out on Rottnest Island. Rottnest Island is a small island, about 19 square kilometres, and about 18 km off the coast of Perth. It’s inhabitants are predominantly wildlife, most famously the Quokka, and there are ferries that go to…

Masai Mara

After posting about Samburu National Park and Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha there’s not a lot more that can say about the Masai Mara, except that it was probably my favourite park of the trip. We spent 2 days and 3 nights within the park, at Sentrim Mara, and it ended up being my favourite…

Safari: Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

Lake Nakuru After spending a few days in Samburu, we got up early and made our way to Lake Nakuru. Again, given that Samburu is so far north and the roads are terrible, it was another day in the car with a very bumpy drive. We made it to Lake Nakuru Lodge just after 1:30,…

Safari: Samburu

Given that we’d spent almost 10 days in Tanzania, when we were planning our trip we thought we’d then head to Kenya and go on Safari from Nairobi. As we figured it would be a long time, if ever, until we visited Kenya again, we decided to make the most of it and booked an…